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         6 MONTHLY NEW TITLES LIST
            JANUARY – JUNE 2011
Dear Library member, welcome to the Selected DAISY titles recently added to
the Library’s Catalogue.

The Library continually adds new titles to the collection in Daisy and Braille.
Twice a year we produce a list of new titles which inform Library members
about what’s recently been added to the catalogue. Please note that some of
these titles may still be in the production process and not yet available for
loan. We produce an audio disk of new Daisy titles and Braille ‘book’ of new
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Braille new titles list. The list is also available in Microsoft Word for both
formats. If you prefer the electronic version you can search the document
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by clicking on the New Books link.

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listened to on the Library phone number outside of office hours and is updated
on a fortnightly basis.

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Once again we hope you enjoy these new titles.
Please note: When requesting titles, indicate book number, title and/or AU
number.
ADVENTURE FICTION
BOOK 1
After midnight by Robert Ryan
9 hours and 30 minutes

In 1964, a young Australian girl, Linda Carr, is trying to track down the
wreckage of the Liberator bomber in which her father died when it crashed in
northern Italy in 1944 during World War II. She employs the help of Jack
Kirby, a British Mosquito fighter pilot who was on operations in the area when
her father died.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1 AU 128564 After midnight by Robert Ryan

BOOK 2
Ask the parrot by Richard Stark
6 Hours

Racing through the backwoods of Massachusetts and on the verge of being
taken down for one of the biggest and most disastrous bank heists the state
has ever seen, Parker runs right into the barrel of a gun pointed from the
'wrong' side of the law. A quiet but angry recluse - with only a silent parrot for
company - saves Parker from the police dogs, but enmeshes him in a
dubious, highly dangerous, but potentially profitable scheme. Far more than
some aimless indigent holed up in a shack in the woods, Lindahl is a man
built on rage and driven by a thirst for revenge. A whistleblower whom nobody
listened to, a man tossed aside by a corrupt political establishment, Lindahl
now plans a daring act of vengeance, and Parker holds the key.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 2 AU 116385 Ask the parrot by Richard Stark

BOOK 3
Assault on the rock by Duncan Harding
7 hours and 30 minutes

The Civil War is ending; Fascist General Franco is in the ascendant. The
defeated Republican forces retreat along the Costa Brava to France, pursued
by Franco's fleet, sent to bombard the coast. Young Catalan Pierre Cusi,
though makes a desperate attempt against one of Franco's cruisers, only to
be interned when he escapes triumphant to France.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Sea Stories and War Fiction
That was Book 3 AU 128920 Assault on the rock by Duncan Harding

BOOK 4
The break in the line by Berkely Mather
10 hours and 4 minutes
No summary available.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Spy Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 4 AU 126655 The break in the line by Berkely Mather

BOOK 5
The big sky by A.B. Guthrie, Jr
16 hours and 5 minutes

This book is the first of A. B. Guthrie, Jr.'s, epic adventure novels of America's
vast frontier. It introduces Boone Caudill, Jim Deakins, and Dick Summers,
three of the most memorable characters in Western American literature.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Historical Fiction and
Westerns
That was Book AU 5 126349 The big sky by A.B. Guthrie, Jr

BOOK 6
A clash of stars by Frederick E. Smith
7 hours and 46 minutes

'A clash of stars' is the sequel to 'A meeting of stars' and continues the
turbulent story of Delia Summers, heady from making the record breaking
flight across the Atlantic with Dean MacArthur. She finds herself agreeing to
marry MacArthur, although secretly she believes herself in love with Paul
Finlay, from whom she gained her love of flying. But her marriage soon comes
under great strain when it becomes known publically that is was Delia who did
most of the work during the epic flight. To re-establish MacArthur's reputation
she urges him to take on another record breaking flight on his own, but
MacArthur crashes on take-off. His feelings are further bruised when Delia
makes world headlines by breaking the England to Cape Town record. In a
last attempt to save her marriage Delia allows MacArthur to fly with her in the
famous England to Australia air-race in 1936, but they quarrel before the race
and end up by competing against one another.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction
That was Book 6 AU 129712 A clash of stars by Frederick E. Smith

BOOK 7
Coward on the beach by James Delingpole
10 hours and 30 minutes

Dick Coward is an ordinary chap in extraordinary circumstances. World War
II's answer to Flashman, only much more honourable - Dick's a Coward by
name but not by nature. Storming the Normandy beaches with the green
berets of 47 (RM) Commando, Coward is protected by his long-suffering
batman (and head groom to his estate) Price, for whom 'noblesse oblige' died
long ago at Passchendaele. But there are worse things than war, not least the
horrific possibility that the family estate might fall into the hands of Coward's
ghastly, undeserving brother. Only by amassing sufficient military glory to
appease his father - and living to tell the tale - can Coward guarantee that
justice prevails.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, War Fiction and Wit and
Humour Fiction
That was Book 7 AU 114922 Coward on the beach by James Delingpole

BOOK 8
Crossfire by Andy McNab
10 hours and 45 minutes

Bodyguarding a TV crew on the streets of war-torn Basra, Nick Stone seems
certain to die when insurgent gunmen attack. Only the reporter's swift action
saves his life. When the reporter vanishes within hours, presumed kidnapped,
Stone is asked by the Intelligence Service to find him. The trail leads from Iraq
to London, Dublin, and ultimately Kabul - the dark and brutal city where
governments, terrorism and big business inexorably collide. Caught in the
crossfire, Stone's nightmare is only just beginning - for the hunter has
suddenly become the hunted, in a heart-stopping race against time.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Spy Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 8 AU 129649 Crossfire by Andy McNab

BOOK 9
Crusade by Robyn Young
23 hours and 50 minutes

1274: in the fortified city of Acre, the last major stronghold of the Crusaders in
Palestine, an epic conflict is just beginning. Will Campbell is a Templar Knight,
trained for war; but as a member of the mysterious group known as the
Brethren, he is also a man of peace. After years of bloodshed, the Brethren
have helped to create a truce between the Christians and Muslims. But Will
now fears that they have been betrayed. As war looms, Will is torn between
his oath as a Templar, his secret role in the Brethren and his duty to Elwen -
the woman he loves but is forbidden to marry.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction and Historical Fiction
That was Book 9 AU 116065 Crusade by Robyn Young

BOOK 10
Dale Brown's Dreamland by Dale Brown and Jim DeFelice
12 hours

As the world's one remaining superpower, it seems that America is the only
nation capable of keeping global peace. With nuclear, biological and chemical
weapons in the hands of terrorists and Third World countries and age-old
ethnic and religious conflicts keeping tempers white-hot, the stakes are high.
So how can America prevent the next war from wiping out half the planet?
The answer is Dreamland. The High Technology Aerospace Weapons Centre
in Nevada - known as Dreamland - is America's most advanced weapons
laboratory. It is also home to a crack commando group codenamed Whiplash.
Armed with testing-stage aircraft and weapons that push beyond the cutting
edge, the men and women of Whiplash can handle missions far beyond the
abilities of normal military units - and are the first team the President turns to
when America's vital interests are threatened.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 10 AU 129224 Dale Brown's Dreamland by Dale Brown
and Jim DeFelice

BOOK 11
Deadly trust by J. J. Cooper
8 hours and 27 minutes

Former army interrogator Jay Ryan is enjoying the quiet life after leaving the
military far behind or so he thinks. But old habits die hard and when he
realises someone is trying to kill him and make it look like an accident he’s
interested to find out who and why. An anthrax attack on the Gold Coast
complicates the issue and it soon becomes apparent that this hybrid strain of
anthrax is being used to create nation-wide panic. Only one batch of anthrax
inoculations can resist the deadly new strain and it was given to five military
interrogators one of whom was Jay Ryan. When it’s discovered the other four
interrogators have disappeared and are presumed dead Ryan is in hot
demand. Racing against time and hunted by rogue soldiers, crazed scientists
and an organisation that operates beyond the law Ryan digs deep into his
past for a chance at a future. In this heart-stopping thriller Jay Ryan wages a
one-man war against enemies both known and unseen. But Winning this war
may have devastating consequences for the last interrogator.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Australian Fiction, Spy
Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 11 AU 128489 Deadly trust by J. J. Cooper

BOOK 12
Games of the hangman by Victor O'Reilly
27 hours

Hugo Fitzduane, former soldier and battle-scarred war photographer, is no
stranger to death. But to discover a young man's corpse hanging from a tree
on his own island chills him to the core. So begins a trail of death and
intricately devised destruction which leads from Ireland to a once-peaceful
Switzerland, now the lair of an international terrorist known only as The
Hangman. The Hangman is planning his last and greatest coup and into his
orbit steps the dangerously curious Fitzduane, straight into The Hangman's
noose.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 12 AU 129845 Games of the hangman by Victor O'Reilly
BOOK 13
Generation by Andrew MacAllan
25 hours

Ian Crabtree is determined to show the world he too can be up there with the
winners; he goes walkabout to seek his fortune. His journey takes him from
the harsh emptiness of the Northern Territory, through Hong Kong's teeming
streets to the wealth and hedonism of the Bahamas. Ian's journey turns out to
be one of self-discovery. Can it be a fair exchange to barter ancient Aboriginal
values for the suppurating corruption he finds endemic to the pursuit of wealth
and power? Only two voting shares stand between Trinity-Trio, one of the
world's greatest conglomerates, and a hostile takeover. The legendary tycoon
they call 'The Australian' will stop at nothing to secure them, but he is not the
only one with his eye on this target.

Subject Interest Code: Adventure Fiction
That was Book 13 AU 126872 Generation by Andrew MacAllan

BOOK 14
The guns of El Kebir by John Wilcox
14 Hours and 35 minutes

It's March 1882, and alarming news of an uprising against the Anglo-French
suzerainty in Egypt has reached London. Sir Garnet Wolseley decides to call
upon the services of renowned scouts Simon Fonthill, former army captain,
and '352' Jenkins, Simon's ex-batman. Fonthill and Jenkins are sent into the
desert ahead of Wolseley's soldiers to observe the movements and fighting
prowess of the Egyptian force. On a mission of her own is war correspondent
Alice Griffith. They are fully aware of the danger they will face in the desert,
but they could never have foreseen the bloodshed that awaits them all at Tel
el Kebir.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Historical Fiction and War
Fiction
That was Book 14 AU 118460 The guns of El Kebir by John Wilcox

BOOK 15
In another light by Andrew Greig
15 hours and 30 minutes

In the early 1930s, an ambitious young Scotsman sets out on the long sea
voyage to Penang, eager to take up his post running a maternity hospital in
the colony. Seventy years later forty-something engineer Edward Mackay,
while recuperating on Orkney, begins to unravel the story of a man he thought
he knew - his father.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction and Family Stories
That was Book 15 AU 129272 In another light by Andrew Greig
BOOK 16
Ironbottom Sound by Lindsay Baly
10 hours and 30 minutes

The crew of the sinking Australian destroyer struggle desperately to save their
ship at the Battle of Savo Island. The ship is fictional, but all the other ships
and events in this book are true. The sea battles of the Guadalcanal
Campaign in World War II are the most ferocious and horrific in the annals of
naval warfare and this novel recreates the bloody night-time encounters which
destroyed American, Japanese and Australian warships in the stretch of water
known as Ironbottom Sound.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Australian Fiction, Sea
Stories and War Fiction
That was Book 16 AU 129982 Ironbottom Sound by Lindsay Baly

BOOK 17
Kingdom of the golden dragon by Isabel Allende
10 hours and 30 minutes

In this story, reporter Kate Cold escorts her grandson and his closest friend,
Nadia, along with photographers from International Geographic, to an exotic
sovereignty in the peaks of the Himalayas. Their task is to locate its fabled
golden dragon, a sacred statue and priceless key to the kingdom.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Historical Fiction and
Twenty-First Century Literature
That was Book 17 AU 128372 Kingdom of the golden dragon by Isabel
Allende

BOOK 18
The last hero by Peter Forbath
33 hours

It is 1886 in Africa and Henry Stanley sets out with a caravan of over a
thousand men to cross 5,000 miles of some of the world's most dangerous
and ravishingly beautiful terrain, the uncharted Congo. Storms and raging
torrents, fever and starvation, savage slavers and ferocious cannibals ravage
the battered column, but for Stanley no sacrifice or suffering are too great for
the glory of the Empire and the crowning of a lifetime's achievements.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Biographical Fiction and
Historical Fiction
That was Book 18 AU 130167 The last hero by Peter Forbath

BOOK 19
Lord Geoffrey's fancy by Alfred Duggan
10 Hours and 30 minutes
William was just a penniless knight searching for a good lord when he was
introduced to Sir Geoffrey. A few years older than himself, Sir Geoffrey was
the perfect image of a knight. With his golden hair and graceful swagger, he
was a master at jousting, honourable in conquest, rich and noble. He looked
on every stranger as a friend and upon the world as an odd and amusing
place. In this 13th century world of knights and crusaders, of courtly romance
and chivalry, William is faithful to his gallant lord as they discover love, hunt
and joust, conquer and battle, fighting for God and for justice.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction and Historical Fiction
That was Book 19 AU 116356 Lord Geoffrey's fancy by Alfred Duggan

BOOK 20
The marks of Cain by Tom Knox
14 hours and 20 minutes

In America a young man inherits a million dollars, from a grandfather he
thought was poor. Meanwhile, across Europe old men and women are being
killed, in the most barbaric and elaborate of ways. And a brilliant scientist has
disappeared from his laboratory in London, taking his extraordinary
experiments with him. Tying these strange events together is an ancient
Biblical curse, a medieval French tribe of pariahs, and a momentous and
terrible revelation: something that will alter the world forever. One couple is
intent on discovering this darkest of secrets, others will kill, and kill again, to
stop them.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Detective and Mystery
Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 20 AU 129564 The marks of Cain by Tom Knox

BOOK 21
Massacre at Jutland by Duncan Harding
10 hours

The year is 1913. Naval midshipmen de Vere Smith and 'Dickie' Bird are
recruited by the mysterious secret service to spy on the German Navy's plans.
Escaping death at the hands of the German spymaster Klaus von Bismarck,
the two midshipmen bring home the revelation that Germany intends to use
the unguarded Frisian Islands to attack Britain.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Sea Stories, Spy Fiction and
Suspense Fiction
That was Book 21 AU 128349 Massacre at Jutland by Duncan Harding

BOOK 22
Midnight plus one by Gavin Lyall
11 hours and 30 minutes

Lewis Cane fought with the French Resistance during the Second World War
and gained a justified reputation as a tough and resourceful man. So it's no
great surprise when one of his ex-Resistance comrades, now a successful
lawyer in the early 1960s in Paris employs him to escort a businessman from
Brittany to Liechtenstein for a crucial meeting. There are just two problems:
the man's associates don't want him to get there, and the police have a
warrant out for the man's arrest on a charge of rape. For Cane, it becomes a
desperate race across France, fighting against resourceful and ruthless
adversaries and avoiding the forces of law and order every step of the way.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 22 AU 127576 Midnight plus one by Gavin Lyall

BOOK 23
Moscow rules by Robert Moss
17 hours and 45 minutes

Sasha's father, a Hero of the Society Union, is killed by a KGB agent whom
he caught raping a little German girl during the last days of the war. When
Sasha finds out he swears to destroy the corrupt political system which allows
KGB brutality to fester.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Political Fiction and Spy
Fiction
That was Book 23 AU 125864 Moscow rules by Robert Moss

BOOK 24
Ogilvie and the traitor by Philip McCutchan
8 hours

A lance-duffardar of the Kohat Light Horse is to appear before the Bow Street
magistrate, but the charge is blatantly false and Captain James Ogilvie sets
out to learn who is behind it. His investigations lead him to the accused man's
squadron commander, one Captain Soames. A cavalry officer with more
expensive tastes than his army pay allows, Soames seeks to supplement his
funds through a liaison with the most notorious bandit of them all - the
dreaded Wolf of the Salt Range.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction and Historical Fiction
That was Book 24 AU 104511 Ogilvie and the traitor by Philip McCutchan

BOOK 25
The outpost by Gerald Hammond
7 hours

Hallelujah Brown grows up with the army and understands its ways. When a
crisis develops in the small British military post in the African state of Maveria,
Hallelujah, now in Intelligence, is despatched to evaluate the situation.
Ultimately she is forced to lead the defence of the post against the Liboonese
army.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction and War Fiction
That was Book 25 AU 129171 The outpost by Gerald Hammond

BOOK 26
The patient's eyes : murder rooms: the dark beginnings of Sherlock
Holmes by David Pirie
8 hours

Arthur Conan Doyle, having started up his own medical practice, is presented
with the puzzling symptoms of Heather Grace. She has an eye complaint but
is upset about a vision she has of a man on a bicycle who vanishes whenever
he is followed. But Doyle is involved in more threatening events.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Historical
Fiction
That was Book 26 AU 129219 The patient's eyes : murder rooms: the
dark beginnings of Sherlock Holmes by David Pirie

BOOK 27
The path of the dead by Caroline Benton
11 hours and 30 minutes

The old lady fell into a quarry while walking on the moor. But Judith has good
reason to think otherwise - she has found her aunt's diaries. Living alone in
the aunt's remote house, she enlists Gus's help and the two women uncover
more information - leading Gus to suspect a connection between the aunt's
death and the body in the locked room.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 27 AU 129287 The path of the dead by Caroline Benton

BOOK 28
Possessed by Ken Holdsworth
6 hours and 52 minutes

The year is 1752 and his Britannic Majesty's sixty-gun, ship-of-the-line,
Indefatigable, drops anchor at Fort St George, Madras, a trading post of the
British East India Company. Discover why Thomas Neville, an officer in the
22nd Regiment of Foot and heir to a title and estates back in England, is
serving on board as a common deckhand. Follow his adventures in India, his
friendship with the legendary military hero and Empire builder, Robert Clive,
his clash with the agents of Suraja Dowla, the sadistic Newab of Bengal, back
in England, of his continuing struggle against the sinister devil worshipper, the
Reverend Edwin Cruikshank.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction and Historical Fiction
That was Book 28 AU 126438 Possessed by Ken Holdsworth

BOOK 29
A prayer for the ship by Douglas Reeman
9 hours and 27 minutes
Small, quick-moving torpedo boats played a vital role in protecting the Allied
convoys in the English Channel and the North Sea during World War II, and
Sub-Lieutenant Clive Royce is newly assigned to MTB 1991, joining a crew
already seasoned by death and fear. Now it is up to him to take the place of
their dead first lieutenant and earn the respect of his captain and crewmates.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Sea Stories and War Fiction
That was Book 29 AU 129680 A prayer for the ship by Douglas Reeman

BOOK 30
Quiet murder by Nancy Livingston
11 hours and 30 minutes

Mr Pringle, retired tax inspector, encounters murder in his own backyard. It's
Christmas and the residents of Inkerman Street, west London, are shocked by
the brutal murder of a pensioner. Mr Pringle, urged on by inamorata Mavis
Bignell, decides to do some quiet investigating of his own and slowly pieces
together an astonishing picture of what really happened.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 30 AU 129782 Quiet murder by Nancy Livingston

BOOK 31
Raging sea, searing sky by Christopher Nicole
8 hours and 49 minutes

Louis McGann son Christina and Jo of has all the McGann trademarks,
including a love of the sea. Beginning in 1915 and spanning the tumultuous
years of the Great War through to the shattering onset of Second World War,
from London to New York from Shanghai to Pearl Harbour this is his story.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction and Sea Stories
That was Book 31 AU 129623 Raging sea, searing sky by Christopher
Nicole

BOOK 32
The railway viaduct by Edward Marston
9 hours

1852. Inspector Robert Colbeck and his assistant Sergeant Victor Leeming
are investigating the case of a man who plummeted to his death from a
speeding train into a murky canal. The investigation takes them to France,
where anti-British feeling is rife and they must put their own lives in danger to
pick up the murderer's trail.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Historical
Fiction
That was Book 32 AU 128915 The railway viaduct by Edward Marston
BOOK 33
Ramps down, troops away! by Duncan Harding
5 hours and 30 minutes

Lieutenant Hansen is in disgrace after an incident in his past. Now he has to
take his battered tug right on to the British beach at Sword. His task is to
prevent the first wave of infantry being massacred. It's a do-or-die mission but
Hansen is determined to reclaim his honour.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Sea Stories, Suspense
Fiction and War Fiction
That was Book 33 AU 127743 Ramps down, troops away! by Duncan
Harding

BOOK 34
Ratcatcher by James McGee
12 hours

You don't send a gentleman to catch vermin. You send Hawkwood. Hunting
down highwaymen was not the usual preserve of a Bow Street Runner. As the
most resourceful of this elite band, Matthew Hawkwood was surprised to be
assigned the case, even if it did involve the murder and mutilation of a naval
courier, but as the case unfolds the true agenda behind the robbery emerges.
The stolen naval dispatch pouch held details of a French plot which could
send the Royal Navy scurrying to port in terror, leaving Napoleon to rule the
waves. With no way of knowing who can be trusted, Hawkwood must engage
in a desperate race against time.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Historical Fiction and
Suspense Fiction
That was Book 34 AU 114756 Ratcatcher by James McGee

BOOK 35
Robert Ludlum's The Bourne legacy by Eric Van Lustbader
20 hours and 27 minutes

Jason Bourne has gradually come to realise who and what he really is - a
strange amalgam of a man named David Webb, and a deadly killer. Now
David Webb is living a peaceful life as a university professor in the backwoods
of America with his wife and children. But someone is reaching out to take him
out of the game for ever. A deadly assassin is on his trail and his former
handler has been brutally murdered already. It seems that David Webb must
once again turn to Bourne to save his life and family.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Spy Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 35 AU 126479 Robert Ludlum's The Bourne legacy by
Eric
Van Lustbader
BOOK 36
Rogue bear by Donald Seaman
14 hours and 36 minutes

Red Star One, the personal aircraft of Soviet leader Andrei Ogarov, crashes
while transporting Ogarov's staff but not Ogarov himself to a summit meeting,
sparking a search in the Arctic wilderness for the suspected assassin.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Spy Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 36 AU 126644 Rogue bear by Donald Seaman

BOOK 37
Sirocco by Anne Melville
8 hours

Ann Frensham paused to read through her piece for the Daily Mint's travel
column. It didn't contain any actual lies, but it sounded dangerously carefree
and enticing. She reflected on the week which she and five male fellow-
journalists had spent in Sirocco. The delights of sun and sand lost their charm
as she found herself the victim of a campaign to damage Sirocco's tourist
trade. She was lucky to have returned unharmed to her five children.
Probably, she thought, she would never hear any more of either Sirocco or
her recent companions. In this, however, she was mistaken. This is a lively,
contemporary story of adventure, romance and suspense.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Romance Fiction and
Suspense Fiction
That was Book 37 AU 130183 Sirocco by Anne Melville

BOOK 38
The sleeper by Clive Egleton
8 hours and 30 minutes

Britain is under Russian occupation, but now it's the British resistance
movement to watch out for. In a disused GPO tunnel, two men face Garnett.
The smaller man is a police superintendent; his name's Endicott and he likes
Garnett as much as a mongoose likes a snake. When Endicott tells Garnett
that there's a split in the resistance movement and he wants him to look into it,
Garnett doesn't want to know. He wants to get out of the country and out of
the resistance. But Endicott wasn't making a request it was an order. The
head of resistance operations in the South West believes in hitting everyone
and everything in sight. His deputy favours a more selective terrorist
campaign. They'd parted company but now, it seems, one of the groups has
sold out to the Russians.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Spy Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 38 AU 129274 The sleeper by Clive Egleton
BOOK 39
Shooting script by Gavin Lyall
11 hours and 35 minutes

Carr is flying a film company's plane around the Caribbean. The plane is an
old war-time bomber, and Carr's job soon proves to be less peaceful than he
expected, he finds himself mixed up with potentially lethal local politics.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 39 AU 127391 Shooting script by Gavin Lyall

BOOK 40
A shot rolling ship by David Donachie
10 hours

Pressed into King George's Navy, John Pearce and his Pelicans find
themselves working aboard HMS Griffin, sailing the Channel from Plymouth to
Dover in search of the numerous French privateers that prey on English
merchant shipping - his task to stop them and, if possible, to capture or
destroy them.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Historical Fiction and Sea
Stories
That was Book 40 AU 128647 A shot rolling ship by David Donachie

BOOK 41
Siege of heaven by Tom Harper
16 hours and 30 minutes

August, 1098. After countless battles and sieges, the surviving soldiers of the
first crusade are at last within reach of their ultimate goal: Jerusalem. But
rivalries fester and new enemies are massing against them in the Holy Land.
Demetrios Askiates, the Emperor's spy, has had enough of the crusade's
violence and hypocrisy. He longs to return home. But when a routine
diplomatic mission leads to a deadly ambush, he realises he has been snared
in the vast power struggles that underlie the crusade. The only way out now
leads through the Holy City.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Historical Fiction and War
Fiction
That was Book 41 AU 114649 Siege of heaven by Tom Harper

BOOK 42
The silent sea by Clive Cussler with Jack du Brul
11 hours and 44 minutes

On 7 December 1941, four brothers exploring a pit on a small island off the
coast of Washington state make an extraordinary discovery, only to be
interrupted by news of Pearl Harbor. In the present, Juan Cabrillo, Captain of
US spy-ship Oregon, chasing the remnants of a crashed satellite in the
Argentine jungle, makes a shocking discovery of his own. His search to
untangle the mystery leads him, first, to that small island and its secret, and
then much farther back, to an ancient Chinese expedition, and a curse that
seems to have survived for over 500 years. If Cabrillo's team is successful in
its quest, the reward could be incalculable. If not...the only reward is death.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Sea Stories and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 42 AU 128799 The silent sea by Clive Cussler with Jack
du Brul

BOOK 43
The spy by Clive Cussler with Justin Scott
12 hours and 45 minutes

It is 1908, and international tensions are mounting. When a battleship gun-
designer dies commits suicide, the man's daughter turns to the legendary Van
Dorn Detective Agency to clear his name. Chief investigator Isaac Bell soon
realises that the clues point to murder. When more suspicious deaths follow, it
becomes clear that someone is orchestrating the destruction of America's
brightest technological minds and the murders all connect to a top-secret
project called Hull 44. As the intrigue deepens, Bell finds himself pitted
against German, Japanese and British spies. Isaac Bell has certainly faced
perilous situations before, but this time it is more than the future of his country
that's at stake - it's the fate of the world.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Historical Fiction and
Suspense Fiction
That was Book 43 AU 127495 The spy by Clive Cussler with Justin Scott

BOOK 44
The titans by Christopher Nicole
13 hours and 30 minutes

The year is 1914, Great Britain is at war with Germany. The three Dawson
brothers have never known anything but the Navy. Jack Dawson after being
falsely drummed out as a traitor, is determined to clear his name and regain
his commission. While across the North Sea Captain Bruno von Eltz and his
sister Helene wish only to complete the task set them before the war and
bring about the defeat of England. Ahead of them all lies the ups and downs
of war, which brings triumph to some and tragedy to others.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Sea Stories and War Fiction
That was Book 44 AU 129838 The titans by Christopher Nicole

BOOK 45
Typhoon by Robin White
15 hours
A deadly game of cat and mouse is being played in the bone-chilling waters of
the Arctic Ocean between an American submarine and a Russian Typhoon,
the largest submersible ever built. The two are locked in a struggle that pits
American technology against a wily Russian captain and only one crew can
win.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Sea Stories, Suspense
Fiction and War Fiction
That was Book 45 AU 128070 Typhoon by Robin White

BOOK 46
U.S.S. Seawolf by Patrick Robinson
17 hours and 37 minutes

Armed with stolen U.S. military technology, the Chinese are producing a
frightening new breed of weaponry, led by the ICBM submarine Xia III -- a
vessel that just might be able to launch a nuclear warhead across the Pacific
Ocean and take out an American West Coast city. National Security Adviser
Admiral Arnold Morgan can't let that happen, and he dispatches the most
stealthy hunter-killer submarine in the U.S. fleet, the 9,000-ton ultra secret
Seawolf, deep into the dark, forbidden waters of the South China Sea. But
then the unthinkable happens: Seawolf, collides with a Chinese destroyer and
falls into enemy hands. A team of cunning Navy SEALs -- the biggest Special
Forces assault group assembled since Vietnam -- is sent in to free the captive
Seawolf, crew and bring them home. The American Eagle confronts the
Chinese Dragon with the balance of world power on the line. Failure is not an
option

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Sea Stories and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 46 AU 126031 U.S.S. Seawolf by Patrick Robinson

BOOK 47
The wrecker by Clive Cussler with Justin Scott
13 hours and 45 minutes

It is 1907. Train wrecks, fires and explosions sabotage the Southern Pacific
Railroad's Cascades express line. Desperate, the railroad hires the fabled
Van Dorn Detective Agency. Van Dorn sends in its top investigator, Isaac Bell.
Bell quickly discovers that the Wrecker recruits accomplices from among the
down-and-outs to attack the railroad, killing them afterwards. Who is he and
what does he want? Is he a striker? A criminal mastermind engineering some
as-yet-unexplained scheme? Whoever he is, whatever his motives, the
Wrecker knows how to create maximum havoc. Bell senses that he is far from
done - indeed, it would seem that the Wrecker is building up to a grand act
unlike anything committed before.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Historical Fiction and
Suspense Fiction
That was Book 47 AU 127490 The wrecker by Clive Cussler with Justin
Scott

ADVENTURE NON-FICTION

BOOK 48
Atlantis of the sands the search for the lost city of Ubar by Ranulph
Fiennes
10 hours

With help from NASA and old Bedu acquaintances Ranulph Fiennes and his
international team followed historical clues that involved Ptolemy, Marco Polo
and the Queen of Sheba. A fascinating trail through jungles, subterranean
tunnels and the hottest deserts on earth finally led, in 1991, to the discovery of
Ubar, the Atlantis of the Sands, and the opening of a whole new fragment of
the history of the world.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Non-Fiction, History and Travel and
Culture
That was Book 48 AU 129673 Atlantis of the sands the search for the
lost city of Ubar by Ranulph Fiennes

BOOK 49
Blind leading the blind : a journey of vision across the Torres Strait and
Kokoda track by Stuart Andrews
8 hours

When Stuart Andrews announced his plan to paddle sea kayaks from
Australia to Papua New Guinea via the unsurveyed waters of the Torres
Strait, he was told it would be the 'blind leading the blind' - and that was
before he explained that two of his team members were, in fact blind! This is
the story of their extraordinary adventure.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Non-Fiction and Travel and Culture
That was Book 49 AU 129056 Blind leading the blind : a journey of vision
across the Torres Strait and Kokoda track by Stuart Andrews

BOOK 50
Boy he cry : an island odyssey by Roger Averill
10 hours and 25 minutes

Two young Australians arrive unannounced on a remote Melanesian island
and ask its residents if they can live with them for a year. Granted this
request, cut off from the outside world, living without electricity, telephones,
running water, two-way radios or even access to an ocean-going boat, Roger
Averill and his anthropologist partner adapt to life in a subsistence culture and
find themselves overwhelmed by the generosity of their hosts. Treacherous
sea voyages, cyclones, a drug-induced psychotic episode and encounters
with maverick American missionaries all add to the adventure. As the health
of the couple steadily deteriorates from repeated bouts of malaria, their
relationships with the islanders intensify to form deep and lasting bonds.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Non-Fiction, Autobiography,
Biography – Australian and Travel and Culture
That was Book 50 AU 126086 Boy he cry : an island odyssey by Roger
Averill

BOOK 51
Children of the country : coast to coast across Africa by Joseph Hone
14 hours and 27 minutes

Joseph Hone had a dream to discover Africa by following in the footsteps of
H.M. Stanley coast to coast across the dark continent. Visa problems forced
him to make the trip from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean. This was the start
of many frustrations in a land where nothing could be taken for granted, not
even the chance to leave. By tugboat, truck, single track railway, small plane,
foot and spectacularly hot air balloon the childhood dream became fact. The
children of the country, the remote tribes, the missionaries and the deserts,
the beguiling wildlife, the Coral coast are more than an exotic backdrop to a
traveller's tale, they are the Africa of the heart realised by Joseph Hone on
this personal journey of discovery.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Non-Fiction and Travel and Culture
That was Book 51 AU 126947 Children of the country : coast to coast
across Africa by Joseph Hone

BOOK 52
Dark safari : the life behind the legend of Henry Morton Stanley by John
Bierman
19 hours

Henry Morton Stanley was the supreme exemplar of Victorian explorers, a
self-made man who succeeded through grit, resource and sheer bloody-
mindedness. Yet he was also brutally ruthless, vainglorious and an inveterate
liar. In this account of his life, John Bierman penetrates the interior of both the
man and the African continent he tamed.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Non-Fiction, Biography and History
That was Book 52 AU 129903 Dark safari : the life behind the legend of
Henry Morton Stanley by John Bierman

BOOK 53
Dead reckoning : the Dunedin Star disaster by Jeff Dawson
13 hours

In November 1942, the passenger liner Dunedin Star ran aground off the
Skeleton Coast of Namibia. Sixty-three passengers defied mountainous
waves and insurmountable odds to reach the shore ... but their struggle for
survival had only just begun.
Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Non-Fiction, History and Maritime
Non-Fiction
That was Book 53 AU 129228 Dead reckoning : the Dunedin Star disaster
by Jeff Dawson

BOOK 54
Fatal passage : the untold story of John Rae, the Arctic adventurer who
discovered the fate of Franklin by Ken McGoogan
13 hours and 30 minutes

The true story of John Rae - Arctic traveller and Hudson's Bay Company
doctor - a tale of imperial ambition and high adventure. In 1854 Rae solved
the two great Arctic mysteries: the fate of the doomed Franklin expedition and
the location of the last navigable link in the Northwest Passage.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Non-Fiction, Biography and History
That was Book 54 AU 129339 Fatal passage : the untold story of John
Rae, the Arctic adventurer who discovered the fate of Franklin by Ken
McGoogan

BOOK 55
For all mankind by Harry Hurt III ; interviews by Al Reinert
19 hours

Between December 1968 and December 1972 twenty-four men went to the
moon; no one has been there since. This is a dramatic, engrossing account of
the most hazardous, dangerous and greatest adventure on which man has
ever embarked. 'For All Mankind' recounts all the drama and danger of the
moon voyages.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Non-Fiction, American History,
History and Science and Technology
That was Book 55 AU 129708 For all mankind by Harry Hurt III ;
interviews by Al Reinert

BOOK 56
From here to there by Jon Faine and Jack Faine
11 hours and 40 minutes

In April 2008, Jon Faine and his son Jack closed their door on their Melbourne
home and leaving jobs, studies, family and friends, took six months and went
overland to London in their trusty 4-wheel-drive. This intelligent and funny
recount of the countries they visited, people they met and trouble they got
into, is also the story of a tender father-son relationship.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Non-Fiction and Travel and Culture
That was Book 56 AU 124422 From here to there by Jon Faine and Jack
Faine
BOOK 57
Journey to the source of the Nile by Nick Sanders
4 hours

This is a personal account by a professional cyclist, writer and adventurer, of
his arduous ride on his bicycle from Cairo up the Nile to its source.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Non-Fiction and Travel and Culture
That was Book 57 AU 130134 Journey to the source of the Nile by Nick
Sanders

BOOK 58
Looking for Lovedu : a journey through Africa in search of the legendary
rainmaking queen by Ann Jones
13 hours and 30 minutes

The tale of an African adventure. The American author, a well-known travel
writer, sets off with an English photographer named Muggleton, to drive the
length of Africa from Morocco in the north to the southernmost tip to find the
great rainmaking queen Modjadji of the Bantu tribe, the Lovedu.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Non-Fictiona and Travel and Culture
That was Book 58 AU 129307 Looking for Lovedu : a journey through
Africa in search of the legendary rainmaking queen by Ann Jones

BOOK 59
The mapmaker's wife : a true tale of love, murder and survival in the
Amazon by Robert Whitaker

'The Mapmaker's Wife' relates the eighteenth-century story of Jean Godin and
his wife, Isabel, stranded at opposite ends of the Amazon River after Jean's
epic exploration of South America, and describes Isabel's nightmare journey
to reunite with her husband.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Non-Fiction, Biography and Travel
and Culture
That was Book 59 AU 128438 The mapmaker's wife : a true tale of love,
murder and survival in the Amazon by Robert Whitaker

BOOK 60
Miracle in the Andes: 72 days on the mountain and my long trek home
by Nando Parrado with Vince Rause
11 hours

The plane in which the members of a top Uruguayan rugby team were flying
crashed into a mountain and was stranded 11,000 feet up on an inhospitable
glacier. With the prospect only of a slow death, and no rescue likely, Nando
and one of his friends set off on an impossible journey, walking and climbing
for ten days in search of help.
Subject Interest Code: Adventure Non-Fiction
That was Book 60 AU 128394 Miracle in the Andes: 72 days on the
mountain and my long trek home by Nando Parrado with Vince Rause

BOOK 61
Narrow dog to Indian River by Terry Darlington
8 hours and 50 minutes

Having survived their voyage to Carcassonne, pensioners Terry and Monica
Darlington could easily have retreated to a corner in the nearest public house
with their whippet Jim. Instead, they set their sights on the prodigious Atlantic
Intracoastal Waterway. No one has ever sailed an English narrowboat in the
US before. The reasons for this become clear during the nine-month voyage
of the Phyllis May, which includes a 30-mile sea crossing, blasting heat,
tornadoes, hurricanes, starving alligators and insects from hell. On the Phyllis
May, a thousand miles of South-East Seaboard unfold at six miles an hour -
the golden marshes of the Carolinas and the lost arcadias of Georgia and
Florida.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Non-Fiction, Maritime Non-Fiction
and Travel and Culture
That was Book 61 AU 116015 Narrow dog to Indian River by Terry
Darlington

BOOK 62
Riding to Jerusalem by Bettina Selby
10 hours and 3 minutes

People have made their way to Jerusalem throughout the ages in many ways.
Some have ridden in triumphantly as conquerors, others have come humbly
on foot as pilgrims. Today many arrive cocooned in package holiday coaches.
Bettina Selby did it the hard way - on a bicycle called Evans. Following the
routes of the Crusaders and the early pilgrims across Europe, through Turkey,
Syria and Jordan meant a long very tough mountainous journey, but one of
great natural beauty and with endless opportunities to meet the people of
those countries. It was a route that led past many of the most fabulous sites
and cities of the ancient world - like Byzantium, Troy, Pergamon, Palmyra,
Petra, and finally Jerusalem itself.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Non-Fiction and Travel and Culture
That was Book 62 AU 129634 Riding to Jerusalem by Bettina Selby

BOOK 63
Shipwrecked on the top of the world : four against the Arctic by David
Roberts
13 hours

This book is Roberts' quest to reconstruct perhaps the most amazing and
inspirational survival story in history - the tale of how four eighteenth-century
sailors endured six years on a barren Arctic island.
Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Non-Fiction and Maritime Non-Fiction
That was Book 63 AU 129174 Shipwrecked on the top of the world : four
against the Arctic by David Roberts

BOOK 64
To the heart of the Nile : Florence Baker's extraordinary life from the
harem to the heart of Africa by Pat Shipman
14 hours and 30 minutes

Florence Baker's extraordinary life from the Hungarian revolution to Ottoman
empire harem, to being saved from slavery by wealthy English adventurer
Sam Baker. Then to a life of danger, excitement and passion exploring the
uncharted interior of Africa in search of the source of the Nile, and finally
winning acceptance in polite Victorian society.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Non-Fiction, Biography, History and
Travel and Culture
That was Book 64 AU 128791 To the heart of the Nile : Florence Baker's
extraordinary life from the harem to the heart of Africa by Pat Shipman

AMERICAN HISTORY

BOOK 65
The moonshine mule: a 2,700-mile walk from Mexico to Manhatten by
Tom Fremantle
16 hours

In the summer of 1863, Colonel Arthur Fremantle travelled through America at
the height of the country's violent Civil War. Almost 140 years later Tom
Fremantle strode off in his swashbuckling ancestor's footsteps, to walk the
2700 miles from Mexico to Manhatten.

Subject Interest Codes: American History and Travel and Culture
That was Book 65 AU 127880 The moonshine mule: a 2,700-mile walk
from Mexico to Manhatten by Tom Fremantle

BOOK 66
The Penguin history of the USA by Hugh Brogan
22 Hours and 24 minutes

This celebrated one - volume history has established itself as the definitive
and most readable work available on America, brilliantly capturing the
dynamic events and personalities that shaped the nation's triumphant
progress from its earliest colonization up to the fall of President Nixon. Now, in
this new edition, Hugh Brogan continues the story through to the close of the
Reagan era and the end of the Cold War, a time of radical change which has
made America the global superpower of today: in his words, 'for good and
evil, a power and civilization that surpasses...all empires of the past'. There
are also numerous revisions to earlier chapters, taking into account the most
up - to - date research into American history.

Subject Interest Code: American History
That was Book 66 AU 124205 The Penguin history of the USA by Hugh
Brogan

ANCIENT HISTORICAL FICTION

BOOK 67
Antonia by Brenda Jagger
11 hours

The setting is in Ancient Rome, just after the death of the Emperor Nero.
Antonia is a patrician girl, whose marriage prospects change frequently,
depending upon who is the current Emperor of Rome. In the end, Antonia
takes her fate into her own hands.

Subject Interest Codes: Ancient Historical Fiction , Historical Romance
Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 67 AU 127627 Antonia by Brenda Jagger

BOOK 68
The godless man : a mystery of Alexander the Great by P.C. Doherty
12 hours and 30 minutes

It is 334 AD, and Alexander the Great is arriving in the city of Ephesus after
smashing the Persian armies. However the success of his campaign is
threatened by a series of violent murders. His friend and physician, Telamon,
must set about unravelling the swirling mass of bloodstrewn mysteries

Subject Interest Codes: Ancient Historical Fiction and Detective and
Mystery Fiction
That was Book 68 AU 127792 The godless man : a mystery of Alexander
the Great by P.C. Doherty

BOOK 69
Ruso and the demented doctor by R. S. Downie
13 hours and 15 minutes

Army doctor Gaius Petreius Ruso is waiting for the gods to smile on him. But,
on a posting to the hostile North of Britannia, he's in for a long wait. He is
waylaid at the Fort of Coria, where a fellow doctor has confessed to a grisly
murder. With Tilla thrust outside the fort (and into the arms of a former lover),
Ruso is landed not only with Doctor Thessalus' patients but also the tricky
task of getting him to retract the confession. Facing a nightmarish
investigation - trailed by the secret police, hunted by the Stag Man and
betrayed by Tilla, is it any wonder Ruso's seeking solace in the rather-too-
watery local beer?
Subject Interest Codes: Ancient Historical Fiction and Detective and
Mystery Fiction
That was Book 69 AU 116122 Ruso and the demented doctor by R. S.
Downie

ANIMAL STORIES

BOOK 70
African silences by Peter Matthiessen
10 hours

In 1978 and again in 1986, Peter Matthiessen travelled through Senegal,
Gambia, the Ivory Coast, Zaire and the Central African Republic to examine
the fate of West African wildlife. Matthiessen takes the reader on hair-raising
flights over forest and savanna, high-speed dashes by car along dirt roads,
and slow journeys by river boat and jungle track to encounter rare and
endangered animals and the wildlife biologists who study and attempt to
protect them.

Subject Interest Codes: Animal Stories and Travel and Culture
That was Book 70 AU 129970 African silences by Peter Matthiessen

BOOK 71
The Aye-aye and I : a rescue expedition in Madagascar by Gerald Durrell
8 hours

Once thought to be extinct, the Aye-aye, one of the world's strangest
creatures is now found only in small colonies in the forests of Madagascar.
Gerald Durrell's task was to capture some Aye-aye for breeding at his famous
Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust. Although on a serious scientific expedition,
he describes his adventures with his own inimitable brand of humour.

Subject Interest Code: Animal Stories
That was Book 71 AU 129735 The Aye-aye and I : a rescue expedition in
Madagascar by Gerald Durrell

BOOK 72
Blackie by Stephen Downes
4 hours

A deeply moving but unsentimental story about an unlikely friendship between
veteran Australian food writer and journalist Stephen Downes and Blackie, a
back fence stray kitten.

Subject Interest Code: Animal Stories
That was Book 72 AU 127793 Blackie by Stephen Downes

BOOK 73
The call of the sea by Joyce Stranger
8 hours and 30 minutes

When Ellie loses her husband at sea she is determined to protect her son
Dannie from the same fate. Moving inland to the mountains, she raises her
son on an animal refuge where he becomes devoted to a young stag. But the
lure of the sea is too strong and Dannie's mother must learn to release him.

Subject Interest Codes: Animal Stories and Country Life Fiction
That was Book 73 AU 129213 The call of the sea by Joyce Stranger

BOOK 74
The cat who looked at the sky : a memoir by Thea Welsh
10 hours

When writer Thea Welsh and her partner agree to share the raising of two
new kittens with their constantly travelling friends, Ron and Robin, the idea
seems sensible and straightforward. But these are no ordinary cats. Full of cat
facts, cat drama and wry asides, this will appeal to anyone who has ever
loved a cat - or a good story.

Subject Interest Code: Animal Stories
That was Book 74 AU 129392 The cat who looked at the sky : a memoir
by Thea Welsh

BOOK 75
The elephant whisperer : learning about life, loyalty and freedom from a
remarkable herd of elephants by Lawrence Anthony with Graham
Spence
11 hours and 34 minutes

When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a
herd of 'rogue' elephants on his reserve at Thula Thula, his commonsense
told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival - notorious
escape artists, they would all be killed if Lawrence wouldn't take them.

Subject Interest Code: Animal Stories
That was Book 75 AU 128902 The elephant whisperer : learning about
life, loyalty and freedom from a remarkable herd of elephants by
Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence

BOOK 76
From Baghdad, with love : the story of a dog called Lava by Jay
Kopelman and Melinda Roth
5 hours and 30 minutes

When Marines enter an abandoned house in Fallujah, Iraq, and hear a
suspicious noise, they clench their weapons, edge around a corner, and
prepare to open fire. What they find during the US-led attack on the 'most
dangerous city on Earth', however, is a tiny puppy left behind when most of
the city's population fled before the bombing.
Subject Interest Code: Animal Stories
That was Book 76 AU 128426 From Baghdad, with love : the story of a
dog called Lava by Jay Kopelman and Melinda Roth

BOOK 77
An owl came to stay by Claire Rome
4 hours and 30 minutes

This is an absorbing account of how the author, at her rural Dorset home,
created a foster-home for injured and orphaned owls and won a degree of
acquaintanceship with her charges that few human beings can have been
privileged to achieve. Presented one day with a box containing a tiny
orphaned owlet, Claire Rome was told that its return to the wild would be
'quite impossible'. This book is the triumphant story of how she proved this
prediction untrue.

Subject Interest Code: Animal Stories
That was Book 77 AU 130303 An owl came to stay by Claire Rome

BOOK 78
The river by Philippa Forrester
9 hours and 30 minutes

When Philippa Forrester and her partner set up home in an old mill-worker's
cottage on a river in Gloucestershire, they are captured by the otters. This
book is the personal story of their attempts to get a commission for and make
a film about the families of otters, while at the same time having a baby,
moving house and pursuing their careers.

Subject Interest Codes: Animal Stories and Country Life Non-Fiction
That was Book 78 AU 128885 The river by Philippa Forrester

BOOK 79
Rivers of gold by Janet Edmonds
15 hours and 30 minutes

The future for Amity Jones looks bleak. Then an agency advertises for
prospective wives for men of substance overseas. After a brief proxy marriage
she finds herself on her way to Alaska to meet her new husband, Samuel
York. When she arrives, she meets Jake, an attractive adventurer. Amity
hopes that Samuel will be as compelling as she finds Jake, but he proves to
be a kindly, withdrawn man, content to live the rest of his life simply in an
isolated wilderness. For Amity, however, this is not enough. In a sudden,
shocking explosion of violence, her courage and will to survive are tested to
the limit. With Jake's help she survives a staggering reversal of fate and
carves out a new life for herself and her son.

Subject Interest Code: Historical Fiction
That was Book 79 AU 130189 Rivers of gold by Janet Edmonds
BOOK 80
Red Dog by Louis de Bernieres
2 hours and 24 minutes

Red Dog is a West Australian, a lovable friendly red kelpie who found
widespread fame as a result of his habit of travelling all over Western
Australia, hitching rides over thousands of miles, settling in places for months
at a time and adopting new families before heading off again to the next
destination and another family - sometimes returning to say hello years
later.While visiting Australia, Louis de Bernieres heard the legend of Red Dog
and decided to do some research on this extraordinary story. After travelling
to Western Australia and meeting countless people who'd known and loved
Red Dog, Louis decided to spread Red Dog's fame a little further. The result is
an utterly charming tale of an amazing dog with places to go and people to
see.

Subject Interest Codes: Animal Stories, Australian Fiction, Short Stories
and Twenty-First Century Literature
That was Book 80 AU 129934 Red Dog by Louis de Bernieres

BOOK 81
A shepherd's watch : through the seasons with one man and his dogs
by David Kennard
9 hours

Farming on a beautiful part of the Devon coast, David Kennard has an almost
telepathic bond with nature and with his working sheepdogs. Part diary, part
homage to the countryside and the canine family that is so much a part of his
life, he details a life filled with challenge and richness.

Subject Interest Codes: Animal Stories and Country Life Non-Fiction
That was Book 81 AU 128931 A shepherd's watch : through the seasons
with one man and his dogs by David Kennard


BOOK 82
Tasmanian devil : a unique and threatened animal by David Owen and
David Pemberton
6 hours

This, the first book on the Tasmanian devil, overturns myth and prejudice and
takes the reader on an amazing journey into the world of this complex, robust
little marsupial about which there is much to discover. Tragically, its last
remaining refuge - the island of Tasmania - may also become its extinction
ground. A deadly, mysterious cancer is wiping out devils across the island.

Subject Interest Codes: Animal Stories and Science and Technology
That was Book 82 AU 128561 Tasmanian devil : a unique and threatened
animal by David Owen and David Pemberton
BOOK 83
Travels with Macy : one man and his dog take a journey through North
America in search of home by Bruce Fogle
12 hours

After a 35 year career as a vet, columnist, broadcaster and author, Bruce
Fogle - a pet-care writer - decided to take a journey with his young dog Macy.
Travelling in the footsteps of the great American novelist John Steinbeck,
Fogle set off to see if the North America of his youth still existed.

Subject Interest Codes: Animal Stories and Travel and Culture
That was Book 83 AU 129146 Travels with Macy : one man and his dog
take a journey through North America in search of home by Bruce Fogle

BOOK 84
Up a hollow log : animal stories from the bush and beyond by R. M.
Winn
5 hours and 50 minutes

Master storyteller Ryle Winn learnt his craft in the backblocks, experimented
with it in the public bar and honed it in between musters and sale yards.In this
third collection of true tales, animals rather than people take centre stage -
with a tip of the hat to Henry Lawson's much-loved story 'The Loaded Dog'.
Meet a ute full of wayward working dogs, a pesky bush turkey determined to
outsmart its landlady, a rogue circus elephant staking a claim on the road and
an orphan pig with a message for the world.You'll bust a gut laughing, you'll
be left incredulous, you might even shed a tear or two. But most of all, you'll
be glad you took the time to join Ryle Winn in celebrating man's best friend -
and other creatures from the bush and beyond.

Subject Interest Codes: Animal Stories, Country Life Non-Fiction and
Wit and Humour Non-Fiction
That was Book 84 AU 126418 Up a hollow log : animal stories from the
bush and beyond by R. M. Winn

BOOK 85
The way of the cat by D. J. Enright
5 hours

A wise old cat takes in hand the education of a foolish young one. Among
other topics they consider man's inhumanity to man (and, what is worse, to
cats); the evil of drugs such as catnip; how to nurse sick humans by sitting on
them so they don't make things worse by moving about, except at mealtimes;
the virtues of vets; and of course the Nine Commandments, one for each life.
They have adventures too. This entertaining book tells us much about cats,
and indirectly something about mankind, a species which interests cats far
more than they care to admit.

Subject Interest Code: Animal Stories
That was Book 85 AU 130098 The way of the cat by D. J. Enright

ASIAN HISTORY

BOOK 86
White Mughals : love and betrayal in eighteenth-century India by William
Dalrymple
19 hours and 50 minutes

White Mughals is a vehicle for Dalrymple's understanding of the complex
legacy of the English Empire in India, that he defines more in terms of
exchange and negotiation than dominance and subjugation. It is a plea by
Dalrymple to understand the cultural intermingling and hybridity that defines
both eastern and western cultures, and a convincing rejection of religious
intolerance and ethnic essentialism.

Subject Interest Codes: Asian History and History
That was Book 86 AU 126247 White Mughals : love and betrayal in
eighteenth-century India by William Dalrymple

AUSTRALIAN HISTORY

BOOK 87
Australian battlers remember : the Great Depression by Keith Smith
9 hours and 30 minutes

In 1929, a world depression hit Australia with the speed of an express train.
Its effects on the national economy were devastating, resulting in massive
unemployment. Here, ordinary and renowned Australians tell their stories of
struggle and survival during the Great Depression.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian History, History and Oral History
That was Book 87 AU 128077 Australian battlers remember : the Great
Depression by Keith Smith

BOOK 88
Damn you, John Christie! : the public life of Australia's Sherlock Holmes
by John Lahey
11 hours and 30 minutes

This is an account of, John Christie, Australia's most famous detective and it
gives a glimpse of life in Melbourne and Victoria in the latter part of the 19th
century. Scorning danger as he dropped through a roof; or donning a disguise
as he chased the lawless; or flourishing his Colt revolver in a tight spot, John
Mitchell Christie cavorted through the latter half of 19th century Melbourne as
a fearless, cunning, intelligent detective who always caught his prey.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian History, Biography, Biography –
Australian, Crime Non-Fiction and History
That was Book 88 AU 129713 Damn you, John Christie! : the public life
of Australia's Sherlock Holmes by John Lahey

BOOK 89
Early days of the Upper Murray by Jean Carmody
9 hours and 37 minutes

The story of the settlement of the Upper Murray begins in 1837 at Tintaldra
and continues through the establishment of pastoral runs and selections by
the remarkable people who are the most outstanding feature of the area.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian History and Australia Non-Fiction
That was Book 89 AU 127389 Early days of the Upper Murray by Jean
Carmody

BOOK 90
The girl from Botany Bay : the true story of the convict Mary Broad and
her extraordinary escape by Carolly Erickson
6 hours and 30 minutes

Historian Carolly Erickson has brought Mary's story vividly to life, illuminating
the horrors of transportation and the hardships of the early penal settlement,
and describing in gripping detail the extraordinary story of her escape in an
open boat from Sydney to the Dutch East Indies.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian History, Biography – Australian and
History
That was Book 90 AU 127852 The girl from Botany Bay : the true story of
the convict Mary Broad and her extraordinary escape by Carolly
Erickson

BOOK 91
Maverick soldier : an infantryman's story by John Essex-Clark
12 hours

This is the nuts-and-bolts account of the author's experience as a warrior,
leader and teacher. Always one to lead from the front and to trust the courage
and good sense of the ordinary infantryman, his interests have been strategy
and battle tactics, leadership and training.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian History, Autobiography, Biography –
Australian, Biography – Military, History and War Non-Fiction
That was Book 91 AU 129727 Maverick soldier : an infantryman's story
by John Essex-Clark

BOOK 92
The pains and pleasures of our pioneers : one Tasmanian family, 1856-
1934 by Trevor Byard
9 hours and 30 minutes
The Pains and Pleasures of our Pioneers" is a social history that, by the use
of diaries and letters, brings back to life the hard but spiritually rewarding life
of a pioneer family, as they pioneered the fertile plains under the spectacularly
beautiful backdrop of the Western Tiers in Tasmania.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian History, Biography, Biography –
Australian and History
That was Book 92 AU 129908 The pains and pleasures of our pioneers :
one Tasmanian family, 1856-1934 by Trevor Byard

BOOK 93
Prisoners of war from Gallipoli to Korea by Patsy Adam-Smith
33 hours and 30 minutes

In 'Prisoners of War' dozens of interviews with former POWs are used to show
the strength and courage of Australians taken prisoner in World War I, World
War II and the Korean War. This book was written for those who know little of
the experiences of these men and women; their courage, endurance and
pain.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian History, History and War Non-Fiction
That was Book 93 AU 129427 Prisoners of war from Gallipoli to Korea by
Patsy Adam-Smith

BOOK 94
Railroad to Burma by James Boyle
9 hours

A twenty-five year old Australian, James Boyle, was one of thousands of
prisoners of war who worked in inhuman conditions to build the
Thailand/Burma railway. He recorded his experiences and those of his mates
- at the limits of human endurance. He sacrificed precious scraps of food for a
tiny notebook. Over four decades later, that small book of spidery pencil-
markings forms the core of a vivid and moving story - a story shared by
thousands of James Boyles and their mates, many of whom did not return.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian History, Australia Non-Fiction,
Biography, Biography – Australian, History, Biography – Military and
War Non-Fiction
That was Book 94 AU 126672 Railroad to Burma by James Boyle

BOOK 95
The road to Botany Bay : an essay in spatial history by Paul Carter
16 hours and 19 minutes

Through a far-reaching exploration of Australia's mapping, narrative
description, early urbanism, and bush mythology, Paul Carter exposes the
mythopoetic mechanisms of empire.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian History and History
That was Book 95 AU 127349 The road to Botany Bay : an essay in
spatial history by Paul Carter

BOOK 96
Rutherglen : a history of town and district by Brian Lloyd
20 hours

Rutherglen is more than an official history of the town and district. It is a
celebration of the indomitable people who, with courage and initiative, have
developed a town through difficulties and problems to the proud status
enjoyed today.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian History and History
That was Book 96 AU 130212 Rutherglen : a history of town and district
by Brian Lloyd

BOOK 97
The unlucky Australians by Frank Hardy
11hours and 45 minutes

Story of Wave Hill strike 1966/67 for equal rights, conditions existing before
strike; migration of Gurindji tribe to Wattie Creek, building their own village;
information from Dexter Daniels, Aboriginal Union organiser, Vincent Lingiari,
leader of Gurindji, Captain Major, Robert Tudawali.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian History, Indigenous Non-Fiction and
Politics, Australian
That was Book 97 AU 125420 The unlucky Australians by Frank Hardy


BOOK 98
The wished-for-land : the migration and settlement of the Manifolds of
Western Victoria by W.G. Manifold
13 hours and 24 minutes

History of family settlement near Geelong.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian History, Australia Non-Fiction,
Country Life Non-Fiction and History
That was Book 98 AU 129946 The wished-for-land : the migration and
settlement of the Manifolds of Western Victoria by W.G. Manifold

BOOK 99
A woman's war : the exceptional life of Wilma Oram Young by Barbara
Angell
11 hours

This is the story of one of Australia's most remarkable women. As a captive of
the Japanese during World War II, Wilma Oram, a young Australian nurse,
experienced the very worst of human brutality: starvation, deprivation and
degradation. Yet, through the comradeship of her fellow prisoners, she also
encountered humankind at its best.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian History, Autobiography, Biography –
Australian, History and War Non-Fiction
That was Book 99 AU 129052 A woman's war : the exceptional life of
Wilma Oram Young by Barbara Angell

AUSTRALIA NON-FICTION

BOOK 100
An angel bit the bride and other musings by James McClelland
5 hours and 59 minutes

Collection of articles published in the Sydney Morning Herald.

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction
That was Book 100 AU 127398 An angel bit the bride and other musings
by James McClelland

BOOK 101
Battle order 204 : a bomber pilot's story by Christobel Mattingley
9 hours

David's boyhood dreams of flying led him to England for months of training
and preparation as a bomber pilot. But his final flight was a nightmare. Author
Christobel Mattingley tells her husband's gripping story with remarkable
restraint and compassion.

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction, Autobiography,
Australian History, Biography – Military, History and War Non-Fiction
That was Book 101 AU 128393 Battle order 204 : a bomber pilot's story
by Christobel Mattingley

BOOK 102
Beating the odds : the fall and rise of Bev Buckingham by Murray
Mottram
8 hours

In 1998 Bev Buckingham, Australia's most successful female jockey had it all.
Then everything came to an end when a dramatic fall left her with a broken
neck. After months of hard work and anguish, Bev defied the odds and walked
again, but even the miracle of her recovery could not prepare her for the pain
in her private life that would follow.

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction, Biography – Australian,
Sport and Rec Activities and Inspirational Stories
That was Book 102 AU 127747 Beating the odds : the fall and rise of Bev
Buckingham by Murray Mottram
BOOK 103
Belle on a broomstick by Pat Richardson
10 hours and 30 minutes

These stories are mostly humorous, sometimes sad and are commentaries on
political events, people and places both in Sydney and the Bush. They deal
with subjects as diverse as AIDS and schizophrenia, country art shows,
women's day marches, the 'rellies', family Christmases and the Gulf War.

Subject Interest Code: Australia Non-Fiction
That was Book 103 AU 129424 Belle on a broomstick by Pat Richardson

BOOK 104
The best Australian essays 2010 edited by Robert Drewe
14 hours and 35 minutes

This year’s Best Australian Essays offers riveting snapshots of the nation’s
"current loves and angers, its art and myths and amusements and gender
concerns - and its propensity for bushfires." From Alex Miller on the creative
imagination to Mark Dapin on crime myths, from Amanda Hooton on Miss
Universe to Tim Flannery on the inner lives of animals, this is a collection that
takes the pulse of the nation’s writers and thinkers and finds them in rude
health. A deeply satisfying collection for that long summer read. Contributors
include: Clive James, Christine Kenneally, Shane Maloney, David Marr, Mark
Dapin, Andrew Sant, Guy Rundle, Peter Conrad, Jo Lennan, Tim Flannery,
Maureen O’Shaughnessy, Ian Henderson, Amanda Hooton, Anne Manne,
Elizabeth Farrelly, David Brooks, Sunil Badami, Les Murray, Janet Hawley,
David Malouf, Shelley Gare, Paul McGeough, Murray Bail, Kathy Marks, Alex
Miller, Melissa Lucashenko, Lorna Hallahan, Pauline Nguyen, Carmel Bird,
Nicolas Rothwell, Robert Manne, Sarah Drummond, Gerard Windsor

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction, Essays and Lang and Cult
Criticism
That was Book 104 AU 125330 The best Australian essays 2010 edited
by Robert Drewe

BOOK 105
Brisbane by Matthew Condon
6 hours and 30 minutes

"I keep coming back to the light of Brisbane. If you are born into it, this palette
of gentle pinks and oranges at dawn and dusk, the blast white of midday in
summer, the lemon luminescence of mid-morning and mid-afternoon, you
keep it with you, and measure all other light by it." Novelist and journalist
Matthew Condon grew up in Brisbane in the 1960s and 70s and then, like
many of his contemporaries, left the city as soon as he was adult and able.
Brisbane may have been a good place to be a kid -- but in the Bjelke-
Petersen years it did not suit an aspiring writer. After two decades away,
Matthew Condon returned to make a home for himself and his young family.In
this book he has written a loving but not uncritical portrait of the city, in which
he comes to question many of the things he thought he knew about the place
of his birth.

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction and Travel and Culture
That was Book 105 AU 130799 Brisbane by Matthew Condon

BOOK 106
Bugged : legal police telephone taps expose the Mr Bigs of Australia's
drug trade by Bob Bottom
4 hours and 47 minutes

In the fight against organised crime conventional police powers and methods
have proved inadequate, in 'Bugged' Bob Bottom discloses in graphic detail
how sophisticated undercover operations have brought drug bosses undone.

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction and Crime Non-Fiction
That was Book 106 AU 127554 Bugged : legal police telephone taps
expose the Mr Bigs of Australia's drug trade by Bob Bottom

BOOK 107
The bushies : true stories of Australian country characters by Allan M.
Nixon
7 hours and 30 minutes

Whether they're out on the land, running a successful business or just down
the local pub, every country town has its unforgettable personalities, and Allan
Nixon, has a knack for finding them. He has travelled from rural centres to the
back of beyond to introduce us to a wide range of identities a water diviner,
animal trainers, a boomerang maker, a bush poet, a beekeeper and many
more. These true stories of ordinary and extraordinary country character
show what the Aussie way of life is really like outside the big cities.

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction, Biography, Biography –
Australian, Country Life Non-Fiction and Oral History
That was Book 107 AU 128329 The bushies : true stories of Australian
country characters by Allan M. Nixon

BOOK 108
A cargo of women : Susannah Watson and the convicts of the Princess
Royal by Babette Smith
13 hours and 9 minutes

A record of the characters of the women convicts on the ship, the Princess
Royal, the conditions in which they lived in this period in England and their
future life in Australia.

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction, Australian History,
Biography, Biography – Australian, Crime Non-Fiction, History and
Maritime Non-Fiction
That was Book 108 AU 129710 A cargo of women : Susannah Watson
and the convicts of the Princess Royal by Babette Smith

BOOK 109
Charles Robbins RN 1782-1805 : his place in maritime history by Elynor
Frances Olijnyk
2 hours

This book is an account of the life of a young, passionate and abiding member
of the English Admiralty - Charles Robbins who mysteriously disappeared at
sea in 1805.

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction, Australian History,
Biography, Biography – Military, History and Maritime Non-Fiction
That was Book 109 AU 128312 Charles Robbins RN 1782-1805 : his place
in maritime history by Elynor Frances Olijnyk

BOOK 110
A colonial boy by Terry Lockhart
7 hours and 40 minutes

'A colonial boy' is in two parts, the first depicting what Hong Kong was like in
the 1920's and 1930's from a young boy's view, and the second is
autobiographical about his years as a prisoner of war.

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction, Autobiography,
Biography – Australian, Biography – Military and War Non-Fiction
That was Book 110 AU 129754 A colonial boy by Terry Lockhart

BOOK 111
Darwin dilemmas by Ron Brown and Pat Studdy-Clift
8 hours and 30 minutes

Darwin from 1939-1945. Ron Brown was one of the best known Territory
policemen and his first hand story of life in Darwin before and during the air
raids records a way of life almost forgotten.

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction and Australian History
That was Book 111 AU 127547 Darwin dilemmas by Ron Brown and Pat
Studdy-Clift

BOOK 112
The devil in Tim : travels in Tasmania by Tim Bowden
11 hours

When Tim Bowden went back to Tasmania to explore his state of origin, he
was reminded of his adolescent assertion that "Tasmania is the testicle of
Australia, suffusing the mainland with strength and vigour. What a pity there is
only one of them". A fascinating and humorous account of Tim's rediscovery
of Tasmania and its history.
Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction and Travel and Culture
That was Book 112 AU 129177 The devil in Tim : travels in Tasmania by
Tim Bowden

BOOK 113
Gold at Harrietville by Brian Lloyd
7 hours and 54 minutes

Harrietville was once a bustling gold mining town, first settled by alluvial
miners during the 1850's, the golden decade in Victoria' gold mining history.
The alluvial gold gave vigour to Harrietville in the early days sustaining the
Chinese diggers who scattered up river after the Buckland riots in 1857, and
in later years providing a harvest for the dredging, then company mining
started up after most of the small pickings were gone.

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction, Australian History and
History
That was Book 113 AU 127560 Gold at Harrietville by Brian Lloyd

BOOK 114
Gold at the Ten Mile : the Jamieson goldfield by Brian Lloyd
7 hours

The story of gold at the Ten Mile begins with the stories of gold discoveries at
the big river and at Gaffney's creek. Gold was first discovered on the
Goulburn in 1854 at Casheen's Point a little upstream from Jamieson. The
history the Jamieson goldfield has 3 main threads : one - story of gold, of the
reefs, miners, investors, the machinery and methods of mining, the second is
the story of ten mile, the rise and fall of the Allen empire, and the third is of
development of Jamieson the supply centre and the ultimate demise of the
town.

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction, History and Australian
History
That was Book 114 AU 126936 Gold at the Ten Mile : the Jamieson
goldfield by Brian Lloyd

BOOK 115
The good, the bad and the inevitable by Barbara Holborow
7 hours and 30 minutes

In this collection of stories, Barbara Holborow tells of the good, the bad and
the inevitable outcomes for so many of the kids she saw in her capacity as a
children's court magistrate. Underpinning Barbara's life's work is the belief that
every single person in a community has responsibility towards every single
child.

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction and Sociology
That was Book 115 AU 128287 The good, the bad and the inevitable by
Barbara Holborow

BOOK 116
The great Australian novel by Murray Grey
4 hours and 2 minutes

Summary unavailable

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction, Lang and Cult Criticism
and Wit and Humour Non-Fiction
That was Book 116 AU 126625 The great Australian novel by Murray
Grey

BOOK 117
Guilty or innocent? : the Gordon Bennett case by Mark Clisby
6 hours

Many Australians, in a typically Australian fashion, recall Gordon Bennett as
"the bloke who shot through and left his troops at Singapore". Whether this is
a fair assessment or not, there is no doubt that General Gordon Bennett's
escape from Singapore in February 1942 left an ineradicable mark on
Australia's military and legal history, and that the rights and wrongs of his
actions will be debated forever.

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction and War Non-Fiction
That was Book 117 AU 127304 Guilty or innocent? : the Gordon Bennett
case by Mark Clisby

BOOK 118
Hearts of oak : the story of the Southern forests by Bill Leitch
11 hours

'Hearts of Oak' shows us the earliest days of settlement in Hobart, when
convict timber gangs worked the slopes of Mt Wellington, when whaling
flourished in Storm Bay, and boat building was forbidden. It deals with the
forest based industries, from their beginning to modern times. Bill Leitch has
written the history of forest exploitation in the southern Tasmanian forests of
giant trees, and the first determined (but short visioned) men who utilised
them.

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction, Australian History and
History
That was Book 118 AU 129716 Hearts of oak : the story of the Southern
forests by Bill Leitch

BOOK 119
Heroic Australian women in war : astonishing tales of bravery from
Gallipoli to Kokoda by Susanna De Vries
11 hours and 30 minutes
In this inspiring book, Susanna de Vries profiles the love, dedication and
selflessness of eleven outstanding Australians over the course of two world
wars. Focusing not only on the astounding courage they displayed amid death
and chaos but also on the triumphs and pain of their personal lives, Susanna
reveals their heroism in civil life as well as in war.

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction, Australian History,
Biography, Biography – Australian, Biography – Military, History and
War Non-Fiction
That was Book 119 AU 127790 Heroic Australian women in war :
astonishing tales of bravery from Gallipoli to Kokoda by Susanna De
Vries

BOOK 120
Hospital children : sketches of life and character in the Children's
Hospital, Melbourne by Jennings Carmichael
4 hours

Originally published 100 years ago this is a story of the Melbourne Hospital for
Sick Children (now Royal Children's Hospital) in the 1890s. Sister Grace
Jennings Carmichael both a poet and one of the earliest formally trained
children's nurses in Melbourne, wrote with deep compassion about miracles
and tragedies she observed.

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction and Inspirational Stories
That was Book 120 AU 127524 Hospital children : sketches of life and
character in the Children's Hospital, Melbourne by Jennings Carmichael

BOOK 121
In search of Hobart by Peter Timms
5 Hours and 30 minutes

Peter Timms leads us on a journey through his adopted city of Hobart,
Australia’s smallest, most southerly, least prosperous, but arguably most
beautiful state capital. He reveals a city in transition, shaking off its dark and
troubled past to claim its special place in the post modern world: ‘going
boutique, nice and slow’, as one overseas visitor notes. From Hobart’s convict
legacy, its spectacular natural setting, heritage architecture and climate, to
crime-rates, economic hardship and the recent disfigurements of the
developers, Timms brings a wealth of fresh insights, exploring the city with a
mixture of affection, admiration, frustration and sadness, interviewing a wide
range of residents along the way.

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction and Travel and Culture
That was Book 121 AU 125643 In search of Hobart by Peter Timms

BOOK 122
Laughter in the air : tales from the Qantas era by Max Harris and Colin
Burgess
4 hours and 9 minutes

Stories from Qantas: everyone's favourite story about the airline, the
passengers and staff all relate their human failings and funny episodes

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction, Australian History and
History
That was Book 122 AU 129794 Laughter in the air : tales from the Qantas
era by Max Harris and Colin Burgess

BOOK 123
Lone sailor by Jon Sanders
8 hours and 26 minutes

Jon Sanders was the first person to sail around the world twice singlehanded.
He remained on board 419 days, 22 hours and 10 minutes. A vivid and
remarkable account of a fantastic voyage.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Non-Fiction, Maritime Non-Fiction
and Sport and Rec Activities
That was Book 123 AU 126647 Lone sailor by Jon Sanders

BOOK 124
Mango country : a journey beyond the brochures of tropical Queensland
by John van Tiggelen
11 hours

Journeying around North Queensland, jungle tour guide turned gonzo-
journalist John van Tiggelen lingers in places that tourists are ill-advised,
disinclined or simply unable to visit. Mango Country goes beyond the travel
brochures to offer an insight into Australian life away from the big city lights.

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction and Travel and Culture
That was Book 124 AU 128993 Mango country : a journey beyond the
brochures of tropical Queensland by John van Tiggelen

BOOK 125
The mapmaker's wife : a true tale of love, murder and survival in the
Amazon by Robert Whitaker
11 hours

'The Mapmaker's Wife' relates the eighteenth-century story of Jean Godin and
his wife, Isabel, stranded at opposite ends of the Amazon River after Jean's
epic exploration of South America, and describes Isabel's nightmare journey
to reunite with her husband.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Non-Fiction, Biography and Travel
and Culture
That was Book 125 AU 128438 The mapmaker's wife : a true tale of love,
murder and survival in the Amazon by Robert Whitaker
BOOK 126
A marvellous party : the life of Bernard King by Stephanie Clifford-Smith
8 hours

Bernard King, Australia's first true celebrity chef, was the personality who
divided the nation. Drawing on interviews just weeks before his death,
Stephanie Clifford-Smith uncovers Bernard's life and loves. A Marvellous
Party reveals the shocking, entertaining and colourful life of one of television's
most charismatic and best-loved characters.

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction, Biography – Australian
and Biography - Stage and Screen
That was Book 126 AU 128052 A marvellous party : the life of Bernard
King by Stephanie Clifford-Smith

BOOK 127
No brains on Tuesday : the collected wit and wisdom of Keith Dunstan
10 hours

This is a delightful, wry and amusing collection of columns by Keith Dunstan,
who for thirty years has been one of Australia's best-read and most loved
columnists.

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction and Wit and Humour Non-
Fiction
That was Book 127 AU 130067 No brains on Tuesday : the collected wit
and wisdom of Keith Dunstan

BOOK 128
North of Capricorn : the untold story of Australia's north by Henry
Reynolds
3 hours and 30 minutes

Leading Australian historian Henry Reynolds brings to life the country's
diverse and thriving far north in the last years of the 19th century - and the
changes that were wrought there by a new national government 'obsessed
with racial purity'. North of Capricorn succeeds provides a human illustration
of the effects of race and politics on a national history.

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction, Australian History and
History
That was Book 128 AU 128068 North of Capricorn : the untold story of
Australia's north by Henry Reynolds

BOOK 129
Olive Weston : the heroic life of a World War II nurse by Peter Fenton
12 hours
Olive Weston lied about her age and joined the US Army the moment war was
declared in the Pacific. She had been training as a nurse so was sent to work
in the 12th Station Hospital in Townsville. The smell of burning flesh, lice and
maggots were all in a day's work for this young Aussie woman. After the war
Olive married and had a disabled son. She fought with steely determination to
make her son's life and the lives of others with disabilities, the very best they
could be.

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction, Autobiography,
Biography – Australian and Biography – Military
That was Book 129 AU 128649 Olive Weston : the heroic life of a World
War II nurse by Peter Fenton

BOOK 130
Out back : adventures of an intrepid interloper in Australia by Andrew
Stevenson
10 hours

Andrew Stevenson disappeared into the Australian outback in search of the
real Australia behind the extraordinary landscape. Boldly going where few
have gone before, his genuine fascination with people and places brings to
life a part of Australia rarely accessed by outsiders.

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction, Country Life Non-Fiction
and Travel and Culture
That was Book 130 AU 128078 Out back : adventures of an intrepid
interloper in Australia by Andrew Stevenson

BOOK 131
Outback heroes : Australia's greatest bush stories by Evan McHugh
12 hours

The men and women you will meet in these stories come in all shapes and
sizes, from convicts and engineers to cattleduffers and anthropologists. Evan
McHugh brings together his favourite ripping yarns from the Australian frontier
with remarkable people with an extraordinary ability to survive the rigours of
the bush.

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction, Biography, Biography –
Australian and Country Life Non-Fiction
That was Book 131 AU 129091 Outback heroes : Australia's greatest
bush stories by Evan McHugh

BOOK 132
Rescue : front-line stories of pararescue and emergency operations by
Richard McRoberts
11 hours and 30 minutes

Here are stories never told before: hair-raising true-life action dramas from the
Emergency Services Division of the National Safety Council of Australia.
Rescuing people from danger is their job; they are trained medics, divers,
boat handlers, aircrewmen, and parachutists.

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction
That was Book 132 AU 130172 Rescue : front-line stories of pararescue
and emergency operations by Richard McRoberts

BOOK 133
Roma : from prison to paradise by Roma Blair
9 hours

Roma was a model and became Australia's first proxy bride. Three months
later she found herself in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp. She emerged
with her spirit intact but was plagued by ill health and nightmares. Enter Yoga,
which became her saviour and led to her becoming known as the 'Mother of
Yoga'.

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction, Autobiography and
Biography – Australian
That was Book 133 AU 127848 Roma : from prison to paradise by Roma
Blair

BOOK 134
Seventy five years of service : Rotary in Australia, Papua New Guinea
and Solomon Islands 1921-1996 by Paul Henningham
16 hours and 30 minutes

An account of the development and work of Rotary International in Australia,
Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands since its beginnings in
Melbourne and Sydney in 1921 until the service organisation's 75th
anniversary in 1996.

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction, Australian History and
History
That was Book 134 AU 129350 Seventy five years of service : Rotary in
Australia, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands 1921-1996 by Paul
Henningham

BOOK 135
Sydney by Delia Falconer
6 hours

"Sydney may look golden, but this is the sunniness of Mozart, whose bright
notes, especially at their most joyous, seem to cast themselves out across a
great abyss." Sydney has always been the sexiest and most gaudy of our
cities. In this book, novelist Delia Falconer conjures up its sandstone,
humidity, and jacarandas. But she goes beyond these to find a far more
complex city: beautiful, violent, half-wild, and at times deeply spiritual. It is a
slightly unreal place, haunted by a past that it has never quite grasped, or
come to terms with.Here, in her first non-fiction book, she proves herself an
adept memoirist. She twines the stories of the people that have made Sydney
the twenty-first century city it is today. Mad clergymen, amateur astronomers,
Indigenous weather experts, crims and victims, photographers and artists:
their stories are surprising, funny, and moving.

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction and Travel and Culture
That was Book 135 AU 130803 Sydney by Delia Falconer

BOOK 136
Ten years by Roseanne Catt
15 hours and 30 minutes

Falsely accused with attempting to murder her husband, this is the horrifying
true story of how an innocent woman came to be one of the longest-serving
female prisoners in New South Wales and her fight for justice. It is a story of
corruption and brutality - both inside and outside of jail that will appall and
outrage and a story of Roseanne's extraordinary courage

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction, Autobiography,
Biography – Australian, Crime Non-Fiction and Inspirational Stories
That was Book 136 AU 128642 by Roseanne Catt

BOOK 137
Torres Strait Islanders : custom and colonialism by Jerry Beckett
12 hours and 57 minutes

The Torres Strait Islanders are Australia's 'other' indigenous minority. Their
experience of colonialism and their reaction to their position in Australian
society provides a striking counterpoint to that of the Aborigines. The author
applies many years of study and work among the Torres Strait Islanders to
provide a new account of their changing world in the islands and their
changing role in Australia. A Melanesian people, the Torres Strait Islanders'
cultural affinities originally lay with the Papuans to the north rather than the
Aborigines to the south. But by the logic of European colonialism, they were
made a part of the State of Queensland. The pearling industry has exploited
their labour, but left them in occupation of their islands. The Queensland
government has allowed them a degree of autonomy in local affairs which
many would contrast with its approach to Aborigines. The Torres Strait
Islanders have thus had the space in which to develop a rich and vital way of
life that they still call 'island custom', which has, however, changed from that
described in the classic anthropological research begun by A. C. Haddon just
a hundred years ago. This provided the starting point for Dr Beckett, who has
studied and worked with Torres Strait Islanders since the 1950s, and this
book links the personal experience of the author, the professional insights of
the anthropologist, and the perceptions of past and present held by the
Islanders themselves.

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction, Australian History,
History and Indigenous Non-Fiction
That was Book 137 AU 126891 Torres Strait Islanders : custom and
colonialism by Jerry Beckett

BOOK 138
Travels with Michael and me : stories from the outback and beyond by
James McQueen
6 hours and 30 minutes

Stranger things have happened in Western Queensland than on the Amazon
or in the Golden Triangle and certainly funnier. These stories spring from what
James McQueen has seen and heard on his travels throughout Australia and
could have been shared by any of us.

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction and Travel and Culture
That was Book 138 AU 130296 Travels with Michael and me : stories
from the outback and beyond by James McQueen

BOOK 139
Under the chloroform tree : from jackeroo to studmaster by Rowand
Jameson
9 hours and 57 minutes

The autobiography of a sheep station manager in Australia.

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction, Autobiography,
Biography – Australian and Country Life Non-Fiction
That was Book 139 AU 126646 Under the chloroform tree : from jackeroo
to studmaster by Rowand Jameson

BOOK 140
The way we are by Ruth Ostrow
7 hours and 30 minutes

Ruth Ostrow's love of life and of the people she meets along the way are a
constant delight to regular readers of her column which appears in The
Australian. This is a collection of pieces from her column which provides an
insight on the pitfalls of modern life.

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction and Psychology
That was Book 140 AU 130175 The way we are by Ruth Ostrow

BOOK 141
Why men are necessary and more news from nowhere by Richard
Glover
7 hours

Wickedly funny stories of everyday life, as heard on ABC Radio's Thank God
It's Friday. Meet the sexy and feisty Jocasta; confront teenage rebellion in the
form of a fish called Wanda; do battle with magpies the size of small fighter
jets; try to work out which font you use when speaking the language of love;
and find out what men really have to offer. In Richard Glover's stories, the
day-to-day becomes vivid, magical and laugh-out-loud funny.

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction, Essays and Wit and
Humour Non-Fiction
That was Book 141 AU 127942 Why men are necessary and more news
from nowhere by Richard Glover

BOOK 142
Wicket women : cricket and women in Australia by Richard Cashman
and Amanda Weaver
11 hours and 21 minutes

This study of Australian women's cricket outlines the sport's history and
explores the prejudice faced by players.

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction and Sport and Rec
Activities
That was Book 142 AU 127546 Wicket women : cricket and women in
Australia by Richard Cashman and Amanda Weaver

BOOK 143
Wilder shores : women's travel stories of Australia and beyond edited by
Robin Lucas and Clare Forster
12 hours

The journey is a potent Australian icon and Australian women have always
been lured by its tantalising possibilities and promises. In 'Wilder Shores' they
travel by elephant, camel, horseback, boat, plane, bus, car and foot, across
terrain both physical and spiritual.

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction and Travel and Culture
That was Book 143 AU 130169 Wilder shores : women's travel stories of
Australia and beyond edited by Robin Lucas and Clare Forster

BOOK 144
Yabbies in the bathtub : a sequel to "Wheat in my pocket" by Edith W.
Johnston
5 hours and 30 minutes

In this sequel to "The wheat in my pocket" Edith recalls the desperate post-
war times in Germany and the constant search for everyday necessities. On
emigrating to Australia in 1951 Edith must undergo a great learning
experience and adjust to a whole new way of life while raising her young
family.

Subject Interest Codes: Australia Non-Fiction, Autobiography and
Biography – Australian
That was Book 144 AU 128352 Yabbies in the bathtub : a sequel to
"Wheat in my pocket" by Edith W. Johnston
AUSTRALIAN FICTION

BOOK 145
The alphabet of light and dark by Danielle Wood
10 hours

After her grandfather's death, Essie Lewis returns to Bruny Island, Tasmania,
and to the lighthouse where her great-great-grandfather kept watch for nearly
forty years. Beneath the lighthouse she begins to write the stories of her
ancestors. But the island is also home to Pete Shelverton and, as Essie
writes, she finds that Pete is a part of the history she can never escape.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 145 AU 128992 The alphabet of light and dark by Danielle
Wood

BOOK 150
Anna's gold by Julie Harris
10 hours and 30 minutes

Set in the 1860s on the goldfields of south-east Queensland, this romantic
saga tells of Anna Hall, her violent husband and an outlawed bushranger.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Historical Romance Fiction
and Romance Fiction
That was Book 150 AU 127484 Anna's gold by Julie Harris

BOOK 151
At home with the Templetons by Monica McInerney
18 hours and 12 minutes

When the Templeton family from England takes up residence in a stately
home in country Australia, they set the locals talking - and with good reason.
From the outside, the seven Templetons seem so bohemian, unusual...
peculiar even. No one is more intrigued by the family than their neighbours,
single mother Nina Donovan and her young son Tom. Before long, the two
families' lives become entwined in unexpected ways, to the delight of Gracie,
the sweetest of the Templeton children. In the years that follow, the
relationships between the Templetons and the two Donovans twist and turn in
unpredictable and life-changing directions, until a tragedy tears them all apart.
What will it take to bring them together again?

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction and Family Stories
That was Book 151 AU 125586 At home with the Templetons by Monica
McInerney

BOOK 152
A baby for the flying doctor by Lucy Clark
5 hours and 35 minutes
Outback Flying Doctor Phemie Grainger prides herself on being cool, calm
and capable - until a chance encounter with her professional idol, renowned
emergency doctor Gil Fitzwilliam, throws her into turmoil.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Light Romance Fiction and
Romance Fiction
That was Book 152 AU 126140 A baby for the flying doctor by Lucy Clark

BOOK 153
Beneath the shadows by Sara Foster
9 hours

How do you begin to move on, if the past won't let you go? When Grace's
husband, Adam, inherits a cottage on the Yorkshire moors, they leave London
behind to try a new life. A week later, Adam disappears. The following year,
Grace returns with her baby daughter, Millie . She is desperate for answers,
but resigned to preparing the cottage for sale. With no-one prepared to
divulge their secrets, Grace finds herself unwilling to trust anyone. Then, just
as snowfall threatens to cut her off from the rest of the world, she makes a
terrible discovery. In the aftermath, she realises that she has been looking in
the wrong place for answers all along. In the wild winter weather she sets out
to reclaim her daughter from the one person seemingly intent on taking Millie
away, praying that she will reach them in time.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Psychological Fiction and
Suspense Fiction
That was Book 153 AU 127745 Beneath the shadows by Sara Foster

BOOK 154
Beyond fear by Jaye Ford
12 hours

Imagine if your worst fears came true... again. At seventeen, Jodie Cramer
survived a terrifying assault at the hands of three strangers; her schoolmate
Angie was not so lucky. Now thirty-five, Jodie is a teacher and mother of two -
and her past is a horror she’s buried deep. When she sets out for a weekend
in the country with three friends, all she has in mind are a few laughs and a
break from routine. However, unknown to the four women, their secluded
cabin was once the focus of a police investigation and, like Jodie, holds a very
dark secret... When Jodie finds evidence of prowlers at the cabin, she is
convinced they are being watched, though none of her friends believe her.
And after suffering flashbacks to the night of Angie's murder, she also starts to
doubt her own sanity. Until two men come knocking at their door.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Psychological Fiction and
Suspense Fiction
That was Book 154 AU 127741 Beyond fear by Jaye Ford

BOOK 155
Black diamonds by Kim Kelly
17 hours

It is 1914 and Lithgow is booming. Daniel is a young German-Australian, a
coalminer and a socialist. He falls in love with Francine, a bourgeois Irish
Catholic princess, the too-good-for-this-place daughter of one of the mine's
owners. But before their signatures on the marriage certificate are dry, World
War I erupts, throwing in their path a new and much more terrifying obstacle.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction and War Fiction
That was Book 155 AU 128933 Black diamonds by Kim Kelly

BOOK 156
The book of lost threads by Tess Evans
9 hours and 45 minutes

In the small town of Opportunity, four mismatched people discover the
unexpected power of kindness. Moss has run away from Melbourne to
Opportunity on the trail of a man she knows only by name. But her arrival sets
in train events that disturb the long-held secrets of three of the town's
inhabitants: Finn, a brilliant mathematician, who has become a recluse; Lily
Pargetter, eighty-three-year-old knitter of tea cosies; and Sandy, the town
buffoon, who dreams of a Great Galah. It is only as Moss, Finn, Lily and
Sandy develop unlikely friendships that they find a way to lay their sorrows to
rest and knit together the threads that will restore them to life.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Country Life Fiction and
Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 156 AU 130724 The book of lost threads by Tess Evans

BOOK 157
A break in the traffic by Steve Wright
9 hours

Sonny Logan seems like an honest bloke. So why won't he tell his girlfriend
where he's been for the last five years? Barry Donovan's broke, so when he is
hired to find out about Barry he's in no position to refuse. If Sonny's supposed
to be a professional punter, how come he goes to the track and never has a
bet? And for a man who likes to drink, how can he spend all afternoon in the
RSL without touching a drop? Something big's coming down and Sonny's
right in the middle of it, and before he knows it, so is Donovan.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 157 AU 129433 A break in the traffic by Steve Wright

BOOK 158
Change of season by Anna Jacobs
11 hours
If you take a devoted wife and mother from her cosy Australian home and
move her to England to a new series of crises, don't expect her to be
unmarked by it. Especially when, after coming into an inheritance and winning
acclaim for her embroidery, she discovers her husband's philandering.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Great Britain Fiction,
Romance Fiction
That was Book 158 AU 128245 Change of season by Anna Jacobs

BOOK 159
City bitten, country shy by Joan Dugdale
4 hours

Nellie, David and Soapy Frobisher live with their father; their mum has left
them and Father, disillusioned with city life and his work, takes them off to the
country to begin a new life on a small farm. The children don't want to go of
course. But life with Father is never dull and so they agree to go and they
throw themselves into country life with all its adventures and misadventures.
Then just as they are beginning to enjoy it after all, Father brings home a new
woman.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Family Stories and
Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 159 AU 130071 City bitten, country shy by Joan Dugdale

BOOK 160
The city far from home by Margaret Sutherland
7 hours

This is a collection of stories, filled with gentle humour and insight into the
workings of the human heart. The travellers in these stories all confront
change, but their conflicts are individual: an overprotected girl must become a
wife, friends are parted, lovers are disillusioned, husbands and wives must re-
examine love, the frail come face to face with death.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Perceptive Fiction and Short
Stories
That was Book 160 AU 129408 The city far from home by Margaret
Sutherland

BOOK 161
The coast road by Peter Corris
6 hours and 30 minutes

Wealthy Frederick Farmer died when his weekender burned to the ground.
Death by accident, the police found. But his daughter, Dr Elizabeth Farmer,
hires Cliff Hardy to investigate. Is her only motive jealousy of her father's
attractive second wife, now very rich.
Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction and Detective and Mystery
Fiction
That was Book 161 AU 127746 The coast road by Peter Corris

BOOK 162
Coming home to Katoomba by Lucy Clark
5 hours and 30 minutes

Oliver Bowan came to Katoomba to create a home for his daughter and seek
custody; nothing was to get in the way of that. But then distraction came to the
new head of Accidents and Emergency in the shape of Dr Stephanie Brooks.
The attraction was undeniable, but Oliver claimed he could never love again.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Hospital Stories, Light
Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 162 AU 128515 Coming home to Katoomba by Lucy Clark

BOOK 163
A corpse at the Opera House : a crimes for a summer Christmas
anthology edited by Stephen Knight
12 hours

These short stories were written by fourteen Australian fiction authors who
were each invited to create a story in response to a particular paragraph
about the finding of a corpse.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Detective and Mystery Fiction
and Short Stories
That was Book 163 AU 129966 A corpse at the Opera House : a crimes
for a summer Christmas anthology edited by Stephen Knight

BOOK 164
Count your dead : a novel of Vietnam by John Rowe
6 hours and 45 minutes

The story follows the fortunes of an American officer, Bill Morgan, who is
transferred to civil affairs work and finds himself at odds with combat officers
and ultimately disillusioned with his country's conduct of the war.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction and War Fiction
That was Book 164 AU 129633 Count your dead : a novel of Vietnam by
John Rowe

BOOK 165
Crisis at Katoomba hospital by Lucy Clark
6 hours

After his challenging time as a doctor on the front line, Dr Stephen Brooks
needs somewhere to unwind. What better place than the tranquil retreat of the
Blue Mountains? And although romance is the last thing on his mind, after
meeting his stunning new colleague, Stephen finds relaxing a little difficult.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Hospital Stories, Light
Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 165 AU 128517 Crisis at Katoomba hospital by Lucy
Clark

BOOK 166
Deathwater by Anne Infante
6 hours and 30 minutes

Darkwater is a historical home near Brisbane, owned by the Forrest family.
Journalist Bob Slater, who is writing an article about the house and family, is
killed in a car accident, so children's author Micky Douglas agrees to finish the
article. But was Bob's death an accident? Driven by curiosity, Micky sets out
to investigate and uncovers a deadly plot to suppress an old scandal of
Government and police corruption, the truth about the supposed suicide of
Eileen Forrest's husband, a horrific crime against the original native tribe
which once inhabited the Darkwater land and a cunning murderer who is
determined to remove Micky before he discovers the truth.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction and Detective and Mystery
Fiction
That was Book 166 AU 129964 Deathwater by Anne Infante

BOOK 167
Death by water by Kerry Greenwood
11 hours

The nice men at P&O are worried. A succession of jewellery thefts from the
first-class passengers is hardly the best advertisement for their cruises.
Especially when it is likely that a passenger is the thief. Phryne Fisher, with
her Lulu bob, green eyes, cupid's bow lips, and sense that the ends justify the
means, is just the person to mingle seamlessly with the upper classes and
take on a case of theft on the high seas - or at least on the S.S. Hinemoa, on
a luxury cruise to New Zealand. She is carrying the Great Queen of
Sapphires, the Maharani, as bait. Shipboard romances, champagne cocktails,
erotic photographers, jealous swains, Mickey Finns, jazz musicians,
blackmail, and attempted murder mingle before the thieves find out - as have
countless love-smitten men before them - that where the glamorous and
intelligent Phryne is concerned, resistance is futile.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction and Detective and Mystery
Fiction
That was Book 167 AU 129270 Death by water by Kerry Greenwood

BOOK 168
Death in green by Anne Infante
7 hours and 30 minutes
Mitchell Island, off the Queensland coast, has become the focus of conflict
between timber workers and conservationists. When the scriptwriter of a
documentary is found drowned, children's author Micky Douglas, agrees to
step in to complete the script. He is torn between his allegiance to ecologist
Damien White, his friendship with Inspector Reeves, his love of Annie Mason,
also working for White, and his loyalty to his friend, journalist Duke Jordan,
with whom he sets out to investigate the possibility that the warring groups are
being secretly manipulated by someone with quite different plans for the
island.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction and Detective and Mystery
Fiction
That was Book 168 AU 129963 Death in green by Anne Infante

BOOK 169
Diagnosis : amnesia by Lucy Clark
6 hours 30 minutes

Medical genius Dr Charlotte Summerfield never expected to find herself with
no memory in a ditch near the small town of Hall's Gap. Luckily, she and local
GP Logan Hargreaves had met before and he was more than happy for her to
stay with him to recuperate and hopefully recall the attraction they once had.
But why did Charlotte constantly feel as though she was hiding from
someone?

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Light Romance Fiction and
Romance Fiction
That was Book 169 AU 128468 Diagnosis : amnesia by Lucy Clark

BOOK 170
Diamond eyes by A. A. Bell
14 hours and 15 minutes

Mira Chambers has an unusual gift for solving mysteries ...Blind,
institutionalised and frustrated by her loss of independence, Mira has been
driven to the brink of insanity by medications that make her life unbearable.
When she astounds two medical scientists by 'seeing' the impossible, they
begin an exploration of Mira's strange perspectives.Together with Bennet
Chiron, an enigmatic ex-con, Mira becomes entangled in a dangerous
adventure of self-discovery that leads them to a killer -- and exposed to a
manipulative sociopath whose own unique talent is more than a match for
Mira's. Layers of secrets are about to be peeled away ... and no one will be
safe from what is revealed.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Psychological Fiction and
Suspense Fiction
That was Book 170 AU 126422 Diamond eyes by A. A. Bell

BOOK 171
The Diggers Rest Hotel by Geoffrey McGeachin
7 hours and 50 minutes

In 1947, two years after witnessing the death of a young Jewish woman in
Poland, Charlie Berlin has rejoined the police force a different man. Sent to
investigate a spate of robberies in rural Victoria, he soon discovers that World
War II has changed even the most ordinary of places and people. An ex-
bomber pilot and former POW, Berlin is struggling to fit back in: grappling with
post-traumatic stress disorder, the ghosts of his dead crew and his futile
attempts to numb the pain.When Berlin travels to Albury-Wodonga to track
down the gang behind the robberies, he suspects he's a problem cop being
set up to fail. Taking a room at the Diggers Rest Hotel in Wodonga, he sets
about solving a case that no one else can - with the help of feisty, ambitious
journalist Rebecca Green and rookie constable Rob Roberts, the only cop in
town he can trust. Then the decapitated body of a young girl turns up in a
back alley, and Berlin's investigations lead him ever further through layers of
small-town fears, secrets and despair.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction and Detective and Mystery
Fiction
That was Book 171 AU 124420 The Diggers Rest Hotel by Geoffrey
McGeachin

BOOK 172
Dirty laundry by Paul Thomas
9 hours

A peeping Tom private eye, with a briefcase full of real-life skin pics, takes
three through the forehead in a basement car park. A business man does the
'Goodbye Cruel World' thing off the Harbour Bridge. In his briefcase they find
a link to a dead debutante.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction and Detective and Mystery
Fiction
That was Book 172 AU 120698 Dirty laundry by Paul Thomas

BOOK 173
The distant hours by Kate Morton
18 hours and 40 minutes

Edie Burchill and her mother have never been close, but when a long-lost
letter arrives one Sunday afternoon with the return address of Milderhurst
Castle, Kent, printed on its envelope, Edie begins to suspect that her mother's
emotional distance masks an old secret. Evacuated from London as a
thirteen-year-old girl, Edie's mother is chosen by the mysterious Juniper
Blythe, and taken to live at Milderhurst Castle with the Blythe family: Juniper,
her twin sisters and their father, Raymond, author of the 1918 children's
classic The True History of the Mud Man. In the grand and glorious
Milderhurst Castle, a new world opens up for Edie's mother. She discovers
the joys of books and fantasy and writing, but also, ultimately, the dangers.
Fifty years later, as Edie chases the answers to her mother's riddle, she, too,
is drawn to Milderhurst Castle and the eccentric Sisters Blythe. Old ladies
now, the three still live together, the twins nursing Juniper, whose
abandonment by her fiance in 1941 plunged her into madness.Inside the
decaying castle, Edie begins to unravel her mother's past. But there are other
secrets hidden in the stones of Milderhurst Castle, and Edie is about to learn
more than she expected. The truth of what happened in the distant hours has
been waiting a long time for someone to find it.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction and Family Stories
That was Book 173 AU 125778 The distant hours by Kate Morton

BOOK 174
Dogfish by Susan Geason
16 hours

Paula Prince is determined to save Surrey Street, Darlinghurst. Lorraine
Lamont wants to develop it; Chicka Chandler won't leave it. When Paula hires
local PI Syd Fish to bodyguard Chicka, it looks like a straight stakeout. It isn't.
Syd is enmeshed in a web of murder, corruption and political intrigue involving
the gay community, the inner-city criminal milieu, and local and state
politicians.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction and Detective and Mystery
Fiction
That was Book 174 AU 129747 Dogfish by Susan Geason

BOOK 175
Emergency : doctor in need by Lucy Clark
6 hours

Dr Jessica Yeoman, the new Accidents and Emergency senior registrar at
Adelaide's children's hospital, and her boss, Dr Thomas Bryant, immediately
test each other with a sizzling sensuality. Family is precious to Tom so how
can he get involved with a woman who is estranged from her own?
Reluctantly attracted they don't see the one thing they share - the need to
make a loving family of their own.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Hospital Stories, Light
Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 175 AU 127775 Emergency : doctor in need by Lucy
Clark

BOOK 176
Englishman at Dingo Creek by Lucy Clark
6 hours

When doctor Sebastian MacKenzie came to Dingo Creek to help for two
weeks, Dr Dannyella Thompson was expecting more amusement than
assistance. But by the time he was due to leave he had won her over in every
way. Sebastian begged Dannyella to visit him, but while her heart was with
Sebastian her soul belonged in Dingo Creek.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Hospital Stories, Light
Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 176 AU 128347 Englishman at Dingo Creek by Lucy Clark

BOOK 177
The English doctor's dilemma by Lucy Clark
6 hours and 30 minutes

When English doctor Elizabeth Blakeny-Smith accepts a six-month job in the
Outback, she is hoping to take control of her life. But a kiss from her colleague
Dr Mitch O'Neill sets her pulse racing and control is the last thing on her mind!
Mitch is convinced that the aloof newcomer needs to let her hair down and
enjoy life - preferably with him.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Light Romance Fiction and
Romance Fiction
That was Book 177 AU 128469 The English doctor's dilemma by Lucy
Clark

BOOK 178
Fall girl by Toni Jordan
8 Hours and 52 minutes

'The secret to having people give you money is to act as though you don't
want it.'.. Meet Ella Canfield, highly qualified evolutionary biologist. Attractive,
if a little serious-looking in those heavy glasses - but then she's about to put
her career on the line. Dr Canfield is seeking funding for a highly unorthodox
research project. She wants to prove that an extinct animal still roams in one
of Australia's most popular national parks. Meet Daniel Metcalf, good-looking,
expensively dishevelled millionaire. Quite witty but far too rich to be taken
seriously. He heads the Metcalf Trust, which donates money to offbeat
scientific research projects. He has a personal interest in animals that don't
exist. Problem number one: There is no such person as Dr Ella Canfield.
Problem number two: Della Gilmore, professional con artist, has never met
anyone like Daniel Metcalf before. Someone is going to take a fall...

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Romance Fiction and Wit and
Humour Fiction
That was Book 178 AU 124548 Fall girl by Toni Jordan

BOOK 179
Glory girl by Peter Yeldham
12 hours and 38 minutes

London, 1927. The jazz age. Aviators seek to conquer new frontiers in the
sky. Former wartime ace James Harrington has his sights set on being the
first person to fly from Britain to Australia in a light aircraft. With so much
desert and ocean to cross, he's been told it can't be done. Feisty Australian
Sarah Carson can help make his dream a reality, but only on the condition
that he takes her with him. So begins the flying adventure of a lifetime, until
halfway across the world, the plane disappears...Reporting on it all back home
is Sarah's boyfriend, Fleet Street aviation correspondent Daniel Anderson,
whose job it is to uncover the truth. Where in the world are they? And what is
really going on?

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Adventure Fiction and
Romance Fiction
That was Book 179 AU 126416 Glory girl by Peter Yeldham

BOOK 180
The half-child by Angela Savage
10 hours and 15 minutes

Jayne has beem hired to investigate the alleged suicide of a young Australian
woman in a seedy Thai coastal town. But Maryanne Delbeck's death is not
the only mystery awaiting Jayne among Pattaya's neon signs and go-go bars.
While working undercover at the orphanage where Maryanne volunteered,
Jayne discovers something far more sinister. Now her life is in danger, her
case is still unsolved and she barely has time for dinner with her handsome
new love interest, Rajiv. With love and death both circling, Jayne now has
two cases to crack, and very little time to do it.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction and Detective and Mystery
Fiction
That was Book 180 AU 126804 The half-child by Angela Savage

BOOK 181
I came to say goodbye by Caroline Overington
6 hours and 50 minutes

Who is left behind when a family falls apart? It was four o'clock in the morning.
A young woman pushed through the hospital doors. Staff would later say they
thought the woman was a new mother, returning to her child - and in a way,
she was. She walked into the nursery, where a baby girl lay sleeping. The
infant didn't wake when the woman placed her gently in the shopping bag she
had brought with her. There is CCTV footage of what happened next, and
most Australians would have seen it, either on the internet or the news. The
woman walked out to the car park, towards an old Corolla. For a moment, she
held the child gently against her breast and, with her eyes closed, she smelled
her. She then clipped the infant into the car, got in and drove off. That is
where the footage ends. It isn't where the story ends, however. It's not even
where the story starts.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 181 AU 127192 I came to say goodbye by Caroline
Overington
BOOK 182
In a dark wood wandering: a novel of the Middle Ages by Hella S.
Haasse
33 hours

Charles d'Orleans (1394-1465), shy nephew of mad French king Charles VI,
is the focus of this narrative, set in the 15th century during the Hundred Years
War between France and England.

Subject Interest Codes: Biographical Fiction and Historical Fiction
That was Book 182 AU 127509 In a dark wood wandering: a novel of the
Middle Ages by Hella S. Haasse

BOOK 183
Indelible ink by Fiona McGregor
17 hours and 43 minutes

Marie King is fifty-nine, recently divorced, and has lived a rather conventional
life on Sydney’s affluent north shore. Now her three children have moved out,
the family home is to be sold, and with it will go her beloved garden. On a
drunken whim, Marie gets a tattoo an act that gives way to an unexpected
friendship with her tattoo artist, Rhys. Before long, Rhys has introduced Marie
to a side of the city that clashes with her staid north-shore milieu. Her children
are mortified by their mother’s transformation, but have their own challenges
to deal with: workplace politics; love affairs old and new; and, of course, the
real-estate market.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Perceptive Fiction and Wit
and Humour Fiction
That was Book 183 AU 128543 Indelible ink by Fiona McGregor

BOOK 184
The invasion of sand by Bel Mooney
14 hours and 30 minutes

Bernie Molloy, after years of reckless living, is alone in her parents' old
bungalow, with a job at the roughest bar in town. Then, a chance encounter
with violence frightens Bernie into taking lodgers, and two very different men
enter her life, to change it forever.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 184 AU 128376 The invasion of sand by Bel Mooney

BOOK 185
Iris in her garden : eight stories by Barbara Hanraha
1 hours and 30 minutes

Iris is the author's grandmother, and in her garden she is the centre of a
feminine world. Her sister Reece, who grew up but remained a child, her
daughter Ronda and her granddaughter Barbara people that world. At home
or at school, on holidays by the sea or even growing up and leaving for art
school in London, Barbara's thoughts keep returning to Iris.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction and Short Stories
That was Book 185 AU 129752 Iris in her garden : eight stories by
Barbara Hanraha

BOOK 186
Jessie by Anna Jacobs
14 Hours

Jessie Burton is lively and intelligent - and she wants more than the
respectable life in service her mother has long planned for her. Times are
changing: railways are being built across the land, bringing new freedom and
possibilities...Jessie tastes that freedom when she meets Jared Wilde, an
ambitious young navvy newly arrived in Yorkshire. The attraction between
them is overwhelming. He introduces her to the primitive, colourful shanty
towns that spring up around the railway works. But in spite of the hardness of
life there, she finds happiness with Jared. Until another navvy becomes
determined to destroy their future together.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Historical Romance Fiction
and Romance Fiction
That was Book 186 AU 120668 Jessie by Anna Jacobs

BOOK 187
The Kimberley killing by Peter Corris
5 hours and 27 minutes

Retired federal Attorney-General has been killed in a car crash. It is a
straightforward case, except that the deceased driver was dying of AIDS.
Crawley and Huck, Federal Security Agency officers, are called in to
investigate - and cover up.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction and Detective and Mystery
Fiction
That was Book 187 AU 126518 The Kimberley killing by Peter Corris

BOOK 188
Kitty and the bagman by John Burney
6 hours

Beautiful Kitty O'Rourke arrived in Sydney a young and innocent war bride.
She didn't stay that way for long. Her new husband turned out to be a petty
crook and Kitty turned out to have a surprising talent for crime. Sydney in the
Twenties was a violent place - thugs, prostitutes and con men controlled by
Big Lil Delaney, tough and shrewd and a born gutter fighter. Kitty arrives on
the scene to challenge Lil's role as queen of the underworld and gives her a
run for anyone's money...
Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction and Crime Fiction
That was Book 188 AU 126675 Kitty and the bagman by John Burney

BOOK 189
Line of sight by David Whish-Wilson
7 hours and 53 minutes

The murder of a brothel madam on a city golf course should be a routine
police inquiry. But there's barely any investigation at all, and Superintendent
Frank Swann thinks he knows why. It's the brave or the foolish who accuse
their fellow cops of corruption, and those Swann points the finger at have
mates in nearly every stronghold of power in Western Australia - big business,
organised crime, the government. The local detectives have always been
bent, but heroin is the new drug in town and big money is finding its way into
some very respectable hands. Swann might have won the first round by
forcing a royal commission, but the judge is an ailing retiree who seems
powerless. More alarming still, Swann's teenage daughter has disappeared.
And the word on the streets is he's a dead man walking...

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Crime Fiction, Detective and
Mystery Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 189 AU 126721 Line of sight by David Whish-Wilson

BOOK 190
The magician's death by Paul Doherty
11 hours

At a snow-besieged castle the English and French have gathered in an effort
to crack one of the early 14th century's greatest mysteries - the code of
Franciscan monk Roger Bacon. But soon there is an outbreak of murders and
Sir Hugh Corbett, Keeper of the Secret Seal of Edward I, must figure out who
is committing the crimes and why.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Historical
Fiction
That was Book 190 AU 129253 The magician's death by Paul Doherty

BOOK 191
Marigold by Nancy Cato
6 hours and 30 minutes

This story is set in Adelaide, South Australia, in the 1930s. Marigold Trent
longs to be a good reporter, to be better educated, to exchange her less than
satisfactory family home for something more glamorous. It is only when she
uncovers the sad story of what happened to her beloved father that she
begins to face the hard work of growing up. Turning away from both family
and the two young men in her life, Marigold journeys to the desert where her
father was always at his happiest. There she learns the truth that lets her
leave the past behind and face the future with joy.
Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 191 AU 130100 Marigold by Nancy Cato

BOOK 192
Martin Westley takes a walk by Andrew Humphreys
8 hours and 1 minutes

People were supposed to remember who they were and where they lived.
They were supposed to remember who loved them and who did not and
where their grandmothers were born. Martin Jeremiah Westley didn’t
remember any of it, including the fact that he was Martin Jeremiah Westley.
Martin Westley has lost his memory and quite possibly his mind. He has a
wife who despises him, a son who ignores him and a daughter who is drifting
away. He has a nice house, a not-so-nice factory and an aggressively
attractive mistress. But something is deeply, terribly wrong, and he knows he
needs to make it right. So Martin Westley walks. Along the way he picks up a
cowboy hat, a sense of purpose, and an Indian who isn’t really an Indian. And
if he’s lucky, he might just recover his life.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Twenty-First Century
Literature, Perceptive Fiction and Satire
That was Book 192 AU 128546 Martin Westley takes a walk by Andrew
Humphreys

BOOK 193
The Maya codex by Adrian d'Hage
12 hours and 45 minutes

Deep in the Guatemalan jungle lies the Maya Codex, an ancient document
containing a terrible warning for civilisation. Archaeologist Dr Aleta Weizman
is desperately searching for the codex, but powerful forces in Washington and
Rome will do anything to stop her. When CIA agent Curtis O'Connor joins
Aleta in her dangerous quest, he also becomes a target. Both Weizman and
O'Connor know that the earth will align with a massive black hole at the centre
of the galaxy on the winter solstice, December 2012 - just as the Mayans
predicted. Might a geographic pole shift be on the way? But if discovering the
codex can avert this global catastrophe, why are some within the Vatican and
the CIA determined it should never be found? The race is on for Weizman
and O'Connor, and the very future of our planet is at stake. From the corridors
of power in Nazi Germany to modern-day Washington, from the secret
archives of the Vatican to the Temple of the Lost World pyramid in the jungles
of Central America, The Maya Codex takes us on a heart-stopping journey to
find the codex before it's too late.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Adventure Fiction and
Suspense Fiction
That was Book 193 AU 125785 The Maya codex by Adrian d'Hage

BOOK 194
The mean Australian by Richard Eldershaw
16 hours

This novel enmeshes city and country in a web of mystery and intrigue, set in
Sydney and rural New South Wales.

Subject Interest Code: Australian Fiction
That was Book 194 AU 127310 The mean Australian by Richard
Eldershaw

BOOK 195
Mosquito Creek by Robert Engwerda
11 hours and 40 minutes

1855. Flood, murder, betrayal: there's more than money on the Victorian
goldfields. Huge floodwaters have engulfed a remote Victorian goldfield,
reducing the prospect of digging up a fortune from very slim to impossible,
and adding disease to the many possibilities of sudden death in harsh
conditions. As sickness starts to take its toll and calls mount for the rescue of
diggers stranded by the raging torrent, Sergeant Niall Kennedy must try to
keep order in a place where frictions can become murderous. Does a
suspiciously abandoned tent suggest there has already been a killing? And
why has Mosquito Creek's erratic Commissioner Stanfield drafted in special
troopers behind Kennedy's back? In a new country where everyone's past has
a question mark, asking too many questions is dangerous. But how else can
you get to the truth?

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Detective and Mystery Fiction
and Historical Fiction
That was Book 195 AU 124886 Mosquito Creek by Robert Engwerda

BOOK 196
The multiple effects of rainshadow by Thea Astley
7 hours and 30 minutes

In the little hours of a January morning in 1930, on an island off the
Queensland Coast, a man goes berserk with a rifle and a box of gelignite. The
effects of the rampage ripple out from the island to link the fates of those who
witnessed it across the north and down through decades of race relations,
social hypocrisy and the tyranny of silence.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction and Twentieth Century
Literature
That was Book 196 AU 106687 The multiple effects of rainshadow by
Thea Astley

BOOK 197
Murder in the dark by Kerry Greenwood
12 hours
When Phryne Fisher accepts an invitation to Werribee Manor House for a
Christmas party, she begins receiving anonymous threats warning her against
attending. No one tells Phryne what to do so she attends the party and three
people are kidnapped. Now Phryne must puzzle her way through the cryptic
clues of the scavenger hunt to retrieve the hostages and save the party from
disaster.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction and Detective and Mystery
Fiction
That was Book 197 AU 128495 Murder in the dark by Kerry Greenwood

BOOK 198
Naked cruelty by Colleen McCullough
11 hours and 10 minutes

America in 1968 is in turmoil and the leafy Holloman suburb of Carew is being
silently terrorised by a series of vicious and systematic rapes. When finally
one victim finds the courage to speak out and go to the police, the rapist
escalates to murder. For Captain Carmine Delmonico, it seems to be a case
with no clues. And it comes as the Holloman Police Department is troubled: a
lieutenant is out of his depth, a sergeant is out of control, and into this mix
comes the beautiful, ruthlessly ambitious new trainee, Helen MacIntosh,
daughter of the influential president of Chubb University. As the killer makes
his plans, Carmine and his team must use every resource at their disposal -
including a team of highly motivated neighbourhood watch, the Gentlemen
Walkers ...

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction and Detective and Mystery
Fiction
That was Book 198 AU 127385 Naked cruelty by Colleen McCullough

BOOK 199
Night Street by Kristel Thornell
6 hours

Night Street is the passionate story of a talented young painter, Clarice
Beckett, who defies society's conventions and indifferent art critics alike.
Turning down marriage proposals, she remains in the family home, where she
takes care of her parents. From the outside, her life may seem confined or
uneventful... But behind the quiet facade, there is a vibrant inner world of
great drive and daring. At dawn and dusk, Clarice takes to the streets and
beaches of Melbourne with her painting trolley to create haunting landscapes
of mysterious power. Guided by an unusually sensitive vision, she learns to
live art and love intensley, on her own terms.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Biographical Fiction and
Twenty-First Century Literature
That was Book 199 AU 126289 Night Street by Kristel Thornell

BOOK 200
No second prize by Brian Dale
7 hours and 52 minutes

A thriller in which politics and big business are linked through power and
corruption.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Political Fiction and
Suspense Fiction
That was Book 200 AU 127121 No second prize by Brian Dale

BOOK 201
The old school by P. M. Newton
15 hours and 35 minutes

Sydney, 1992. Nhu 'Ned' Kelly is a young detective making her way in what
was, until recently, the best police force money could buy. Now ICAC has the
infamous Roger Rogerson in the spotlight, and the old ways are out. Ned's
sex and background still make her an outsider in the force, but Sydney is
changing, expanding, modernising, and so is the Job.When two bodies are
found in the foundations of an old building in Sydney's west, Ned is drawn into
the city's past: old rivalries, old secrets and old wrongs. As she works to
discover who the bones belong to - and who dumped them there - she begins
to uncover secrets that threaten to expose not only the rotten core of the
police force, but also the dark mysteries of her own family.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Crime Fiction, Detective and
Mystery Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 201 AU 124885 The old school by P. M. Newton

BOOK 202
Pacific by Judy Nunn
24 hours

On location in Vanuatu, young Australian actor Samantha Lindsay plays a
character based on the life of 'Mamma Tack', a World War II heroine who was
invaluable to both the US forces and the New Hebridean natives. Uncanny
parallels between history and fiction emerge and Sam begins a quest for the
truth. Who was Mamma Tack and what mysterious forces are at play?

Subject Interest Code: Australian Fiction
That was Book 202 AU 128327 Pacific by Judy Nunn

BOOK 203
Palomino by Elizabeth Jolley
11 hours

Palomino is the unusual and moving story of Laura, a resourceful and
independent woman in her late fifties, and of her love for a younger woman.
The story is set against the solitude, the beauty and the harshness of the
West Australian landscape.
Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Lesbian Fiction and
Twentieth Century Literature
That was Book 203 AU 125660 Palomino by Elizabeth Jolley

BOOK 204
Parakeet by Jim Morgan
9 hours and 30 minutes

Parakeet is the homestead where Sandy Urquhart began his career on the
land. The master of properties stretching from the Victorian coast to the South
Australian desert, he is the man who built an empire, with more than a little
help from his wife, Rosalind. Sandy discovers that the land cannot be taken
for granted and neither can his marriage. It is only when Sandy meets a
woman from the city who does not bide by the pastoralists' long-established
rules and traditions that he rediscovers the possibility of a future where all is
not predictable.

Subject Interest Code: Australian Fiction
That was book 204 AU 130300 Parakeet by Jim Morgan

BOOK 205
Parcel parcel and other stories by Jean Thornton
4 hours

The author lures her readers into the thoughts and feelings of her protagonists
as they work their way through various situations and individual hurts. The
stories are sometimes ironic, always compassionate and, because life is not
always drab, often amusing.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Satire and Short Stories
That was Book 205 AU 129909 Parcel parcel and other stories by Jean
Thornton

BOOK 206
A place of plenty : poetry, prose, history and humour from Tocal to the
tank paddock and further beyond by Bob Skelton
2 hours and 40 minutes

"The Minmi Magster" has captured, in his unique style, many characters and
happenings past and present of this great land he so dearly loves.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction and Poetry, Australian
That was Book 206 AU 125401 A place of plenty : poetry, prose, history
and humour from Tocal to the tank paddock and further beyond by Bob
Skelton

BOOK 207
Police rescue 1 by Bill Green
5 hours and 30 minutes
Steve 'Mickey' McClintock and his police squad rescue people for a living; for
Mickey, the danger and excitement are addictive. His need to prove himself in
the field has pushed his family life over the edge. Highly competitive, Mickey
wants to be the best. The obsession with work complicates his love-life and
makes him always on the lookout for rotten cops.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction and Adventure Fiction
That was Book 207 AU 129737 Police rescue 1 by Bill Green

BOOK 208
Police rescue 2 by Bill Green
5 hours and 30 minutes

The police rescue squad are needed to raid the fortress home of a Sydney
criminal. Files from the fortress reveal the insidious tentacles of crime that
threaten the integrity of the police force. Money is being funnelled into the
development of a wilderness area close to Sydney. Mickey McClintock and
Georgia Rattray defy senior politicians and government bureaucrats in a
daring and covert operation to prevent the developer murdering a young
protester.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction and Adventure Fiction
That was Book 208 AU 129738 Police rescue 2 by Bill Green

BOOK 209
Pride of Lancashire by Anna Jacobs
18 hours

Carrie Preston is used to hard work. But nothing could have prepared her for
the day fate deals her family the cruellest of hands, rendering them more
desperate than ever. In a harsh world, small acts of kindness can bring great
hope - Eli Beckett's offer of a job at the Dragon pub promises a better future
for Carrie.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Family Chronicles, Historical
Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 209 AU 129312 Pride of Lancashire by Anna Jacobs

BOOK 210
Queen Trucanini by Nancy Cato and Vivienne Rae Ellis
9 hours and 50 minutes

No summary available.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Historical Fiction and
Biographical Fiction
That was Book 210 AU 127246 Queen Trucanini by Nancy Cato and
Vivienne Rae Ellis
BOOK 211
Red ice by James Phelan
9 hours

Just a few days after the conclusion of Liquid Gold, Lachlan Fox is thrown
back into the midst of the action when the dangerous and powerful Umbra
organization offers to trade a man they've taken hostage for one of their own
operatives. After the CIA claim they won't negotiate with terrorists, Umbra
begins to cut off the natural gas supply to Europe. This is just a small
indication of the level of chaos they're prepared to inflict. Assassinations
follow... In an unstable Europe, control of resources equals true power,
Russia is under the influence of corrupt capitalists, the stakes are
inconceivably high - and ex-Navy hero Lachlan Fox is seriously challenged...

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Adventure Fiction and
Suspense Fiction
That was Book 211 AU 123582 Red ice by James Phelan

BOOK 212
The registrar's wedding wish by Lucy Clark
6 hours

Annie Beresford is a talented surgeon but she longs for marriage and children
before it is too late, and her new boss, Hayden Robinson, might just be the
one. But after one failed marriage, Hayden would rather focus on saving lives.
So, when Annie realises they can't be happy without each other, it's all up to
her.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Light Romance Fiction and
Romance Fiction
That was Book 212 AU 127770 The registrar's wedding wish by Lucy
Clark

BOOK 213
River of the sun by Patricia Shaw
24 hours

When Perfection Middleton catches the eye of Darcy Buchanan, all hell
breaks loose. Joint heir to the vast estate of Caravale in North Queensland,
he's a catch all right, and far too good for a housemaid whose parents came
over on a convict ship. That's what his family thinks, anyway, and his brother
Ben dreams up an ingenious plan to prevent the marriage. It's a plan that
goes tragically wrong...Lew Cavour is very taken with Perfy too, but he gets
caught up in the gold rush and the race to stake a claim on the river of gold,
as does Ben Buchanan, who sees it as the only way he can buy out Perfy's
share of Caravale. But their journey to the river of gold is dogged by disease,
madness and murder...

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Romance Fiction, Family
Stories and Historical Fiction
That was Book 213 AU 126904 River of the sun by Patricia Shaw

BOOK 214
The river wife by Heather Rose
4 hours and 42 minutes

'This is the story of a river and the keeping of magic and the making of water
and the nature of love. Some would say that any story of water is always a
story of magic and other would say that any story of love was the same ...
One day love laid down by the river. It slept in a blue patterned shirt and
through the afternoon, though I watched, it did not stir but dreamed with the
river and when it woke it saw me. Love was not the pattern of leaves and the
texture of bark, it was not the underbelly of river or the way of fish, though all
that was here was part of it and has gone on beyond it. Love was the passing
of the sky across a face, it was the arc of conversation, the yearning to go on
and never look back, the desire to be something other than I was ... I never
thought to ask what belonging was, nor how I might be free of it, until I loved
Wilson James.' The River Wife is a simple and subtle fable of love. It tells the
story of the river wife - part human, part fish - whose duty is to tend the river,
but instead falls in love with a man. Tender and melancholy, it speaks of
desire and love, mothers and daughters, kinship and care, duty and sacrifice,
water and wisdom.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction and Twenty-First Century
Literature
That was Book 214 AU 126288 The river wife by Heather Rose

BOOK 215
Shaved Fish by Susan Geason
7 hours and 18 minutes

Who killed Devon Kent, a big-mouthed stripper who'd run out of credit? Who
dared kidnap the pornographer's son? Why were Sydney's derros afraid for
their lives? Where was Precious Ho, nymphomaniac Little Sister of a Chinese
drug queen? It's up to Syd Fish - failed journalist, sacked political minder and
fledgling private investigator - to find out. Shaved Fish is a breakneck tour
through the Sydney tourists never see. Cynical, street-smart and master of
the deadly one-liner, Syd Fish is the most entertaining guide you'll ever meet

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction and Detective and Mystery
Fiction
That was Book 215 AU 126530 Shaved Fish by Susan Geason

BOOK 216
The silent frontier by Peter Watt
11 hours

Siblings Lachlan, John and Phoebe MacDonald are tragically separated after
the massacre at the Ballarat goldfields. John is determined to find his lost
brother and sister, and works hard to make his way in the world. A business
partnership leads to riches and rewards that he never dreamed of. Lachlan's
life are bare knuckle fighting and destitution cannot prepare his for the war he
finds himself fighting against Maori of New Zealand, nor the feelings he has fir
his commanding officer's sister.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Family Stories and Historical
Fiction
That was Book 216 AU 128584 The silent frontier by Peter Watt

BOOK 217
The snow queen by Mardi McConnochie
7 hours

When ballerina Galina Koslova retired from the stage she turned her back on
the past forever. But when her former dancing partner, Edward Larwood,
returns after an absence of twenty-five years, old memories and resentments
are rekindled, drawing them both into an inevitable confrontation that will have
far-reaching consequences.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 217 AU 128106 The snow queen by Mardi McConnochie

BOOK 218
Spinning around by Catherine Jinks
9 hours

As well as going to work, organising the renovations and looking after the
kids, Helen is trying to find out on the quiet if her husband really is having an
affair. During one crazy week she finds herself checking phone bills, emptying
her husband's wallet, rifling through his underwear drawer and employing a
private detective.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 218 AU 128110 Spinning around by Catherine Jinks

BOOK 219
Threepenny dreams by Anna Jacobs
19 hours

Recently widowed, Hannah Firth is still young - young enough to dream of a
new life. When her spiteful daughter-in-law uses her as an unpaid servant,
Hannah tries to leave, but she is unaware of the depths that Patty's spite will
lead her to.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Family Stories, Historical
Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 219 AU 129166 Threepenny dreams by Anna Jacobs

BOOK 220
To make a killing by Jean Bedford
6 hours and 13 minutes

Summary unavailable

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction and Detective and Mystery
Fiction
That was Book 220 AU 126665 To make a killing by Jean Bedford

BOOK 221
Torn apart by Peter Corris
5 hours

Hardy has never been much of a family man, so when he meets his second
cousin Patrick Malloy it's like being hit with a left hook to the solar plexus -
Malloy is his double. Cliff and his cousin become friends and travel to attend a
gathering of the Irish Travell - the gypsy-like folk from whom they are
descended.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Detective and Mystery Fiction
and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 221 AU 130815 Torn apart by Peter Corris

BOOK 222
The traveller : stories of two continents by Victor Kelleher
8 hours

In these stories, Victor Kelleher explores the social and emotional landscapes
of two continents, Africa and Australia. The first stories show the dying years
of British colonialism in an Africa torn by racial tension, guilt and violence,
culminating in the 'Refugees'. Australia, setting for the last group of stories,
provides sanctuary from the distant traumas - but at what cost?

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction and Short Stories
That was Book 222 AU 129990 The traveller : stories of two continents
by Victor Kelleher

BOOK 223
Tree of angels by Penny Sumner
12 hours and 30 minutes

When Nina Karsavina's father gradually loses his mind after the death of her
mother, Nina takes the difficult decision to leave her Russian home behind.
From the salons of pre-revolutionary Russia to war-torn Britain and the
tropical rainforests of Australia, a novel about three generations of exiles.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 223 AU 129188 Tree of angels by Penny Sumner

BOOK 224
A twist in the tale : three novellas by Hugh Atkinson
18 hours

A mute hobo hobbles into the pub at Sunny Corner, paying his way with a jar
of reef gold. Does he know what lies under the graveyard, and who is
disturbing the sleep of the dead? What comes of one man's obsession with
orchids? And who knows the secrets of mysteriously fertile Grey's Valley, a
place where anything could happen, where isolation borders on madness.
These novellas by Hugh Atkinson deftly twist the threads of everyday life to
reveal dark and unsettling images.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Detective and Mystery Fiction
and Short Stories
That was BOOK 224 AU 129912 A twist in the tale : three novellas by
Hugh Atkinson

BOOK 225
Twopenny rainbows by Anna Jacobs
14 hours

'Twopenny Rainbows' continues the story of the younger sisters of Keara
Michaels, the heroine of 'A pennyworth of sunshine', following their fortunes
from nineteenth-century Ireland to the brave new world of Australia.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Family Stories, Historical
Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 225 AU 127867 Twopenny rainbows by Anna Jacobs

BOOK 226
Valley of lagoons by Patricia Shaw
7 hours

A saga of the pioneering men and women who pushed back the frontiers of
Australia.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Historical Romance Fiction
and Romance Fiction
That was Book 226 AU 127559 Valley of lagoons by Patricia Shaw

BOOK 227
Where the willows weep by Patricia Shaw
18 hours and 30 minutes

Laura Maskey runs away; she takes sanctuary with her best friend Amelia
Roberts. Laura's romantic inclinations are firmly fixed on Paul McNamara, the
owner of a cattle station, and the death of his wife brings him within her reach.
But Paul has many battles to fight first: against the unscrupulous men who are
determined to divide Queensland for their own gain; on behalf of Aboriginal
tribes whose lands are at risk; and with his own personal demons.
Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction, Historical Romance Fiction
and Romance Fiction
That was Book 227 AU 129448 Where the willows weep by Patricia Shaw

BOOK 228
Wildflower Hill by Kimberley Freeman
13 hours

From the class divisions of depression-era Glagow, to the rolling pastures of a
rural Tasmanian sheep farm. An unforgettable story of passion, love, secrets
and loss. Glasgow, 1929. Beattie Blaxland had dreams. Big dreams. She
dreamed of a life of fashion and fabrics. One thing she never dreamed was
that she would find herself pregnant to her married lover, just before her
nineteenth birthday. London, 2009. Emma Blaxland-Hunter was living her
dream. A prima ballerina with the London Ballet, she had everything...until the
moment she lost it all. Separated by decades, both women must find the
strength to rebuild their lives. A legacy from one to the other will lead to
Wildflower Hill, a place where a woman can learn to stand alone long enough
to realise what she really wants.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction and Family Stories
That was Book 228 AU 125020 Wildflower Hill by Kimberley Freeman

BOOK 229
Women on the rocks : a tale of two convicts by Kristin Williamson
14 hours

In 1820 Mary Jones is wrongly convicted of a crime committed by her best
friend Maria. Their lives are changed forever when Mary is transported from
the tranquillity of rural England to colonial Australia. The destinies of the two
friends entwine throughout England, New Zealand and Australia as they forge
new lives against all odds.

Subject Interest Codes: Australian Fiction and Historical Fiction
That was Book 229 AU 129198 Women on the rocks : a tale of two
convicts by Kristin Williamson

AUTOBIOGRAPHY

BOOK 230
All but my life by Gerda Weissman Klein
9 hours and 18 minutes

In the winter of 1945, Gerda Weissmann, with more than four thousand other
young women, began a thousand-mile march from a labor camp in western
Germany to Czechoslovakia. A prisoner of the Nazis from the age of eighteen,
Gerda was one of 120 who survived that march. On May 7, 1945, she and the
rest of the group were liberated by the 5th American Infantry Division. The
Nazis had taken all but her life. She was rescued by Lieutenant Kurt Klein,
who saw to it that she received immediate medical care and visited her during
her long convalescence. They fell in love, and a year later were married in
Paris; they then travelled to Buffalo, New York, to begin a new life together.
All But My Life is Gerda Klein's celebrated account of her three frightful years
as a prisoner. It was the memories of her parents (who died at Auschwitz) and
of her brother (who fled to unoccupied Poland and later perished) that made it
possible for her to survive.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and War Non-Fiction
That was Book 230 AU 128217 All but my life by Gerda Weissman Klein

BOOK 231
American prince by Tony Curtis with Peter Golenbock
11 hours and 10 minutes

He has appeared in over a hundred films. Elvis copied his looks. The Beatles
put him on the cover of Sgt. Pepper. Tony Curtis is without question a
Hollywood legend and part of its Golden Age. In "American Prince" he tells
the whole story, from his hard-knock childhood growing up in the Bronx to his
wild days as a Hollywood playboy, his destructive drug addiction and his life
now as an artist in his eighties.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Biography - Stage and
Screen
That was Book 231 AU 126225 American prince by Tony Curtis with
Peter Golenbock

BOOK 232
An auctioneer's lot by Philip Serrell
10 hours

Heart-warming tales of a life in antiques. From priceless eighteenth century
dining tables hidden away in decaying farm sheds to tattooed travellers with a
penchant for Wedgewood china, professional auctioneer Philip Serrell has
seen it all.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography
That was Book 232 AU 128789 An auctioneer's lot by Philip Serrell

BOOK 233
Arabesques : a tale of double lives by Robert Dessaix
8 hours and 30 minutes

One Sunday afternoon in a secluded valley in Normandy, France, Robert
Dessaix chanced upon the castle where the famous French writer Andre Gide
spent his childhood. Recalling the excitement Robert felt when he first read
Gide as a teenager, he set off to recapture what it was that once drew him so
strongly to this enigmatic figure.On a magic carpet ride from Lisbon to the
edge of the Sahara, from Paris to the south of France and Algiers, Robert
takes us to the places where the Nobel Prize-winning author, in ways still
scandalous to modern sensibilities, lived out his unconventional ideas about
love, marriage, sexuality and religion. Features meditations and conversations
with fellow-travellers on such diverse subjects as why we travel, growing old,
illicit passions, and the essence of Protestantism.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Biography – Australian,
Biography – Writers and Travel and Culture
That was Book 233 AU 123989 Arabesques : a tale of double lives by
Robert
Dessaix

BOOK 234
Around the world in eighty-one years by Robert Morley
6 hours

This is a delightful voyage through times and places, packed with anecdotes
and asides, by a man who loves life but basically finds it all part of the theatre
of the absurd.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Biography and Biography -
Stage and Screen
That was Book 234 AU 130181 Around the world in eighty-one years by
Robert Morley

BOOK 235
Ava : my story by Ava Gardner
13 hours

"If I don't tell my side of the story it will be too late", says Ava Garner, "and
then some self-appointed biographer will step in and add to the inaccuracies,
the inventions and abysmal lies that already exist. I want to tell the truth about
the three men I loved and married, Mickey Rooney, Artie Shaw and Francis
Sinatra. I want to write about the Hollywood I knew from the early 40's when I
arrived wide-eyed from the cotton and tobacco fields of North Carolina, about
the films I made, many in exotic settings all over the world, and the real
behind the scenes stories, often a damm site more dramatic than the movies
themselves. I want remember it all the good and bad times".

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Biography - Stage and
Screen
That was Book 236 AU 127306 Ava : my story by Ava Gardner

BOOK 237
Battle scars : a soldier's strategy for fighting cancer by Matthew Carr
3 Volumes

Major Matthew Carr is a professional soldier who has served in Iraq and
Afghanistan. When faced with a cancerous invasion of his body, Matthew
used the expert training he learnt in the Australian Army as a strategy to wage
his own fierce and relentless battle with an enemy force. In January 2002,
Matthew Carr was 25, ten foot tall and bullet proof. Not only was he trained
and well prepared for war, he was looking for a fight. That same month,
Matthew was diagnosed with testicular cancer. He suddenly found himself in a
battle that he had not been expecting, and it certainly wasn't the type of fight
he had been hoping for... In Battle Scars we learn that the main principles
employed by militaries in the conduct of Counter Insurgency Operations can
be applied to modern life as much as fighting cancer.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Biography – Australian,
Biography – Military
That was Book 237 AU 127791 Battle scars : a soldier's strategy for
fighting cancer by Matthew Carr

BOOK 238
Before the knife : memories of an African childhood by Carolyn
Slaughter
9 hours

Carolyn Slaughter is an author, but for twelve years she did note write another
book. She had become conscious that there was something hidden in her
past that had always haunted her fiction. This memoir is the result of
confronting the truth about her traumatic childhood.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Biography – Writers
That was Book 238 AU 128075 Before the knife : memories of an African
childhood by Carolyn Slaughter

BOOK 239
Belonging : a memoir by Renee Goossens
11 hours

This is the story of Renee Goossens, youngest daughter of the famous
conductor Sir Eugene Goossens. It is a story of coming to terms with her
father, and her struggle to find a life identity for herself independent of her
status as a member of a musical family.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Inspirational Stories
That was Book 239 AU 128030 Belonging : a memoir by Renee
Goossens

BOOK 240
Beneath the cassock : the real-life vicar of Dibley by Joy Carroll
8 hours

Dawn French's vicar in "The Vicar of Dibley" is one of Britain's best-loved
sitcom characters. This is the story of the woman who inspired her. The book
also charts how the series was intended to ease the acceptance of female
priests.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Biography – Religion
That was Book 240 AU 128130 Beneath the cassock : the real-life vicar
of Dibley by Joy Carroll

BOOK 241
Black and blue : how racism, drugs and Cancer almost destroyed me by
Paul Canoville
9 hours and 37 minutes

Canoville was Chelsea's first black first-team player, making his debut in
1982. But as he warmed up on the touchline, his own supporters began
chanting 'We don't want the nigger!' The racist bile continued whenever he
played, but within a year he had won over the terraces with his explosive pace
and skill. Canoville fell out with the Chelsea board and moved to Reading in
1986, where injury suddenly ended his career at the age of 24. This started a
downward spiral including the death of his baby in his arms, two bouts of life-
threatening lymph cancer, drug abuse and homelessness. But Canoville
fought back. In this book, Paul explains why, despite everything, he is more
positive than ever and has remained a fervent Chelsea fan all his life.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Biography – Sports and Health
Care
That was Book 241 AU 125934 Black and blue : how racism, drugs and
Cancer almost destroyed me by Paul Canoville

BOOK 242
Blind ambition : the remarkable story of a 4-time World Disabled Water-
Ski champion by Janet Gray
7 hours and 41 minutes

On four occasions Janet Gray has won the World Disabled Water-ski
Championships. She has been champion and world record holder in all three
individual disciplines as well as overall champion. In competition with sighted
water-skiers, she is one of the top skiers in Ireland and in the higher echelons
of competitive skiing in the UK. And yet, in 2004, she nearly died. In the
course of a training session in Tampa, Florida, Janet was skied at high speed
into a steel ski jump in the centre of the lake. 'Doctors assessing the extent of
my injuries were united in their prognosis: I wouldn't survive the night.' But
Janet Gray did not die. In fact, not only did she make a full recovery, she
resumed her career in water-skiing and regained her world titles and previous
ranking as World Disabled Water-ski Champion. This book tells her
remarkable story.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Biography – Blind, Biography –
Sports and Sport and Rec Activities
That was Book 242 AU 129482 Blind ambition : the remarkable story of a
4-time World Disabled Water-Ski champion by Janet Gray

BOOK 243
Blowing my own trumpet by Kenny Ball
9 hours and 30 minutes
Probably the test of an artist's success is his durability. Kenny Ball is one of
the best-loved jazz trumpet players this side of the Atlantic - his recording of
"Midnight in Moscow" catapulted him to world fame. This autobiography
includes stories featuring such giants as Louis Armstrong.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Biography - Music and
Musicians
That was Book 243 AU 127854 Blowing my own trumpet by Kenny Ball

BOOK 244
British as a second language by David Bennun
9 hours and 30 minutes

David Bennun had lived in Africa his whole life. At the age of 18 he came to
Britain, the mother country. The country he had read about in Punch
magazine or seen in films like Chariots of Fire. He was in for a shock.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Biography – Writers
That was Book 244 AU 129191 British as a second language by David
Bennun

BOOK 245
The broken cord by Michael Dorris
14 hours

When Michael Dorris, 26, single, working on his doctorate, and part Native
American himself, applied to adopt a Native American child, his request was
speedily granted. He knew that his new three-year-old son, Adam, was badly
developmentally disabled; but he believed in the power of nurture and love.
This is the heartrending story, full of compassion and rage, of how his son
grew up mentally retarded, a victim of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome whom no
amount of love could make whole.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Biography – Disabled
That was Book 245 AU 126523 The broken cord by Michael Dorris

BOOK 246
Bronson by Charles Bronson
11 hours and 6 minutes

Charlie Bronson has spent 28 of the last 30 years in solitary confinement.
When he is unlocked, up to 12 prison officers - sometimes in riot gear and
with dogs - are standing by. Yet this is a man of great warmth and humour
who has never killed anyone and has often dealt with his gruelling life with
humour - during a siege in 1993 he demanded an inflatable doll and a cup of
tea. Charlie reveals the truth about his extraordinary life behind bars.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Crime Non-Fiction
That was Book 246 AU 128965 Bronson by Charles Bronson
BOOK 247
Burned alive by Souad, in collaboration with Marie-Therese Cuny
5 hours and 50 minutes

When Souad was seventeen she fell in love. In her village, as in so many
others, sex before marriage was considered a grave dishonour to one's family
and was punishable by death. This was her crime. Her brother-in-law was
given the task of arranging her punishment. One morning while Souad was
washing the family's clothes, he crept up on her, poured petrol over her and
set her alight. Souad survived rescued by the women of her village.
Horrifically burned, and abandoned by her family and community, it was only
the intervention of a European aid worker that enabled Souad to receive the
care and sanctuary she so desperately needed and to start her life again. She
has now decided to tell her story and uncover the barbarity of honour killings,
a practice which continues to this day.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Indigenous Non-Fiction
That was Book 247 AU 126382 Burned alive by Souad, in collaboration
with Marie-Therese Cuny

BOOK 248
C'est la folie: one man's quest for a more meaningful life by Michael
Wright
12 Hours and 15 minutes

The true story of an urban man's search for a deeper, richer, simpler life in the
heart of rural France... One day in late summer, Michael Wright gave up his
comfortable South London existence and, with only his long-suffering cat for
company, set out to begin a new life. His destination was "La Folie" a
dilapidated 15th century farmhouse in need of love and renovation in the heart
of rural France... In a bid to fulfil a childhood dream of becoming a Real Man,
he struggles to make the journey from clinically social townie to rugged,
solitary paysan. His enthusiastic attempts at looking after livestock and
coming to terms with the concept of living Abroad Alone, he discovers what it
takes to be a man at the beginning of the 21st century.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Travel and Culture
That was Book 248 AU 114918 C'est la folie: one man's quest for a more
meaningful life by Michael Wright

BOOK 249
Cambodian witness : the autobiography of Someth May edited and with
an introduction by James Fenton
13 hours

This is an eloquent attempt to describe the indescribable. It is a reminder of
what the world is anxious to forget; a record of a brave man's determination to
outwit and outlive the most murderous regime of the twentieth century.
Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Asian History
That was Book 249 AU 129916 Cambodian witness : the autobiography
of Someth May edited and with an introduction by James Fenton

BOOK 250
Corners of my mind by Peter MacDonald
11 hours

Peter Macdonald recounts many of the highlights of his interesting life.
Although of Scottish heritage, Peter was born between two world wars in
Arequipa, 7,000 feet up into the Andes, and has exotic memories of dusty
roads, llamas and learning Spanish from his Peruvian nursemaid. Back in
England he recalls the bombing and air raids in Liverpool during the Second
World War, a more peaceful existence in Cheshire and joining up in 1946.
During his 32-year-career in the British Army he attained the rank of Brigadier,
specialising in ammunition and explosives and, latterly, in all forms of Army
ordnance

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Biography – Military
That was Book 250 AU 116556 Corners of my mind by Peter MacDonald

BOOK 251
Daddy, where are you? : the moving story of a daughter's search for her
G.I father by Shirley McGlade
11 hours and 15 minutes

Shirley McGlade was born in Birmingham in 1945, the illegitimate wartime
child of a factory girl and an American GI based in Britain. Until her late
thirties Shirley was working and living a normal life with her family. Only one
thing singled her out, her unquenchable determination to find the father who
didn't even know she existed. After many setbacks her search would finally
end with a deeply rewarding relationship between a middle-aged daughter
and her Dad, now in his seventies.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Biography
That was Book 251 AU 130177 Daddy, where are you? : the moving story
of a daughter's search for her G.I father by Shirley McGlade

BOOK 252
Dancing in the light by Shirley Maclaine
12 hours and 47 minutes

On the occasion of her 50th birthday, having won an Oscar for "Terms of
endearment", Shirley Maclaine is ready to resume her voyage of self-
discovery. With the help of her spiritual guides she explores her stormy but
loving relationship with her parents, her feelings for Russian culture and her
new lover, and goes to Santa Fe for a life-altering experience that provides a
new vision of her future.
Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Biography - Stage and Screen
and Esoteric Literature
That was Book 252 AU 125848 Dancing in the light by Shirley Maclaine

BOOK 253
Diana's story by Deric Longden
7 hours and 9 minutes

In 1971, Deric Longden's wife Diana became ill with the mysterious disorder
known as ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), Diana suffered years of paralysis
and chronic pain and eventually died, accidentally, as a result of her illness.
Surprisingly, "Diana's story" is not one of gloom and despair, it is the
wonderfully moving - and frequently hilarious - story of a marriage based on
deep love and an exceptional shared sense of humour.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Biography – Disabled
That was Book 253 AU 125822 Diana's story by Deric Longden
BOOK 254
Doctor! Doctor! tales of an Irish practice by Hugh and Alice Alport
7 Hours

"I learned very quickly that rural General Practice is the real sharp end of
Medicine and not for the faint-hearted, even when you've managed to find
your way to where you're needed in the pitch dark with the rain coming down
faster than the wipers can cope with it." Thus, almost by chance, Doctor Hugh
Alport and his GP wife Alice came to serve the rural folk of Ulster. Their
experiences over the decades range from the hilarious to the horrific, and
include the reclusive woman who shared her home with a flatulent horse,
working by torchlight in small farms, poteen poisoning and the elderly
inhabitant of the Witches' Cottage.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Biography – Medical and
Country Life Non-Fiction
That was Book 254 AU 117957 Doctor! Doctor! tales of an Irish practice
by Hugh and Alice Alport

BOOK 255
Eat, pray, love : one woman's search for everything by Elizabeth Gilbert
14 hours and 8 minutes

Elizabeth Gilbert is in her thirties, settle in a large a house with a husband
who wants to start a family. But she doesn't want any of it. A bitter divorce and
a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and determined to find what
she's missing. So she begins her quest. In Rome, she indulges herself and
gains nearly two stone. In India, she finds enlightenment through scrubbing
temple floors. Finally in Bali, a toothless medicine man reveals a new path to
peace, leaving her ready to love again.
Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Biography, Biography – Writers
and Travel and Culture
That was Book 255 AU 126285 Eat, pray, love : one woman's search for
everything by Elizabeth Gilbert

BOOK 256
The eavesdroppers by Jack Bleakley
12 hours

For 20-year-old Jack Bleakley volunteering for an unspecified 'dangerous
mission' and thus becoming one of a select group of wireless interceptors at
the beginning of the war in the Pacific was the start of the experience of his
lifetime. Here for the first time is the story of those young Australian men and
women whose skill in intercepting coded Japanese transmissions provided
General MacArthur's intelligence operations with vital information about
enemy operations in the South West Pacific Area.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Biography – Australian,
Biography – Military and War Non-Fiction
That was Book 256 AU 129980 The eavesdroppers by Jack Bleakley

BOOK 257
Farewell but not goodbye : my autobiography by Bobby Robson with
Paul Hayward
11 hours and 38 minutes

Revered in Newcastle and the North-East, Sir Bobby Robson was a man
whose fame knew no boundaries and who enjoyed phenomenal popularity.
His hugely successful playing days with Fulham and West Brom in the 1950s
and 60s, his twenty England caps and his brilliant management career over
the past thirty-eight years mean that he has inspired generations of fans. He
has been witness to some of the most historic sporting moments throughout
his incredible career, and in his book remembers epic incidents from the
'Hand of God' to the tears of Gazza. He also relives leading England through
two World Cups, and the pain of coming within a penalty kick of the 1990
World Cup final.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Biography – Sports
That was Book AU 257 126096 Farewell but not goodbye : my
autobiography by Bobby Robson with Paul Hayward

BOOK 258
Forty years in the wilderness by John Chandler
9 hours and 30 minutes

At the age of eleven, John Chandler was brought by his parents from the
slums of England to Australia. During the 1840s he survived 15-hour days as
a ploughboy and a carrier of heavy goods. Both parents fell ill with typhoid, his
mother died, and for some time John was the family's sole support. John
finally achieved prominence as a merchant, sustained throughout his trials by
unbreakable faith and unceasing labour.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Biography – Australian
That was Book 258 AU 129975 Forty years in the wilderness by John
Chandler

BOOK 259
Front line by Clare Hollingworth
15 hours and 30 minutes

Clare Hollingworth has been reporting upheavals around the world for fifty
years. She began by covering the outbreak of the Second World War from
inside Poland. She has been a distinguished and indefatigable front-line
reporter for the Guardian and the Telegraph; one of a rare species, a
journalist always more interested in presenting the facts objectively than in
promoting a cause or herself. Internationally renowned, she here describes
her background and tells how she achieved her remarkable stories.

Subject Interest Code: Autobiography
That was Book 259 AU 129853 Front line by Clare Hollingworth

BOOK 260
Ginger Baker, hellraiser : the autobiography of the world's greatest
drummer by Ginger Baker with Ginette Baker
9 hours and 33 minutes

Peter 'Ginger' Baker tells his story for the first time. It's a journey from his
humble beginnings in war-torn south London to his adopted home in South
Africa's beautiful Western Cape. Along the way he tells of his life-long love of
jazz, how he discovered the drums and African music for himself, life on the
road and he confesses to the heroin use that should have killed him in his
colourful 1960s' prime, working and playing with the biggest names of the
time. He talks candidly of the loss and recovery of his fortune, his three
marriages, Cream's induction into the rock'n'roll hall of fame in 1993, their
subsequent successful reunion in 2005 and his hopes for the future.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Biography - Music and
Musicians
That was Book 260 AU 128914 Ginger Baker, hellraiser : the
autobiography of the world's greatest drummer by Ginger Baker with
Ginette Baker

BOOK 261
Giving up the ghost : a memoir by Hilary Mantel
8 hours and 30 minutes

From childhood daydreams to the reality of family secrets, her father's
mysterious disappearance and an adulthood blighted by medical neglect,
Hilary Mantel uncovers the losses that wrenched her from the patterns of the
past and drove her to forge her own remarkable path.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Biography – Writers
That was Book 261 AU 127841 Giving up the ghost : a memoir by Hilary
Mantel

BOOK 262
Graeme Bell, Australian jazzman by Graeme Bell
24 hours and 12 minutes

Jazz is now recognised as a legitimate music form which has gradually been
evolving since the late nineteenth century. Australia has made some
important contributions to this worldwide evolutionary process and probably
nobody has done more than the legendary Graeme Bell. His tour of England
in the last 1940's sparked the traditional jazz explosion which swept Britain in
the 1950's and 1960's resulting in the rise to prominence of English musicians
such as Humphrey Littleton and Chris Barber. These days of all the Australian
jazz personalities Graeme Bell is probably one of the best known. For over
four decades Graeme and his various groups have entertained Australians
with high quality traditional jazz which has always had a special stamp of its
own, Graeme Bell tells of his life in the jazz world.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Biography - Music and
Musicians
That was Book 262 AU 129631 Graeme Bell, Australian jazzman by
Graeme Bell

BOOK 263
Halfway home : my life 'til now by Ronan Tynan
12 hours

Diagnosed with lower-limb disability at birth, Ronan Tynan overcame his
problems and went on not only to gain a medical degree, but to win 18 gold
medals and 14 world records at the Paralympics and to build himself a
bestselling music career, singing alone and with "The Irish Tenors".

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Biography - Stage and Screen,
Biography – Disabled and Inspirational Stories
That was Book 263 AU 127730 Halfway home : my life 'til now by Ronan
Tynan

BOOK 264
Hamlet's dresser : a memoir by Bob Smith
9 hours and 18 minutes

Bob Smith grew up in a town named for Shakespeare's birthplace. Stratford,
Connecticut. His troubled childhood was spent in a struggle to help his
devastated parents care for his severely retarded sister. But at age ten, Smith
stumbled onto a line from The Merchant of Venice: "In sooth I know not why I
am so sad." In the language of Shakespeare, he had found a window through
which to view the world. When he was a teenager, the American Shakespeare
Festival moved into Stratford, and Smith became Hamlet's dresser. As he
watched the plays from backstage, his life's passion took shape. Here, in
tender and lyrical prose, Smith tells the story of a life shaped by poetry.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Biography – Arts and
Performing Arts
That was Book 264 AU 128205 Hamlet's dresser : a memoir by Bob
Smith

BOOK 265
The happiest refugee : the extraordinary true story of a boy's journey
from starvation at sea to becoming one of Australia's best-loved
comedians by Anh Do
7 hours

Anh Do nearly didn't make it to Australia. His entire family came close to
losing their lives on the sea as they escaped from war-torn Vietnam in an
overcrowded boat. But nothing - not murderous pirates, nor the imminent
threat of death by hunger, disease or dehydration as they drifted for days -
could quench their desire to make a better life in the country they had
dreamed about.Life in Australia was hard, an endless succession of back-
breaking work, crowded rooms, ruthless landlords and make-do everything.
But there was a loving extended family, and always friends and play and
something to laugh about for Anh, his brother Khoa and their sister Tram.
Things got harder when their father left home when Anh was thirteen - they
felt his loss very deeply and their mother struggled to support the family on
her own. His mother's sacrifice was an inspiration to Anh and he worked hard
during his teenage years to help her make ends meet, also managing to
graduate high school and then university.Another inspiration was the
comedian Anh met when he was about to sign on for a 60-hour a week
corporate job. Anh asked how many hours he worked. 'Four,' the answer
came back, and that was it. He was going to be a comedian!

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Biography – Australian and
Biography - Stage and Screen
That was Book 265 AU 126292 The happiest refugee : the extraordinary
true story of a boy's journey from starvation at sea to becoming one of
Australia's best-loved comedians by Anh Do

BOOK 266
The heart of the Dales by Gervase Phinn
13 hours and 35 minutes

Awkward teachers, pompous school governors and fearsome lollipop ladies
occasionally make Gervase Phinn's hectic job as a school inspector in the
Yorkshire Dales more than difficult. However, the new school year doesn't get
off to the best start after a teacher intimates that Phinn has let the school
down. He fears he is going to be in hot water. We reconvene with Christine
Bentley, head teacher of Winnery Nook School and now Gervase's wife and
mother of their son; the well-named Mrs Savage and not forgetting the Queen
of the Clean - Connie.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Country Life Non-Fiction and
Wit and Humour Non-Fiction
That was Book 266 AU 114205 The heart of the Dales by Gervase Phinn

BOOK 267
Hell west and crooked by Tom Cole
14 hours

The autobiography of Tom Cole, a real life "Crocodile Dundee", a man famed
throughout the Outback for his skills, from being a drover and station hand in
the toughest country in Australia to buffalo shooter and crocodile hunter in the
Northern Territory.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Biography – Australian
That was Book 268 AU 129791 Hell west and crooked by Tom Cole

BOOK 269
Hey mum, what's a half-caste? by Lorraine McGee-Sippel
5 hours and 57 minutes

Lorraine McGee-Sippel was just a small girl when she asked her parents why
her skin colour was different from theirs. It was the 1950s and the first step on
a journey of unanswered questions that would span decades and lead her to
search for her birth family. In the historic climate of the Rudd Government's
apology, Yorta Yorta woman, McGee-Sippel, aligns herself with the Stolen
Generations as she reveals how she and her family struggled with the far-
reaching implications of a government policy that saw her adoptive parents
being told their daughter was of Afro-American descent.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Biography – Australian and
Indigenous Non-Fiction
That was Book 269 AU 125430 Hey mum, what's a half-caste? by
Lorraine McGee-Sippel

BOOK 270
I have heard you calling in the night : a memoir by Thomas Healy
4 hours and 30 minutes

Thomas Healy was a drunk, a fighter, often unemployed, no stranger to the
Glasgow police or to the courts. One day he bought a pup - a Doberman. He
called him Martin. Gradually man and dog became unshakeable allies, the
closest of comrades, the best of friends. Martin, in more ways than one, saved
Thomas Healy's life.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Animal Stories
That was Book 270 AU 128894 I have heard you calling in the night : a
memoir by Thomas Healy

BOOK 271
Impractical jokes by Charlie Pickering
4 hours and 30 minutes

Three toilets, a deceased poodle and some sadly depreciated real-estate ... a
rollicking, laugh-out-loud memoir of how a practical joke went too far from one
of Australia's brightest young comedians. In 1986, Charlie Pickering's dad,
Ron, was pushed into a pool by his best friend, Richard. What followed was
an all-out water pistol ambush in a five-star restaurant and then ten years of
tit-for-tat payback and near fatal hijinx that eventually involved the State
Emergency Service. When maturity is the first casualty of war, things tend to
escalate.Impractical Jokes is the true story of two seemingly responsible,
middle-aged men who opted out of having a mid-life crisis and instead gave
themselves permission to be silly. It is also the tale of how Charlie finally
learnt something from his dad - that being grown-up shouldn't mean losing
your sense of humour - a lesson he lives to the full as one of Australia's
leading comedians.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Biography – Australian,
Biography - Stage and Screen and Wit and Humour Non-Fiction
That was Book 271 AU 130811 Impractical jokes by Charlie Pickering

BOOK 272
The inconvenient child : an abandoned Australian child struggles to
survive and find her African American father by Sharyn Killens &
Lindsay Lewis
15 hours and 15 minutes

An unacceptable liaison, a secret birth, a mother's silence, and her
abandoned black child's journey to discover the truth.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Biography - Stage and Screen
and Sociology
That was Book 272 AU 128182 The inconvenient child : an abandoned
Australian child struggles to survive and find her African American
father by Sharyn Killens & Lindsay Lewis
BOOK 273
Inside story: from ABC foreign correspondent to Singapore prisoner AU
12988 by Peter Lloyd
10 Hours and 50 minutes

The much-anticipated and extraordinarily compelling account of Peter Lloyd's
very public fall from grace - and the harrowing true stories behind the events
that he witnessed as a foreign correspondent for the ABC.
Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Biography – Australian and
Biography - Stage and Screen
That was Book 273 AU 125017 Inside story: from ABC foreign
correspondent to Singapore prisoner #12988 by Peter Lloyd

BOOK 274
A journey by Tony Blair
29 hours and 9 minutes

In 1997, Tony Blair won the biggest Labour victory in history to sweep the
party to power and end eighteen years of Conservative government. He has
been one of the most dynamic leaders of modern times; few British prime
ministers have shaped the nation's course as profoundly as Blair during his
ten years in power, and his achievements and his legacy will be debated for
years to come. Now his memoirs reveal in intimate detail this unique political
and personal journey, providing an insight into the man, the politician and the
statesman, and charting successes, controversies and disappointments with
an extraordinary candour.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Biography - Politicians and
Statesmen
That was Book 274 AU 128953 A journey by Tony Blair

BOOK 275
Just one more day by Susan Lewis
11 hours and 35 minutes

In 1960s Bristol, Susan's family is overshadowed with tragedy. A typically
feisty seven-year-old, she busies herself being brave whilst her mother,
Eddress, is struggling to find the courage to carry on. Though bound by an
indestructible love, their journey through a world darkening with tragedy is
fraught with misunderstandings. For how can a child begin to come to terms
with death when faced by a wall of adult secrets, in a society where it is
shameful to own up to feelings? This is a deeply moving true-life account, told
by mother and daughter, of how the spectre of death moved into their family
and how hard they tried to pretend it wasn't there.

Subject Interest Code: Autobiography
That was Book 275 AU 114588 Just one more day by Susan Lewis

BOOK 276
Kitchener's last volunteer by Henry Allinghan with Dennis Goodman
8 Hours and 30 minutes

Henry Allingham is the last British serviceman alive to have volunteered for
active duty in the First World War. He vividly recaptures life in the Edwardian
era and how it was altered irrevocably by the Great War. Henry is unique in
that he saw action on land, sea and in the air with the British Naval Air
Service. He was present at the Battle of Jutland in 1916 and went on to serve
on the Western Front. In recent years, Henry was given the opportunity to tell
his remarkable story to a wider audience, and he has since become a hero to
many, meeting royalty and receiving many honours such as the Legion
d'honneur - France's highest accolade.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Biography – Military
That was Book 276 AU 118407 Kitchener's last volunteer by Henry
Allinghan with Dennis Goodman

BOOK 277
Last man down : the fireman's story by FDNY Battalion Commander
Richard 'Pitch' Picciotto with Daniel Paisner
6 hours and 30 minutes

On September 11th 2001, Battalion Commander Richard Picciotto led seven
companies of firefighters up stairway B of Tower 1 in the World Trade Centre.
This is the story of how "Pitch", the highest-ranking firefighter, survived the
collapse of the twin towers and led his men to safety.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Biography and Inspirational
Stories
That was Book 277 AU 128038 Last man down : the fireman's story by
FDNY Battalion Commander Richard 'Pitch' Picciotto with Daniel Paisner

BOOK 278
Let's talk by Evan Hunter
7 hours and 30 minutes

Evan Hunter thought he just had a sore throat, but it turned out to be much
more serious. The shocking diagnosis of cancer was the start of an incredible
journey, of surgery and sadness, bravery and hope. 'Let's Talk' is the
inspirational story of how one of the world's most renowned writers lost his
voice to cancer - and how he found it again.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Biography – Writers
That was Book 278 AU 128906 Let's talk by Evan Hunter

BOOK 279
The life and stories of a country cop by Walter D. McAndrew
4 hours and 30 minutes

Walter David McAndrew joined the Queensland Police Force in 1935. He
retired after thirty-six years of service. This is the story of a bygone era, of life
as a country cop and of the country people he knew so well.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Biography – Australian and
Country Life Non-Fiction
That was Book 279 AU 126859 The life and stories of a country cop by
Walter D. McAndrew
BOOK 280
Listening to country: a journey to the heart of what it means to belong
by Ros Moriarty
7 Hours

Ros Moriarty is a white woman married to an Aboriginal man. She takes us on
an emotional journey across country and culture to the Northern Territory's
Tanami Desert with Annie and the other matriarchs of her husband's
Aboriginal family to perform ceremony. Interwoven with her desert journal are
personal and family stories of black and white Australia illuminating the deep
connection humanity shares, regardless of race and place. Full of warmth and
honesty and a tribute to the Law women, Listening to Country opens a rare
and vivid window to the voices, humour and strength of these remarkable
women. It reveals the human relationships and philosophical insights which
enable them to transcend the poverty, illness and increasing violence of their
community, to live life with happiness and purpose. These women have a way
of living with a special ‘warmth of heart’ and sense of belonging that they say
have gone missing in today’s world.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Biography – Australian and
Indigenous Non-Fiction
That was Book 280 AU 125573 Listening to country: a journey to the
heart of what it means to belong by Ros Moriarty

BOOK 280
Living with the laird by Belinda Rathbone
9 Hours and 15 minutes

When Belinda Rathbone, a New York art historian, met eccentric Anglo-Scots
bachelor John Ouchterlony it was the start of a story of clashing cultures and
crumbling houses. After a whirlwind romance she married the man - and his
400 acre estate and decrepit mansion in Scotland. In her account of their time
together she reveals her discoveries about this strange world; not just the
persistence of lino, and family history ancient and recent, but the value of
dead elms, the art of the Aga, yoga with the aristocracy and the vitally
important business of producing an heir.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Country Life Non-Fiction
That was Book 280 AU 116409 Living with the laird by Belinda Rathbone

BOOK 281
Mantras and misdemeanours : an accidental love story by Vanessa
Walker
11 hours

Nestled in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas is the town of McLeod Ganj,
home of the Dalai Lama, a place of beauty and surprising violence. Vanessa
Walker was a journalist in search of a story. She didn't go there looking for
love, let alone a husband, and she certainly didn't plan on becoming pregnant,
but sometimes karma works in mysterious ways.
Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Biography, Biography –
Australian and Travel and Culture
That was Book 281 AU 128374 Mantras and misdemeanours : an
accidental love story by Vanessa Walker

BOOK 282
I married a best seller by Sheila Hailey
11 hours

A memoir by the wife of the top selling author Arthur Hailey.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Biography – Writers
That was Book 282 AU 126618 I married a best seller by Sheila Hailey

BOOK 283
Memoirs of a private man by Winston Graham
10 hours and 30 minutes

Winston Graham, creator of the Poldark series, now turns his pen to the
subject he finds least attractive - himself. His memoirs follow the rise of a
delicate Manchester lad from the isolation of Cornwall and creative anonymity,
to writerly fame and the glittering London film scene.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Biography – Writers
That was Book 283 AU 129250 Memoirs of a private man by Winston
Graham

BOOK 284
The middle-aged mountaineer : a climbing journey down the length of
Britain by Jim Curran
8 hours and 30 minutes

In the summer of 2000 Jim Curran set off on a bike journey from the north to
the south of Britain, in the process conquering many of the great climbs in the
UK that he had still not achieved.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Adventure Non-Fiction and
Sport and Rec Activities
That was Book 284 AU 128136 The middle-aged mountaineer : a
climbing journey down the length of Britain by Jim Curran

BOOK 285
Murdoch : a biography by Jerome Tuccille
7 hours and 41 minutes

This is biography of the most innovative figure of the information age, Rupert
Murdoch, who had established the most far-reaching communications empire
in existence when this book was first published in 1989. Through interviews
with numerous sources both inside and outside the Murdoch organization,
including a rare interview with Murdoch himself, Jerome Tuccille reveals little-
known facts about the man behind the public figure. He explores the many
aspects of Murdoch's power base, including tax and accounting techniques
that allowed him to borrow more than his rivals without diluting the value of his
holdings; his deep-seated affinity for taking major risks; his expansion into the
U.S.; his confrontation with Senator Edward Kennedy over legislation
prohibiting TV station and newspaper ownership in the same market; his role
as philanthropist, family man, and quietly conservative political voice.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Biography – Australian
That was Book 285 AU 126890 Murdoch : a biography by Jerome
Tuccille

BOOK 286
My family is all I have by Helen-Alice Dear with Andrew Crofts
8 Hours and 30 minutes

Helen-Alice Dear was only 15 when she went to Bulgaria on a family holiday
in 1937. Just weeks after her arrival, she found herself prevented from
leaving. Her marriage to a Bulgarian man bore her four children, but they were
often homeless, cold and hungry. Helen refused to give up hope and bravely
managed to protect and raise four happy children. When the Berlin Wall fell,
Helen was finally able to fulfil her dream of returning to her homeland. A
heart-wrenching tale of courage and resilience, which proves just how
indomitable the human spirit can be.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and War Non-Fiction
That was Book 286 AU 116247 My family is all I have by Helen-Alice Dear
with Andrew Crofts

BOOK 287
My life in my hands by Alison Lapper with Guy Feldman
8 hours

The remarkable life story of Alison Lapper, a woman born without arms, who
has gone on to be an artist, mother and inspiration to many.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Biography – Arts and Biography
– Disabled
That was Book 287 AU 128718 My life in my hands by Alison Lapper with
Guy Feldman

BOOK 288
Myself and Michael Innes : a memoir by J.I.M. Stewart
8 hours and 3 minutes

This book offers insight into Stewart's works. Stewart, who writes novels
under his own name and detective stories under the pseudonym of Michael
Innes, has built a following through clever, quick-paced stories full of wry
humour and literary references.
Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Biography – Writers
That was Book 288 AU 129667 Myself and Michael Innes : a memoir by
J.I.M. Stewart

BOOK 289
No Sundays in the bush by Tom Carter
8 hours

Tom Carter, a young Englishman with a taste for adventure and a passion for
ornithology, stepped ashore at Carnarvon, Western Australia in 1887 to begin
work for property owners in this hot frontier district of a pioneering state. He
was a 'new chum'. His story is rich with the adventure and incidents of his two
years in the bush, and full of lively humour.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Australian History, Biography –
Australian, Country Life Non-Fiction and History
That was Book 289 AU 130108 No Sundays in the bush by Tom Carter

BOOK 290
A nurse in parts by Evelyn Prentis
9 hours and 30 minutes

After the end of the war and when the problem arose of how to pay the bills,
Evelyn Prentis solved it by going back to being a nurse, but only in parts. Two
parts were still wife and mother, the remaining part pedalled off to a local
hospital and got fallen arches with tearing round a ward as well as tearing
around a home.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Biography – Medical
That was Book 290 AU 129841 A nurse in parts by Evelyn Prentis

BOOK 291
On the Coolakin : an Australian country childhood by Thelma M. Atkins
7 hours and 30 minutes

Neither unrelenting hardship nor rural idyll, Thelma Atkins' farm childhood was
an experience shared by thousands of Australians of her generation. While
her father battled for twenty-six years trying to realise his dream of being a
gentleman farmer, Thelma was making up her mind that she was a failure as
a country girl, and would never make a farmer's wife. Thelma recalls a
childhood that has now become part of our history.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Biography – Australian
That was Book 291 AU 129992 On the Coolakin : an Australian country
childhood by Thelma M. Atkins

BOOK 292
One flew into the cuckoo's egg : my autobiography by Bill Oddie
9 hours and 29 minutes
Bill Oddie's unconventional autobiography shares his many highs as a
comedian and wildlife show host as well as exploring the crippling lows he has
suffered as a result of his severe clinical depression. Whose first records were
produced by George Martin, and who had two singles banned by the BBC?
Who earned rare reviews on Broadway for his dancing? Who rode on the
back seat of the Goodies trandem? Who has been called Britains best-known
birdwatcher? Who had his first clinical depression in his 60th year, and has
only just discovered why? Who has written an autobiography that is as witty,
candid and unconventional as the man himself? The answer to all of the
above is Bill Oddie

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Biography - Stage and
Screen
That was Book 292 AU 125891 One flew into the cuckoo's egg : my
autobiography by Bill Oddie

BOOK 293
Our father, who wasn't there by David Carlin
6 Hours and 30 minutes

Can a memoir begin without memories? Can a father be invented? When
David Carlin was only six months old, his father, Brian, died. It was the 1960s
in isolated Western Australia, a place in which emotions were discreetly
veiled, women did not attend funerals, and suicide was a sin. Brian became a
mysteriously absent figure in David’s family story, hardly spoken of again. As
an adult, David yearns to conjure up his father, to uncover what led to his
death at his own hand. In this masterfully rendered memoir, David moves like
a ghost through time and place, deftly weaving a story from what he has
always known, and from all that he will never know.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Biography - Australian
That was Book 293 AU 125569 Our father, who wasn't there by David
Carlin

BOOK 294
A patchwork quilt by Elizabeth Godfrey
8 hours and 47 minutes

Best known in Tasmania as a cookery expert on television and talkback radio,
Elizabeth Godfrey has had 'A Patchwork Quilt' of a life. Embassy wife in
Poland and Romania; resident in Malta and Libya after the war, she has lived
happily in Hobart for nearly forty years.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Biography - Politicians and
Statesmen
That was Book 294 AU 12662 A patchwork quilt by Elizabeth Godfrey

BOOK 295
The pattern in the carpet by Margaret Drabble
11 hours and 10 minutes
In The Pattern in the Carpet Margaret Drabble tells the history of the jigsaw, a
uniquely British form of mediation, from its earliest incarnation as teaching
tools to the extraordinary variety of cut-outs that have continued to amuse
children and adults until the present. Woven through Drabble's account are
intimate memories of her aunt Phyllis - her childhood visits to her aunt's
Lincolnshire house in Long Bennington on the Great North Road, their first
visit to London together, the books they read and, above all, the jigsaws that
they completed. A unique and personal history of remembrance and growing
older and how we rearrange objects into new patterns both to make sense of
our past and to ornament our present.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Biography – Writers
That was Book 295 AU 127556 The pattern in the carpet by Margaret
Drabble

BOOK 296
The pheasants' revolt by Brian Viner
9 Hours and 15 minutes

In 2002 when Brian and Jane Viner moved, with their three children, from a
terraced house in cosmopolitan north London to a rambling grange in rural
north Herefordshire, the move coincided with the fox-hunting ban and the
threat of bird flu. Their subsequent adventures and misadventures - including
poltergeists, runaway snakes and house-breaking pheasants - are hilariously
related by a man desperate to embrace country ways and finally able to wring
an ailing chicken's neck, while knowing that, despite his best efforts, he is
destined always to seem more like a townie than a horny-handed son of the
soil!

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Country Life Non-Fiction and
Wit and Humour Non-Fiction
That was Book 296 AU 116737 The pheasants' revolt by Brian Viner

BOOK 297
Pictures on the margin : memoirs by Clement Semmler
17 hours and 30 minutes

Clement Semmler's entertaining memoirs tour the galleries of a long and well
spent life. Whether describing his struggling South Australian boyhood in the
Depression years, or celebrating the champagne days of international travel,
jazz music and splendid companions, or recalling the horrific air crash he
survived at Heathrow, the author writes with disarming candour and that relish
for a good story stemming from a lifetime love of literature and conversation.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Biography – Australian and
Biography – Writers
That was Book 297 AU 129421 Pictures on the margin : memoirs by
Clement Semmler
BOOK 298
Prime mimicker by Janet Brown
10 hours and 30 minutes

This is Janet Brown's story. It tells of her childhood and early talent for
mimicry, of wartime service in the ATS and touring in shows for the troops, of
making her way in show business from the bottom to the top. She writes
about marriage, motherhood and the problems of juggling the demands of
family and work.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Biography - Stage and
Screen
That was Book 298 AU 129398 Prime mimicker by Janet Brown

BOOK 299
A question of identity by Ferg McKinnon
4 hours

An adoptee’s account of his search for his heritage.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Biography – Australian
That was Book 299 AU 126838 A question of identity by Ferg McKinnon

BOOK 300
Rathcormick : a childhood recalled by Homan Potterton
9 hours and 30 minutes

Set in 1950s rural Ireland, Rathcormick is an engaging tale of a large and
happy family: a stern and domineering Papa, a warm and practical Mamma,
their two daughters and six sons. For Homan, the youngest, life is a free-
spirited awakening in an adult world of old-fashioned virtue and frugality. He
recalls the moment that the day-old chicks arrived, holidays in Kilkee and the
eight-mile trudge to school. But no boyhood lasts forever, and an abrupt turn
of events signals an end to the idyll.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Country Life Non-Fiction
That was Book 300 AU 114769 Rathcormick : a childhood recalled by
Homan Potterton

BOOK 301
Reading by moonlight : how books saved a life by Brenda Walker
5 hours and 45 minutes

The first time Brenda Walker packed her bag to go into hospital, she
wondered which book to take with her. As a novelist and professor of
literature, her life had been built around reading and writing. Now she was
also a patient, being treated for breast cancer, fighting for her life and afraid
for herself and her family. But turning to medicine didn't mean she turned
away from fiction. Books had always been her solace and sustenance, and
now choosing the right one was the most important thing she could do for
herself. In Reading by Moonlight, Brenda describes the five stages of her
treatment and how different books and authors helped her through the
tumultuous process of recovery. As well as offering wonderful introductions
and insights into the work of writers like Dante, Tolstoy, Nabokov, Beckett and
Dickens, Brenda shows how the very process of reading - surrendering and
then regathering yourself - echoes the process of healing. Reading by
Moonlight guides, reassures, throws light on dark places, and finds beauty in
the stories that come to us in times of jeopardy. It affirms that reading can be
essential to life itself.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Biography – Australian,
Biography – Writers and Lang and Cult Criticism
That was Book 301 AU 130804 Reading by moonlight : how books saved
a life by Brenda Walker

BOOK 302
The saddest pleasure : a journey on two rivers : a travel book as a
memoir, memoir as novel, novel as polemic by Moritz Thomsen
13 hours

Driven off his Ecuador farm by a business associate, the sixty-three-year old
American author set out for a trip through Brazil and along the Amazon.
Written in prose he travels the two rivers of reality and recollection. He takes
us to the heart of Latin America. Thomsen also describes his own guilt,
confusion and loneliness in this, his final step in a lifelong rebellion against his
rich and conservative father.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Biography – Writers and Travel
and Culture
That was Book 302 AU 127523 The saddest pleasure : a journey on two
rivers : a travel book as a memoir, memoir as novel, novel as polemic by
Moritz Thomsen

BOOK 303
A seaside practice : tales of a Scottish country doctor by Dr. Tom Smith
7 hours

When he arrives to take up his first posting as a GP in Collintrae, a small
fishing village on the West coast of Scotland, young Tom Smith isn't quite
sure what to expect. Certainly, nothing in his medical training could have
prepared him for what he finds - a baker with nine lives, Mad Maggie in the
Muck and a gaggle of giggling nuns are just a few of the extraordinary cases
that he comes up against. Heartwarming and gloriously eccentric, Dr Tom's
stories capture the beauty of the Lowlands, the joys and sorrows of its
inhabitants and the richly rewarding experiences of life as a Scottish country
doctor.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Biography – Medical
That was Book 303 AU 114579 A seaside practice : tales of a Scottish
country doctor by Dr. Tom Smith
BOOK 304
Shadow of war by Gerda Erika Baker
12 hours

This book is an intensely personal account of how people's lives are
devastated by war. It tells of a teenage girl's horror in the midst of conflict; of a
family torn apart; of the privations of post-war Germany. It introduces a British
soldier's young bride, and follows a personality and a faith as they are
gradually rebuilt. It shows that the healing of mind and spirit can take a
lifetime.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and War Non-Fiction
That was Book 304 AU 129435 Shadow of war by Gerda Erika Bake

BOOK 305
The small treasures of a lifetime : some early memories of Australian art
and artists by Lloyd Rees
6 hours and 20 minutes

In this book of memories, Lloyd Rees one of Australia's great landscape
artists shares some of the small treasures of a lifetime, a lifetime that has
spanned many of the important years in the development of art in Australia,
particularly the 1920's and 1930's. Little has been written about this period in
Australian art so Lloyd Rees' picture of the Smith and Julius studios art in
Australia, the Society of Artists, the Heidelberg School, the contemporary
movement and the Macquarie galleries, together with impressions of such
giants of the early Australian art scene as George Lambert, Julian Ashton, the
Lindsay's and Norman Carter will provide interesting reading.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Biography – Australian and
Biography – Arts
That was Book 305 AU 126950 The small treasures of a lifetime : some
early memories of Australian art and artists by Lloyd Rees

BOOK 306
The smallest giant : an actor's life by Michael Craig
10 hours and 30 minutes

After spending more than fifty years in the hurly-burly of show business,
Michael Craig has become an essential part of Australian cultural life. In The
Smallest Giant, he shares anecdotes about his life and the people he has
loved and worked with.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Biography - Stage and
Screen
That was Book 306 AU 129144 The smallest giant : an actor's life by
Michael Craig

BOOK 307
Stargazing : memoirs of a young lighthouse keeper by Peter Hill
9 hours

When, in 1973, art student Peter Hill answered an ad seeking relief lighthouse
keepers, little did he imagine that within a month he would be living with three
men he didn't know in a lighthouse on a tiny, remote island off the west coast
of Scotland. A heartfelt account of a way of life that was soon to disappear
altogether.

Subject Interest Code: Autobiography
That was Book 307 AU 129302 Stargazing : memoirs of a young
lighthouse keeper by Peter Hill

BOOK 308
Tales from Corytella : the collected works of Flexmore Hudson by Adam
Dutkiewicz
10 hours and 20 minutes

Tales from Corytella, which recount the experiences of a schoolteacher in a
mythical township, fusing several locations in South Australian rural areas,
during the years of Second World War.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography, Biography – Australian and Short
Stories
That was Book 308 AU 129939 Tales from Corytella : the collected works
of Flexmore Hudson by Adam Dutkiewicz

BOOK 309
Tales of a female nomad : living at large in the world by Rita Golden
Gelman
12 hours and 34 minutes

The story of a woman who, at the age of forty-eight, divorced her husband,
sold all her possessions and started travelling the world. She often stayed in
local villages, determined to experience firsthand the culture of each of the
countries she visited.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Travel and Culture
That was Book 309 AU 129924 Tales of a female nomad : living at large
in the world by Rita Golden Gelman

BOOK 310
Ten Hail Marys by Kate Howarth
9 hours and 40 minutes

In January 1966, Kate Howarth gave birth to a healthy baby boy at St
Margaret’s Home for unwed mothers in Sydney. In the months before the
birth, and the days after, she resisted intense pressure to give up her son for
adoption, becoming one of the few women to ever leave the institution with
her baby. She was only sixteen years old. What inspired such courage? In
Ten Hail Marys, Kate Howarth vividly recounts the first seventeen years of her
life in Sydney’s slums and suburbs and in rural New South Wales. Abandoned
by her mother as a baby and then by ‘Mamma’, her volatile grandmother, as a
young girl, Kate was shunted between Aboriginal relatives and expected to
grow up fast. A natural storyteller, she describes a childhood beset by
hardship, abuse, profound grief and poverty, but buoyed with the hope that
one day she would make a better life for herself.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Biography – Australian and
Indigenous Non-Fiction
That was Book 310 AU 128521 Ten Hail Marys by Kate Howarth

BOOK 311
’Tis herself by Maureen O’Hara, with John Nicoletti
13 hours and 30 minutes

In a candid, behind-the-scenes memoir, the legendary Hollywood beauty and
beloved star of such classics as 'The Quiet Man' and 'Miracle on 34th Street'
looks back on her incredible life and career.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Biography - Stage and
Screen
That was Book 311 AU 129207 ’Tis herself by Maureen O’Hara, with John
Nicoletti

BOOK 312
That's another story : the autobiography by Julie Walters
9 hours and 35 minutes

Julie Walters has been described as the nation's most popular actress and
comedienne. Now she tells us her own story, in her own words. She was born
in fifties Birmingham and was sent to school in a convent. From a young age
she wanted to be an actress but to appease her mother she first went into
nursing, before joining the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool. West End success
followed, and she quickly replicated her success on film, earning an Academy
Award nomination for her role opposite Michael Caine in Educating Rita. The
winner of countless awards, Julie has continued to be in some of Britain's best
film and TV drama and was awarded a CBE for her services to the theatre.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Biography - Stage and
Screen
That was Book 312 AU 126488 That's another story : the autobiography
by Julie Walters

BOOK 313
This is my life by Eamonn Holmes
9 hours and 15 minutes

Eamonn Holmes is one of the most popular TV presenters in the UK, but his
life and career have been roller coasters of highs and lows. At the age of 21
he was the youngest ever anchorman in Irish television, but when his show
was axed his uncertain future prompted crippling panic attacks. When his
beloved father died, Eamonn decided to make a clean break and take a job
on a new morning show, GMTV. The rest is history. Here he talks candidly
about his co-presenters, the guests he has loved and loathed - and his own
burning ambition.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Biography - Stage and
Screen
That was Book 313 AU 114388 This is my life by Eamonn Holmes

BOOK 314
A touch of sabotage 1940-1945 by Jack Goyder
5 hours

Jack Goyder was an 18-year-old soldier in the British Army when he signed
on to work as a saboteur behind the lines. Nearly five years later, he was
flown back to England from Germany at the end of the European war. He had
helped the Polish and French underground to blow up bridges, railways and
even a concentration camp, as well as commit innumerable acts of sabotage.
He had survived interrogations by the Gestapo and a number of hair-raising
escapes.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Biography – Military
That was Book 314 AU 129818 A touch of sabotage 1940-1945 by Jack
Goyder

BOOK 315
Travelling player : an autobiography by Michael York
23 hours

In this autobiography, Michael York, one of the few contemporary British
actors of international renown, explores wittily and searchingly his chosen
craft and the worlds it has opened up for him.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Biography - Stage and
Screen
That was Book 315 AU 130046 Travelling player : an autobiography by
Michael York

BOOK 316
Treading water : my life in and out of the pool by Tracey Wickham with
Peter Meares
8 hours and 30 minutes

In the water, Tracey Wickham was a marvel. Out of it, she was a mess. As a
teenager in the 1970s, she rose to become the brightest star of Australian
swimming, set numerous world records, won four Commonwealth gold
medals and mixed with celebrities and the sporting elite. But, on the cusp of
the 1980 Moscow Olympics, Tracey retired at the age of nineteen. From that
time on, Lady Luck didn't smile on Tracey Wickham. Her marriage ended in
divorce and her new partner bashed her so savagely she was hospitalised.
Standing in line at Centrelink, Tracey thought she had hit rock bottom. Worse
was to come. Her beautiful sixteen-year-old daughter, Hannah, was found to
have terminal cancer and passed away on her wedding day. Tracey spiralled
out of control. Broke and alone, she struggled with depression and
prescription drug addiction. But our world champion would never give up
without a fight and, with humour and determination, this little Aussie battler is
winning the toughest race of all: life.Treading Water reveals the lows and
soaring highs of a much-loved Australian sports star, candidly and fearlessly.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Biography – Australian and
Biography – Sports
That was Book 316 AU 125023 Treading water : my life in and out of the
pool by Tracey Wickham with Peter Meares

BOOK 317
Tunnelling to freedom by John Fancy
10 hours and 15 minutes

John Fancy, who died in September 2008, aged 95, was the most prolific
escaper of the Second World War. Nicknamed the Mole' he dug eight tunnels
at the various camps in which he was held, in East Prussia, Poland and
Germany. Some were 40 feet below the surface and only 2 feet square. He
escaped three times, only to be recaptured. His escape activities landed him
in solitary confinement for a total of 34 weeks one eighth of his time in
detention. Whilst imprisoned at Stalag Luft III in Poland, in 1942, he helped to
plot the breakout of 76 men that later became known as the Great Escape,
and the inspiration for the Hollywood film. This is the book about his
adventures.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Biography – Military, War Non-
Fiction and Adventure Non-Fiction
That was Book 317 AU 129459 Tunnelling to freedom by John Fancy


BOOK 318
The two of us : my life with John Thaw by Sheila Hancock
10 hours and 35 minutes

When John Thaw, star of The Sweeney and Inspector Morse, died from
cancer in 2002, a nation lost one of its finest actors. Sheila Hancock lost a
beloved husband. In this unique double biography she chronicles their lives -
personal and professional, together and apart. When they married in 1974,
Sheila was already the star of the TV series The Rag Trade and went on to
become the first woman artistic director at the RSC. Theirs was a sometimes
turbulent, always passionate relationship, and Sheila describes their love -
weathering overwork and the pressures of celebrity, drink and cancer - with
honesty and piercing intelligence.
Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Biography and Biography -
Stage and Screen
That was Book 318 AU 126381 The two of us : my life with John Thaw by
Sheila Hancock

BOOK 319
The view from here by Joan Bakewell
8 hours

Joan Bakewell writes with characteristic honesty and humanity about life in
one's seventies. From applying eyeshadow without glasses and learning how
to use an iPod, to dreading the obituary pages for fear of finding a friend
among them, this book considers with wisdom and warmth the physical, social
and psychological consequences of ageing. She also returns to issues that
have been close to her, including the nature of faith, and what it means to be
British, combining personal history with cultural commentary to provide a
disarming account of life as an older person.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Biography – Writers
That was Book 319 AU 116327 The view from here by Joan Bakewell

BOOK 320
War by Sebastian Junger
8 hours and 30 minutes

For one year, in 2007-2008, Sebastian Junger accompanied a single platoon
of thirty men from the storied 2nd battalion of the U.S. Army, as they fought
their way through a remote valley in Eastern Afghanistan. Over the course of
five trips, Junger was in more firefights than he can count, men he knew were
killed or wounded, and he himself was almost killed. War is a narrative about
combat: the fear of dying, the trauma of killing and the love between platoon-
mates who would rather die than let each other down

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Biography and War Non-Fiction
That was Book 320 AU 126452 War by Sebastian Junger

BOOK 321
The way it was by Joyce Shiner
6 hours

A keen observer of both character and incident, Joyce Shiner builds up an
account of what life was like during the Second World War for a family
struggling to get established on the land. Farm work, housework, war news,
childbirth, child rearing, neighbours, being a farming wife: all these are
affectionately recounted against a backdrop of broader historical issues of the
period.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Biography – Australian and
Country Life Non-Fiction
That was Book 322 AU 129450 The way it was by Joyce Shiner
BOOK 323
Western wings of care : a personal memoir of aviation development and
clinical life with the Royal Flying Doctor Service in outback Australia by
Timothy Joseph O'Leary CBE

Dr Tim O'Leary of the RFDS in Australia became a living legend in his
relatively short life. This book is, as it were, a moment recalled out of the
twenty-eight years of clinical life which he gave to the country folk of
Queensland. Readers will glean from it some aspects of his personality, his
legendary humour, his dogmatism and his sensitivity, his unshakeable ethical
commitment to all that is highest in patient care, his Irish rebelliousness, his
loyalty to his friends and his personal and administrative courage.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Biography – Australian and
Biography – Medical
That was Book 323 AU 129688 Western wings of care : a personal
memoir of aviation development and clinical life with the Royal Flying
Doctor Service in outback Australia by Timothy Joseph O'Leary CBE

BOOK 324
When I grow up by Bernice Rubens
7 hours and 10 minutes

Revealing the origins of her darkly brilliant novels, this is a memoir of Booker-
prize winning writer Bernice Rubens. It also talks about her wartime
childhood, her work as a film-maker and her deep friendships - and some
equally deep enmities - in the literary world.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography and Biography – Writers
That was Book 324 AU 128566 When I grow up by Bernice Rubens

BOOK 325
When it rains : a memoir by Maggie MacKellar
5 hours and 30 minutes

'My body, suddenly, carries two stories of loss... One is easy for people to
recognise. My mother died of cancer. I watched her age twenty-five years in
eight weeks... My other story marks me as different. It is more silent and more
savage, it is not pure and no one knows how to approach it. Somewhere I lost
my husband.' When Maggie's vibrant young husband, father to a five-year-old
daughter and an unborn son, dies tragically, Maggie is left widowed and due
to give birth three months later to their second child. Then her beloved
mother, backbone of the family, mother to three children, grandmother to two,
dies suddenly of aggressive cancer. In two short years, Maggie's life has
shattered. After a year, she gives up trying to juggle single motherhood and
the demands of an academic career and returns with her children to the family
farm in central western New South Wales to take stock and catch a breath.
The farm becomes a redemptive, healing place for Maggie and her children
as they battle the heat and drought that only the Australian landscape can
offer. She throws herself into the horses, sheep, ducks and chickens and
slowly, finally, realises she has found a new shape for herself.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Biography – Australian,
Biography – Writers and Country Life Non-Fiction
That was Book 325 AU 127945 When it rains : a memoir by Maggie
MacKellar

BOOK 326
Where I fell to earth : a life in four places by Peter Conrad
14 hours

Conrad left his native Tasmania at age 19. Over the next 20 years he lived in
homes (all having rooms with a view) in Oxford, London, Lisbon, and New
York. Each of his four windows offers a unique picture: a statue of Mercury on
Christ Church quad, a brick wall, a garden of lemon trees, and a teeming
Greenwich Village street. Conrad is an observer who gives life to these
disparate views through his insightful comments on the lives of those who
people each place. He is, at once, travel commentator, philosopher, and art,
film, and literary analyst in this exploration of the meaning of "home,"
belonging, and the need to establish roots.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Biography – Australian and
Travel and Culture
That was Book 326 AU 127251 Where I fell to earth : a life in four places
by Peter Conrad

BOOK 327
Why you are Australian : a letter to my children by Nikki Gemmell
4 hours and 49 minutes

As a young woman Nikki Gemmell wanted to travel and see the world;
adventure lay in running away from where she had grown up, Australia. But at
40, after 12 wonderful years in London with her husband Andy and their three
children, a malaise has set in. She feels trapped by what she calls the land of
no shadows, by being a good wife and mother, by routine. She feels she is
starting to lose her sense of identity. And as she grows older the idea of
returning ‘home’ has begun to haunt her. She longs to reconnect with her
past, to show her children where their parents came from. But can you really
go home again? On an experimental trip back to Sydney, Nikki Gemmell
explores the idea of exile and homecoming, of what makes Australia attractive
but also a place people feel compelled to leave to reach their potential. She
reflects on her own youth, and looks back at how that shaped her. And as she
watches her children change from urban Londoners to free-spirited locals, she
realises that she and Andy were right in making them Australian citizens when
they were born.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Biography – Australian and
Biography – Writers
That was Book 327 AU 128490 Why you are Australian : a letter to my
children by Nikki Gemmell

BOOK 328
A window in the dark by Dymphna Cusack
12 hours

'A Window in the Dark' is characterised by Dymphna Cusack's critical
observations of people and systems, her directness, humanity and above all
her sense of humour. The account of her career begins in the early 1920s
when she was a student at Sydney University and ends in Newcastle during
the war. A 'window in the dark' was a metaphor she used to describe the
teaching process: opening up a window in the minds of her students to
develop their thinking.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Biography – Australian and
Biography – Writers
That was Book 328 AU 129389 A window in the dark by Dymphna
Cusack

BOOK 329
Writing round the edges : a selective memoir by Nancy Phelan
9 hours

From the heady days of her idyllic childhood on the shores of Sydney
Harbour, through her work and marriage in London during the war years, to
the transcendent highs and fire-scarred lows of her present life in the Blue
Mountains.

Subject Interest Codes: Autobiography, Biography – Australian and
Biography – Writers
That was Book 329 128313 Writing round the edges : a selective memoir
by Nancy Phelan

BIOGRAPHY

BOOK 330
Accession : the making of a queen by John Hartley
11 hours and 30 minutes

This is an account of perhaps the most vital but little known period in the life of
Queen Elizabeth II. As special correspondent for The times Hartley was
accompanying Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh on a tour of
Kenya, at the moment when the news of King George VI death broke. Hartley
describes the extraordinary circumstances in which unknowingly Princess
Elizabeth became Queen, she was on holiday in an isolated forest lodge on
the slopes of Mount Kenya when the news of her father's death finally
reached her. In this book John Hartley is able to present a previously untold
unique record of the first forty-eighthours of her reign, it partly also describes
Hartley being present on the Princesse's and Duke's first tour in Canada in
1951.

Subject: Biography and Biography – Royalty
That was Book 330 AU 127506 Accession : the making of a queen by
John Hartley

BOOK 331
Anita Loos by Gary Carey
11 hours and 32 minutes

Known primarily as the author of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Anita Loos was a
hardworking and prolific author of plays, screenplays, novels, and articles
whose career spanned 70 years. A full-scale account of her life and seventy-
year career of the Hollywood's golden years and literary New York and Paris
of the 1920's, '30s and '40s.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Biography – Writers
That was Book 331 AU 129721 Anita Loos by Gary Carey

BOOK 332
Anthony Hopkins : too good to waste : a biography by Quentin Falk
10 hours

Anthony Hopkins in his middle aged years is enjoying the most successful
period of his acting career. Yet success has not come easily. He put his
professional reputation in jeopardy by arguing with directors; in 1975 he woke
up in a hotel room in Phoenix, Arizona, with no recollection of how he got
there. He suddenly found divinely inspired strength to declare his alcoholism
and make a fresh start. Quentin Falk has interviewed family, friends,
colleagues and critics about this remarkable actor's life and career.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Biography - Stage and Screen
That was Book 332 AU 129732 Anthony Hopkins : too good to waste : a
biography by Quentin Falk

BOOK 333
Bach, Beethoven and the boys : music history as it ought to be taught
by David W Barber
4 hours and 5 minutes

This book chronicles the lives of the great (and not-so-great) composers as
you've never read them before - exploring their sex lives, exposing their
foibles and expanding our understanding of these remarkable but also all too-
human creatures. Chock-full of information, interesting facts and trivia, this
hilarious history covers music from Gregorian chant to the mess we're in now.
From Bach's laundry lists to Beethoven's bowel problems, from Gesualdo's
kinky fetishes to Cage's mushroom madness...

Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Biography - Music and Musicians
That was Book 333 AU 121853 Bach, Beethoven and the boys : music
history as it ought to be taught by David W Barber

BOOK 334
Better than dancing : the wandering years of a young Australian, Mary
Brennan by Elaine McKenna
8 hours and 40 minutes

Honorary Brennan, now Mary Carole was born in Gippsland in 1889. Mary's
family was of mixed Irish Catholic and English Protestant descent and large.
Her childhood was crowded with siblings and extended family and as the
oldest daughter most of her time was spent caring for the younger children. At
sixteen she left home because she was tired of minding the children. Her
travels took her from Victoria to the gold towns of outback Western Australia
and in 1916 to England. Her older brothers had gone to the war and she too
wanted to be in the thick of it. Through Mary's recollections and
correspondence we become acquainted with a strong minded woman of
forthright opinions and dry humour whose itinerant spirit led her into
situations which were remarkable for a young woman at that time.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography, Biography – Australian and Australia
Non-Fiction
That was Book 334 AU 127403 Better than dancing : the wandering years
of a young Australian, Mary Brennan by Elaine McKenna

BOOK 335
Billie Holiday : wishing on the moon by Donald Clarke
19 hours and 40 minutes

Based on unrivaled access to archival interviews with those who knew her at
every stage of her life, this is the most revealing biography of the
incomparable Lady Day. Clarke was given unrivaled access to a treasure
trove of interviews from the 1970s interviews with those who knew Lady Day
from her childhood in the streets and good-time houses of Baltimore through
the early days of success in New York and into the years of fame, right up to
her tragic decline and death at the age of forty-four.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Biography - Music and Musicians
That was Book 335 AU 126141 Billie Holiday : wishing on the moon by
Donald Clarke

BOOK 336
Bless our ship : Mountbatten and the Kelly by Richard Hough
7 hours

Tells the story of Mountbatten's command of the Fifth Destroyer Flotilla and
the brand new Kelly ...

Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Biography – Military
That was Book 336 AU 127487 Bless our ship : Mountbatten and the
Kelly by Richard Hough

BOOK 337
Born royal : the lives and loves of the young Windsors by Richard
Hough
13 hours and 6 minutes

An account of the family relationships of King George V and Queen Mary's six
children: Edward VIII (Duke of Windsor); George VI; Mary (Princess Royal);
Henry (Duke of Gloucester); George (Duke of Kent); and John, who died at
13. This behind-the-scenes look at the rearing of royal children in the 1890s
and early 1900s discusses how that upbringing affected Great Britain and its
relations with the world. Hough's access to family archives, letters and diaries
affords interesting glimpses of royals unbuttoned.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Biography – Royalty
That was Book 337 AU 126641 Born royal : the lives and loves of the
young Windsors by Richard Hough

BOOK 338
Bruce Chatwin by Nicholas Shakespeare
29 hours and 34 minutes

A biography of Bruce Chatwin, based on private notebooks, diaries, letters
and hundreds of interviews. It illuminates the many sides of Chatwin, from
Sotheby's director, archaeologist, "Sunday Times" journalist and traveller to
devoted husband and active gay, socialite and loner.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Biography – Writers
That was Book 338 AU 126125 Bruce Chatwin by Nicholas Shakespeare

BOOK 339
Byron in love by Edna O'Brien
6 hours and 45 minutes

Byron, more than any other poet, has come to personify the poet as rebel,
imaginative and lawless, reaching beyond race, creed or frontier, his gigantic
flaws redeemed by a magnetism and ultimately a heroism that by ending in
tragedy raised it and him from the particular to the universal. Everything about
Lord George Gordon Byron was a paradox - insider and outsider, beautiful
and deformed, serious and facetious, profligate but on occasion miserly, and
possessed of a fierce intelligence trapped forever in a child's magic and
malices. He was also a great poet, but as he reminded us, poetry is a distinct
faculty and has little to do with the individual life of its creator.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Biography – Writers
That was Book 339 AU 129739 Byron in love by Edna O'Brien

BOOK 340
Charles Manson : a chilling biography : coming down fast by Simon
Wells
17 hours and 35 minutes

Collecting testimony from previous members of the Manson family alongside
new evidence linking a cult member to a murder in London, and including
never-before-published crime scene photographs, this book charts Manson's
terrifying rise from petty-criminal drifter to one of the most recognisable icons
in criminal history, and explores the long reach of his crimes that to this day,
so vex and shock the public imagination.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Crime Non-Fiction
That was Book 340 AU 130225 Charles Manson : a chilling biography :
coming down fast by Simon Wells

BOOK 341
Children of silence : the story of Sarah's and Joanne's triumph over
deafness by Kathy Robinson
9 hours and 30 minutes

After her two children were diagnosed as being deaf, the author and her
husband were warned that their children might never learn to speak. The book
tells the story of her battle to teach her children to lipread, talk and understand
the world as other children do.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Biography – Disabled
That was Book 341 AU 127555 Children of silence : the story of Sarah's
and Joanne's triumph over deafness by Kathy Robinson

BOOK 342
The cook and the maestro : two brothers, two countries, two passions
by Judith Armstrong
11 hours

We all know Stefano de Pieri through his ABC TV series 'Gondola on the
Murray'. But we probably don't know that his way to Australia was paved by
the earlier arrival of his older brother, Sergio, who became Chief Organist at
St Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne, and subsequently Professor of Organ at
the Conservatorium in Venice. This is their story.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Biography – Australian
That was Book 342 AU 128236 The cook and the maestro : two brothers,
two countries, two passions by Judith Armstrong

BOOK 343
Dali : a biography by Meredith Etherington-Smith
17 hours and 53 minutes

Salvador Dali has been called the first post-Freudian painter, his
eccentricities, extraordinary pronouncements and dandyism fueled newspaper
columns for 60 years. This biography aims to reveal some of Dali's secrets,
and to offer insights into his world of marauding grasshoppers, crutches,
decaying flesh, amorphous self-portraits and rapacious female figures. It looks
at Dali's curious childhood and his complex relationship with his father. His
friendships with Federico Garcia Lorca and Luis Bunuel are discussed, and
his turbulent marriage with Gala is analysed.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Biography – Arts
That was Book 343 AU 126277 Dali : a biography by Meredith
Etherington-Smith

BOOK 344
Daphne : a portrait of Daphne du Maurier by Judith Cook
13 hours

This portrait of Daphne du Maurier is an study of a complex and introverted
woman whose books continue to captivate generations of readers, entranced
by her superb sense of time and place and atmosphere, and above all by her
unique gift for storytelling.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Biography – Writers
That was Book 344 AU 127516 Daphne : a portrait of Daphne du Maurier
by Judith Cook

BOOK 345
Dark star : the Roy Orbison story by Ellis Amburn
14 hours

Roy Orbison, a man of contradictions and conflict, gentle and softly spoken
yet dangerous and always attended by misfortune. His extraordinary string of
hits came in the early sixties. Then his career and personal fortunes
plummeted, making his story one of the saddest in the history of rock music.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Biography - Music and Musicians
That was Book 345 AU 129430 Dark star : the Roy Orbison story by Ellis
Amburn

BOOK 346
Edward and Alexandra : their private and public lives by Richard Hough
20 hours

The marriage of the most powerful Prince to the most beautiful Princess in the
world was like some matchless living fairy-tale, it was 1863. On the death of
Queen Victoria, in spite of widespread anxiety, the pair made the complete
King and Queen. Their dual roles are told in this biography with riveting
readability.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Biography – Royalty
That was Book 346 AU 129840 Edward and Alexandra : their private and
public lives by Richard Hough
BOOK 347
Ekaterinburg : the last days of the Romanovs by Helen Rappaport
12 hours and 56 minutes

On 4 July 1918, a new commandant took control of a closely guarded house
in the Russian town of Ekaterinburg. His name was Yakov Yurovsky, and his
prisoners were the Imperial family: the former Tsar Nicholas, his wife
Alexandra, and their children, Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia and Alexey.
Thirteen days later, at Yurovsky's command, and on direct orders from
Moscow, the family was gunned down in a blaze of bullets in a basement
room. This is the story of those murders, which ended 300 years of Romanov
rule and began an era of state-orchestrated terror and brutal repression.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography, Biography – Royalty, History and
European History
That was Book 347 AU 129829 Ekaterinburg : the last days of the
Romanovs by Helen Rappaport

BOOK 348
Fossicking for old books by Anthony Marshall
18 hours

If ever, in the hope of finding treasure, you have rummaged through a heap of
old books - at a school fete, a church bazaar or an opportunity shop - then
knowingly or not you have fossicked for old books. Welcome to this book
which celebrates the delights and dilemmas of book fossicking as well as
other pleasures and pitfalls associated with old books, old bookshops and old
booksellers.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Biography – Australian
That was Book 348 AU 129088 Fossicking for old books by Anthony
Marshall

BOOK 349
Give a man a horse : the remarkable story of Sir Patrick Hogan by
Dianne Haworth
12 hours and 4 minutes

A New Zealand-Irish family of humble origins created a boy whose passion
and drive lead him to become the owner and master bloodstock breeder of
Cambridge Stud. Following his intuition he bought a young Irish stallion, Sir
Tristram. The breeding success through that horse, Zabeel and generations of
horses, has seen Sir Patrick make a major contribution to the industry and to
New Zealand's international thoroughbred breeding reputation.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Biography – Sports
That was Book 349 AU 129907 Give a man a horse : the remarkable story
of Sir Patrick Hogan by Dianne Haworth
BOOK 350
The great Fletch : the dazzling life of Wimbledon Aussie larrikin Ken
Fletcher by Hugh Lunn
15 hours and 20 minutes

When a passing French tennis superstar gave the young Ken Fletcher his
tennis racquet, he didn’t know what he’d started. Ken Fletcher took the
racquet, which was far too big for him, tucked its handle under his armpit and
with a determination and enthusiasm borne of boredom, began to bang the
ball against a board in this back garden, using his whole body to get behind
the ball. One day Kenny would thrill the crowds and dismay his opponents at
Wimbledon with this forehand, which Harry Hopman would later call ‘the best
forehand in the world’. It helped young Ken win five doubles titles and, at age
eighteen, propelled him into the world of casinos, chauffeur-driven cars,
beautiful women and applauding crowds.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography, Biography – Australian, Biography –
Sports and Wit and Humour Non-Fiction
That was Book 350 AU 128541 The great Fletch : the dazzling life of
Wimbledon Aussie larrikin Ken Fletcher by Hugh Lunn

BOOK 351
Hazel's journey : a personal experience of Alzheimer's by Sue Pieters-
Hawke and Hazel Flynn
10 hours

In November 2003 Hazel Hawke revealed that she was facing her greatest
challenge - Alzheimer's disease. Her courage and determination in the face of
this cruel turn of fate touched millions. Now comes the full, inside story of
Hazel's journey with Alzheimer's, told by her daughter, Sue.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography, Biography – Australian and
Biography – Disabled
That was Book 351 AU 129170 Hazel's journey : a personal experience of
Alzheimer's by Sue Pieters-Hawke and Hazel Flynn

BOOK 352
I excel! : the life and times of Sir Henry Jones by Bruce Brown
12 hours and 45 minutes

At the age of 12, Henry Jones started work in George Peacock's jam factory
on the Hobart waterfront, pasting labels on jam tins six days a week, ten
hours a day. From this humble beginning he rose to fame as an entrepreneur
spanning five continents, with interests in jam, fruit, timber, mining and
shipping.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Biography – Australian
That was Book 352 AU 130018 I excel! : the life and times of Sir Henry
Jones by Bruce Brown
BOOK 353
In deep and troubled waters : the story of a South African at war who
survived the sinkings of both HMS Cornwall and the troopship Laconia
in 1942 by Tony Large
9 hours and 30 minutes

Born and brought up in Durban, South Africa, Tony Large wrote this personal
account of his recollection of the events in the Indian and, later, the Atlantic
Oceans during the Second World War. The result is a record of both
extraordinary courage, but also of generous chivalry between enemies.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography, Biography – Military, History and
War Non-Fiction
That was Book 353 AU 127855 In deep and troubled waters : the story of
a South African at war who survived the sinkings of both HMS Cornwall
and the troopship Laconia in 1942 by Tony Large

BOOK 354
In the pink : a rural odyssey by Molly Watson
11 hours

When two city girls embark on an afternoon of idle window-shopping in
Worcestershire and end up buying a horse, their lives swerve gloriously off
course. Within weeks they have abandoned their careers in London in favour
of a rural life that is anything but idyllic.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Country Life Non-Fiction
That was Book 354 AU 128369 In the pink : a rural odyssey by Molly
Watson

BOOK 355
Ion Idriess's greatest stories : heroes of the outback by Ion Idriess
26 hours

Contains three of Idriess's most popular stories. The Cattle King tells the
story of Sir Sidney Kidman, one of Australia's greatest pasturalists. Flynn of
the Inland tells the story of the Reverand John Flynn, who founded the Royal
Flying Doctor Service. Lasseter's Last Ride is an epic of the discovery of gold
in central Australia.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography, Biography – Australian, Biography –
Medical, History and Australian History
That was Book 355 AU 124102 Ion Idriess's greatest stories : heroes of
the outback by Ion Idriess

BOOK 356
I was listening : true Australian yarns about colourful men and women
by H. C. Baker
8 hours
Summary unavailable

Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Biography – Australian
That was Book 356 AU 127106 I was listening : true Australian yarns
about colourful men and women by H. C. Baker

BOOK 357
In the pink : a rural odyssey by Molly Watson
11 hours

When two city girls embark on an afternoon of idle window-shopping in
Worcestershire and end up buying a horse, their lives swerve gloriously off
course. Within weeks they have abandoned their careers in London in favour
of a rural life that is anything but idyllic.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Country Life Non-Fiction
That was Book 357 AU 128369 In the pink : a rural odyssey by Molly
Watson

BOOK 358
Jean Batten : the Garbo of the skies by Ian MacKersey
19 hours and 14 minutes

Jean Batten was one of the greatest aviators of the 1930s, but despite her
brilliance as a pilot little is known of her personal life. This first biography of a
sad and elusive woman draws on secret memoirs and letters.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Adventure Non-Fiction
That was Book 358 AU 129928 Jean Batten : the Garbo of the skies by
Ian MacKersey

BOOK 359
Jesus by A. N. Wilson
14 hours and 30 minutes

The Jesus of faith and the Jesus of history are two different beings. In this
study A. N. Wilson has tried to rescue Jesus from the tangles of Christian
mythology and to present us with a portrait of Jesus the man. It traces the
story of how the Man of Galilee, famed and popular as a healer and teacher,
came to be arrested and killed in Jerusalem.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Biography – Religion
That was Book 359 AU 130036 Jesus by A. N. Wilson

BOOK 360
The lady in the tower : the fall of Anne Boleyn by Alison Weir
16 hours

The imprisonment and execution of Queen Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second
wife, in May 1536 was unprecedented in English history. Anne was
imprisoned in the Tower of London on 2 May 1536, and tried and found guilty
of high treason on 15 May. Her supposed crimes included adultery with five
men, one her own brother, and plotting the King's death. Alison Weir has
reassessed the evidence, demolished many romantic myths and popular
misconceptions, and rewritten the story of Anne's fall, creating a detailed
portrait of the dramatic last days of one of the most influential and important
figures in English history.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Biography – Royalty
That was Book 360 AU 126491 The lady in the tower : the fall of Anne
Boleyn by Alison Weir

BOOK 361
Legends of Australian sport : the inside story by Peter Meares
14 hours

Twenty five fascinating and intimate profiles of sporting greats such as David
Campese, Ian Healy, Raelene Boyle and Greg Norman, by one of Australia's
veteran broadcasters, Peter Meares.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography, Biography – Australian and
Biography – Sports
That was Book 361 AU 128324 Legends of Australian sport : the inside
story by Peter Meares

BOOK 362
Lost for words by Deric Longden
8 hours and 16 minutes

Deric Longden's mother is the central figure in this book. Here we find her
making her devastating way through Marks and Spencer, conversing with her
two cats almost as eccentric as herself, offering her inimitable comments on
fresh developments in her son's life and finally enduring the stroke that led
eventually to her death.

Subject Interest Code: Biography
That was Book 362 AU 125810 Lost for words by Deric Longden

BOOK 363
A lot to ask : a life of Barbara Pym by Hazel Holt
12 hours and 30 minutes

We meet Miss Pym as wartime censor, as WRNS officer in Naples and as a
burgeoning novelist. Like Barbara Pym's own work this is a book which
immortalizes moments of both high frivolity and darker irony, one which
celebrates trivia, extols the delights of a 'church-crawl' and unflinchingly
examines the pain inflicted by romantic love. It captures an era and an ethos,
now gone, to perfection.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Biography – Writers
That was Book 363 AU 130057 A lot to ask : a life of Barbara Pym by
Hazel Holt

BOOK 364
The Lyttons in India : an account of Lord Lytton's Viceroyalty, 1876-1880
by Mary Lutyens
9 hours and 26 minutes

Summary unavailable.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Biography - Politicians and
Statesmen
That was Book 364 AU 126662 The Lyttons in India : an account of Lord
Lytton's Viceroyalty, 1876-1880 by Mary Lutyens

BOOK 365
The man who saw too much : David Brill, combat cameraman by John
Little
13 hours

David Brill is one of Australia's finest news cinematographers. For forty years
he has covered wars and disasters, from the fall of Saigon, to the war in the
Middle East, to the collapse of communism in the Soviet Union. His intense
personal involvement with every story has cost him dearly and his own story
is as compelling as those he has covered.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography, Biography – Australian and
Biography - Stage and Screen
That was Book 365 AU 129358 The man who saw too much : David Brill,
combat cameraman by John Little

BOOK 366
Margery Allingham : a biography by Julia Thorogood
18 hours

Margery Allingham was a very private person. This biography has been
written with the co-operation of her family; diaries, letters and Margery's own
medical notes have been made available. This is the story of a complex and
dedicated woman who brought the whole of her life to her work. Gifted above
all with a sense of humour, she created coherent new worlds for her readers
and an escape 'into sanity' for herself.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Biography – Writers
That was Book 366 AU 130068 Margery Allingham : a biography by Julia
Thorogood

BOOK 367
Molly and the Rajah : race, romance and the Raj by Edward Duyker and
Coralie Younger
7 hours and 30 minutes
This is the true story of unusual courage and dignity in the face of appalling
prejudice and cruelty from the Australian press and the highest levels of the
British government. It is the tragic tale of a Rajah who gave up his kingdom for
love, of a loyal wife whom Britain refused to acknowledge, and of an
Australian-born son who was denied his birthright.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Biography – Royalty
That was Book 367 AU 130173 Molly and the Rajah : race, romance and
the Raj by Edward Duyker and Coralie Younger

BOOK 368
Nina Simone : the biography by David Brun-Lambert
15 hours and 49 minutes

This is the first biography of the legendary diva to tell her whole extraordinary
story. It offers insights into a notoriously complex character drawing on a
wealth of original interviews within Nina Simone's intimate circle.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Biography - Music and Musicians
That was Book 368 AU 129015 Nina Simone : the biography by David
Brun-Lambert

BOOK 369
No man is an island : a study of Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew by James
Minchin
17 hours and 52 minutes

A biography of one of Singapore's Prime Minister, based on his public
statements, and interviews with other politicians and local activists.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Biography - Politicians and
Statesmen
That was Book 369 AU 127248 No man is an island : a study of
Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew by James Minchin

BOOK 370
The nun, the infidel & the superman : the remarkable friendship of Dame
Laurentia McLachlan with Sydney Cockerell, Bernard Shaw and others
by Felicitas Corrigan
6 hours

Shaw called her "an enclosed nun with an unenclosed mind" and although
Dame Laurentia McLachlan, Abbess of Stanbrook, passed 70 of her 87 years
within the strictly enclosed convent in Worcestershire, she was a person
without frontiers. Her friendships ranged from the very outspoken George
Bernard Shaw, the very Roman Catholic Cardinal Gasquet and the very
Anglican Canon Wilson to the agnostic Sydney Cockerell and the little Italian
prisoner-of-war employed on the Abbey farm.
Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Biography – Religion
That was Book 370 AU 121827 The nun, the infidel & the superman : the
remarkable friendship of Dame Laurentia McLachlan with Sydney
Cockerell, Bernard Shaw and others by Felicitas Corrigan

BOOK 371
P. G. Wodehouse : man and myth by Barry Phelps
19 hours

This book reveals the fascinating personality behind the myth that P. G.
Wodehouse created for himself. Barry Phelps proves that Wodehouse was in
fact a highly complex man who met and was friendly with many of the most
talented, famous and wealthy people of his time. A great deal of original
research supports the author's judgements and he produces an abundance of
new Wodehouse anecdotes.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Biography – Writers
That was Book 371 AU 129847 P. G. Wodehouse : man and myth by
Barry Phelps

BOOK 372
A pasty-faced nothing by Mike Munro
9 hours and 30 minutes

Raised by an alcoholic single mother who often turned against him in rage
and drink, journalist and popular personality Mike Munro learned from an early
age to overcome adversity, believe in himself and make the most of what he
had. This is his surprising and inspiring story.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Biography – Australian
That was Book 372 AU 128328 A pasty-faced nothing by Mike Munro

BOOK 373
Peggy Glanville-Hicks by Wendy Beckett
10 hours

In 1932, at the age of nineteen Peggy Glanville-Hicks left Australia for London
and the Royal College of Music, determined on a career as a composer.
There she studied and graduated with a prestigious travelling scholarship to
continue her composition studies. As a woman she had to struggle to be
taken on by Nadia Boulanger, for though a woman herself, Boulanger feared
that life as a composer faced women with more difficulties than pleasures.
Peggy Glanville-Hicks' life was not without difficulties or pleasures, and this
biography traces both. Through her troubled marriage to a homosexual
composer, through an erratic but ultimately dazzling career, through friendship
and illness, and her years of living in America, and in Greece.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography, Biography – Australian and
Biography - Music and Musicians
That was Book 373 AU 130118 Peggy Glanville-Hicks by Wendy Beckett
BOOK 374
Prince Edward : a life in the spotlight by Paul James
10 hours and 30 minutes

Prince Edward is the least known of the Queen's four children and the most
controversial. This first-ever biography of Prince Edward chronicles his far-
from-ordinary life. It considers the two sides of his career: as Edward Windsor,
potential theatrical impressario, and as working prince with duties and
obligations.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Biography – Royalty
That was Book 374 AU 129726 Prince Edward : a life in the spotlight by
Paul James

BOOK 375
Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey
10 hours and 7 minutes

In detailed descriptions of Victoria's childhood, her relations with other heads
of state and a series of prime ministers, and her obsessive devotion to her
husband Prince Albert, Lytton Strachey looks beyond the facts to reveal the
psychological influences and motivations behind the Queen's actions.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Biography – Royalty
That was Book AU 375 126946 Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

BOOK 376
The rare and the beautiful : the lives of the Garmans by Cressida
Connolly
9 hours and 30 minutes

Each of the seven Garman sisters was strikingly beautiful, artistic and wild.
Born around the turn of the nineteenth century, most of the siblings were to
become involved in the radical literary and political circles of British life
between the First and Second World Wars. They were the last muses: women
who were prepared to sideline their own talents - even their own children - in
order to beguile and inspire the men they loved.

Subject Interest Code: Biography
That was Book 376 AU 129402 The rare and the beautiful : the lives of
the Garmans by Cressida Connolly

BOOK 377
Ring of fire : the inside story of Valentino Rossi and MotoGP by Rick
Broadbent
20 hours and 52 minutes

This is the first book to cover the whole of the MotoGP era, at the centre of
which is Valentino Rossi. "Ring of Fire" charts his rise, fall and rebirth,
detailing the darker side to his rivalries with Max Biaggi and Sete Gibernau
and his battles with the tax man and the media. This is a warts-and-all portrait
with tales of vandalised cars and the racer who wants to torch 'the whole
goddamn valley'.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Biography – Sports
That was Book 377 AU 125927 Ring of fire : the inside story of Valentino
Rossi and MotoGP by Rick Broadbent

BOOK 378
Safari : I won't cry, Mumma by Janet Seath with Frank Scaysbrook
10 hours and 30 minutes

When retired couple Janet and Keith offered to become surrogate parents to a
six-year-old Kenyan boy for twelve months while he underwent surgery for
horrific burns, they had no idea how he would change their lives completely.
Safari is a heart-warming journey through the pain, tears, love and laughter -
the extraordinary story of a little boy wise beyond his years.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Inspirational Stories
That was Book 378 AU 129361 Safari : I won't cry, Mumma by Janet
Seath with Frank Scaysbrook

BOOK 379
The search for meaning : volume 1 by Caroline Jones
10 hours

A series of collections of interviews from a radio program of the same name in
which the interviewees spoke about how they make sense of their lives. The
17 interviewed include Manning Clark, Jean Houston, Brian Howe, Rupert
Sheldrake, Michael Leunig, and Fred Hollows.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Inspirational Stories
That was Book 379 AU 129682 The search for meaning : volume 1 by
Caroline Jones

BOOK 380
Signed, sealed, and delivered : the soulful journey of Stevie Wonder by
Mark Ribowsky
14 hours and 2 minutes

This book takes an in depth look at Stevie Wonder's life and his evolution from
kid soul pop star into a mature artist whose music helped lay the groundwork
for the evolution of hip hop and rap.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography, Biography - Music and Musicians
and Biography – Blind
That was Book 380 AU 129880 Signed, sealed, and delivered : the soulful
journey of Stevie Wonder by Mark Ribowsky
BOOK 381
Something about Mary : from girl about town to Crown Princess by
Emma Tom
9 hours and 30 minutes

How is it that Mary Donaldson got so lucky? Something About Mary is for
everyone who has read between the lines and knows there has to be more to
the fairy story than they've heard so far. Will the pressure of the gilded cage
become too much? Will Mary's remarkable composure begin to crack? And
just what sort of a family has she married into?

Subject Interest Codes: Biography, Biography – Australian and
Biography – Royalty
That was Book 381 AU 128811 Something about Mary : from girl about
town to Crown Princess by Emma Tom

BOOK 382
Talbot : nothing but the best by Don Talbot and Kevin Berry with Ian
Heads
12 hours

Pulling no punches, Don Talbot, Australia's most successful and controversial
swimming coach shares his views on what makes a champion swimmer and
who the leading swimmers and swim coaches of our time are. Told in Don's
typically candid manner, this book is bound to ruffle a few feathers.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography, Biography – Australian and
Biography – Sports
That was Book 382 AU 127781 Talbot : nothing but the best by Don
Talbot and Kevin Berry with Ian Heads

BOOK 383
Three weeks with my brother by Nicholas Sparks and Micah Sparks
10 hours and 30 minutes

Nicholas Sparks' memoir, written with his brother Micah, chronicles both an
astonishing adventure and a life-affirming inward journey. Nicholas and Micah
recollect their childhood and the tragedy of losing their mother, sister and then
their father. In January 2003 Nicholas and Micah set off on a three-week trip
to see some of the wonders of the world - the lost city of Machu Picchu in the
Andes, mysterious Easter Island, and Ayers Rock in the Australian outback. It
was to mark a milestone in their lives, for in their mid-thirties they were the
only surviving members of the family...

Subject Interest Codes: Biography, Biography – Writers and Travel and
Culture
That was Book 383 AU 129222 Three weeks with my brother by Nicholas
Sparks and Micah Sparks

BOOK 384
Traitors of the tower by Alison Weir
1 hours and 40 min

More than four hundred years ago, seven people - five of them women - were
beheaded in the Tower of London. Three had been queens of England. The
others were found guilty of treason. Why were such important people put to
death? This book tells their stories: from the former friend betrayed by a man
set on being king, to the young girl killed after just nine days on the throne.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography, Biography – Royalty, History and
European History
That was Book 384 AU 130215 Traitors of the tower by Alison Weir

BOOK 385
The twelve Caesars by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus
13 hours and 3 minutes

This text chronicles the public careers and private lives of the men who
wielded absolute power over Rome, from the foundation of the empire under
Julius Caesar and Augustus, to the decline into depravity and civil war under
Nero, and the recovery that came with his successors.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography, Biography - Politicians and
Statesmen, History and Ancient History
That was Book 385 AU 130165 The twelve Caesars by Gaius Suetonius
Tranquillus

BOOK 386
The woman of substance : the life and works of Barbara Taylor Bradford
by Piers Dudgeon
16 hours and 30 minutes

A look at the remarkable life of one of the world's bestselling authors, which is
every bit as dramatic as any of her novels.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography and Biography – Writers
That was Book 386 AU 127767 The woman of substance : the life and
works of Barbara Taylor Bradford by Piers Dudgeon

BOOK 387
Women who changed the world: fifty inspirational women who shaped
history by Vision Australia Personal Support
9 Hours and 15 minutes

A celebration of the achievements of womankind, this book honours 50
amazing women and the incredible impact they have had on our world. From
empire builders and healers to daring explorers and iconoclastic thinkers,
these are moving stories of dedication, conflict, tragedy and triumph, as
dramatic as any fiction.
Subject Interest Code: Biography
That was Book 387 AU 124481 Women who changed the world: fifty
inspirational women who shaped history by Vision Australia Personal
Support

BIOGRAPHY-ROYALTY
BOOK 388
Camilla : her true story by Caroline Graham
12 hours and 30 minutes

Despite the fact that Camilla Parker Bowles is constantly in the public eye,
little is known about the real Camilla. In this book, Caroline Graham has
spoken not only to friends and family, but has also gleaned information from
some of Camilla's most trusted advisors.

Subject Interest Code: Biography – Royalty
That was Book 388 AU 128231 Camilla : her true story by Caroline
Graham

BIOGRAPHY-SCIENCE
BOOK 389
The age of wonder : how the Romantic generation discovered the beauty
and terror of science by Richard Holmes
24 hours and 5 minutes

The book opens with Joseph Banks, botanist on Captain Cook's first
Endeavour voyage, stepping onto a Tahitian beach in 1769, hoping to
discover Paradise. Banks introduces us to the two scientific figures that
dominate the book: astronomer William Herschel and chemist Humphry Davy.
Herschel's tireless dedication to the stars, assisted (and perhaps rivalled) by
his comet-finding sister Caroline, changed forever the public conception of the
solar system, the Milky Way galaxy and the meaning of the universe itself.
Davy first shocked the scientific community with his near-suicidal gas
experiments in Bristol, then went on to save thousands of lives with his Safety
Lamp and established British chemistry as the leading professional science in
Europe.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography – Science and Science and
Technology
That was Book 389 AU 126442 The age of wonder : how the Romantic
generation discovered the beauty and terror of science by Richard
Holmes

BOOK 390
The lost lady of the Amazon : the history of Isabela Goden and her epic
journey by Anthony Smith
6 hours
Part of a 1735 French expedition to Peru, Jean Godin married a local girl,
Isabela. He crossed the Andes and travelled the Amazon to find a route to
France for his family, but politics prevented his return. After twenty years the
King of Portugal sent a boat for the family, but the journey was a disaster.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography – Science and History
That was Book 390 AU 128049 The lost lady of the Amazon : the history
of Isabela Goden and her epic journey by Anthony Smith

BIOGRAPHY-WRITERS

BOOK 391
In search of a beginning : my life with Graham Greene by Yvonne
Cloetta, as told to Marie Francoise Allain
8 hours

Yvonne Cloetta was Graham Greene's companion for almost 32 years. Here
she speaks - with the help of friend Marie Francoise Allain. She paints a
portrait of Graham Greene and gives a moving account of their relationship.

Subject Interest Codes: Biography – Writers and Autobiography
That was Book 391 AU 128384 In search of a beginning : my life with
Graham Greene by Yvonne Cloetta, as told to Marie Francoise Allain

BIOGRAPHICAL FICTION

BOOK 392
Alfred and Emily by Doris Lessing
7 hours and 15 minutes

Doris Lessing explores the lives of her parents, both fictional and factual. Her
father wanted the simple life of an English farmer, but shrapnel almost killed
him in the trenches, causing the loss of his leg. Her mother Emily's great love
was a doctor, who drowned in the Channel, and she spent the war nursing the
wounded in the Royal Free Hospital. In the first half of this book, Doris
Lessing imagines the lives her parents might have made for themselves had
there been no war at all. This is followed by a piercing examination of their
lives as they actually came to be in the shadow of that war and their move to
Rhodesia.

Subject Interest Codes: Biographical Fiction and Family Stories
That was Book 392 AU 118665 Alfred and Emily by Doris Lessing

BOOK 393
The bright day is done : the story of Amy Robsart by Judith Saxton
9 hours and 56 minutes

Usually remembered for the mysterious circumstances of her death, Judith
Saxton tells the story of the life of Amy Robsart. She was influenced the by
affairs of state from the moment she fell in love and married the handsome
Robert Dudley. Hardship came when her sister-in-law, Jane Grey, was
deposed and Mary came to the throne; the Dudley brothers were imprisoned
in the Tower and Robert was sentenced to death. When Elizabeth ascended
the throne, Amy hoped for peace and contentment with her beloved husband.
But it was not to be, for the young queen made Robert Dudley her favourite
and, by doing so, changed the course of many lives.

Subject Interest Codes: Biographical Fiction, Great Britain Fiction and
Historical Fiction
That was Book 393 AU 129707 The bright day is done : the story of Amy
Robsart by Judith Saxton

BOOK 394
Chaucer and the doctor of physic by Philippa Morgan
11 hours

Geoffrey Chaucer - poet, diplomat and sometime spy - is newly returned to
England from a successful mission to Florence. Scarcely has he set foot on
the London wharves than he is despatched to the Devon town of Dartmouth.
The Santa Giovanni, a ship from Genoa, has been wrecked and its cargo
stolen, and a treaty with the Italian city is at risk.

Subject Interest Codes: Biographical Fiction, Detective and Mystery
Fiction and Historical Fiction
That was Book 394 AU 128667 Chaucer and the doctor of physic by
Philippa Morgan

BOOK 395
Chaucer and the legend of good women by Philippa Morgan
10 hours and 30 minutes

Three years after his secret mission to Aquitaine, the poet and diplomat
Geoffrey Chaucer finds he must once more set forth on royal business. After
an arduous overland journey, in the spring of 1373 he reaches Florence, a city
twice the size of London and the banking centre of Europe.

Subject Interest Codes: Biographical Fiction and Detective and Mystery
Fiction
That was Book 395 AU 129383 Chaucer and the legend of good women
by Philippa Morgan

BOOK 396
Dreaming the bull by Manda Scott
17 hours and 1 minutes

This book continues the story of Breaca - now hailed Boudica, the Bringer of
Victory, and her half-brother, Ban, now an officer in the Roman auxiliary
cavalry. Each stands on the opposing side in a brutal war of attrition between
the occupying army and the defeated tribes, each is determined to see the
other dead.

Subject Interest Codes: Biographical Fiction and Ancient Historical
Fiction
That was Book 396 AU 130086 Dreaming the bull by Manda Scott

BOOK 397
Dreaming the eagle by Manda Scott
24 hours and 37 minutes

This is the story of Boudica: the last defender of Celtic culture; the only
woman to have openly led her warriors into battle; the only British warrior to
stand against Imperial Rome and triumph. But is it also the story of the two
men she loved most: the warrior Caradoc and her half-brother Ban.

Subject Interest Codes: Biographical Fiction and Ancient Historical
Fiction
That was Book 397 AU 130085 Dreaming the eagle by Manda Scott

BOOK 398
Going places by Billy Hopkins
15 hours and 30 minutes

Despite the austerity of 1950s Manchester, Billy and Laura Hopkins are in
seventh heaven as they return from honeymoon, but their euphoria
evaporates when they try to find a home of their own. With a baby on the way
and the bills mounting, they yearn for more than Billy's teaching salary can
offer. Then Billy hears an appeal for Education Officers in Kenya. The glowing
description of life in the colony makes it a tempting alternative to rainy Britain.
After much hesitation and advice, Billy and Laura set off on a BOAC Argonaut
for Nairobi and an exotic new life.

Subject Interest Code: Biographical Fiction
That was Book 398 AU 128242 Going places by Billy Hopkins

BOOK 399
The goldsmith's wife by Jean Plaidy
14 hours and 26 minutes

The Goldsmith's Wife was eighteen year old Jane Shore whose golden beauty
brought England's greatest lover to woo her in disguise. Exchanging
Cheapside for Westminster, she became the favourite mistress of Edward IV
and set his brilliant, profligate court ablaze with merriment.

Subject Interest Codes: Biographical Fiction and Historical Fiction
That was book 399 AU 129630 The goldsmith's wife by Jean Plaidy

BOOK 400
Green dragon, white tiger by Annette Motley
30 hours and 25 minutes

Fearful of uttering such treason, a seventh century astrologer predicts that the
second daughter of General Wu will one day ascend the Dragon Throne to
rule China. Hot-tempered and intelligent, Black Jade's spirit and luminous
beauty attract the eye of Shin-Min, the reigning Son of Heaven, and she joins
his court as a concubine. At his death, Pheasant, the weak-willed son who
succeeds, takes his father's favourite concubine as his own, until her growing
influence persuades him to make her empress, despite the objections of many
in the court. Ambitious, sensual and on occasion wantonly cruel, Black Jade
expertly plays on Pheasant's uncertainty, gathering the reins of government in
her own capable hands. His death and the brief, unlucky reigns of four sons
are branching paths that lead to a single destiny. A bejewelled struggle for
power, this first novel is modelled on the life of the historical Empress Wu.

Subject Interest Codes: Biographical Fiction and Historical Fiction
That was Book 400 AU 129965 Green dragon, white tiger by Annette
Motley

BOOK 401
Hannah by Paul-Loup Sulitzer
Unknown duration

This saga of a young woman's quest for personal fulfillment and professional
success is based on the life of Helena Rubenstein. Precocious and
determined 15-year-old Hannah moves to Warsaw after her shtetl is
decimated by a pogrom. Discovering her genius for business, she resolves to
get rich quickly, opening salons in major cities of Australia, Europe, and
America to sell her unique cosmetics.

Subject Interest Code: Biographical Fiction
That was Book 401 AU 130199 Hannah by Paul-Loup Sulitzer

BOOK 402
Lustrum by Robert Harris
15 hours and 38 minutes

Rome, 63 BC. In a city on the brink of acquiring a vast empire, seven men are
struggling for power. Cicero is consul, Caesar his ruthless young rival,
Pompey the republic's greatest general, Crassus its richest man, Cato a
political fanatic, Catilina a psychopath, and Clodius an ambitious playboy. The
stories of these real historical figures - their alliances and betrayals, their
cruelties and seductions, their brilliance and their crimes - are all interleaved
to form this epic novel.

Subject Interest Codes: Biographical Fiction, Ancient Historical Fiction
andHistorical Fiction
That was Book 402 AU 126395 Lustrum by Robert Harris

BOOK 403
The naming of Eliza Quinn by Carol Birch
12 hours and 30 minutes

In the late 1960s, in the hollow of an ancient oak tree beyond a derelict
cottage in Cork, were found the bones of a three-year-old girl. It was thought
that they dated back to the time of the great potato famine of the mid 1800s.
The bones were discovered by an American woman, who had inherited the
cottage which had lain empty and broken for 40 years. Local searches reveal
that the house had originally belonged to The Quinns. Eliza Quinn was their
baby. This is a story that speaks of generations and of landscapes abandoned
villages, famine graves, old potato ridges sinking back into the earth, traces of
a population that fell by two and a half million in less than 10 years. But above
all, it is the story of the Quinn family.

Subject Interest Codes: Biographical Fiction, Great Britain Fiction and
Historical Fiction
That was Book 403 AU 128386 The naming of Eliza Quinn by Carol Birch

BOOK 404
Requiem for a patriot by Alexander Cordell
12 hours and 36 minutes

Set in the early 1800s against the chartist rebellion this book, told in the first
person, is based on the life of John Frost, a Welsh radical in terms of politics.
It reveals his nationalism and efforts to upgrade the status and lifestyle of the
poor.

Subject Interest Codes: Biographical Fiction, Great Britain Fiction,
Historical Fiction and Political Fiction
That was Book 404 AU 129795 Requiem for a patriot by Alexander
Cordell

BOOK 405
The Saxon tapestry by Sile Rice
16 hours

Hereward the Wake's boyhood in the bird-haunted fens of East Anglia unfolds
against a backdrop of poisonous intrigue and desperate ambition as the ailing
and impotent Edward the Confessor prepares for death. It is only when the
Norman horde prepares to gorge itself on England's rich heart, that the
winding threads of the tapestry weave together and Hereward leads the last
defiant stand against the invader. There is explicit language and sex in this
book which may be disturbing to some people.

Subject Interest Codes: Biographical Fiction, Great Britain Fiction and
Historical Fiction
That was Book 405 AU 129460 The Saxon tapestry by Sile Rice

BOOK 406
The secret of lost things by Sheridan Hay
12 hours

At eighteen, Rosemary arrives in New York from Tasmania eager to explore
the city she's read so much about. The moment she is given a job in the
Arcade bookstore, she knows she has found a home. Based on actual
documents the author found while doing research on Melville, The Secret of
Lost Things is at once a literary adventure that captures the excitement of
discovering a long-lost manuscript, and an evocative portrait of life in a
bookshop.

Subject Interest Codes: Biographical Fiction and Detective and Mystery
Fiction
That was Book 406 AU 128922 The secret of lost things by Sheridan Hay

BOOK 407
Spain for the sovereigns by Jean Plaidy
11 hours and 52 minutes

Married to Ferdinand after continual fears and disappointments, Isabella
triumphed over every dangers, convinced of her true destiny. With the might
of Portugal humbled, the Court of the Sovereigns saw the rise of
Torquemada, the establishment of the dreaded Inquisition, and the coming of
Columbus, who left the woman he loved to make a dream reality. Ambitious
and unfaithful, Ferdinand longed to lead his troops against the Moorish
strongholds. Isabella knew a united Spain and a glorious future could be
theirs, but they must only share it together.

Subject Interest Codes: Biographical Fiction and Historical Fiction
That was Book 407 AU 129677 Spain for the sovereigns by Jean Plaidy

BOOK 408
Whatever next! by Billy Hopkins
11 hours

Billy Hopkins has come a long way since his childhood in an overcrowded
Manchester tenement. He's experienced a fascinating career, enjoyed a long
and loving marriage and brought up a large and happy family, spending
unforgettable years working overseas before returning to settle in the north-
west. Now, Billy is delighted to be retiring from teaching. He doesn't want to
walk across the Sahara Desert or take up mountaineering, like some people.
No, all he wants is some peace and quiet. But it seems that retirement isn’t
going to be as peaceful as he hoped. For starters, his children and
grandchildren regularly come to stay, leaving a trail of disorder and confusion
in their wake. Then there's the shock of realising that the young man inside
isn't the man reflected in shop windows and mirrors. And the numerous
enterprises which don't quite go to plan, even the one that promises to make
Billy a fortune... When he writes his memoirs, though, and they become a
bestseller - surprising no one more than himself - he finds himself having one
of the biggest adventures of his life.
Subject Interest Codes: Biographical Fiction and Wit and Humour
Fiction
That was Book 408 AU 114999 Whatever next! by Billy Hopkins

CLASSIC FICTION

BOOK 409
The Aeneid by Virgil translated and with an introduction by David West
17 hours and 35 minutes

As the story begins, a storm shipwrecks Aeneas and his Trojan followers near
Carthage in North Africa. There, Aeneas falls in love with Dido, queen of
Carthage. But the gods order him to leave for Italy. In despair, Dido commits
suicide. Upon finally reaching Italy, Aeneas goes down into the lower world
and learns about his future descendants, the Romans.

Subject Interest Codes: Classic Fiction and Poetry
That was Book 409 AU 126481 The Aeneid by Virgil translated and with
an introduction by David West

BOOK 410
The awakening by Kate Chopin
5 hours and 35 minutes

First published in 1899, this revolutionary novel so disturbed critics and the
public that it was banished for decades afterward. Now widely read and
admired, The Awakening has been hailed as an early vision of woman's
emancipation. Rooted in the romantic tradition of Melville and Dickinson, it is
the story of twenty-eight-year-old Edna Pontellier, a surprisingly modern
woman trapped in a dehumanizing marriage and in search of self-discovery.
Turning away from convention and society toward her primal instincts for
passion and freedom, Edna abandons her family to realize herself as an
individual. But her quest leads to her destruction by a society that grants no
place for those unfulfilled by marriage and motherhood.

Subject Interest Codes: Classic Fiction and Feminist Fiction
That was Book 410 AU 129043 The awakening by Kate Chopin

BOOK 411
Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan le Fanu
3 hours and 30 minutes

When an accident occurs on a road near their castle, Laura and her father
take in the stranded survivor. Carmilla and Laura both appear young,
beautiful, and innocent. But one is an ageless vampire; the other, an
unsuspecting victim. True to vampire rituals involving blood, fear of dying, and
obsessive eroticism, Carmilla herself falls victim to the "rapture of cruelty that
is love.'

Subject Interest Codes: Classic Fiction and Supernatural Fiction
That was Book 411 AU 123452 Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan le Fanu

BOOK 412
The H.P. Lovecraft omnibus 1 : at the mountains of madness and other
novels of terror by H.P. Lovecraft
20 hours and 6 minutes

Gathered together are seven tales of horror in the gothic tradition - full of
hinted terrors and unholy stenches, supernatural terror and vilest horror.

Subject Interest Codes: Classic Fiction, Horror, Supernatural Fiction and
Short Stories
That was Book 412 AU 129608 The H.P. Lovecraft omnibus 1 : at the
mountains of madness and other novels of terror by H.P. Lovecraft

BOOK 413
The lamp in the desert by Ethel Dell
16 hours and 30 minutes

A classic romance set in British Colonial India just prior to the Sepoy Mutiny.
A beautiful young woman, Stella, travels to India to visit her Soldier brother,
Tommy where she finds herself ostracised by local British society for traveling
without a chaperone. Not wishing to bring shame to her brother, she accepts
a marriage proposal from handsome British officer, Ralph Dacre. However,
deceitful Ralph has a wife back home in England....

Subject Interest Codes: Classic Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 413 AU 126676 The lamp in the desert by Ethel Dell

BOOK 414
The lost Stradivarius by J. Meade Falkner
5 hours and 50 minutes

A short novel of ghosts and the evil that can be invested in an object, in this
case an extremely fine Stradivarius violin. After finding the violin of the title in
a hidden compartment in his college rooms, the protagonist, a wealthy young
heir, becomes increasingly secretive as well as obsessed by a particular piece
of music, which seems to have the power to call up the ghost of its previous
owner.

Subject Interest Code: Classic Fiction
That was Book 414 AU 123436 The lost Stradivarius by J. Meade Falkner

COMPUTERS AND THE INTERNET

BOOK 415
The anarchist in the library : how the clash between freedom and control
is hacking the real world and crashing the system by Siva
Vaidhyanathan
16 hours and 19 minutes
More and more of our social, political and religious activities are modelling
themselves after the World Wide Web. A committed anarchist, Vaidhyanathan
shows how the key information structure of our time is the 'peer-to-peer
network'. These networks have always existed - gossip is one example, as is
word-of-mouth advertising - but with the rise of electronic communication, they
are suddenly coming into their own. And they are drawing the outlines of a
battle for information that will determine much of the culture and politics of our
century. Everything from culture to terrorism and extremist politics, to religion
will be affected.

Subject Interest Code: Computers and the Internet
That was Book 415 AU 126476 The anarchist in the library : how the
clash between freedom and control is hacking the real world and
crashing the system by Siva Vaidhyanathan

COOKERY
BOOK 416
Gluten-free cooking by Lyndel Costain & Joanna Farrow
5 hours and 22 minutes

This collection of delicious recipes provides easy-to-make alternatives to
foods such as pasta, bread, pastry and cakes and includes recipes such as
Thai Coconut Chicken, Strawberry Meringue Roulade, Potato Pizza
Margherita and Rainbow Lollies. The book was published in association with
Coeliac UK.

Subject Interest Code: Cookery
That was Book 416 AU 129120 Gluten-free cooking by Lyndel Costain &
Joanna Farrow

BOOK 417
Healthy eating on a renal diet : a cookbook for people with kidney
disease
4 hours and 40 minutes

This cookbook focuses on the dietary concerns of renal patients. Eight
dieticians have collaborated to produce a practical collection of recipes
covering all stages of kidney disease and also include patient information on
the importance of diet in the management of renal disease and predialysis.

Subject Interest Codes: Cookery and Health Care
That was Book 417 AU 127358 Healthy eating on a renal diet : a
cookbook for people with kidney disease

BOOK 418
Miss Dahl's voluptuous delights : the art of eating a little of what you
fancy by Sophie Dahl
5 hours and 7 minutes
Sophie cooks with gusto and passion and here she takes us on a delicious
journey through 100 of her favourite recipes for every meal and every season
- from her Grandmother Gee-Gee's ginger parkin, to her dad's amazing
chicken curry to what she serves her boyfriend for breakfast.

Subject Interest Codes: Cookery and Health Care
That was Book 418 AU 126243 Miss Dahl's voluptuous delights : the art
of eating a little of what you fancy by Sophie Dahl

BOOK 419
Potty! : Clarissa's one pot cookbook by Clarissa Dickson Wright
5 hours and 1 minutes

Perfect for anyone who loves good food but hates washing up, Potty contains
100 of Clarissa's favourite recipes which can all be cooked in one dish in the
oven or on the hob. The book is a mouth-watering collection of casseroles,
risottos, stir-fries and roasts and there are even some fantastic one-pot
puddings such as claret jelly and creamy rice pudding - perfect for winter
evenings.

Subject Interest Code: Cookery
That was Book 419 AU 129139 Potty! : Clarissa's one pot cookbook by
Clarissa Dickson Wright

BOOK 420
Real fast puddings : over 200 desserts, savouries and sweet snacks in
30 minutes by Nigel Slater
5 hours and 43 minutes

A collection of quick and delicious puddings made simply and with the
freshest of ingredients. Divided into four seasonal parts, the book offers ideas
for a wide range of mouth-watering desserts, all of them stylish and
irresistible.

Subject Interest Code: Cookery
That was Book 420 AU 126194 Real fast puddings : over 200 desserts,
savouries and sweet snacks in 30 minutes by Nigel Slater

BOOK 421
Vegetables for vision : nature's supplements for eye health by Ian
Grierson
4 hours and 9 minutes

A cook book, of mainly vegetable recipes, which promotes good eye health.

Subject Interest Code: Cookery
That was Book 421 AU 129483 Vegetables for vision : nature's
supplements for eye health by Ian Grierson
BOOK 422
Vegetarian kitchen by Sarah Brown
8 hours and 51 minutes

Sarah Brown has created a rich collection of dishes. There are recipes for all
occasions from simple family meals to the most elaborate buffets and dinner
parties, and she gives plenty of practical advice on how to make wholewheat
bread and pastry, as well as traditional vegetarian fare such as pulses and
grains.

Subject Interest code: Cookery
That was Book 422 AU 125928 Vegetarian kitchen by Sarah Brown

COUNTRY LIFE FICTION

BOOK 423
The bells of Burracombe by Lilian Harry
12 hours

When Stella Simmons comes to the Devonshire village of Burracombe to start
her teaching career, she is alone in the world. This book begins with the story
of life in a Devonshire village in the 1950s and shows us a picture of Britain
coming to terms with the aftermath of the Second World War and entering a
new decade.

Subject Interest Codes: Country Life Fiction and Great Britain Fiction
That was Book 423 AU 128891 The bells of Burracombe by Lilian Harry

BOOK 424
Bordeaux housewives by Daisy Waugh
13 hours

When an ordinary English family swap dreary suburbia and the rat race for the
glorious countryside of France, they have no idea just how much their lives
are going to change. For in addition to the culture shock, they have been
selected to appear in a reality TV show about their Good Life lifestyle. But
they also have a secret life which they need to hide from the cameras!
Meanwhile, at the local bar, another expat is finding that local attractions
amount to more than wine, cheese and sunflowers!

Subject Interest Codes: Country Life Fiction and Wit and Humour Fiction
That was Book 424 AU 128375 Bordeaux housewives by Daisy Waugh

BOOK 425
Cedar Green by Rose Boucheron
7 hours and 5 minutes

Edie Fisher, a Londoner, is the domestic mainstay of Cedar Green, a village
in the Cotswolds. She lives in a small cottage with her daughter, Mandy, who
also works as a cleaner at Ledsham House, home of the beautiful but petulant
Lady Ledsham and her handsome husband, Sir Robert. As the local solicitor,
widower John Paynter - like Edie - has an insight into the lives of many of the
village's inhabitants. In Rome, the enigmatic Graziella Massini has plans to
come to England, and settle in the village. Both bring change in their wake,
and the calm surface of life in Cedar Green is ruffled.

Subject Interest Codes: Country Life Fiction and Great Britain Fiction
That was Book 425 AU 128962 Cedar Green by Rose Boucheron

BOOK 426
Country lovers by Rebecca Shaw
10 hours

The lively Barleybridge Veterinary Hospital is bustling with energy. All the vets
and lay staff are working hard to make sure that disruptive and sick animals in
the surgery and on the farms are treated. At the same time some of them are
coping with crises in their personal lives.

Subject Interest Codes: Country Life Fiction and Great Britain Fiction
That was Book 426 AU 127785 Country lovers by Rebecca Shaw

BOOK 427
A country wife : farms, families and other foolhardy adventures by Lucy
Pinney
11 hours

When Lucy Pinney arrived in the Dorset countryside nearly thirty years ago,
she was newly married, enthusiastic and charmingly naive. After a bucolic
love affair worthy of a Thomas Hardy novel Lucy launched herself into pig
keeping, cake baking and lamb rearing with gusto. But nothing had prepared
her for the essential oddness and precariousness of rural life.

Subject Interest Code: Country Life Fiction
That was Book 427 AU 129371 A country wife : farms, families and other
foolhardy adventures by Lucy Pinney

BOOK 428
Down an English lane by Margaret Thornton
16 Hours

It is 1945 and in the Yorkshire market town of Middlebeck, fifteen-year-old
Maisie Jackson is waiting for the return of her sweetheart Bruce Tremaine.
Her teenage euphoria doesn't last long however, for when Bruce arrives he
has a 'friend' in tow - the beautiful Christine Myerscough, who is determined to
make herself Bruce's wife. Crushed and betrayed, Maisie realises that her life
needn't be confined to Middlebeck, and that there are many opportunities for
someone with her ambition. When she finally finds her true vocation she
convinces herself she is over her young love - but has Bruce forgotten about
her?
Subject Interest Codes: Country Life Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 428 AU 114578 Down an English lane by Margaret
Thornton

BOOK 429
Echoes of the dance by Marcia Willett
14 hours

Roly Carradine has found refuge in Cornwall. A broken marriage and a terrible
burden of guilt made Roly remove himself from his busy London life, but here
in Cornwall he welcomes Kate, also seeking refuge from the grief of losing her
husband and needing to start afresh, and young Daisy Quin, a dancer
recovering from a back injury.

Subject Interest Codes: Country Life Fiction and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 429 AU 128341 Echoes of the dance by Marcia Willett

BOOK 430
False friends by Grace Thompson
9 hours

Badger's Brook becomes the refuge of Lowri Vaughan, escaping the rumours
that abound when her father is sent to prison for fraud and suspected murder
- crimes Lowri and her mother know he didn't commit. As she begins to
rebuild her life, Lowri is determined to prove her father's innocence and
begins to search for the truth. But along the way she encounters many false
friends, who seem to let her down at every turn. Soon Lowri begins to believe
that she'll never be able to rely on anyone again.

Subject Interest Codes: Country Life Fiction and Family Stories
That was Book 430 AU 114749 False friends by Grace Thompson

BOOK 431
Glint of gold by Frances Paige
6 hours

Martin Woodbridge first visits the village of Bernay with his wife Merle. They
are both captivated by it, and relish the friendly welcome shown to them by
the locals, in particular the manager of the hotel where they stay, Henri Leroy.
Henri's wife Marie is a beautiful young woman, but Martin senses disturbing
undercurrents in their relationship.

Subject Interest Codes: Country Life Fiction and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 431 AU 128377 Glint of gold by Frances Paige

BOOK 432
The golden cup by Marcia Willett
15 hours
Paradise, the house in the sheltered Cornish valley has been home to
generations of Trevannions. Frail and elderly Honor Trevannion, bedridden
following a nasty fall, is inexplicably anxious and distressed by the arrival of a
young American bearing an old black and white photograph of a double
wedding. What secrets is Honor keeping from those closest to her?

Subject Interest Codes: Country Life Fiction and Family Stories
That was Book 432 AU 129394 The golden cup by Marcia Willett

BOOK 433
Inheritance by Stuart Seaton
13 hours and 37 minutes

Rockston Grange, Devonshire, for generations the house has been the seat
of the powerful Haldane family, now Rupert Haldane carries on the tradition,
proud of his heritage and of his son Randolph, but Randolph is not truly a
Haldane. He is the child of his mother's love for successful ship owner Mark
Halford, yet he has inherited Rupert's passion for the land and as the
nineteenth century draws to its close, Randolph will find himself torn between
demands of progress and of his tenants and of his own family.

Subject Interest Codes: Country Life Fiction and Great Britain Fiction
That was Book 433 AU 126648 Inheritance by Stuart Seaton

BOOK 434
In pale battalions by Robert Goddard
13 hours and 34 minutes

Lenora Galloway has waited all her life to learn the truth about her father,
slain on the Somme before she was born, the truth about the death of her
mother, and the persistent mystery of an unsolved wartime murder. As she
gradually uncovers what really happened, she must recognize that old secrets
die hard.

Subject Interest Codes: Country Life Fiction and Historical Fiction
That was Book 434 AU 126301 In pale battalions by Robert Goddard

BOOK 435
Intrigue in the village by Rebecca Shaw
9 hours and 15 minutes

Everyone in the village of Turnham Malpas is invited up to the Big House for a
celebration of Craddock Fitch's increasingly successful business - but when
they are all assembled, they find out that the party is a lavish wedding
reception for two very surprising people... When the festivities are over,
Turnham Malpas is thrown into preparations of a different nature. It is the one
hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the village school and the head teacher,
Kate, is arranging a big celebration, but in asking previous head teachers to
attend she has unwittingly placed the rector and his wife in an impossible
situation.
Subject Interest Codes: Country Life Fiction, Great Britain Fiction and
Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 435 AU 114166 Intrigue in the village by Rebecca Shaw

BOOK 436
Land of the golden apple by Eve Makis
9 hours and 40 minutes

Life had lost its sweetness. Socrates felt as if he had eaten an accursed apple
and was, like Adam, suddenly prone to emotions he had never before
experienced - fear, loneliness and shame. For Socrates, growing up in a
small, Cypriot village isn't idyllic so much as frustrating. Summer is on the
horizon and yet his parents, his teachers and his interfering neighbours seem
intent on preventing Socrates and his friends from having any fun. But times
are changing and the jasmine-scented breezes mingle with the threat of
danger. Behind the facade of respectable island life lurks a dark and
menacing presence.

Subject Interest Code: Country Life Fiction
That was Book 436 AU 116138 Land of the golden apple by Eve Makis

BOOK 437
The last lighthouse keeper by Alan Titchmarsh
8 hours and 22 minutes

Will Elliott is out of a job, so decides to fulfil his lifelong ambition - to sail round
the coastline of Britain. But before he has time to so much as paint his hull, he
meets Amy Finn. And as if that isn't distraction enough, suddenly his sleepy
Cornish village is rocked by the biggest scandal to hit Cornwall since
Guenevere ran off with Launcelot. Will he ever be free to make his journey?

Subject Interest Codes: Country Life Fiction, Great Britain Fiction and
Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 437 AU 126441 The last lighthouse keeper by Alan
Titchmarsh

BOOK 438
Mad Puppetstown by M. J. Farrell
8 hours

In the early 1900s Easter lives with her Aunt Brenda, her cousins and their
Great-Aunt Dicksie in an imposing country house, Puppetstown, which casts a
spell over their childhood. Here they spend carefree days. When the war in
Ireland finally touches their lives all flee to England, all except Aunt Dicksie
who refuses to surrender Puppetstown's magic. In England the cousins are
groomed for society; but for two of them those, wild, lost Puppetstown years
cannot be forgotten.

Subject Interest Code: Country Life Fiction
That was Book 438 AU 130034 Mad Puppetstown by M. J. Farrell

BOOK 439
Midsummer meadow by John Moore
7 hours and 50 minutes

No summary available.

Subject Interest Code: Country Life Fiction
That was Book 439 AU 127291 Midsummer meadow by John Moore

BOOK 440
Muddy boots and silk stockings by Julia Stoneham
9 Hours

It's 1943 and the country is at war. An unlikely group of land girls are finding
out about life, love and loss, forming surprising friendships along the way.
When Alice Todd's husband runs off with another woman, she is forced to find
a means to provide for herself and her young son. Accepting a position as a
hostel warden at an old Devonshire farmhouse, Alice finds herself looking
after ten volunteer land girls. The job is not as easy as it first seems. Not only
does Alice have to deal with the uncompromising farm owner, but as her
young charges arrive at the farm she discovers every girl has a story - and
some have rather dark secrets.

Subject Interest Codes: Country Life Fiction and War Fiction
That was Book 440 AU 117992 Muddy boots and silk stockings by Julia
Stoneham

BOOK 441
Ulverton by Adam Thorpe
14 hours and 33 minutes

The fictional Ulverton is the setting for a dozen accounts of life in the village
over three hundred years. One of Cromwell's soldiers returns to find his wife
remarried and he then promptly disappears; a woman in confinement awaits
her lover; three 18th century carpenters' apprentices impersonate the voice of
God and a 1980s TV documentary finds a skeleton of one of Cromwell's
soldiers. Based on folk tales, myths and oral tradition, the author builds a
developing picture of a village and its community and so paints a vivid portrait
of the changes and continuations which make up the history of England.

Subject Interest Codes: Country Life Fiction and Great Britain Fiction
That was Book 441 AU 126440 Ulverton by Adam Thorpe


COUNTRY LIFE NON-FICTION
BOOK 442
A countryman's tale by S. J. Tyrrell
11 hours and 5 minutes

A family memoir and the history of an old village in Northamptonshire.

Subject Interest Codes: Country Life Non-Fiction, European History and
History
That was Book 442 AU 121965 A countryman's tale by S. J. Tyrrell

BOOK 443
The farm : the story of one family and the English countryside by
Richard Benson
7 hours

"It was like being the village idiot with O-levels. I jack-knifed trailers, got
outwitted by even the dimmest animals and was dragged through a hedge
backwards on a tractor." The Farm is a story of many mishaps on a Yorkshire
farm but it is also much more. It is a book about childhood, families, change,
death, food, alienation and belonging - and about the bond between people
and the land and each other.

Subject Interest Code: Country Life Non-Fiction
That was Book 443 AU 129179 The farm : the story of one family and the
English countryside by Richard Benson

BOOK 444
The fight for Fordhall Farm by Ben and Charlotte Hollins
9 Hours and 15 minutes

This is the astonishing story of a young brother and sister's struggle to escape
eviction from their family home of 700 years. Fordhall Farm was once a
thriving organic farm, run by pioneering farmer Arthur Hollins, but, threatened
by competition from multi-national companies and under pressure from
developers, the future looked bleak - even more so after Arthur's death in
2005. His two young children, Ben and Charlotte, refused to give in and set
about raising ?800,000, establishing a ground-breaking community-ownership
scheme. Today over 8000 people own a stake in Fordhall, with supporters
including Prince Charles, Prunella Scales, Sting and Hugh Fearnley-
Whittingstall.

Subject Interest Code: Country Life Non-Fiction
That was Book 444 AU 118444 The fight for Fordhall Farm by Ben and
Charlotte Hollins

BOOK 445
I love a sunburnt torso and other country musings by Christina
Hindhaugh
3 hours and 45 minutes

I Love A Sunburnt Torso is an uproarious collection of thoughts and fancies
about life in general and country life and country people in particular. Behind
such torrid tales as Murder in the Chookhouse, Confessions of a Country
Stove and The Dreaded Wheneye there is, however, a lot of sharp
observation about our values and the quality of Australian life.

Subject Interest Codes: Country Life Non-Fiction and Wit and Humour
Non-Fiction
That was Book 445 AU 126612 I love a sunburnt torso and other country
musings by Christina Hindhaugh

CRIME FICTION

BOOK 446
The art thief by Noah Charney
9 Hours and 35 minutes

Rome: In the small Baroque church of Santa Giuliana, a magnificent
Caravaggio altarpiece disappears without a trace in the middle of the night.
Paris: In the basement vault of the Malevich Society, curator Genevieve
Delacloche is shocked to discover the disappearance of the Society's great
treasure, "White-on-White" by Supremacist painter Kasimir Malevich. London:
At the National Gallery of Modern Art, the museum's newest acquisition is
stolen just hours after it was purchased for 6.3 million pounds. While three
separate thefts are simultaneously investigated in three separate cities, the
apparently unrelated crimes have more in common than anyone imagines. In
each city, the authorities enlist the help of a renowned art investigator, police
inspectors, and Scotland Yard. A trail of bizarre clues and intellectual puzzles
reveals forgeries, over-paintings, thefts, and double-crosses leading ever
deeper into a baffling conspiracy.

Subject Interest Codes: Crime Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 446 AU 115379 The art thief by Noah Charney

BOOK 447
Blue murder : Chelsea till I die by Mark Worrall
13 hours and 4 minutes

Money, sex, illegal substances, night-clubs and Chelsea Football Club, John
Nipper is deeply preoccupied with them all. For thirty years he's had it all his
own way, double crossing and dealing his way through life without a care in
the world until a drugs deal he puts together to gain revenge on an ex-
girlfriend goes wrong. In fear of his life, Nipper leaves London to begin a new
life in Goa. Blue Murder is the chronicle of Johnny Nipper's life which entwine
itself with a detailed account of the changing fortunes of Chelsea FC.

Subject Interest Codes: Crime Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 447 AU 130234 Blue murder : Chelsea till I die by Mark
Worrall

BOOK 448
A cool head by Ian Rankin
2 hours and 11 minutes

Gravy worked in the graveyard - hence the name. He was having a normal
day until his friend Benjy turned up in a car Gravy didn't recognise. Benjy had
a bullet hole in his chest, but lived just long enough to ask Gravy to hide him
and look after his gun. Gravy's not too bright but he wants to help his friend.
So Gravy finds himself caught up in the middle of a robbery gone wrong, a
woman who witnessed a murder, and some very unpleasant men who will do
anything to get back the money Benjy stole.

Subject Interest Code: Crime Fiction
That was Book 448 AU 126023 A cool head by Ian Rankin

BOOK 449
The debt : a novel of the London underworld by Roberta Kray
11 hours and 30 minutes

An anonymous phone call was all it took to alert the police to a body at The
Palace. Now, eighteen years later, Johnny Frank is coming out of jail with only
one thing on his mind - to kill the man who put him there. But first he is going
to make him suffer.

Subject Interest Codes: Crime Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 449 AU 128777 The debt : a novel of the London
underworld by Roberta Kray

BOOK 450
Every last drop by Charlie Huston
9 hours and 18 minutes

It’s like this: a series of bullet-riddled bad breaks has seen rogue Vampyre
and terminal tough guy Joe Pitt go from PI for hire to Clan-connected enforcer
to dead man walking in a New York minute. And after burning all his bridges,
the only one left to cross leads to the Bronx, where Joe’s brass knuckles and
straight razor can’t keep him from running afoul of a sadistic old bloodsucker
with a bad bark and a worse bite. Even if every Clan in Manhattan is hollering
for Joe’s head on a stick, it’s got to be better than trying to survive in the
outer-borough wilderness. So it’s a no-brainer when Clan boss Dexter Predo
comes looking to make a deal. All Joe has to do to win back breathing
privileges on his old turf is infiltrate an upstart Clan whose plan to cure the
Vyrus could expose the secret Vampyre world to mortal eyes and set off a
panic-driven massacre. Not cool. But Joe’s all over it. To save the Undead
future, he just has to wade neck-deep through all the archenemies, former
friends, and assorted heavy hitters he’s crossed in the past. No sweat?
Maybe not, but definitely more blood than he’s ever seen or hungered for. And
maybe even some tears over the horror and heartbreaking truth about the evil
men do no matter who or what they are.

Subject Interest Codes: Crime Fiction and Supernatural Fiction
That was Book 450 AU 128190 Every last drop by Charlie Huston
BOOK 451
The front by Mandasue Heller
11 hours

Sometimes it's wise to scratch beneath the surface before you make your
move When old school friends, Lee, Mal, Ged and Sam decided to make
some easy money, nothing could have prepared them for the catalogue of
disasters that was to follow. Robbing a supermarket should have been an
easy job, nothing could possibly go wrong - but it did. With one of them
wounded and a dead body on their hands, could matters have got any worse?
They should have known that a small supermarket on a Manchester estate
wouldn't make that much money, but they had no idea that as small fish they
had unwittingly plunged into a very big pond. They were now swimming with
the "great whites" of the criminal underworld.

Subject Interest Codes: Crime Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 451 AU 118609 The front by Mandasue Heller

BOOK 452
The game by Mandasue Heller
11 hours and 45 minutes

When Mary James is thrown out of her family home on the notorious
Crescents estate, the teenager soon learns how tough life can really be. With
her new job at Henshall's factory under threat, she is relieved when Lynne
offers her a room in her flat - despite the rumours about Lynne's seedier
alternative profession. While Mary sticks to a straighter path, her flatmate
walks the streets for extra cash. Then, one night, Lynne brings Ali and Raiz
back to the flat, both desperate for alibis for murder. Mary soon finds herself
involved in a dangerous game.

Subject Interest Codes: Crime Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 452 AU 116019 The game by Mandasue Heller

BOOK 453
A game of proof by Megan Stark
16 hours

Sarah Newby, having become a teenage single parent on a council estate,
has worked her way up to begin a career as a criminal barrister. She then
finds that her own son, Simon, has been arrested and charged with a series of
brutal rapes and murders and he begs her to represent him.

Subject Interest Codes: Crime Fiction and Legal Fiction
That was Book 453 AU 128365 A game of proof by Megan Stark

BOOK 454
Guilty knowledge by Lesley Grant-Adamson
10 hours and 48 minutes
The story for the "Daily Post" was to be a woman's revelations about life as a
great painter's mistress. Instead, the story is murder. Gossip columnist Rain
Morgan becomes involved with international art dealers on the French Riviera,
a glamorous world underpinned by greed, pride and unvirtuous loyalty.

Subject Interest Code: Crime Fiction
That was Book 454 AU 126333 Guilty knowledge by Lesley Grant-
Adamson

BOOK 455
The hanged man's song by John Sandford
8 hours

Kidd's friend Bobby the hacker has disappeared from cyberspace. When Kidd
goes around to Bobby's place he sees his dead body on the floor and realises
that his laptop is missing. He knows that the laptop was full of incriminating
secrets, enough to hang everyone in Bobby's circle - just to start with.

Subject Interest Codes: Crime Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 455 AU 129214 The hanged man's song by John
Sandford

BOOK 456
My dead body by Charlie Huston
10 hours and 30 minutes

After exposing the secret source of blood for half of Manhattan’s Vampyres,
private-eye Joe Pitt is definitely a dead man walking. For a year, he’s sloshed
around the subway tunnels and sewers, tapping the veins of the lost, while
above ground, a Vampyre civil war threatens to drag the Clans into the
sunlight once and for all. What’s it gonna take to dig him up? Just the search
for a missing girl who’s carrying a baby that just might be the destiny of
Vampyre-kind. Not that Joe cares all that much about destiny and such. What
he cares about is that his ex-girl Evie wants him to take the gig. What’s the
risk? Another turn playing pigeon in a shooting gallery. What’s the reward?
Maybe one shot of his own. What’s he aiming for? Nothing much just all the
evil at the heart of his world.

Subject Interest Codes: Crime Fiction and Supernatural Fiction
That was Book 456 AU 128191 My dead body by Charlie Huston

BOOK 457
Rough justice by Stephen Leather
14 hours and 25 minutes

Villains across London are being beaten and killed by vigilante cops. Crime
rates are falling, but the powers that be want Dan "Spider" Shepherd to bring
the wave of rough justice to an end. Shepherd is never comfortable
investigating cops, but working for the Serious Organised Crime Agency
means he has no choice. He goes undercover with an elite group of officers at
the sharp end of policing, risking their lives daily on the worst streets in the
Capital. And he has more hard decisions to make when his family is in the
firing line...

Subject Interest Codes: Crime Fiction, Detective and Mystery Fiction and
Suspense Fiction
That was Book 457 AU 128890 Rough justice by Stephen Leather

BOOK 458
Soft target by Stephen Leather
14 hours and 50 minutes

There's only one thing more dangerous than a corrupt cop... and that's a
corrupt cop with a gun. When a group of armed police in an elite unit turn
maverick and start to rip off drug dealers at gunpoint, undercover cop Dan
"Spider" Shepherd is given his most dangerous mission so far. Shepherd is
ordered to infiltrate the tight-knit team, to gain their confidence and, ultimately,
to betray them. Facing men with guns is nothing new for the former SAS
trooper, but it's the first time he's had to investigate his own. And the job
couldn't have come at a worse time for him. As Shepherd finds himself in the
firing line, he has to decide exactly where his loyalties lie.

Subject Interest Codes: Crime Fiction, Detective and Mystery Fiction and
Suspense Fiction
That was Book 458 AU 128887 Soft target by Stephen Leather

BOOK 459
Underground by Russell James
10 hours

The hero of this tense, unusual thriller has for years been lying low in the
urban decay of south-east London, waiting for the "job". Now his enemies are
on to him, forcing him into hiding; a plan to trap them badly misfires, violence
erupts on the streets of Deptford, the police take an interest, and his
anonymity is blown. He must complete his mission in the face of ruthless
opponents and, worse, the possibility of betrayal from amongst his closest
colleagues.

Subject Interest Code: Crime Fiction
That was Book 459 AU 129729 Underground by Russell James

CRIME NON-FICTION

BOOK 460
Badlands : Australia's 13 most intriguing true murders by Liam Houlihan
8 hours and 40 minutes

Two bound Thai prostitutes are thrown into a Northern Territory river teeming
with crocodiles. An elderly father and son are chopped to pieces by
tomahawk-wielding ferals in Tasmania. A 'brave heart' youth worker is found
savagely battered to death in Sydney for no apparent reason, mysteriously
with false teeth in his pocket. When it comes to our most baffling, bizarre and
brutal modern murders, very little is as it seems. Badlands unpacks the
compelling psychological riddles, inspired investigations and sensational plot
twists of 13 sordid contemporary homicides.Taking in the full sweep of
humanity, from bumbling junkies to rich white rappers, illustrious art critics,
deranged killers and tenacious cops, Liam Houlihan melds exclusive
interviews and scrupulous research to bring us the most riveting stories from
the depths of Australia's Badlands.

Subject Interest Code: Crime Non-Fiction
That was Book 460 AU 128419 Badlands : Australia's 13 most intriguing
true murders by Liam Houlihan

BOOK 461
The Cochin connection : two against the drug trade : a true story by
Brian & Alison Milgate
10 hours and 43 minutes

The story of two young Australians who left home on a yacht for Plymouth but
in a storm were forced to end their journey and live in the southern Indian Port
of Cochin while waiting for repairs. A story of endearment and the struggle for
justice, this book captures the strength of these two siblings.

Subject Interest Code: Crime Non-Fiction
That was Book 461 AU 126650 The Cochin connection : two against the
drug trade : a true story by Brian & Alison Milgate

BOOK 462
Crack house : the incredible true story of the man who took on London's
crack gangs and won by Harry Keeble and Kris Hollington
7 hours and 40 minutes

Narrated by the leader of the Haringey Drugs Squad team, this book
describes a series of breathtaking raids as well as arrests, beatings, stabbings
and shootings. Featuring a colourful team of family men who regularly faced
death, Crack House takes the reader into the dark heart of our cities' most
violent and terrifying places, showing how the war on drugs can only be won
by constant and forceful vigilance.

Subject Interest Code: Crime Non-Fiction
That was Book 462 AU 129514 Crack house : the incredible true story of
the man who took on London's crack gangs and won by Harry Keeble
and Kris Hollington

BOOK 463
Gangland : London's underworld by James Morton
14 hours and 23 minutes
In this history of London's secret life, James Morton exposes some startling
conclusions about exactly who lurked - and still lurks - in the powerhouses of
the Underworld. From the Dover Road Gang of the 1880s to the era of the
Krays and up to the Triads and Yardies of the present, Gangland reveals the
people who ruled, robbed and regulated vast areas of the capital - and those
who hold ominous power today.

Subject Interest Code: Crime Non-Fiction
That was Book 463 AU 129701 Gangland : London's underworld by
James Morton

BOOK 464
Hunting evil : inside the Ipswich serial murders by Paul Harrison and
David Wilson
9 hours and 43 minutes

The murder of five women in late 2006 shocked the nation and kept many of
us glued to our TV screens, horrified by the unfolding tragedy. Journalist Paul
Harrison and Professor of Criminology David Wilson arrived in Ipswich just as
the first body was discovered. Their on-the-scene access, and Professor
Wilson's first-hand experience as a profiler, meant that they were first to put
forward the explosive theory that a serial killer was at large. In Hunting Evil,
Harrison and Wilson take the reader to the heart of the story.

Subject Interest Code: Crime Non-Fiction
That was Book 464 AU 129504 Hunting evil : inside the Ipswich serial
murders by Paul Harrison and David Wilson

BOOK 465
The magnificent Spilsbury and the case of the brides in the bath by Jane
Robins
10 hours and 11 minutes

In the dark opening months of the First World War, Britain became engrossed
by 'The Brides in the Bath' trial. The nation turned to a young forensic
pathologist, Bernard Spilsbury, to explain how it was that young women were
suddenly expiring in their baths.

Subject Interest Code: Crime Non-Fiction
That was Book 465 AU 129885 The magnificent Spilsbury and the case
of the brides in the bath by Jane Robins

BOOK 466
Serial killers by Brian Innes
9 hours and 45 minutes

This book explores, chronologically, the stories of over 50 of the most vicious
murderers in world history. For each, we hear of their formative experiences,
double lives, gruesome crimes and, for those that did not - chillingly - evade
capture, the psychological profiles and forensic techniques used to ensnare
them. From Jack the Ripper, Ed Gein and The Boston Strangler to Ted
Bundy, the Moors Murderers and Jeffrey Dahmer, the story of the serial killer
is revealed, offering a shocking insight into the extremes of cruelty and
depravity to which man, or sometimes even woman, can sink.

Subject Interest Code: Crime Non-Fiction
That was Book 466 AU 129506 Serial killers by Brian Innes

BOOK 467
The world's most bizarre murders : true stories that will shock and
amaze you by James Marrison
8 hours and 9 minutes

The stories in this collection range from high-profile cases to long-forgotten
crimes buried in police archives all over the world. From real-life witches, to
mad scientists and killer dwarves, all the stories have one thing in common - a
uniquely bizarre twist.

Subject Interest Code: Crime Non-Fiction
That was Book 467 AU 129612 The world's most bizarre murders : true
stories that will shock and amaze you by James Marrison

DETECTIVE AND MYSTERY FICTION
BOOK 468
9th judgement by James Patterson with Maxine Paetro
6 hours and 48 minutes

A young mother and her child are ruthlessly gunned down while returning to
their car in the garage of a shopping mall. There are no witnesses, and
Detective Lindsay Boxer is left with only one shred of evidence: a cryptic
message scrawled across the windshield in lipstick. The same night, the wife
of A-list actor Marcus Dowling walks in on a cat burglar who is about to steal
millions of dollars worth of precious jewels. In just seconds there is an empty
safe, a lifeless body, and another mystery. Before Lindsay and her friends can
piece together either case, one of the killers forces Lindsay to put her own life
on the line - but is it enough to save the city?

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 468 AU 128781 9th judgement by James Patterson with
Maxine Paetro

BOOK 469
61 hours by Lee Child
14 hours and 30 minutes

Winter in South Dakota. Blowing snow, icy roads, a tired driver. A bus crashes
and is stranded in a gathering storm. There's a small town 20 miles away,
where a vulnerable witness is guarded around the clock. There's a strange
stone building five miles further on, all alone on the prairie. There's a ruthless
man who controls everything from the warmth of Mexico. Jack Reacher
hitched a ride in the back of the bus. A life without baggage has many
advantages. And disadvantages too, when it means facing the arctic cold
without a coat. But he's equipped for the rest of his task. He doesn't want to
put the world to rights. He just doesn't like people who put it to wrongs.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 469 AU 127422 61 hours by Lee Child

BOOK 470
Acid lullaby by Ed O'Connor
11 hours and 30 minutes

The discovery of a decapitated body signals the start of a living nightmare for
Inspector Alison Dexter. She struggles to co-ordinate the manhunt whilst
confronting two demons from her past; the arrival of a man that poisoned her
career and the resurrected memory of a life she had to destroy.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 470 AU 128311 Acid lullaby by Ed O'Connor

BOOK 471
After the armistice ball by Catriona McPherson
10 Hours

Spring, 1922. Dandy Gilver is bored to tears and a little light sleuthing seems
the perfect distraction. She decides to track down the Duffy diamonds, stolen
from the Esslemonts' country house after the Armistice Ball. Before long,
though, the puzzle of the missing gems is swept aside by the sudden,
shocking death of lovely young Cara Duffy in a lonely seaside cottage in
Galloway. Society and the law are keen to call it an accident, but Dandy,
along with Cara's fiancé Alec, is sure that there is more to it than meets the
eye.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 471 AU 114880 After the armistice ball by Catriona
McPherson

BOOK 472
Agatha Raisin and the perfect paragon by M. C. Beaton
7 hours and 30 minutes

After nearly being killed, Agatha Raisin could use some low-key cases. So
when Robert Smedley walks through the door, determined to prove that his
wife is cheating, Raisin Investigations immediately offers to help.
Unfortunately for Agatha, Mabel Smedley appears to be the perfect wife. But
just as Agatha is ready to give up, Mr. Smedley is poisoned.
Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Country Life
Fiction
That was Book 472 AU 129285 Agatha Raisin and the perfect paragon by
M. C. Beaton

BOOK 473
Agatha Raisin and the potted gardener by M. C. Beaton
6 hours

A beautiful newcomer to the village, Mary Fortune, is discovered murdered.
Agatha seizes the moment and immediately starts yanking up village secrets
by their roots and digging the dirt on the hapless victim. But the problem is,
Agatha has an awkward secret of her own.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Country Life
Fiction
That was Book 473 AU 128256 Agatha Raisin and the potted gardener by
M. C. Beaton

BOOK 474
Agatha Raisin and the walkers of Dembley by M. C. Beaton
5 hours

Returning to her beloved Cotswold village only to be coolly received by her
attractive neighbour, Agatha Raisin becomes involved in the murder case of
hiker Jessica Tartinick, who had incurred the wrath of wealthy landowners.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Country Life
Fiction
That was Book 474 AU 127780 Agatha Raisin and the walkers of
Dembley by M. C. Beaton

BOOK 475
Alice in jeopardy by Ed McBain
8 hours and 30 minutes

Alice Glendenning thought she had lost everything when her husband's yacht
turned up empty in the Gulf of Mexico. But when, one sunny day, her children
don't come home from school Alice realises that her troubles are only
beginning.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 475 AU 129341 Alice in jeopardy by Ed McBain

BOOK 476
Another thing to fall by Laura Lippman
9 Hours and 45 minutes
When private eye Tess Monaghan finds herself on a collision course with the
makers of a TV series being shot in her own native Baltimore, it is the
beginning of a case that only a crazed scriptwriter could have dreamed up.
Selene Waites, the glamorous star of the show, has been the victim of a
twisted stalker. The executive producer thinks that Tess would be just the
person to bodyguard her during filming. As Tess gets sucked deeper into the
show's labyrinthine web of deceptions and betrayals, she finds that she's
unwittingly become the main feature in a storyline featuring murder,
kidnapping and sickening obsession.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 476 AU 117247 Another thing to fall by Laura Lippman

BOOK 477
August heat by Andrea Camilleri
5 hours and 36 minutes

When a colleague extends his summer vacation, Inspector Salvo Montalbano
is forced to stay in Vigàta and endure the August heat. Montalbano’s long-
suffering girlfriend, Livia, joins him with a friend husband and young son in tow
to keep her company during these dog days of summer. But when the boy
suddenly disappears into a narrow shaft hidden under the family’s beach
rental, Montalbano uncovers something terribly sinister. As the inspector
spends the summer trying to solve this perplexing case, Livia refuses to
answer his calls and Montalbano is left to take a plunge that will affect the rest
of his life.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 477 AU 128187 August heat by Andrea Camilleri

BOOK 478
Bad moon rising by Sheila Quigley
12 hours and 30 minutes

A young woman walks home by herself, the tapping of her high heels the only
sound. At two o'clock in the morning, it's cold, the streets are deserted and
she thinks she's all alone. Waiting for her, sleeping soundly in his bed, is her
baby son. When he wakes the next morning his mother still isn't back. She's
never coming back.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 478 AU 128562 Bad moon rising by Sheila Quigley

BOOK 479
A beauty for Inspector West by John Creasey
7 hours and 16 minutes

When a beautiful girl is found murdered in the park, Inspector West and his
difficult assistant, Inspector Turnbull, go to work to find her killer. They soon
realise that her death is linked to the deaths of several other beautiful girls
and that all of these young women were contestants in a beauty contest. But
is the killer only one person? And what is the motive?

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 479 AU 129722 A beauty for Inspector West by John
Creasey

BOOK 480
Better dead by Anthea Cohen
6 hours and 30 minutes

Agnes Carmichael is getting bored with life so decides to take a break on the
Isle of Wight. She makes a new friend while out walking with Polly, her Jack
Russell terrier, but the friendship takes a dramatic turn and Agnes finds
herself involved in murder, blackmail, and the cruel kidnapping of Polly.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 480 AU 128997 Better dead by Anthea Cohen

BOOK 481
Birds of a feather by Jacqueline Winspear
12 hours

London 1929. Joseph Waite is a man who knows what he wants. With his
Havana cigars and Saville Row suits, he is one of Britain's wealthiest men.
And the last thing he needs is a scandal. When his daughter runs away from
home, he is determined to keep the case away from the police and the
newspapers, and so he turns to extraordinary sleuth, Maisie Dobbs.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Great Britain
Fiction
That was Book 481 AU 128442 Birds of a feather by Jacqueline Winspear

BOOK 482
Blackmailer's summer by Peter Whalley
8 hours and 30 minutes

Angela Dexter loved her husband Gerald but was unable to resist the
tantalising opportunity of a passionate fling with Philip Lyman. When the
anonymous letters began to arrive demanding that Angela pay a sum of
money that she certainly could not afford she decided to take Philip into her
confidence. Their last fateful meeting was to have the most terrifying
consequences, which neither of them could possibly have foreseen.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 482 AU 130061 Blackmailer's summer by Peter Whalley

BOOK 483
The black hornet by James Sallis
4 hours and 18 minutes

A sniper appears in 1960s New Orleans, a sun-baked city of Black Panthers
and other separatists. Five people have been fatally shot. When the sixth
victim is killed, Lew Griffin is standing beside her. He's black and she's white,
and though they are virtual strangers, it is left to Griffin to avenge her death,
or at least to try and make some sense of it. His unlikely allies include a
crusading black journalist, a long time supplier of mercenary arms and troops,
and bail bondsman Frankie DeNoux. Yet it is the character of Lew Griffin that
takes center stage, as in each of Sallis's highly praised books. He is by now,
in this prequel, well on the way to becoming what he will be; violent, kind,
contradictory, alcoholic. Both naïve and wise, he is a man cursed by
unspeakable demons, yet seemingly encircled by redemptive angels awaiting
an opening.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 483 AU 128275 The black hornet by James Sallis

BOOK 484
Blood on the bones by Geraldine Evans
7 hours and 30 minutes

Lapsed Catholic DI Joe Rafferty isn't best pleased when he learns their latest
case is at the local Roman Catholic Convent, where a body was discovered in
a shallow grave in the grounds. Rafferty is inclined to think this was an inside
job. He doesn't find it as hard as his DS, Dafyd Llewellyn, to believe that nuns
were capable of murder.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 484 AU 128455 Blood on the bones by Geraldine Evans

BOOK 485
Bluebottle by James Sallis
4 hours and 18 minutes

As Lew Griffin leaves a New Orleans music club with an older white woman
he's just met, someone fires a shot and Lew goes down. When he comes fully
to, Griffin discovers that most of a year has gone by since that night. What
happened? Who was the woman? Which of them was the target? Who was
the sniper? There are too many pieces missing, too few facts, and a powerful
need to know why a year has been stolen from his life.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 485 AU 129040 Bluebottle by James Sallis

BOOK 486
Bound in shallows by Freda Davies
12 hours
When a girl's body is washed up on a mud bank on the River Severn, DI Keith
Tyrrell is sure he will find the answers in the Forest of Dean. Three more local
girls are murdered, but a mixture of witchcraft, computers and conflicting
evidence convinces Tyrrell that the hunt is on for two killers.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 486 AU 128342 Bound in shallows by Freda Davies

BOOK 487
Breaking faith by Jo Bannister
12 hours

Brodie Farrell helps 'demon rock' musician Jared Fry to find a house. An old
coaching inn on the Downs seems the perfect choice, but the locals are
appalled at the arrival of the self-styled Satanist. Fry's primary concern is his
new swimming pool, until he realises that the protesters outside are the least
of his problems when a body is discovered on the his new estate.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 487 AU 128654 Breaking faith by Jo Bannister

BOOK 488
Bury him darkly by Roger Ormerod
9 hours and 30 minutes

Philipa Lowe is returning home to England on the QE2. She is bored until she
meets Bella Fields, a TV star; there is an underlying tension about her which
Philipa cannot analyse. Bella declares she is returning to her home town after
ten years in the States, this seems innocuous enough, but, why is she picked
up by the police on disembarking at Southampton? Bellas's father
disappeared ten years ago, and there was suspicion that he had been killed.
Philipa is present when proof of a death is uncovered, but to whom did the
second skull belong?

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 488 AU 129454 Bury him darkly by Roger Ormerod

BOOK 489
The butcher of Smithfield by Susanna Gregory
16 Hours and 30 minutes

Thomas Chaloner is despatched to investigate the death of a lawyer with links
to the 'Butcher of Smithfield', a shady trader surrounded by a fearsome gang
of thugs who terrorise the streets well beyond the confines of Smithfield
market. His death is thought to have been one of many caused by the eating
of cucumbers - but Chaloner is not convinced. He thinks it may have
something to do with the news hounds whose fierce rivalry is escalating into
violence. Putting his personal safety aside, he tries to penetrate the rumour
mill surrounding the Butcher of Smithfield to uncover his real identity.
Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 489 AU 116203 The butcher of Smithfield by Susanna
Gregory

BOOK 490
Chaucer and the house of fame by Philippa Morgan
11 hours

Midway through the Anglo-French conflict now known as the Hundred Years
War, England is in imminent danger of losing Aquitaine and so a mission is
undertaken to persuade one of the most important noblemen to remain loyal
to the English cause. The man chosen for the task is none other than
Geoffrey Chaucer.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction, Historical Fiction
and Biographical Fiction
That was Book 490 AU 129183 Chaucer and the house of fame by
Philippa Morgan

BOOK 491
A classic English crime edited by Tim Heald
8 hours and 30 minutes

A collection of original short mystery stories written by top British authors in
the classic style of Agatha Christie and set in the golden age of detective
fiction (between the world wars). Contributors include Catherine Aird, Robert
Barnard, Simon Brett, and Paula Gosling.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Short Stories
That was Book 491 AU 127645 A classic English crime edited by Tim
Heald

BOOK 492
Client privilege by William G. Tapply
8 hours


Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 492 AU 130133 Client privilege by William G. Tapply

BOOK 493
The coffin trail by Martin Edwards
11 hours

On impulse, Oxford historian Daniel Kind and his partner Miranda buy a
cottage in Brackdale, an idyllic valley in the Lake District. But though they
hope to escape to a new life, the past soon catches up with them and
skeletons begin to rattle.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 493 AU 127826 The coffin trail by Martin Edwards

BOOK 494
Cold in the earth by Aline Templeton
12 hours

Laura, a psychologist, is wracked with guilt after the death of her marriage
and her mother. She is determined to find out what happened to her older
half-sister who left home fifteen years ago. Laura's search takes her to rural
Galloway to a world of suspicion, fear and menace.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 494 AU 128436 Cold in the earth by Aline Templeton

BOOK 495
The cold moon by Jeffrey Deaver
15 hours and 47 minutes

In the aftermath of two brutal New York City murders, quadriplegic detective
Lincoln Rhyme and his team work doggedly to prevent additional killings by a
time-obsessed serial murderer.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 495 AU 129138 The cold moon by Jeffrey Deaver

BOOK 496
A Cotswold mystery by Rebecca Tope
10 Hours

Thea Osborne and her trusty spaniel, Hepzie, have been asked by the
Montgomerys to look after their house in Blockley while they take a much-
needed holiday. Their elderly mother, Granny Gardner, shouldn't be any
trouble - although she is slightly forgetful. Thea settles in easily enough, and
the arrival of Jessica, Thea's daughter, is a welcome surprise. Granny's
behaviour is a little peculiar, but so too are the Montgomerys' instructions to
keep her trapped in the house... But Thea's got far more to worry about when
a body is discovered in the house next door. It isn't long before Thea and
Jessica find themselves involved in trying to solve the murder.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Historical
Fiction
That was Book 496 AU 116309 A Cotswold mystery by Rebecca Tope

BOOK 497
Dark horse by Tami Hoag
14 hours and 50 minutes

Twelve-year-old Molly Sebright believes something terrible has happened to
her eighteen-year-old stepsister Erin, a groom at the Wellington show
grounds. She hasn't been seen for several days, but Molly seems to be the
only person concerned. Elaina Estes isn't interested in taking on a case - after
all, she doesn't even have a licence. But Molly convinces her to make one trip
to the show grounds. What's the harm in asking a few questions? Elaina soon
finds herself embroiled in a world with a glamorous, glittering surface and a
very dirty underbelly - a world of drugs, payoffs and underhand deals; a world
where anything can be had for a price - including a human life.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 497 AU 127656 Dark horse by Tami Hoag

BOOK 498
A dead question by Gerald Hammond
6 Hours and 35 minutes

Detective Inspector Honey Laird is two weeks away from giving birth when her
boss asks her to investigate Dr McGordon ... her neighbour. On the outside
he appears to be the perfect doctor, but when officers knock on his door,
looking for witnesses to an accident, Dr McGordon reveals a guilty conscience
about something and refuses to say anything. Honey, helped by an unsure
young officer, her overprotective housekeeper and her faithful Labrador,
Pippa, dives into the case, and it soon becomes clear that the 'what' can be
just as mysterious as the 'who' ... and ultimately just as shocking.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 498 AU 116155 A dead question by Gerald Hammond

BOOK 499
Death in the setting sun by Deryn Lake
10 hours and 30 minutes

John Rawlings has never been happier. His apothecary business is doing well
and he is happily married with a little daughter. But at an evening out at
Gunnersbury house, someone comes to an untimely end and suspicion falls
on John when he is found crouched over the inert figure.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Historical
Fiction
That was Book 499 AU 129340 Death in the setting sun by Deryn Lake

BOOK 500
Decked by Carol Higgins Clark
6 hours and 30 minutes


What do a private investigator on vacation, an elderly, eccentric aristocrat, a
jewel thief, a best-selling novelist, an Oxford don and a ten-year-old murder
have in common? Quite a lot, as it happens and most of it happens on the
Queen Guinevere, a luxury liner sailing from Southampton to New York
carrying an eccentric clutch of passengers and a hornet's nest of intrigue.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 500 AU 130060 Decked by Carol Higgins Clar

BOOK 501
The devil's disciple by Glenn Meade
17 hours and 15 minutes

Kate Moran is an FBI agent. The day before she is due to marry her fiancé, he
and his twelve-year-old daughter are abducted and murdered by Constantine
Gamal, known as The devil's disciple, a serial killer obsessed with black
magic and ritualistic double-killings. Moran tracks him down but two years
later, just before his execution is carried out, he promises he will return and
destroy her. Now the double killings have started all over again. Kate treats
the case as a copycat killing, until evidence raises the shocking possibility that
Gamal may have escaped execution after all.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 501 AU 114723 The devil's disciple by Glenn Meade

BOOK 502
Devils in the mirror by Lesley Horton
14 hours and 35 minutes

It is almost midnight on Halloween when firefighters find the body of Shayla
Richards, a young black girl, high on Harden Moor, and photographs taken at
the scene suggest a ritual sacrifice. As DI John Handford and DS Khalid Ali
begin the murder enquiry they discover that Shayla had been at the centre of
a previous police investigation with equally disturbing implications. The police
find themselves caught between factions who insist the dead girl had been a
compulsive liar, and Handford finds himself pursuing a man without a past. In
fact there are those who wonder if he really exists.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 502 AU 104158 Devils in the mirror by Lesley Horton

BOOK 503
The devil's novice : the eighth chronicle of Brother Cadfael by Ellis
Peters
8 hours and 10 minutes

In the autumn of 1140 a novice enters the monastery at Shrewsbury. Meek by
day, the novice find his sleep at night disturbing. Can He be involved with the
nearby disappearance of a superior prelate? It falls on Cadfael to decipher the
sinister turn of events.
Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Historical
Fiction
That was Book 503 AU 106651 The devil's novice : the eighth chronicle
of Brother Cadfael by Ellis Peters
BOOK 504
Doctored evidence by Donna Leon
8 hours and 30 minutes

The body of a wealthy elderly woman is found, brutally murdered in her
Venetian flat. Her maid, the prime suspect, is subsequently killed by a train
but is in possession of a large sum of money and with forged papers.
Commissario Brunetti decides - unofficially - to take the case on himself.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 504 AU 127850 Doctored evidence by Donna Leon

BOOK 505
Dying for love by Gwen Moffat
9 hours

Culchet is everyone's idea of the idyllic Lake District village. Then, without
warning, that peace is shattered when two deaths occur within a short space
of time. And, unsuspected in this sleepy village, passions are waiting to erupt
- driven by a lust for power, for possessions, and for merciless and fatal love.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 505 AU 129178 Dying for love by Gwen Moffat

BOOK 506
Embers of the dead by Roy Lewis
7 hours

Solicitor Eric Ward maintains a small criminal practice on Newcastle's
Quayside. This simple life is threatened when he meets Ben Shaw, a
merchant banker who seems to know an awful lot about him. When Shaw
dredges up Eric's past, two seemingly unrelated stories explode into one.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 506 AU 129381 Embers of the dead by Roy Lewis

BOOK 507
Eye of the cricket by James Sallis
5 hours and 36 minutes

Lew Griffin is a survivor, a black man in New Orleans, a detective, a teacher,
a writer. Having spent years finding others, he has lost his son -- and himself
in the process. Now, a derelict has appeared in a New Orleans hospital
claiming to be Lewis Griffin and displaying a copy of one of Lew's novels. It is
the beginning of a quest that will take Griffin into his own past while he tries to
deal in the present with a search for three missing young men. Somewhere in
the underbelly of the Crescent City there are answers and more questions,
there are threats and the promise of salvation, and there is a dangerous
descent into the alcoholic haze that marked Griffin’s younger days, as well as
the possibility of rising from it redeemed.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 507 AU 128276 Eye of the cricket by James Sallis

BOOK 508
A feast of death by John Penn
7 hours and 30 minutes

The parish church of Fairfield in the Cotswolds was determined to celebrate
the Feast of St Blaise in a suitable fashion and they were also determined to
find themselves a vicar. Their prayers for a priest were answered but their
determination to hold their patronal festival was to lead them into a world of
murder, suspicion and uncertainty.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 508 AU 130304 A feast of death by John Penn

BOOK 509
Funeral march of the marionettes by Frank De Felitta
13 hours

The gruesome killing of an advertising executive heralds the start of a bizarre
series of murders. For Lieutenant Santomassimo of the Los Angeles Police's
Homicide Division the link between the murders seems elusive, but then a
familiar tune unlocks a connection and he grasps the source of the killer's plot.
Engaging the help of Professor Kay Quinn, an expert on thriller films,
Santomassimo attempts to predict where the murderer will direct his next
scene.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 509 AU 129733 Funeral march of the marionettes by
Frank De Felitta

BOOK 510
Ghost walk : a Rose McQuinn mystery by Alanna Knight
8 hours and 30 minutes

It is 1897 and Lady Investigator Rose McQuinn is preparing to marry her
lover. Rose's husband Danny disappeared three years ago and she is
convinced he is dead. But pre-wedding jitters become the least of her troubles
when a nun from the local convent claims to have received a letter from
Danny. All the signs suggest that a ghost is about to walk back into Rose's
life.
Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Historical
Fiction
That was Book 510 AU 128912 Ghost walk : a Rose McQuinn mystery by
Alanna Knight

BOOK 511
The glass wall by Clare Curzon
10 hours

Filipino barman, Ramon, witnesses a woman falling to her death from seven
stories up. Strangely he doesn't call the police but goes to the room from
where she fell. He cleans up the scene, wiping away all traces of foul play.
Why would an innocent bystander go to such pains? The investigation of the
death falls to Superintendant. Mike Yeadings. He begins searching for a link
between a teenage drug victim, a missing care assistant and an unidentified
corpse, and discovers further mysteries behind the glass wall of the luxury
penthouse

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 511 AU 128904 The glass wall by Clare Curzon

BOOK 512
Great stink by Clare Clark
12 hours

It is 1855 and William May has returned to London devastated from the
horrors of the Crimea. He secures a position working with engineers to restore
the city's sewer system but this subterranean world holds its own secrets,
secrets that will bring William ever closer to the edge of his own destruction.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction, Great Britain
Fiction and Historical Fiction
That was Book 512 AU 129400 Great stink by Clare Clark

BOOK 513
A handful of dust by Tessa Barclay
10 hours and 30 minutes

His Serene Highness, otherwise known as plain Gregory Crowne, is in
Avignon with his girlfriend Liz, for what they hope will be a romantic interlude.
But their plans are shelved when they are drawn into the search for a missing
investigative reporter who appears to have uncovered evidence of a sinister
and dangerous plot.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 513 AU 129058 A handful of dust by Tessa Barclay

BOOK 514
Help the poor struggler by Martha Grimes
8 hours
Isolated and cheerless on the wilds of Dartmoor, the Help the Poor Struggler
pub is an unlikely venue for the solving of a crime. Yet it is here that
Superintendent Jury meets up with his aristocratic helper, Melrose Plant, and
a tough-talking, part-American policeman, to fit together the pieces of a puzzle
going back two decades. What connects the unsolved murder of Rose
Mulvanney with the gruesome deaths of three young children twenty years
later?

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 514 AU 130051 Help the poor struggler by Martha Grimes

BOOK 515
Hole in one by Catherine Aird
15 hours

The discovery of a body on Berebury golf course draws Detective Inspector
Sloan and Detective Constable Crosby into a case more challenging than
scoring a hole in one. Life is made even more difficult when the detectives
become caught up in an issue which divides the golf club committee, but it is
here that they begin to find some answers.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 515 AU 129396 Hole in one by Catherine Aird

BOOK 516
Jack and Jill by James Patterson
12 hours and 50 minutes

Alex Cross faces his most harrowing challenge: a pair of ice-cold killers who
are picking off Washington's rich and famous one by one with chilling
professional efficiency. As the whole country awaits the identity of the next
celebrity victim, only Alex Cross, with his proven ability to get into the minds of
the most deranged killers, has the skills and the courage to crack the case.
But will he discover the truth before 'Jack and Jill' set their sights on
Washington's ultimate celebrity target?

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 516 AU 129781 Jack and Jill by James Patterson

BOOK 517
Kaddish in Dublin by John Brady
13 hours

As Inspector Matt Minogue, Chief Inspector Jimmy Kilmartin and Detective
Garda Hoey sift through a dead man's possessions and talk to his colleagues
in Dublin television, a group calling itself the League for Solidarity with the
Palestinian People claim responsibility. So is this killing the work of Middle
East fanatics? Somehow Minogue can't believe it. Clues at the scene of the
shooting seem to point to a different, and much more sinister gunman.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 517 AU 129978 Kaddish in Dublin by John Brady
BOOK 518
A killing karma by Geraldine Evan
6 Hours and 30 minutes

DCI Will Casey receives a frantic call from his mother. Two dead bodies have
been found at the Fenland commune where his hippy parents live. When it
emerges that the first victim was found lying on top of a bed of cannabis
plants, Casey realises why the commune members want him to sort out their
problem without involving the local police - an expectation too far, in Casey's
book. He's also called upon to solve a very unpleasant murder on his own
patch - an unidentified body found in a dark alley. With the help of his
sergeant, Thomas Catt, and his assorted contacts, Casey tries to get to the
bottom of both the official and unofficial cases.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 518 AU 116039 A killing karma by Geraldine Evan

BOOK 519
The last 10 seconds by Simon Kernick
8 hours and 54 minutes

An undercover cop , a policewoman and a sadistic killer - as they race
towards a terrifying confrontation only one thing is certain: they're all going to
have to fight very hard just to stay alive.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 519 AU 129559 The last 10 seconds by Simon Kernick

BOOK 520
The legacy by Peter Turnbull
7 hours and 30 minutes

One hot summer afternoon, Nigel Swannell makes a shocking discovery, a
headless, handless corpse dumped in the middle of the bush. The police are
soon on the case and, as the investigation progresses, it appears that the
victim's estranged wife, his business partner and his disapproving mother all
have their own secrets to hide.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 520 AU 128743 The legacy by Peter Turnbull

BOOK 521
The local lads by Jack Scott
7 hours and 30 minutes

A British police procedural mystery feating Detective Inspecter Alf Rosher.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 521 AU 126895 The local lads by Jack Scott

BOOK 522
The long search by Isabelle Holland
10 hours

Amateur sleuth Reverend Clair Aldington investigates the murder of college
professor Paul Davenport, a crime in which the prime suspect is Davenport's
live-in roommate, Janet Covington, a woman hiding terrifying secrets from her
past

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 522 AU 127634 The long search by Isabelle Holland

BOOK 523
Long Spoon Lane by Anne Perry
12 hours and 30 minutes

Investigating a bombing, Thomas Pitt of the Special Branch uncovers some
disturbing truths. There's a web of corruption within the police force, and all
the clues point to Inspector Wetron of Bow Street as its mastermind. Worse,
as head of the sinister, invisible Inner Circle, Wetron has powerful allies in
every sphere, and it's almost impossible to pin his guilt to him.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Historical
Fiction
That was Book 523 AU 129167 Long Spoon Lane by Anne Perry

BOOK 524
Looking down by Frances Fyfield
10 hours

Richard Beaumont hoped to see the rarest species of crow on the white cliffs
of Dover. Instead he saw a young woman jump to her death. But who was the
woman? No one recognises her; no one has reported her missing. Back in
London, in the block of flats where Richard lives with his wife, lies a clue to
this mystery - and to a trade that is lucrative and chillingly cruel.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 524 AU 129160 Looking down by Frances Fyfield

BOOK 525
Lost gardens by Anthony Eglin
11 hours
Hidden within the derelict gardens of abandoned Wickersham Priory, a deadly
secret is waiting. But when an unsuspecting young Californian named Jamie
Gibson finds herself the new owner of the estate, through a surprise bequest
from a total stranger - a British army officer - the secret begins to stir.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 525 AU 129229 Lost gardens by Anthony Eglin

BOOK 526
The lover by Laura Wilson
9 hours and 30 minutes

It is Autumn in 1940, and London is in the grip of the Blitz. An unidentified
female corpse is discovered in an alleyway in Soho. It is the fourth to be found
in the last few weeks. The women all prostitutes have been horribly mutilated.
It’s clear that in the darkness and confusion of the war-ravaged city, a
"Blackout Ripper" is at work.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and War Fiction
That was Book 526 AU 128371 The lover by Laura Wilson

BOOK 527
Love lies bleeding by Geraldine Evans
8 hours

A beautiful suspect causes Detective Inspector Rafferty to do a double take.
When the blood-spattered Felicity Raine stumbles into the police station
reception and confesses that she has just murdered her husband Raymond,
DI Joe Rafferty thinks he has never seen a more unlikely murderer.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 527 AU 128385 Love lies bleeding by Geraldine Evans

BOOK 528
A lovely day to die and other stories by Celia Fremlin
6 hours and 25 minutes

A collection of short crime stories.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Short Stories
That was Book 528 AU 127114 A lovely day to die and other stories by
Celia Fremlin

BOOK 529
A moment of silence by Anna Dean
7 Hours and 30 minutes

When Miss Catherine Kent's fiancé Richard Montague disappears, she is
distraught. Catherine sends for her beloved spinster aunt, Miss Dido Kent. But
on the very day of Dido's arrival, a sinister discovery casts unwelcome
suspicion on Richard's sudden absence. Long-hidden family secrets begin to
emerge as Dido attempts to unravel the strange happenings. Dido uses her
logical thinking to carve a swathe through the ulterior motives of the other
guests. When she finally arrives at the startling truth, it is to change the lives
of those involved forever. But will it be for better or worse, for richer or poorer,
in sickness or in health?

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 529 AU 116370 A moment of silence by Anna Dean



BOOK 530
The bad quarto by Jill Paton Walsh
7 hours and 30 minutes

Another foolhardy Cambridge college-climber has died attempting Harding's
Folly. This time it's John Talentire, one of the brightest young dons at St
Agatha's, and the verdict is: accident, compounded by idiocy. But Imogen Quy
can't help wondering how such a clever young man died so stupidly. And
when a wildly eccentric production of Hamlet is interrupted by a murder
accusation, Imogen has to look into it, uncovering more crimes than she
expected.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 530 AU 114172 The bad quarto by Jill Paton Walsh

BOOK 531
Bavarian sunset by James Pattinson
5 Hours and 30 minutes

Sam Grant is tasked with the job of tracing the vendor of a painting that had
come up for sale at a London auction room. Produced by a German Jewish
artist who had perished in a Nazi concentration camp, the painting had been
stolen from a schloss in Lower Saxony in World War Two. Then it had
apparently vanished. Now it has surfaced 50 years later. So who had
possessed it in those years? Grant has to find the answer for Gerda Hoffman,
an attractive blonde. But the case turns out to be more dangerous and life-
threatening than he could have anticipated.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 531 AU 114998 Bavarian sunset by James Pattinson

BOOK 532
Beside a narrow stream by Faith Martin
7 Hours and 30 minutes
When Wayne Sutton's body is found in a beautiful summer meadow, his head
bashed in and a red paper heart left callously on his body, DI Hillary Greene is
not surprised to learn that the handsome young artist had a reputation as a
heartless Casanova. Moreover, she quickly learns that any number of the
middle-aged, usually married and always wealthy women who regularly
bought his canvases, might have reason for wanting him dead. But as she
delves deeper into this chilling case of cold-blooded, premeditated murder,
she begins to see that perhaps all is not what it seems.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 532 AU 117722 Beside a narrow stream by Faith Martin

BOOK 533
Black dog by Thomas Laird
8 hours and 30 minutes

Detective Jimmy Parisi is fighting against fatigue and homicide burnout.
Someone is draining the blood out of young women and leaving them to die.
There are signs that a crude needle is being used in the process, and it looks
like the work of someone who knows the art of mortuary science.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 534 AU 129082 Black dog by Thomas Laird

BOOK 535
The bloody book of law by Sara Woods
7 hours and 30 minutes

When Maitland is called upon to defend a young man on a theft charge he
stumbles on a coincidence that promises to be a decisive factor in a
successful defence. But Maitland is walking into a trap, his old and implacable
enemy, Detective Chief Superintendent Briggs, has chosen his moment to
settle old scores, to destroy Antony Maitland.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Legal Fiction
That was Book 535 AU 130058 The bloody book of law by Sara Woods

BOOK 536
Broken Angels by Richard Montanari
11 hours

When the first body is found, mutilated and strangled on the riverbank,
homicide detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano suspect yet another
random case of urban violence. Until it happens again - and again. One by
one, women are lured to the old Schuylkill River, their violent and increasingly
staged deaths the only clues to the killer's twisted imagination. Wearing oddly
old-fashioned dresses and holding a prop of some kind, each one seems to
have a story to tell, speaking of nightmares that are not just the stuff of fairy
tales.
Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 537 AU 116398 Broken Angels by Richard Montanari

BOOK 538
The broken souls by Jack Kerley
9 hours and 35 minutes

It looked like an abattoir when they found the mutilated body of the young
journalist inside her car. And if homicide detective Carson Ryder and his
partner had known what they were getting into, they would never have taken
the case. What starts as a hunt for a lone madman develops into terrifying
journey with disturbing twists. Soon, attention focuses on the city's most
unlikely suspects: a wealthy family whose philanthropy has made them
famous and influential. But behind their money and smiles is a family divided
by hatred, a family whose strange and horrific past is about to engulf
everyone around them - including Ryder.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 538 AU 114660 The broken souls by Jack Kerley

BOOK 539
Bury her deep by Catriona Mcpherson
12 Hours

Society sleuth, Dandy Gilver follows the Reverend Mr Tait to his manse in Fife
to attend a meeting of the Rural Women's Institute. Hardly the sort of house
party that she would normally leap at, but it is the strange goings on in his
parish that have awakened her sensibilities. It seems that a stranger is
roaming at night and pouncing on the ladies of the Rural. Rumours abound
that the stranger is just a figment of over-active imaginations, as he only ever
strikes at the full moon. But Dandy can't help but wonder if something even
odder is going on...and she can't wait to find out the truth.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 539 AU 116255 Bury her deep by Catriona Mcpherson

BOOK 540
The burry man's day by Catriona McPherson
12 hours and 30 minutes

August 1923, and as the village of Queensferry prepares for the annual Ferry
Fair and the walk of the Burry Man, emotions are running high. Between his
pagan greenery, his lucky pennies and the nips of whisky to which he is
treated wherever he goes, the Burry Man has something to offend everyone -
minister, priest or temperance pamphleteer. Then, on the eve of the fair, in full
view of everyone - including Danny Gilver - the Burry Man drops down dead.
Has he been poisoned? If so, the list of suspects must include anyone with a
bottle of whisky in the house, and here in Queensferry, that means just about
everyone.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 540 AU 104783 The burry man's day by Catriona
McPherson

BOOK 541
The chatter of the maidens by Alys Clare
8 hours

Abbey has been disturbed by the arrival of a new nun and her sisters. When a
body is discovered and one of the sisters disappears, it is up to Abbess
Helewise to unravel the mystery.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Historical
Fiction
That was Book 541 AU 127859 The chatter of the maidens by Alys Clare

BOOK 542
Chickenfeed by Minette Walters
2 hours and 30 minutes

A body is found in a chicken run... Based on the true story of the 'chicken farm
murder' which took place in Blackness, Crowborough, East Sussex in
December 1924.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 542 AU 128730 Chickenfeed by Minette Walters

BOOK 543
Chinese puzzle by Elizabeth Darrell
10 hours

Two members of a British regiment are murdered by the lethal injection of an
unknown toxin; a senior officer in possession of NATO secrets vanishes from
a high-security base in Germany. Is he the killer or the third victim? Military
detectives Max Rydal and Tom Black are baffled. There are no murder
weapons, no witnesses, no apparent motives.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 543 AU 128453 Chinese puzzle by Elizabeth Darrell

BOOK 544
A Christmas visitor by Anne Perry
4 hours

It is mid-December and Henry Rathbone travels to the Dreghorn family manor
house to comfort the family following the death of his friend, the master of the
house. But when he arrives he finds more than a widow's grief to contend with
and begins to wonder if the life-long idolisation of a close friend could be
blinding him to the truth?

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 544 AU 128542 A Christmas visitor by Anne Perry


BOOK 545
The cipher garden by Martin Edwards
10 hours

Warren Howe is surprised by a hooded visitor while working in a garden in
Old Sawrey, a lovely village in England's Lake District. Soon Warren is dead -
murdered with his own scythe. Years later a tip-off sparks the interest of DCI
Hannah Scarlett, who heads the local Cold Case Review Team. Meanwhile
Daniel Kind wants to learn the secret of the strange garden at his cottage and
his discoveries prove crucial to Hannah's investigation. As they delve deeper
into the mystery, Hannah and Daniel find that in this village old sins cast long
shadows.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 545 AU 104108 The cipher garden by Martin Edwards

BOOK 546
Circles & squares by John Malcolm
7 hours and 30 minutes

Tim Simpson is busy tracking down paintings by Sir William Nicholson and his
abstract son Ben Nicholson for White's Art Fund, as well as looking into an
investment in a film and photographic archive for his bosses. So it comes as a
shock when he is accused of murder. The victim, a dubious lady calling
herself Bassington, had Tim's name in her diary, and Tim's old rugby-playing
friend, Chief Inspector Nobby Roberts of Scotland Yard, is irritatingly insistent.
As Tim comes up against more problems, he begins to realise that it will take
all of his esoteric interest in art history, and every ounce of energy, to bring a
bewildering set of events to a dramatic conclusion.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 546 AU 114793 Circles & squares by John Malcolm
BOOK 547
City of fire by Robert Ellis
12 Hours and 55 minutes

When a businessman arrives home to find his wife in bed, carved from belly to
throat with a very sharp knife, the elite Robbery-Homicide division of the
L.A.P.D responds in full force and Detective Lena Gamble prepares for her
first major case. At first all fingers point towards the victim's husband, but
best-case scenarios only happen in films and it soon transpires that this
murder is one of a series of brutal crimes against women and the work of a
killer dubbed 'Romeo' by the ravenous Hollywood media. Lena is all too aware
of the peril of the public eye - she has found herself in it before, on the night of
her rock-star brother's unsolved murder five years ago. And now she risks a
far more dangerous fame as a cloud of conspiracy descends on her
investigation and she edges towards Romeo's deadly line of sight ...Whilst a
massive forest fire blankets the city the murderous trail moves far too close to
home and past and present horrors seem to be colliding in a single nightmare.
Lena must catch this psychopath before she becomes his next glamorous
victim.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 547 AU 116047 City of fire by Robert Ellis

BOOK 548
City of vultures by Ron Ellis
9 hours and 15 minutes

Liverpool has just been named European City of culture for 2008 and property
sharks are descending in droves...Johnny Ace is back from Spain, running
Ace Investigations with his new assistant, the glamorous Cameron, when he
is hired to investigate the murder of a wealthy land speculator. Following
leads from Liverpool to Scotland, whilst dealing with a love life as complicated
as ever, Johnny realises that with property prices rising there are those who
are prepared to do anything for the vast amount of money at stake.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 548 AU 116592 City of vultures by Ron Ellis

BOOK 549
Cold relations by Gerald Hammond
6 hours and 35 minutes

Edinburgh's gorgeous Detective Sergeant Honey Laird had finally cleared her
overflowing desk and was looking forward to spending some time with her
husband when an email from her old school friend provoked yet another
difficult case. Honey soon finds herself trying to baby sit her friend's ex-
husband Andrew: a trigger-happy, former SAS officer, with a temper, a head
injury and a penchant for attractive women.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 549 AU 105305 Cold relations by Gerald Hammond

BOOK 550
The Crimson Cavalier by Mary Andrea Clarke
9 Hours

Georgiana Grey is a sore trial to her upright brother Edward: independent,
outspoken and determined to follow her own path regardless of the cost to her
social position and reputation. But the late 18th century is a dangerous time.
Sir Robert Foster, a prominent but unpopular citizen, is murdered close to
Georgiana's home, apparently killed by the Crimson Cavalier, a colourful and
infamous highwayman. Georgiana has her own reasons to be certain the
Cavalier is not to blame, and to Edward's chagrin, she sets out to track down
the real culprit.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Historical
Fiction
That was Book 550 AU 116300 The Crimson Cavalier by Mary Andrea
Clarke

BOOK 551
A crown of lights by Phil Rickman
17 hours and 10 minutes

When a disused church is bought by a young pagan couple, who intend to
use it for their own rituals, the evangelical local rector reacts with fury. In an
isolated community on the Welsh border, an atmosphere of stifling menace
develops - with the persecution of innocent people, false accusations and the
formation of a Christian vigilante group. Diocesan deliverance consultant
Merrily Watkins is expected to keep the peace as this cauldron of conflict
threatens to boil over into serious violence, Merrily uses all the diplomacy she
can muster. But, as the confrontation moves towards its climax, she is
unaware of a personal threat against her from a deranged and violent man.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 551 AU 117351 A crown of lights by Phil Rickman


BOOK 552
The cruellest month by Louise Penny
12 hours and 25 minutes

When Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surete du Quebec is called to
the peaceful village of Three Pines, he faces an unusual crime scene. A
seance in an old abandoned house has gone horrifically wrong, and a villager
lies still, spirited away - apparently frightened to death. Gamache soon learns
that toxic secrets lie buried in the idyllic village, and something festering has
clawed its way out. And even Gamache has something to hide. He is
shielding his team from a terrible truth. A powerful enemy within the Surete
has planted a traitor amongst them.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 552 AU 116143 The cruellest month by Louise Penny

BOOK 553
The cruise connection by Peter Kerr
11 Hours and 30 minutes
The droll Scots detective, Bob Burns, is once more aided by forensic scientist
and ladyfriend, Dr Julie Bryson, and abetted by overly-keen Andy Green.
Working undercover on a cruise liner bound for the Canary Islands, Bob and
his two sidekicks have plenty to cope with. The discovery of a severed finger
in a passenger's quiche lorraine sparks an investigation full of greed, guile,
deceit and double-dealing. Does the finger belong to an alleged man-
overboard victim? Was the man-overboard victim pushed, or did he commit
suicide? Is it all just a cleverly engineered insurance scam?

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Wit and
Humour Fiction
That was Book 553 AU 116315 The cruise connection by Peter Kerr

BOOK 554
Crying Blood by Donis Casey
8 hours

In the autumn of 1915, Shaw Tucker, his brother, James, and their sons, go
on a hunting trip to the derelict farm his stepfather had bought years before.
Instead of a quail, Shaw’s dog, Buttercup, retrieves an old boot with the bones
of a foot inside. Buttercup then leads the men to a shallow grave and a
skeleton with a bullet hole in the skull. After they are settled that night in their
tents, Shaw awakens to see a pair of moccasin-clad legs strolling by his tent
flap. He chases the intruder, who has disappeared so completely that Shaw
wonders if he imagined the whole thing, including the ghostly voice that called
his name. After he returns home, Shaw can’t shake the memory of the
disembodied legs and the ghostly voice. His concern is justified when he
realizes that someone - or something - has followed him home. His dread
turns to relief when he captures a young Creek Indian boy who says his name
is Crying Blood. The boy had followed Shaw, hoping to find the white-haired
man who killed his brother. Shaw ties up the boy in the barn, but during the
few minutes he is left alone, someone thrusts a spear through Crying Blood’s
heart. Who murdered a boy right under Shaw’s nose? The law is on the
killer’s trail, but Shaw Tucker has a hunch about the identity of the white-
haired man who called his name, and he formulates a plan. Shaw’s wife,
Alafair, is the only one who might be able to forestall his dangerous plan. So
when the opportunity arises, Shaw sends her on a wild-goose chase. As soon
as she is out of the way, he sets out to confront the killer. Sometimes a man
has to take matters into his own hands.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction, Country Life
Fiction and Historical Fiction
That was Book 554 AU 129048 Crying Blood by Donis Casey


BOOK 555
The cure of souls by Phil Rickman
16 hours and 20 minutes
Doris Lessing explores the lives of her parents, both fictional and factual. Her
father wanted the simple life of an English farmer, but shrapnel almost killed
him in the trenches, causing the loss of his leg. Her mother Emily's great love
was a doctor, who drowned in the Channel, and she spent the war nursing the
wounded in the Royal Free Hospital. In the first half of this book, Doris
Lessing imagines the lives her parents might have made for themselves had
there been no war at all. This is followed by a piercing examination of their
lives as they actually came to be in the shadow of that war and their move to
Rhodesia.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Supernatural
Fiction
That was Book 555 AU 118667 The cure of souls by Phil Rickman

BOOK 556
Cyanide with compliments by Elizabeth Lemarchand
8 hours

Following a modest win on her premium bonds, Olivia Strode decides to treat
herself to a Mediterranean cruise. Her fellow passengers are a vintage
assortment of typically English characters. When the cruise comes to an end
the passengers go their separate ways. One morning shortly afterwards the
wealthy Audrey Vickers one of the passengers, is found dead, murdered.
Detective-Superintendent Pollard finds that his investigations into her death
lead him back to the events of the cruise.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 556 AU 129856 Cyanide with compliments by Elizabeth
Lemarchand

BOOK 557
Dancing with demons by Peter Tremayne
13 Hours

When Sechnussach, High King of Ireland, is found dead in his bedchamber
with his throat cut, all clues point to Dubh Duin, the chieftain of the clan Cinél
Cairpre. He was found with the murder weapon in his hand when the High
Priest's guards entered the royal chamber, before taking his own life. The
Chief Brehon of Ireland asks Sister Fidelma to find out what possible motives
could have driven Dubh Duin to assassinate the High King. Her investigation
reveals an intricate web of conspiracy and deception that threatens to
unbalance the five kingdoms and send them spiralling into a violent and
bloody civil war.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Historical
Fiction
That was Book 557 AU 116283 Dancing with demons by Peter Tremayne

BOOK 558
Dangerous practice by Clare Curzon
9 hours and 30 minutes

Lucy Sedgwick can't resist investigating a mystery, but finds that crime after
crime follows inexorably on its heels. After taking an interest in her husband's
psychoanalytical therapies, Lucy realises there is something strange about
Patrick Garston's attempt at suicide.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 558 AU 128053 Dangerous practice by Clare Curzon

BOOK 559
Dangerous sea by David Roberts
10 hours and 30 minutes

It is the Spring of 1937, and a British economist is bound for New York on the
"Queen Mary" to enlist President Roosevelt's aid for Britain in the event of war
with Germany. Lord Edward Corinth has been asked to keep a discreet eye
on him, but then a racist American senator is murdered.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 559 AU 128314 Dangerous sea by David Roberts

BOOK 560
The darkness and the deep by Aline Templeton
12 hours

The wreck of the Knockhaven lifeboat with the loss of all three of its crew is a
hard blow for the small Scottish town, but it's harder still when DS Tam
MacNee discovers that it isn't simply a tragic accident. Was it just the act of
vandals, bored in a fishing port stricken with unemployment? Could it be
linked to the drugs trade? Or is there someone who, in their determination to
kill one person, is callous enough to take two innocent lives? With a whole
community hungry for justice, DI Marjory Fleming investigates, and the
pressure - professional and personal - is on.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 561 AU 116261 The darkness and the deep by Aline
Templeton

BOOK 562
Darkness and light by John Harvey
11 hours

Detective Inspector Frank Elder's first case was never solved, no one was
ever charged, and the murderer was never found. Thus, the killer was at
liberty to walk the streets, and to kill again. Eight years later, Elder's estranged
wife contacts him in his Cornish hideaway. Her friend's sister, a widow in her
fifties, has mysteriously disappeared.
Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 562 AU 128879 Darkness and light by John Harvey


BOOK 563
Dark horse by John Francome
9 hours and 55 minutes

What kind of person are you? If you caused a death - but no one else saw -
would you confess? Five years have passed since former jockey Mark
Presley chose to stay silent about the hit-and-run accident that left a young
woman dead. But when his wife is killed in an incident with cruel echoes of
that earlier tragedy, it seems justice has come calling. A broken man, he is
driven by grief to clear his conscience at last. Mark has nothing left to lose -
but there are others he'd implicate by confessing. In the world of flat racing,
everything rides on reputation, and some people will do anything to keep
theirs intact. Anything - even murder...

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Sport and
Recreation Fiction
That was Book 563 AU 116403 Dark horse by John Francome

BOOK 564
The darker side by Cody McFadyen
13 hours and 10 minutes

FBI Agent Smoky Barrett and her team of investigators are called in by the
Director to handle a delicate case. When a senator's transsexual son is found
dead on a plane, the team are expected to track a serial killer who uses his
victims' innermost secrets to target and murder them. When word of the
murder gets out, media panic sets in. Smoky is under the most intense
pressure of her career to get results, yet the team has never been faced with
such an apparently insoluble problem. Who will the next victim be? Everyone
in the world has secrets - even Smoky.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 564 AU 117248 The darker side by Cody McFadyen

BOOK 565
The dead can't kill by Anne Hampson
11 hours

When Louisa Hooke's niece, Sally, becomes a beneficiary under the will of
recluse James Devlin, she is summoned, along with five others to an isolated
mansion for the reading. Louisa decides to accompany Sally and when two of
the legatees soon meet with violent deaths, it seems they have all been
brought to the house to be murdered.
Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 565 AU 129314 The dead can't kill by Anne Hampson

BOOK 566
Deadly deceit by Erica Quest
9 hours

Detective Inspector Kate Maddox and her lover Richard Gower on holiday in
Lisbon are involved in a murder there. The murder is connected with two
subsequent murders on her patch in the Cotswolds.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 566 AU 129849 Deadly deceit by Erica Quest

BOOK 567
Death and the Cornish fiddler by Deryn Lake
10 hours

The spring of 1765 brings a welcome sense of recovery to the recently
widowed Apothecary John Rawlings, but his tentative peace of mind does not
last for long: a young child disappears in strange circumstances at the
Helstone Floral Dance and a seemingly omnipresent blind musician is never
far away. Whilst this mysterious figure intrigues Rawlings, the case of the
missing child alarms him: he feels he must do all in his powers to attempt to
rescue the young life.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Historical
Fiction
That was Book 567 AU 104716 Death and the Cornish fiddler by Deryn
Lake


BOOK 568
Dangerous practice by Clare Curzon
9 hours and 30 minutes

Lucy Sedgwick can't resist investigating a mystery, but finds that crime
after crime follows inexorably on its heels. After taking an interest in her
husband's psychoanalytical therapies, Lucy realises there is something
strange about Patrick Garston's attempt at suicide.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 568 AU 128053 Dangerous practice by Clare Curzon

BOOK 569
Dangerous sea by David Roberts
10 hours and 30 minutes

It is the Spring of 1937, and a British economist is bound for New York on the
"Queen Mary" to enlist President Roosevelt's aid for Britain in the event of war
with Germany. Lord Edward Corinth has been asked to keep a discreet eye
on him, but then a racist American senator is murdered.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 569 AU 128314 Dangerous sea by David Roberts

BOOK 570
The dark water by David Pirie
14 hours

Imprisoned in a dank cottage by his nemesis Thomas Neill Cream, Arthur
Conan Doyle eventually manages to escape. With a shard of glass he awaits
his torturer's return, but Cream has vanished. Instead it's Doyle who goes on
the run after a rotting body is found in the cottage by the police and he
becomes suspect number one.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Historical
Fiction
That was Book 570 AU 127896 The dark water by David Pirie

BOOK 571
Dead cold by Louise Penny
10 hours and 35 minutes

The falling snow brings a hush to Three Pines - until a scream pierces the air.
A spectator at the annual Boxing Day curling match has been fatally
electrocuted. Heading the investigation, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache
unravels the dead woman's past and discovers a history of secrets and
enemies. But Gamache has enemies of his own. As a bitter wind blows into
the village, something even more chilling is sneaking up behind him.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 571 AU 104702 Dead cold by Louise Penny

BOOK 572
The dead hour by Denise Mina
8 hours and 30 minutes

Working for the Scottish Daily News, Paddy Meehan is trawling the city for a
story that will get her off the terrible night shift to which she's been consigned
by her male colleagues. When she accompanies the police to a domestic
disturbance call-out, a woman, face bloodied, insists that the police leave and
not prosecute - whilst her apparent assailant hands Paddy £50 to keep the
story out of the papers. Then the woman is found dead the next morning. Only
Paddy cares enough about what's really happened to pursue a dark and
brutal truth that could make her career - or kill her.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 572 AU 104782 The dead hour by Denise Mina
BOOK 573
Deadly waters by Pauline Rowson
8 Hours

When the head teacher of a struggling school is found brutally murdered in
Langstone Harbour, DI Andy Horton is appointed to lead the investigation. But
Superintendent Uckfield has only given Horton a week to find the killer - after
that he will be shunted off the case. A note was found on the victim, along
with a wad of money wrapped up in a five-pound note and smothered with
honey. Is there a clue to be found in The Owl and the Pussycat rhyme? As he
delves deeper into the case, the clock ticks, and Horton is soon forced to
make a decision that will put his life on the line...


Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 573 AU 116225 Deadly waters by Pauline Rowson

BOOK 574
Dear departed by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
12 hours

It looks as though Inspector Bill Slider has a serial killer on his patch, but the
post-mortem on Chattie Cornfeld shows a different murderer has been at work
and that she was targeted with malice aforethought, not at random.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 574 AU 128715 Dear departed by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

BOOK 575
Dear Mr Right by Eileen Dewhurst
8 hours and 30 minutes

After the death of his wife, James Marshall is the subject of endless
matchmaking attempts by well-meaning friends. Desperate to recapture the
companionship of his happy marriage, he decides to advertise for a wife in the
newspaper. He arranges a date with Eve Harris; it's a nightmare, for her body
is found on the beach and James is the prime suspect. Another respondent to
the ad, Sally Graham, falls hard for him and he for her. She is convinced of
his innocence and embarks on a mission to bring the real murderer to justice.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 575 AU 130187 Dear Mr Right by Eileen Dewhurst

BOOK 576
Death in the Cotswolds by Rebecca Tope
9 hours and 30 minutes

Thea Osbourne is only too happy to have a bit of peace and quiet. The only
positive thing that came out of her recent house sitting disasters is her
blossoming relationship with DI Phil Hollis and she relishes the thought of
their spending some quality time together. Even meeting Phil's childhood
acquaintance, the eccentric Ariadne, cannot detract from Thea's happiness.
But the bad luck that plagues the hapless Thea and her beloved spaniel
Hepzipah is never far away. With preparations for Halloween well underway,
Ariadne discovers a very tangible reminder of the season of death: a body lain
out like a sacrificial victim. Unlikely companions, Thea and Ariadne try to
uncover the events that led to the fatality.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 576 AU 104150 Death in the Cotswolds by Rebecca Tope

BOOK 577
Death in Hellfire by Deryn Lake
9 Hours and 30 minutes

When John Rawlings is asked to investigate a secret club and some shady
goings-on, he is intrigued. The disreputable Sir Francis Dashwood is believed
to be involved, as well as some illustrious members of the British aristocracy.
In disguise and accompanied by the ungainly Sam Swann, John befriends Sir
Dashwood and gains access to his home and family, including someone from
John's past, someone whose exceptional beauty still hypnotises him.
However, evil lurks in hidden corners of Sir Dashwood's opulent home and
there seems to be a sinister element behind the infamous Hellfire Club's
debaucheries. Is John putting himself and Sam in danger by trying to find out
the truth?

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Historical
Fiction
That was Book 577 AU 116082 Death in Hellfire by Deryn Lake

BOOK 578
A death in Tuscany by Michele Giuttari
10 hours and 10 minutes

In the picturesque Tuscan hill town of Scandicci, the body of a girl is
discovered. Scantily dressed, she is lying by the edge of the woods. The local
police investigate - but after a week, they still haven't identified her, let alone
got to the bottom of how she died. Frustrated by the lack of progress, Chief
Superintendent Michele Ferrara, head of Florence's elite Squadra Mobile,
decides to step in. Because toxins were discovered in the girl's body, many
assumed that she died from a self-inflicted drugs overdose. But Ferrara
quickly realises the truth is much darker.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 578 AU 117158 A death in Tuscany by Michele Giuttari

BOOK 579
The death of Corinne by R. T. Raichev
8 hours
When the legendary French diva Corinne Coreille begins to receive death
threats, she decides to take refuge at Chalfont Park, the country house and
estate of her godmother Lady Grylls. The other houseguests include Antonia
Darcy and her husband Major Payne, Corinne's dominating agent, Maître
Maginot, a private detective called Jonson and Lady Grylls's nephew, Peverel
de Broke. The eccentric millionairess socialite Eleanor Merchant is travelling
from the US with the sole intention of coming face to face with Corinne.
Worryingly, she is convinced Corinne's haunting voice lured her son to
suicide...

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 579 AU 116363 The death of Corinne by R. T. Raichev

BOOK 580
The depths of solitude by Jo Bannister
8 hours and 30 minutes

Brodie Farrell's friend Daniel disappears after a bitter disagreement. At first
Brodie is angry that he would leave without telling her, but then Brodie starts
to get worried. Then the worrying gets worse when Brodie becomes the victim
of a hate campaign and is terrorised in the local library after a call from Daniel
asking to meet her there.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 580 AU 128120 The depths of solitude by Jo Bannister
BOOK 581
Destroying angel by Alanna Knight
8 Hours

Autumn, 1897. Rose McQuinn's stubborn refusal to give up her job as "Lady
Detective, Discretion Guaranteed", has cost her the love of her ambitious
fiancé, Jack Macmerry. And now it seems that she is to lose her elusive
deerhound, Thane, as well. His rightful owner is Hubert, a Royal
photographer, who lost him while walking on Arthur's Seat three years earlier.
But when she arrives at the family home near Alnwick Castle in
Northumberland, it soon becomes clear that Hubert has a hidden agenda
concerning her role as a crime investigator. As the family's tragic history
unfolds, dark secrets are revealed...and a series of suspicious deaths.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 581 AU 116222 Destroying angel by Alanna Knight

BOOK 582
A detective under fire by H. R. F. Keating
7 hours and 30 minutes

Harriet Marten, named 'The Hard Detective' by the media because of her
unrelenting opposition to every sort of evil-doing, has been secretly
summoned to London to investigate corruption in the country's most
prestigious crime-fighting team, the elite Maximum Crimes Squad. And she
suddenly finds herself under fire.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 582 AU 129327 A detective under fire by H. R. F. Keating

BOOK 583
Dirty little lies by John Macken
12 hours and 10 minutes

Reuben Maitland runs the UK's most elite crime squad, working only on the
highest-profile cases, tracking down the country's most vicious criminals. At
the cutting edge - controversial, ruthless, effective - the squad has always
made enemies. But now they're in danger. A killer is using the squad's own
techniques against them. Reuben must find the killer before his team is
eradicated. But the more questions he asks, the more complex the answers
become. The choices he makes will determine his future. And when he makes
the wrong one, he finds himself alone on the outside of the law, at the mercy
of a seemingly unstoppable killer.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 583 AU 114792 Dirty little lies by John Macken

BOOK 584
Dispensation of death by Michael Jecks
14 hours and 30 minutes

1325: England is a hotbed of paranoia under the reign of the increasingly
unpredictable Edward II and his lover, Sir Hugh le Despenser. When the
Queen's lady-in-waiting is slaughtered and a man's body, hideously mutilated,
is discovered behind the throne, the King demands to be avenged. Sir
Baldwin de Furnshill, an experienced investigator of murders, is appointed to
track down the killer, aided by his friend, Simon Puttock. In an age of
corruption, when the king's friends can use torture, blackmail and murder to
promote their ends, a rural knight and bailiff must fight to stay alive.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Historical
Fiction
That was Book 584 AU 114867 Dispensation of death by Michael Jecks

BOOK 585
The dying breed by Declan Hughes
10 hours and 35 minutes

Even the best private eye needs more than a name to find a missing person,
but that's all that Father Vincent Tyrrell, the brother of prominent racehorse
trainer F. X. Tyrrell, will offer Loy when he comes to him for help. A dwindling
bank account convinces Loy to delve into the deadly underworld of horse
racing, but fortune soon smiles on him: while working another case, he
discovers a phone number linked to F. X. on a badly beaten body left at an
illegal dump. Loy's been around long enough to know that there's more to the
Tyrrell family than meets the eye - and then a third body appears...

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 585 AU 116137 The dying breed by Declan Hughes

BOOK 586
Dying flames by Robert Barnard
7 hours

Novelist Graham Broadbent coasts through life like many of the characters in
his books - low-key and unassertive - quietly accepting the easy pace his
success has allowed him. But one evening, minutes before leaving to speak
at his school reunion, attractive 20-year-old Christa appears at his hotel door
and tells Graham he is her father...but Graham has not seen the girl's mother
in 25 years. Curiosity gets the better of him and he decides to find out who
this girl really is - and why she came to him with such an obvious lie. As he
digs deeper into his past, Graham finds himself in a confusion of deception
and lies far beyond his mastery of plot and character.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 586 AU 116480 Dying flames by Robert Barnard

BOOK 587
Echo burning by Lee Child
15 hours and 30 minutes

Hitching rides is an unreliable mode of transport, but Jack Reacher's adrift in
the fearsome heat of a Texas summer, and the last thing he's worried about is
exactly who picks him up. He never expected it to be someone like Carmen.
She's alone, driving a Cadillac. She's beautiful, young and rich. She has a
little girl who is being watched by unseen observers. And a husband who is in
jail. Reacher is no stranger to trouble. And at Carmen's remote ranch in Echo
County there is plenty of it: lies and prejudice, hatred and murder. Reacher
can never resist a lady in distress. Her family is hostile. The cops can't be
trusted. The lawyers won't help. If Reacher can't set things straight, who can?

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 587 AU 127439 Echo burning by Lee Child
BOOK 588
End games by Michael Dibdin
11 Hours and 5 minutes

Italian police detective, Aurelio Zen, is posted to remote Calabria, at the toe of
the Italian boot, on a routine assignment. But what he encounters there is
anything but routine. Beneath the surface of a tight-knit community, violent
forces are at work. Zen is determined to find a way to penetrate the code of
silence and uncover the truth behind a brutal murder. His mission is
complicated by another secret that has drawn strangers from the other side of
the world - a hunt for buried treasure, launched by a single-minded player with
millions to spend pursuing his bizarre and deadly obsession.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 588 AU 114945 End games by Michael Dibdin

BOOK 589
End in tears by Ruth Rendell
12 hours and 30 minutes

A lump of concrete dropped deliberately from a little stone bridge kills the
wrong person. The driver behind is spared. But, only for a while ... it is
impossible for Chief Inspector Wexford not to wonder how terrible it would be
to discover that one of his daughters had been murdered.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 589 AU 129387 End in tears by Ruth Rendell

BOOK 590
The enemy by Lee Child
15 hours and 30 minutes

New Year's Day, 1990. Jack Reacher is the Military Police duty officer on a
base in North Carolina when he takes a call reporting a dead soldier. The
dead man turns out to be a two-star general on a secret mission, and when he
goes to the general's house to break the news, he finds another corpse - the
general's wife.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 590 AU 127480 The enemy by Lee Child

BOOK 591
The enigma files by Christine Sparks
12 hours and 45 minutes

Detective Chief Inspector Nick Lewis, angry at being given a desk job, begins
to look into some unsolved crimes. The Enigma Files prove to be more trouble
than he or his assistants bargained for.


Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 591 AU 126383 The enigma files by Christine Sparks

BOOK 592
Even in the best families by Rex Stout
9 hours and 30 minutes
Nero Wolfe has already had several encounters with powerful mystery man of
crime, Arnold Zeck. That Zeck is a blackmailer is obvious. That he is the most
dangerous and utterly ruthless of all underworld characters is more probable.
That his threats should be enough to lever the famously idle Wolfe from his
chair, abandon his beloved orchids and gourmet home cooking seems truly
remarkable; and yet Wolfe disappears. Which leaves his assistant Archie to
deal with murder.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 592 AU 129422 Even in the best families by Rex Stout

BOOK 593
The excursion train by Edward Marston
10 hours and 30 minutes

A body is discovered on a passenger train in Victorian England, the murder
weapon a noose. Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck and Sergeant Victor
Leeming are dispatched to the scene. When it emerges that the victim had
worked as a public executioner, Colbeck realises that this must be intrinsically
linked to the killer's choice of weapon. But then a second victim is found.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 593 AU 128656 The excursion train by Edward Marston

BOOK 594
The fabric of sin by Phil Rickman
14 Hours and 25 minutes

Garway church was built by medieval Knights Templar, and after seven
centuries, the Welsh Border village is still shadowed by their mysteries. A few
fields away, the Master House, abandoned and falling into ruin, has been sold
to the Duchy of Cornwall. But renovation plans stall when a specialist builder
refuses to work there, insisting it's a place that doesn't want to be restored.
Directed by the Bishop of Hereford to investigate, Merrily Watkins is wary of
being used and suspicious of the people she's supposed to be helping. But
violent death changes everything, and Merrily uncovers hidden layers of sin
and retribution in a secretive landscape.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Supernatural
Fiction
That was Book 594 AU 116239 The fabric of sin by Phil Rickman

BOOK 595
The face of death by Cody McFadyen
16 hours and 35 minutes

What if a serial killer had only one true victim? What if, instead of killing her,
he followed her all through her life, killing anyone who ever loved her? These
are the questions facing FBI agent Smoky Barrett, head of the violent crimes
unit in LA, in her mission to save one lonely, hunted woman, driven to the
edge of insanity by a killer known only as "The Stranger". But as the stakes
rise ever higher, Smoky wonders if she'll be able to stop him before he kills
again.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 595 AU 116395 The face of death by Cody McFadyen

BOOK 596
Fade away by Harlan Coben
10 hours and 18 minutes

Myron Bolitar once had a promising career as a sportsman, until an accident
forced him to quit. After a spell in the FBI he now runs his own business. Then
Myron is approached to find Greg Downing. He knows Greg from old - they
were once rivals, not just in sport, but for a woman they both loved. Now Greg
has vanished, and the team boss wants Myron to find him, before news of his
disappearance is leaked to the press.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 596 AU 126142 Fade away by Harlan Coben

BOOK 597
The faithful dead by Alys Clare
9 hours

A stranger is found dead in Hawkenlye Abbey, killed by an expert hand.
Struggling with their own problems, Josse d'Acquin, his brother, Yves, and the
Abbess Helewise are hurled into a mystery whose roots stretch back much
further than the Second Crusade.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Historical
Fiction
That was Book 597 AU 128362 The faithful dead by Alys Clare

BOOK 598
Fallen idols by Neil White
13 Hours and 15 minutes

Everyone would kill for their 15 minutes of fame... Why was Premiership star
Henri Dumas killed in cold blood on a busy Soho street? How are the murders
of two estate agents in a nearby flat linked? Who is behind Dumas's killing -
an obsessive fan, a celebrity stalker or a sinister blackmailer pushed too far?
What is the connection to the brutal rape and murder of a young girl 10 years
ago and 300 miles away? When will the shooter stop targeting the country's
football stars? Can crime-beat reporter Jack Garrett and single mum DC
Laura McGanity find out?

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 598 AU 116218 Fallen idols by Neil White

BOOK 599
False knight by Peter Turnbull
5 hours

Mary Golightly was not a happy woman. She and her husband were locked
into a perpetual marital war, so violent that the whole street knew about it. Yet
in the last few weeks before she went missing, she was looking happier, as if
something had happened to make her life sweeter. That was before a bin man
found her thigh in a refuse sack. Her husband makes no pretence at sorrow
over her death - but does that mean that he killed her? It will take a great
effort to get to the truth - before someone else dies.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 599 AU 104467 False knight by Peter Turnbull

BOOK 600
False step by Veronica Heley
10 hours and 30 minutes

Bea Abbot's domestic agency does not investigate murder...that is, until she
finds herself in the company of a dead man dressed as a pantomime dame. It
looks like suicide, but why don't his red-spangled shoes fit? Matthew Kent was
an entertainer known to be a modest man in private, so why had he staged
this grotesque charade in death? And why is his daughter so keen to hustle
away his remains? And which of the women around him really cared about
him, rather than his money? Bea tries to discover what the body on the bed
was really like in life, why there is so much confusion about his death, and
who is destined to die next...

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 600 AU 127561 False step by Veronica Heley

BOOK 601
Final analysis by Keith McCarthy
11 hours

In the beginning there were five identical murders, the bodies eviscerated and
the organs scattered playfully around. Beverley Wharton had been certain that
the killer was Melkior Pendred, but her colleague, Sergeant Homer, always
believed she had caught the wrong man and that it was Melkior's twin, Martin,
who was guilty.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Medical
Fiction
That was Book 601 AU 128832 Final analysis by Keith McCarthy

BOOK 602
A fine Italian hand by Eric Wright
7 hours

When a well-known actor with a taste for gambling is found garrotted in a
Toronto motel the identity of the killers seems obvious. The police need
someone to take the heat, and Staff Inspector Charlie Salter is given the
problem; he is not enthusiastic. The search takes him into the world of
bookies, racetracks and theatre. By the time he has found out what really
happened in that motel, he has found the answers to other questions as well.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 602 AU 129044 A fine Italian hand by Eric Wright

BOOK 603
The fingerprint by Patricia Wentworth
9 hours and 25 minutes

When she found the body of her beloved Uncle Jonathan, Georgina's mind
went blank. Instinctively, she stooped to pick up the revolver, thus becoming
the prime suspect - especially as she stood to inherit a large fortune. But
Uncle Jonathan had a second, secret will and the beneficiary is the wide-
eyed, seemingly innocent Mirrie Fields. There is also the puzzle of the missing
fingerprint. It was the showpiece of Uncle Jonathan's collection, acquired from
a self-confessed murderer...who is still at large. Now the print has been torn
from its album and Miss Maud Silver is determined to find out if it provides a
clue to the killer's identity.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 603 AU 117204 The fingerprint by Patricia Wentworth

BOOK 604
Finding Davey by Jonathan Gash
13 hours and 15 minutes

When six-year-old Davey Charleston is kidnapped in a Florida theme park,
the police are unable to find any clues, and with no leads, they soon stop
looking. Davey's parents return to England to mourn their loss, but his
grandfather, Bray, decides he must take action. Using Davey's imaginary land
of 'KV' as a starting-point, and with a trio of misfits as helpers, Bray compiles
a series of children's books with the goal of making them popular in America.
He hopes that Davey will be the only person who can answer the almost
impossible trivia questions, triggering his buried memories.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 604 AU 104197 Finding Davey by Jonathan Gash

BOOK 605
Flawed scales by Freda Davies
9 hours
A dead man in a suspiciously clean car has Gloucesterchire-based DI Keith
Tyrell unravelling an intriguing mystery, but just as he gets his first real break
the case is passed to a central squad. And the same thing happens when
Tyrell and his team are asked to review evidence used in a past conviction of
a child murderer.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 605 AU 129404 Flawed scales by Freda Davies

BOOK 606
Flesh and blood by John Harvey
11 hours and 30 minutes

Retired DI Elder leaves his cheating wife to search for peace on the Cornish
coast, with the stains of recent cases to serve as company and images of the
sadistic rapists he helped convict floating through his memory. But, when one
half of the cruel duo is released, the nightmares begin again.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction, Crime Fiction and
Twentieth Century Literature
That was Book 606 AU 129252 Flesh and blood by John Harvey

BOOK 607
Flesh house by Stuart MacBride
12 hours and 45 minutes

Aberdeen is panicking. It's been 18 years since Grampian Police caught the
Flesher - the notorious serial killer who butchered people all over the UK - and
seven years since he was released from Peterhead prison, his conviction
overturned on appeal. But when a container full of joints of human meat turns
up at Aberdeen Harbour, it kicks off the largest manhunt in Aberdeen's
history. When members of the team that put Ken Wiseman away in 1990 start
going missing, Detective Sergeant Logan McRae knows that things aren't as
straightforward as everyone thinks. And more and more human meat is
turning up in the food chain...

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 607 AU 116139 Flesh house by Stuart MacBride

BOOK 608
Flirting with disaster by Deborah Nicholson
10 hours

It is springtime in the city and the first festival of the summer is taking place.
Amidst clowns and bands and face painters, Kate Carpenter and her friends
are working for the festival while enjoying the sunshine. But a serial killer soon
puts an end to the happy atmosphere.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 608 AU 128929 Flirting with disaster by Deborah
Nicholson

BOOK 609
Folly du jour by Barbara Cleverly
11 hours

Folies Bergère, Paris, 1927. Joe Sandilands hurries to the assistance of an
old friend who has been arrested for murder. In a cell of the Quai des
Orfevres he meets with Sir George Jardine, still in the evening dress stained
with the blood of the dead man. The only other witness, a blonde who was
sharing the victim's box, has vanished. Assistance for Joe comes from an
entirely unexpected quarter - Francine, a young usherette, clawing her way
into the world of the Paris Music Hall. It is she who becomes Joe's guide
through this treacherous place, where the killer is sure to be lurking.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 609 AU 116250 Folly du jour by Barbara Cleverly

BOOK 610
Footprints of the devil by Olive Etchells
11 hours and 30 minutes

Championship surfer Dave Tregenza returns to his native Cornwall for a
surprise visit, only to find his sister-in-law and aunt in turmoil because
Jonathan, his brother, has disappeared without a trace. Several days later,
Jonny's dead body is discovered on a remote beach just a few miles from the
satellite earth station at Goonhilly Downs. The police suspect a link between
Jonny and the Site, and DCI Channon, with previous experience is suspected
sabotage, is called in to help with the case. The investigation proceeds
without success, until a second murder occurs. DCI Channon and his
assistant, BS Bowles, two very different men with clashing personalities, must
work together to unmask the killer.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 610 AU 104190 Footprints of the devil by Olive Etchells

BOOK 611
Genesis by Karin Slaughter
15 hours and 33 minutes

Three and a half years ago former Grant County medical examiner Sara
Linton moved to Atlanta hoping to leave her tragic past behind her. Now
working as a doctor in Atlantas Grady Hospital she is starting to piece her life
together. But when a severely wounded young woman is brought in to the
emergency room, she finds herself drawn back into a world of violence and
terror.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Medical
Fiction
That was Book 611 AU 126196 Genesis by Karin Slaughter

BOOK 612
Gently to a kill by Alan Hunter
7 hours and 30 minutes

After twenty years in Australia, Sir Charles Stanton's son from his first
marriage, Laurence, arrives out of the blue at Warren Lodge. He is delighted
that his father is prepared to go to any lengths to keep him in England. Not
surprisingly, Laurence is less than popular with the other members of the
family. One afternoon he fails to return from a walk; his body is found. He has
been shot with a gun which is traceable to the gun-room at the Lodge. Chief
Inspector Gently is despatched to unravel the tragedy.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 612 AU 129937 Gently to a kill by Alan Hunter

BOOK 613
A grave man by David Roberts
11 hours

Verity Brown and Lord Edwin Corinth find themselves searching for a killer
amongst the English aristocracy. But Verity's growing attraction to a young
German aristrocrat causes them both unhapiness and lends the investigation
a dangerous edge of tension.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 613 AU 128616 A grave man by David Roberts

BOOK 614
The hunt for Sonya Dufrette by R. T. Raichev
9 hours

On the day of the Royal Wedding in July 1981, a little girl vanishes. Her doll is
found floating in the river, but of the child herself there is no sign. Twenty
years on and Antonia Darcy, divorcee and assistant librarian at the Military
and Naval Club, still puzzles over the disappearance of Sonya Dufrette.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 614 AU 128844 The hunt for Sonya Dufrette by R. T.
Raichev

BOOK 615
The hanging valley by Peter Robinson
10 hours and 23 minutes

A faceless corpse is discovered in a tranquil, hidden valley below the village
of Swainshead, and when Chief Inspector Alan Banks arrives, he finds that no
one is willing to talk. Banks's frustration grows when the identity of the body is
revealed. It seems that his latest case may be connected with an unsolved
murder in the same area five years ago. Among the silent suspects are the
Collier brothers, the wealthiest and most powerful family in the area. When
they start using their influence to slow down the investigation, Banks finds
himself in a race against time.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 615 AU 126090 The hanging valley by Peter Robinson

BOOK 616
Headhunter by Roy Lewis
7 hours and 30 minutes

When the headless body of a child is pulled out of the Tyne, the police are
faced with an impossible task, unable either to identify the corpse or discover
a motive for the killing. There are rumours of black magic, ritual killings and a
paedophile ring as Operation Headhunter is launched against a background
of tension.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 616 AU 129085 Headhunter by Roy Lewis

BOOK 617
The health farm murders by Tom Howard
11 hours and 30 minutes

A guest is murdered at a health farm in the mountains. One of the guests is a
police sergeant who elects to hunt out the killer. The local police sergeant,
however, resents the interference of his city cousin.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 617 AU 127630 The health farm murders by Tom Howard

BOOK 618
Heirs and graces by Gerald Hammond
6 hours and 35 minutes

Shortly before Grace Gillespie's wedding to Stuart, they receive news that
Stuart's uncle Duncan has suffered a stroke and requires constant care, but it
is not long before the nurses threaten to walk out on the bitter and
cantankerous old man. Just after Grace and Stuart arrive home from
honeymoon, Duncan finally expires, but it is discovered that substantial
withdrawals have been made from his account, and it now appears his death
was not from natural causes. Grace falls under suspicion, and the only key to
proving her innocence may be in a bronze urn, buried for decades in her back
garden

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 618 AU 116786 Heirs and graces by Gerald Hammond

BOOK 619
The hitch by Gerald Hammond
7 hours and 30 minutes

Superstar Mona Lisa is planning her wedding but her email request to Castle
Angus falls into the hands of an ex-con resulting in a scam involving deposits.
But upon discovery, Mona Lisa decides to proceed anyway with the wedding
itself turning into a climax hilarious to all but the victims.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 619 AU 128112 The hitch by Gerald Hammond

BOOK 620
Holy disorders by Edmund Crispin
8 hours and 50 minutes

'Holy Disorders' takes Oxford don and part time detective, Gervase Fen to the
town of Tolnbridge, where he is happily bounding around with a butterfly net
until the cathedral organist is murdered, giving Fen the chance to play sleuth.
The man didn't have an enemy in the world, and even his music was
inoffensive: could he have fallen foul of a nest of German spies or of the local
coven of witches, ominously rumoured to have been practicing since the 17th
century?

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 620 AU 116165 Holy disorders by Edmund Crispin

BOOK 621
The hollow core by Lesley Horton
12 hours

When housewife Diane Ingleby is shot dead in a car park, DI John Handford
and DS Khalid Ali are called in to investigate. It's a baffling case - a kind
considerate woman, gunned down in front of her husband and daughter.
Handford has many questions - Was Diane the intended victim or was the
killer after another family member? Was she as happy as she seemed? Why
had she suddenly started keeping a diary? Is it shame, honour or old-
fashioned fear that's keeping everyone quiet?

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 621 AU 116328 The hollow core by Lesley Horton

BOOK 622
An honourable murderer by Philip Gooden
10 hours

It is the summer of 1604, many years after the defeat of the Armada, and
Spanish diplomats are in London to negotiate a peace treaty. Nick Revill's
theatre company is given a ceremonial role at the celebrations. But then a
series of suspicious deaths occur and Nick is forced to look closely at those
around him.
Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Historical
Fiction
That was Book 622 AU 129244 An honourable murderer by Philip
Gooden

BOOK 623
Hour game by David Baldacci
13 hours and 30 minutes

The corpse of a young woman turns up in the woods; two high school kids are
found dead in their car; a successful lawyer is discovered stabbed to death in
her own home. A serial killer is on the loose. The murderer kills in the manner
of famous killers of the past but takes care to leave a stop watch at the scene.
Why?

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 623 AU 128666 Hour game by David Baldacci

BOOK 624
Indelible by Karin Slaughter
15 hours and 30 minutes

When medical examiner Sara Linton and police chief Jeffrey Tolliver are
caught up in a shockingly brutal attack, which threatens to destroy both their
lives, they find they're not random victims. They've been targeted. And it
seems the past is catching up with both of them ....

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction, Medical Fiction
and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 624 AU 129204 Indelible by Karin Slaughter

BOOK 625
Jack's shadow by Pamela Oldfield
9 hours

When Bella marries Lloyd Massie she believes she is the happiest woman in
the East End of London. Her wedding is a joyful occasion but a young,
dedicated detective knows that she is in grave danger. Lloyd Massie, the
bridegroom, has already killed once but the police cannot prove it. To
complicate matters, Jack the Ripper begins to terrorise the area and all police
resources are turned towards his capture. Frustrated, the detective does his
best to protect Bella and her sister Lottie but Massie always seems to be one
jump ahead of them and the sisters' lives are at risk.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Historical
Fiction
That was Book 625 AU 104858 Jack's shadow by Pamela Oldfield

BOOK 626
Jigsaw by Anthea Fraser
10 hours

Hired to write a series of articles on the market town of Buckford, Rona Parish
lodges with a young divorcee. The divorcee's aunt, the elderly Edna
Rosebury, raises unresolved questions about a recent tragic murder and
Rona's investigative antennae are instantly on the alert.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 626 AU 129257 Jigsaw by Anthea Fraser

BOOK 627
The key to the case by Roger Ormerod
10 hours

A private investigation of a rape, a robbery and a murder by ex-Detective
Inspector Richard Patton.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 627 AU 127621 The key to the case by Roger Ormerod

BOOK 628
Kill chain by Meg Gardiner
11 hours and 30 minutes

Murder is an art but the hitman's method is simple: FIND. TRACK. TARGET.
KILL. It's known as the kill chain - and when her father's car is found at the
bottom of a ravine, Evan Delaney must face the possibility that he has
reached the end of the chain. When Evan's phone rings and she hears the
sinister voice on the line, her suspicions are confirmed: Phil Delaney has been
kidnapped and those who hold him want something Evan has only 72 hours to
find. Racing against time, Evan follows a trail into the very heart of darkness.
A trail that will lead her and her loved ones to their deaths unless Evan can
break the kill chain.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 628 AU 114519 Kill chain by Meg Gardiner

BOOK 629
Kill for me by Karen Rose
14 hours

Five teenage girls have been murdered. Another girl was abducted but
survived. Only she can reveal the disturbing secrets of the kidnapping ring
that sells teenage girls on the black market. But the ruthless criminals will do
whatever it takes to maintain her silence. Luke Papadopoulos, an
investigative agent and computer expert, and Susannah Vartanian, who
suffers from a mysterious past that is connected to the sinister black market,
have sworn to stop the murderers, each for their own reasons. Their case will
lead them to the shady realm of Internet chat rooms, where anyone can mask
their identity. As they draw closer to the criminals, they discover a chain of
deception so intricate that they don't know who to trust. While Susannah and
Luke find comfort in one another's arms, the killers will take extreme
measures to keep their anonymity and their business intact.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Romance
Mystery
That was Book 629 AU 128296 Kill for me by Karen Rose

BOOK 630
A killing in the market by John Ball
8 hours

Police specialist John Harbizon receives help from two dedicated investigative
reporters in his work on the serial murders of a stock-exchange speculator, a
financial manipulator, and the vice president of a Los Angeles brokerage firm.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 630 AU 130136 A killing in the market by John Ball

BOOK 631
The kills by Linda Fairstein
12 hours and 30 minutes

From her downtown office-and with the aid of NYPD detectives Mike
Chapman and Mercer Wallace-the doughty assistant DA tackles a
complicated case, the rape of 36-year-old Paige Vallis. Psychotic Andrew
Tripping is accused of the rape as well as of the physical and mental abuse of
his own 10-year-old son, Dulles. While trying to convince a jury of Tripping's
guilt, Alex is handed another kill, this one the suffocation of elderly Harlem
Renaissance dancer McQueen Ransome. Queenie turns out to have a
fascinating history, having been both an espionage agent in WWII and the
mistress of the legendary Night Crawler, King Farouk of Egypt. On her way
out of the palace door, Queenie pocketed enough of the king's treasure to set
her up for life, which finally gets her killed. There are complications in the form
of CIA agents, crooked lawyers, small-time hoods and a surrounding cast of
friends, lovers and enemies. Alex survives several attempts on her life and
sleuths her way to a solution of both murders while untangling the knotted
history that connects them.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 631 AU 127872 The kills by Linda Fairstein

BOOK 632
King of swords by Nick Stone
16 hours and 50 minutes
Miami, 1981. When Detective Max Mingus and his partner Joe are called to
the scene of a death at Miami's Primate Park, it looks like another routine - if
slightly bizarre - investigation. Until two things turn up: the victim's family,
slaughtered; and a partly digested tarot card in the dead man's stomach - the
King of Swords. An increasingly bloody trail leads Max and Joe to the
infamous Solomon Boukman. Few have ever met the most feared criminal in
Miami, but rumours abound of a forked tongue and voodoo ceremonies.
Against a backdrop of black magic and police corruption, Max and Joe must
distinguish the good guys from the bad before death's shadow reaches their
door...

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 632 AU 116241 King of swords by Nick Stone
BOOK 633
Laced by Carol Higgins Clark
6 Hours and 30 minutes

Private Investigator Regan Reilly and her new husband, Jack, are spending
their honeymoon at romantic Hennessy Castle in western Ireland. The perfect
place to relax - or so they thought... Inspired by a mysterious tombstone, they
uncover the story of May Reilly, who made an exquisite lace tablecloth for the
castle but was never paid. According to local folklore, she has haunted the
castle ever since. Then a mysterious woman appears in the castle gardens in
the middle of the night, and the next morning May Reilly's valuable tablecloth
has gone. But it is not only ghosts that will haunt Regan and Jack's
honeymoon...

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction, Romance
Mystery and Supernatural Fiction
That was Book 633 AU 116489 Laced by Carol Higgins Clark

BOOK 634
Lady Macbeth by Nicolas Freeling
9 hours and 36 minutes

When Guy Lefebure is driving through the Vosges mountains with his wife,
Sibille, they argue furiously. She leaves the car, never to be seen again.
Aulette, their ex-neighbour is convinced Guy has murdered her and sets out
to prove it.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 634 AU 129789 Lady Macbeth by Nicolas Freeling

BOOK 635
The lamplighter by Anthony O'Neill
11 hours and 30 minutes

In Edinburgh 1886, the brutal murder of a university professor, coming soon
after the killing of a retired lighthouse keeper and quickly followed by a bizarre
exhumation, has the entire city on edge. Carus Groves, a conceited and
prejudiced police inspector, is assigned to the case.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction, Australian Fiction
and Historical Fiction
That was Book 635 AU 127895 The lamplighter by Anthony O'Neill
BOOK 636
Last nocturne by Marjorie Eccles
11 Hours and 30 minutes

Chief Inspector Lamb and Sergeant Cogan are baffled by two unlikely
suicides What could make a successful, happily married man shoot himself?
What could make a young artist on the brink of fame throw himself from a
window to his death? These are the questions that are faced by Chief
Inspector Lamb and his sergeant, Cogan. Neither victim left a note behind,
and it appears that nothing untoward had occurred in the weeks preceding
their deaths. But something must have led them to take such drastic action,
and Lamb intends to find out what it was. Highly evocative of the bustling
streets of London and Vienna in the early 20th century, Last Nocturne is an
intriguing mystery of passion, secrets and lies.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 636 AU 116124 Last nocturne by Marjorie Eccles

BOOK 637
The last templar by Michael Jecks
11 hours and 21 minutes

1314, Paris: Pope Clement has destroyed the Order of Knights Templar,
wrongly persuaded of their corruption. Watching through a veil of tears as his
friends die at the stake, a surviving knight swears vengeance on their
accusers. 1316, Devon: The newly appointed bailiff of Lydford Castle, Simon
Puttock, is called to a village where a charred body has been found in a
burned-out cottage. Unaccustomed to violence in this peaceful area, Simon
assumes it's accidental death - but Sir Baldwin Furnshill, recently returned
from abroad, quickly convinces him that the victim had been killed before the
fire began. As Simon and the astute knight piece together the evidence, word
comes of another murder, more horrible by far.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Historical
Fiction
That was Book 637 AU 129508 The last templar by Michael Jecks

BOOK 638
Last run by Hilary Norman
10 Hours and 30 minutes

When a lone runner is found savagely murdered on Miami Beach's North
Shore, Detective Sam Becket's first concern is for his adopted daughter,
Cathy, a student at Trent University. Cathy is also a runner, and she's
vulnerable. As Sam and his team start to investigate, a connection emerges
with another homicide, and others are drawn into the web. With the killing
spree continuing, Sam fears for the safety of his close-knit family, especially
for his wife Grace, now blissfully pregnant after repeated miscarriages. Then a
brutal attack on a loved one forces Sam to put his career and his own life on
the line to stop the killer from striking again.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 638 AU 116254 Last run by Hilary Norman

BOOK 639
Last to leave by Clare Curzon
11 hours

When Larchmoor Place, home to generations of Dellars is razed to the ground
after a party for poet Carlton Dellar, Mike Yeadings strongly suspects arson.
When a charred corpse is discovered in the wreckage, the investigation steps
up another level as he attempts to find a murderer.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 639 AU 128067 Last to leave by Clare Curzon

BOOK 640
The leper's bell by Peter Tremayne
12 hours

A servant has been murdered and the baby in her charge has been abducted.
Fidelma of Cashel has solved even more horrendous crimes in her career as
an advocate but this case is different for both Sister Fidelma and her
companion, Brother Eadulf because the baby who has been abducted is their
son.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Historical
Fiction
That was Book 640 AU 129388 The leper's bell by Peter Tremayne

BOOK 641
Lesser creatures by Amy Pirnie
8 Hours

London journalist Sue Bennett lends her car to a friend who's on an
assignment, but she doesn't realise that she's giving her a death trap. When
the car blows up, and Anil dies, Sue is convinced that she's the target of
animal rights activists. After more explosions and more deaths, Sue buys
names and addresses that lead her to Sean Beck, a supplier of Semtex to
terrorists. Unable to tackle Beck by herself, Sue enlists help, uncovering
corruption in the police force and links to another ruthless criminal. When all
Sue's questions are finally answered, there is a high price to pay.
Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 641 AU 114747 Lesser creatures by Amy Pirnie

BOOK 642
Little face by Sophie Hannah
10 hours and 30 minutes

Alice's baby is two weeks old when she leaves the house without her for the
first time. On her eager return, she finds the front door open, her husband
asleep on their bed upstairs. She rushes into their baby's room and screams.
"This isn't our baby! Where's our baby?" David, her increasingly hostile
husband swears she must either be mad or lying, and the DNA test is going to
take a week. One week later, before the test has been taken, Alice and the
baby have disappeared. Run away, abducted, murdered? The police, who
dismissed her baby swap story, must find out, and as they do they find dark
incidents in David's past - like the murder of his ex-wife.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and
Psychological Fiction
That was Book 642 AU 114524 Little face by Sophie Hannah

BOOK 643
Looking good dead by Peter James
16 hours and 44 minutes

Tom Bryce picks up a CD which has been left behind on a train seat, but
when he attempts to track down the owner, he finds himself the only witness
to a savage killing. Reporting the crime to the police has disastrous
consequences for Bryce, and the lives of both he and his wife are threatened -
- by a notification on the Internet, no less. When DS Roy Grace becomes
involved, he finds himself up against a malign group of very well organised
criminals.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 643 AU 129507 Looking good dead by Peter James

BOOK 644
Love lies bleeding by Edmund Crispin
7 hours and 35 minutes

Castrevenford School is preparing for Speech Day and Professor Gervase
Fen is called upon to present the prizes. However, the night before the big
day, strange events take place that leave two members of staff dead. The
Headmaster turns to Professor Fen to investigate the murders. While
disentangling the facts of the case, Fen is forced to deal with student love
affairs, a kidnapping and a lost Shakespearean manuscript. By turns hilarious
and chilling, Love Lies Bleeding is a classic of the detective genre.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 644 AU 116160 Love lies bleeding by Edmund Crispin

BOOK 645
Mad about the boy? by Dolores Gordon-Smith
10 Hours

The danger is only beginning for Jack Haldean... Midsummer 1923 and
Isabelle's parents are celebrating their silver wedding with a ball at their
country house, Hesperus. Isabelle has a dilemma some might envy: two men
are in love with her. But her romantic difficulties are quickly forgotten when
tragedy occurs. One of the guests apparently commits suicide at the ball. Jack
Haldean believes it's murder, and further complications ensue when a group
of Russian revolutionaries become involved in the affair. In a case involving
greed and jealousy, kidnap and more deaths, Jack faces an agonising choice
on his journey to the truth - a journey which will change Isabelle's life forever.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 645 AU 116269 Mad about the boy? by Dolores Gordon-
Smith

BOOK 646
Mad Hatter's holiday by Peter Lovesey
7 hours and 24 minutse

The Victorian entertainment chosen for Cribb’s next case was the seaside.
Albert Moscrop, an obsessive voyeur, wanders the sea front in 1882 using his
telescope. The beautiful Zena Prothero is particularly fascinating to watch.
Then the whole of Brighton is horrified by the discovery of a murder. The local
police need the help of Scotland Yard, so Cribb and Thackeray get a chance
of some sea air.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Historical
Fiction
That was Book 646 AU 129944 Mad Hatter's holiday by Peter Lovesey

BOOK 647
Maigret and the yellow dog by Georges Simenon ; translated by Linda
Asher
4 hours and 30 minutes

In a small windswept town on the coast of Brittany, a prominent citizen is shot
in the public square. The mayor immediately sends out an urgent appeal for
Superintendent Maigret. No sooner does the Superintendent arrive with young
Leroy, his assistant, than misdeeds and mysteries proliferate. Only Maigret
has noted a sad-eyed waitress who has seen too much and a scruffy yellow
dog that is always on the scene.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 647 AU 129897 Maigret and the yellow dog by Georges
Simenon ; translated by Linda Asher
BOOK 648
The malice of unnatural death by Michael Jecks
14 hours and 30 minutes

Roger Mortimer was once the King's most able commander, but now he is his
most hated enemy. Escaping from the Tower, Mortimer made his way to
France and has hired an assassin to murder the King - but others have the
same idea. As the body of a local craftsman and that of a King's messenger
who was carrying a dangerous secret are found in the city's streets, Sir
Baldwin de Furnshill and his friend, Bailiff Simon Puttock, are asked by the
Bishop to find out who is responsible. But when murderers can use magic, no
one is safe.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Historical
Fiction
That was Book 648 AU 114753 The malice of unnatural death by Michael
Jecks

BOOK 649
Man with a load of mischief by Martha Grimes
10 hours and 52 minutes

When a vacationing policewoman dies in Scotland, Detective Superintendent
Colin Thane discovers that what appeared to be a tragic accident was a
ruthlessly calculated murder.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 649 AU 129622 Man with a load of mischief by Martha
Grimes

BOOK 650
Manila Bay by William Marshall
7 hours and 37 minutes

This detective story set in the Philippines focuses on a series of killings
relating to the enormously popular (and, in that country, respectable) sport of
cockfighting. ''Battling Mendez,'' a gamecock so famous throughout the
islands that he advertises his own brand of beer and opens supermarkets, is
tended by Paulo and Francisco Royares. When these two brothers are
ritualistically slaughtered, Lt. Felix Elizalde of the Western District Police is
called to head the investigation. More brutal murders, all of men with interests
in the champion gamecock, have Elizalde thinking in terms of drug running,
smuggling or large-scale financial swindling.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 650 AU 126651 Manila Bay by William Marshall

BOOK 651
The marriage hearse by Kate Ellis
12 hours

When Kirsten Harbourn is found strangled and naked on her wedding day, DI
Wesley Peterson makes some alarming discoveries. Kirsten was being
pursued by an obsessed stalker and she had dark secrets that her doting
fiancé, Peter, knew nothing about. But Kirsten's wasn't the only wedding
planned to take place that July day. At Morbay register office, a terrified young
girl makes her wedding vows. Days later, her bridegroom is found dead in a
seedy seaside hotel. Meanwhile, the discovery of a skeleton unearths
connections with an Elizabethan playwright and a rarely performed play that
may be a confession to an age-old murder or may cast light on recent
mysteries.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 651 AU 104919The marriage hearse by Kate Ellis

BOOK 652
Mask of night by Philip Gooden
10 hours

When the Black Death strikes London, all the theatres are closed down by
order of the Privy Council. The Chamberlain's Men, the theatre company Nick
Revill is part of, takes up an invitation to play in Oxford. However, it seems
that the plague has followed them - but not all deaths are as they seem.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Historical
Fiction
That was Book 652 AU 127871 Mask of night by Philip Gooden

BOOK 653
The McBain brief by Ed McBain
8 hours and 45 minutes

A collection of detective and mystery short stories from the creator of the 87th
precinct series.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Short Stories
That was Book 653 AU 126640 The McBain brief by Ed McBain

BOOK 654
The merchant's mark by Pat McIntosh
11 hours and 30 minutes

Gil Cunningham and his old acquaintance, Glasgow merchant Augie Morison,
are expecting a delivery of books from the Low Countries, but when they open
the package they make a terrible discovery. When they report the gruesome
substitute to the Provost, Morison is accused of murder and imprisoned.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Historical
Fiction
That was Book 654 AU 128835 The merchant's mark by Pat McIntosh

BOOK 655
The minotaur by Barbara Vine
14 hours and 30 minutes

Kirsten Kvist didn't quite know what to expect when she took up a job with the
Cosway family at their odd, almost grand home, deep in the Essex
countryside.The family turned out to be even odder than the house: the
widowed Mrs Cosway lived with her three unmarried daughters, in thrall to the
old lady. A mysterious fourth daughter - a widow herself and apparently quite
rich - came and went, with ill-disguised contempt for the others. More puzzling
still was Mrs Cosway's son, John, a sad, self-absorbed figure in his thirties
who haunted the house. There's madness in the family' offered one of the
daughters by way of explanation, but Kerstin had trained as a nurse and knew
it wasn't right to be administering such powerful drugs to a vulnerable figure
like John.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 655 AU 129175 The minotaur by Barbara Vine

BOOK 656
The missing by Chris Mooney
8 hours and 55 minutes

Boston CSI Darby McCormick finds a raving and emaciated woman hiding at
the scene of a violent kidnap; the DNA identity search confirms that she was
abducted five years earlier. Somehow she managed to escape from the
dungeon in which she's been caged. Now with a teenage couple also missing,
the clock is ticking for Darby as she hunts for the dungeon before anyone else
disappears or dies. It soon becomes clear that a sadistic serial killer has been
on the prowl for decades - and is poised to strike again at any moment.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 656 AU 116323 The missing by Chris Mooney

BOOK 657
Mixing with murder by Ann Granger
9 hours 30 minutes

Fran Varady isn't keen to help seedy club owner Mickey Allerton track down
Lisa, a dancer who's done a bunk. But since Mickey's holding Fran's dog
Bonnie hostage till the job is done, she doesn't have much choice. She quickly
locates Lisa and they arrange to meet - but when Fran gets there early, she
sees a body floating in the river.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 657 AU 128763 Mixing with murder by Ann Granger
BOOK 658
A moorland hanging by Michael Jecks
12 hours

Cold-blooded murder has transformed Simon Puttock's official obligation into
something horrid - and he will need the able assistance of his friend, Sir
Baldwin Furnshill, to draw a criminal out. A former Knight Templar, Sir
Baldwin knows much of duty and servitude - and of evil freely indulged in the
name of godliness or greed. Now justice must be served, even if their search
exposes extortion, foul corruption, rule by fear and killers willing, even eager,
to shed more blood.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Historical
Fiction
That was Book 658 AU 114711 A moorland hanging by Michael Jecks

BOOK 659
The more deceived by David Roberts
9 hours

1937. Lord Edward Corinth is brought in by the Foreign Office to investigate
information leaks. Falling under Churchill's spell, he abandons his task to
concentrate on investigating the murder of a Foreign Office official. He soon
finds himself trying to untangle a web of intrigue which threatens the security
of the state.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 659 AU 128232 The more deceived by David Roberts

BOOK 660
The moving toyshop by Edmund Crispin
7 hours and 35 minutes

Arriving late at night for a holiday in Oxford, the poet Richard Cadogan
stumbles across the body of a dead woman in a toyshop. When he returns
with the police, the toyshop is a grocery store and there is no sign of the
corpse. Cadogan joins forces with the eccentric Professor Gervase Fen to
solve the mystery. Battling with limerick clues, an unusual will, an impossible
murder and disappearing evidence, the bookish duo rampage through the
university town determined to find answers.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Wit and
Humour Fiction
That was Book 660 AU 116407 The moving toyshop by Edmund Crispin

BOOK 661
Mr. Clarinet by Nick Stone
17 hours and 20 minutes
It was a job Miami private investigator Max Mingus found hard to refuse: $10
million to locate billionaire's son, Charlie Carver - missing now for over three
years. Young Charlie disappeared on the island of Haiti, where over the
decades scores of children have vanished. In a country dominated by voodoo,
rumours abound of black magic and a mythical figure called "Mr Clarinet",
who for years has been tempting children away from their families. But could
the truth be even more sinister than the legend? To find out, Max will have to
succeed where previous detectives have not only failed - but died. All of a
sudden, this job isn't just about finding Charlie or his killers for the money - it's
about staying alive.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 661 AU 104274 Mr. Clarinet by Nick Stone

BOOK 662
The murder column by Brian Cooper
8 hours and 30 minutes

On a sunny Sunday in 1952 ex-Detective Chief Inspector Lubbock's walk is
ruined by the discovery of the dead bodies of a man and a woman in the
chuchyard at Burnham Northgate. An investigation begins but it is a new act
of violence that holds the key to a compelling tale of simmering hate and futile
revenge.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 662 AU 129142 The murder column by Brian Cooper

BOOK 663
Murder in the glen : a tale of death and rescue on the Scottish
mountains : set in the West Highlands of Scotland by Hamish MacInnes
7 hours and 19 minutes

A cliff hanging tale of what befell a rescue team in the Scottish Highlands. Set
in 1970s, it portrays highland life by a world authority on mountain rescue as
well as the Scottish Highlands.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 663 AU 129609 Murder in the glen : a tale of death and
rescue on the Scottish mountains : set in the West Highlands of
Scotland by Hamish MacInnes

BOOK 664
Murder among the personal ads by C. K. Cambray
13 hours

For Amanda Walker, a beautiful redhead answering a personal ad seemed to
promise a fresh start. Then the telephone calls began: taunting, threatening,
murmuring madness and unspeakable death. Soon other redheaded women
start turning up dead, brutally murdered six weeks after they had responded
to the same personal ad. Now Amanda is trapped in a frantic nightmare, in
which the police can't help her and she can't trust anyone. She has to stake
her wits against a cunning killer and win, before his terrifying game turns
deadly...personal.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and
Psychological Fiction
That was Book 664 AU 130111 Murder among the personal ads by C. K.
Cambray

BOOK 665
Murder and the golden goblet by Amy Myers
9 hours

Who was Lance Venyon? Curiosity over a memorial plaque leads ex-cop
Peter Marsh and his daughter Georgia on a long and dangerous trail. Is it just
legend, or is Arthur's golden goblet still to be found deep in the Kentish soil?
And was the boating accident in which Lance Venyon was lost in 1961 an
accident - or murder? As they seek to track down the truth from Venyon's
former friends and associates, Marsh and his daughter walk into a maze of
deception and misdirection before they reach the astounding truth at its
centre.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 665 AU 114768 Murder and the golden goblet by Amy
Myers

BOOK 666
Murder at the Royal Shakespeare by Teresa Collard
7 hours

Detective Superintendent James Byrd is working with the Warwickshire Police
to try and trace a missing actress who vanished shortly after a successful first
night performing at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in historic Stratford-upon-
Avon. Despite their best efforts, Byrd and Sergeant Georgina Mayhew are
unable to prevent a further murder. The only leads are the quotations
delivered to the Incident Room set up in a small cottage opposite the theatre.
Professor Berkley, now at Cambridge on an exchange from Princeton, is
approached once again in the hope that he can find the pattern behind the
quotations and help unmask the murderer.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 666 AU 116840 Murder at the Royal Shakespeare by
Teresa Collard

BOOK 667
The murder bird by Joanna Hines
11 hours and 30 minutes
Kirsten Waller, the famous poet, is found dead in her bath in a lonely Cornish
cottage. The verdict: suicide. Her daughter, Sam, refuses to accept this.
Kirsten would never have killed herself. Besides, her mother's journal is
missing, as is the poem she was working on just before she died - and the
name of the poem? THE MURDER BIRD. Was the poem a horrific foretelling
of her own death, or was Kirsten planning to expose a killer? Sam is
determined to find out. Her stepfather, Ralph, is equally determined to thwart
her. Soon, Sam is in a race against time to discover the identity of her
mother's killer, before the real Murder Bird tracks her down.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 667 AU 105219 The murder bird by Joanna Hines

BOOK 668
Murder first glass by Ron Ellis
6 hours

The Executioner is a new type of criminal. In a letter to The Times he
announces his intention of personally restoring the death penalty and, within a
week, his first victim is swinging at the end of a rope. Hardened criminals
shiver in their cells wondering who will be next. Detective Inspector Glass of
Scotland Yard is racing round the country - seaside discos in Blackpool, the
black ghettos of Liverpool and the once peaceful Carlisle - trying to solve the
Post Office Robberies case. Will he find the thieves before The Executioner
gets to them, as the trail centres on a crowded Bank Holiday football match in
London?

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 668 AU 104752 Murder first glass by Ron Ellis

BOOK 669
Murder in the mist by Amy Myers
8 Hours and 30 minutes

Lost in the Kent countryside, ex-cop Peter Marsh and his daughter Georgia
find themselves in a beautiful, neglected garden. It ceases to seem so idyllic
when they discover that in 1949, Alwyn Field, one of the Ferbourne Five, had
hanged himself from one of its trees. The Fernbourne Five came to fame in
the late 1930s, known not only for their artistic work, but also for the doomed
love affair between Elfie Lane and Alwyn Field, and for the tragic death of the
brilliant poet Roy Sandford. Now Fernbourne Manor is to be opened, amid
much publicity. But when Peter and Georgia begin to make enquiries about
Alwyn Field, they are met with inexplicable hostility.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 669 AU 117681 Murder in the mist by Amy Myers

BOOK 670
Murder in Friday Street by Amy Myers
10 hours
When the body of young Alice Winters is discovered just outside the remote
village of Friday Street, her boyfriend Jake is charged with murder. That
evening, a haunting melody is heard - a melody that, according to local
tradition, is played whenever a miscarriage of justice has occurred. The case
arouses the interest of Peter and Georgia Marsh, the father and daughter
team who specialise in cases where the past has reached out to touch the
present. Friday Street was also the scene of a notorious tragedy in 1968,
when the famous rock singer Fanny Start returned to the village of her birth -
only to be murdered. Had the tune been heard then as well? Was her singing
partner, Adam Jones, wrongly convicted? Peter and Georgia hope to expose
the secrets of Friday Street - but their first obstacle is to break the silence of
the village, anxious to protect its own.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 670 AU 104706 Murder in Friday Street by Amy Myers

BOOK 671
Murder is a long time coming by Anthony Masters
8 hours and 30 minutes

Solange is one of France's most poignant Resistance heroines but, badly
tortured, now senile, the repository of many dark secrets, she has been
confined to a wheel chair since the end of the war. Her husband, Henri
Larche, was accused of collaborating with the Nazis. Their son, Marius, a
senior officer with Interpol, has been fighting to clear his father's name.
Suddenly Henry is murdered and the investigation founders in a noxious brew
of suspicion and counter-suspicion. There is language in this book which
some people may find offensive.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 671 AU 129968 Murder is a long time coming by Anthony
Masters

BOOK 672
Murder of identity by Veronica Heley
9 Hours

While out collecting some Portuguese laurel for the formidable flower arranger
Mrs Dawes, feisty widow Ellie Quicke comes across a dead body...a corpse
without an identity. Next day, Mrs Dawes is discovered by Ellie and her
grandson Frank, badly beaten and close to death. Much to Ellie's dismay, the
police think shaven-headed Neil, Mrs Dawes' grandson, is responsible, even
after a third body comes to light. As if this were not enough, Ellie's ambitious
daughter Diana has gone into partnership with a smiling, steely estate agent;
Ellie's aged aunt is making plans, which are sure to cause family ructions; and
their delightfully rotund vicar asks for more attention from Ellie than she can
easily give.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 672 AU 114617 Murder of identity by Veronica Heley

BOOK 673
Murder needs imagination by Roderic Jeffries
5 Hours

Majorcan Inspector Enrique Alvarez is called out to investigate the seemingly
routine accidental death of Englishman Jasper Vickers, but all is not as
straightforward as it seems. The assumption that Vickers fell from his
balustrade in a drunken stupor does not explain the strips of missing hair on
his wrists, the two horizontal cuts on his neck or the swelling of his lips.
Despite being made to hand the case over to the slick, suave Inspector
Pocavi, Alvarez remains determined to solve the case in the hope that his
imaginative approach might win the day.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 673 AU 114713 Murder needs imagination by Roderic
Jeffries

BOOK 674
Murder on Martha's vineyard by David Osborn
9 hours

Margaret Barlow, a widow in her late 50s, summers on Martha's Vineyard,
where she has also taken up ballooning with eccentric Essie Peck, a year-
round resident. Islanders are stunned when socialite Rose Perkins is found
drowned, her body partially eaten by turtles, in the pond of elderly recluse
Grace Chadwick. Some years previously, Chadwick had sold her old Victorian
house, retaining lifetime residency rights, to artist Algar Mikele and his wife,
who have been in financial difficulties ever since. When another murder
occurs, suspicion begins to fall on Algar. To help her friends, Margaret begins
to investigate, despite warnings from the local police lieutenant.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 674 AU 129632 Murder on Martha's vineyard by David
Osborn

BOOK 675
A mysterious affair of style by Gilbert Adair
7 hours and 25 minutes

An actress is poisoned, not just on camera but in full view of a crowded film
set. Only six people had an opportunity to administer the poison, yet not one
of them has a conceivable motive. As Evadne Mount discovers, each of them
is implicated in a web of deceit whose lethal ramifications extend far beyond
the confines of the studio in which the murder was committed.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 675 AU 116116 A mysterious affair of style by Gilbert
Adair
BOOK 676
Naked prey by John Sandford
12 hours

Rose Marie Roux, his old boss, has moved up to state level and taken Lucas
Davenport with her, creating a special troubleshooter job for him. Payback
comes in the form of two people found hanging in a tree in the woods of
northern Minnesota. "Lynching" is the word that everyone is trying not to say.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 676 AU 129176 Naked prey by John Sandford

BOOK 677
The nature of rare things by Derek Wilson
9 hours and 30 minutes

When, at a seance in Cambridge, Dr Nathaniel Gye is commissioned by a
dead man to find his killer, he dismisses the incident as a clumsy fraud. It is
only when Nathaniel's wife disappears during a trip to Italy that he is forced to
look for connections between her disappearance and the dead man.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Supernatural
Fiction
That was Book 677 AU 128648 The nature of rare things by Derek Wilson

BOOK 678
The night calls : murder rooms: the dark beginnings of Sherlock Holmes
by David Pirie
12 hours and 30 minutes

This work chronicles the most disturbing case of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and
Dr Joseph Bell; the encounter with the man who was later presented in
expurgated form as Moriarty. Bell realises that these crimes reflect a new kind
of criminal.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Historical
Fiction
That was Book 678 AU 129215 The night calls : murder rooms: the dark
beginnings of Sherlock Holmes by David Pirie

BOOK 679
Nightmare in pink by John D. MacDonald
7 hours

'A knight in slightly tarnished armour', McGee lives alone on his boat, the
Busted Flush. Rejecting the modern world, adhering to a timeless sense of
honour and obligation, he is more and less than a private eye. McGee's
investigation of a New York City murder leads him to uncover a carefully
protected fraud involving lawyers, accountants, and a ruthless mastermind.
Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 679 AU 129657 Nightmare in pink by John D. MacDonald

BOOK 680
No corners for the devil by Olive Etchells
11 hours

In a tranquil village in Cornwall sits an old house by the sea, beloved home of
the Baxter family, newcomers but kindly taken into the community's heart. But
then, in this idyllic setting, a murder takes place, changing the lives of many
ordinary people forever.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 680 AU 129324 No corners for the devil by Olive Etchells

BOOK 681
No laughing matter by Betty Rowlands
9 hours and 15 minutes

Two fatal cases of food poisoning at Framleigh House, the smart residential
home where her mother Sylvia is staying, are treated by the authorities as
accidental. To Melissa's consternation, Sylvia decides to do some detective
work: Why do the once-married couple ignore one another in company but
make a secret rendezvous in the grounds? Do the two gay actors fit into the
puzzle? Can Sylvia trust the confidante whom she has roped into her
'investigation'? When another resident is taken ill Melissa starts to take her
mother's concerns seriously and begins to investigate with the aid of local
journalist Bruce Ingram and in so doing puts her own life in jeopardy.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 681 AU 116809 No laughing matter by Betty Rowlands

BOOK 682
No sleep for the dead by Adrian Magson
9 hours

Investigative journalist Riley Gavin has problems. Work is thin on the ground,
her long-distance love life looks set to stay that way, and former redcap Frank
Palmer, her occasional partner-in-crime busting, has disappeared after a
disturbing chance encounter. When Frank eventually surfaces, his
determination to pursue justice for an old friend put him and Riley in deadly
danger from past enemies, vicious gangsters and the sticky threads of British
intelligence - not to mention a bitter old woman with a burning desire for
revenge.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 682 AU 114721 No sleep for the dead by Adrian Magson
BOOK 683
No stone unturned by Peter Turnbull
8 Hours

A tip-off leads police to dismantle a pile of rubble in the village of Pendwick, in
search of a hidden body. As expected, a corpse is found and is identified as
being that of a local businessman who has been missing for ten years.
Hennessey and Yellich - along with an ever-expanding team - head up the
ensuing murder investigation. And then two further bodies are discovered -
along with a particularly nasty brand of political extremism involving just a few
too many respected local businessmen...

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 683 AU 116070 No stone unturned by Peter Turnbull

BOOK 684
No tears for the lost by Adrian Magson
9 hours

For once, Riley Gavin and Frank Palmer are singing from different hymn
sheets. Riley wants to find out what dark secrets former diplomat Sir Kenneth
Myburghe is hiding. And it's Frank's job, as Sir Kenneth's bodyguard, to keep
journalists like Riley at bay. But not for long...Sir Kenneth's dubious South
American past is catching up with him, and when he receives a grisly death
threat involving his estranged son, the crime-busting partners stop pulling
against each other and join in their search for more information. Their search
leads to a complex web of intrigue involving secret enemies, the Colombian
drug trade, kidnap and death.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 684 AU 114876 No tears for the lost by Adrian Magson

BOOK 685
Nothing but the truth by Pauline Bell
8 hours and 30 minutes

A straightforward case of hit and run? Or is there a more sinister reason
behind the death of womaniser and wheeler-dealer Donald Markey? The only
witness to the fatal accident is Virginia Mitchell, wife of DCI Benedict Mitchell,
and she is adamant the driver hit the victim intentionally. Benedict's boss says
the death doesn't merit enquiry but Benedict determines to solve the crime to
his satisfaction.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Crime Fiction
That was Book 685 AU 128051 Nothing but the truth by Pauline Bell

BOOK 686
October skies by Alex Scarrow
14 hours and 20 minutes
2008: Deep in the Wyoming forest, Julian Cooke stumbles across the remains
of a wagon. He's discovered what's left of the Preston Group, a convoy of
settlers that vanished in 1856. 1856: as early snows descend, the wagon train
are forced to dig in. They see the Native Americans also trapped nearby as
their greatest threat, but they soon realise what true danger is after a woman
is murdered. They must protect themselves against whatever is lurking in the
woods, but perhaps their own terror will be just as dangerous. Back in the
present day, Cooke begins to question if the horror he is uncovering was in
fact only the start of something much worse.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 686 AU 118668 October skies by Alex Scarrow

BOOK 687
Once a biker by Peter Turnbull
6 hours

When a deathbed confession leads to the discovery of a body in Foxfoot
Wood, a 20-year-old missing person's case is now a murder investigation and
a link is made with a bikers' gang, the Dungeon Kings. As Detective Chief
Inspector Hennessey and his team try to investigate, it seems that the bikers'
vow of silence is still as strong as it was all those years ago, and many gang
members refuse to discuss those days of dangerous initiation rites and violent
dares. But then another ex-member is found murdered and it seems that
someone is determined to keep old secrets dead and buried.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 687 AU 114997 Once a biker by Peter Turnbull

BOOK 688
Once dying, twice dead by Roy Lewis
6 hours and 45 minutes

A journalist on the trail about badger baiting in the north-east, accidentally
finds himself on the trail of a much bigger story when he scuffles with the
hunters uncovers the body of an unknown man. Eric Ward solicitor and former
police officer is engaged to represent him, in his subsequent action against
his attackers, and thus learns of another trail the journalist is interested in.
That of a Landsley, a crooked Newcastle entrepreneur now living in the south
of France. By coincidence Ward is obliged to visit Landsley in connection with
a claim on behalf of his own wife's considerable estates, and events in
Marseille lead him to suspect that while Landsley's Northumberland activities
may be dormant they are by no means dead.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 688 AU 129644 Once dying, twice dead by Roy Lewis

BOOK 689
One man and his bomb by H. R. F. Keating
7 hours

Detective Superintendent Harriet Martens is devastated when her twin adult
sons are involved in a terrorist attack. Graham has been killed and Malcolm is
in hospital gravely injured. Despite her grief she finds herself investigating the
theft of a herbicide specimen capable of causing more devastation than a
bomb, in a world where no one is quite what they seem.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 689 AU 129328 One man and his bomb by H. R. F.
Keating

BOOK 690
One under by Graham Hurley
16 Hours and 15 minutes

Two mysteries for Portsmouth based DI Faraday and DC Winter to solve DI
Joe Faraday is called to the scene of a brutal death - the remains of a body
chained to the railway line at Buriton tunnel, just north of Havant. Faraday has
no name and no obvious leads to follow. DC Paul Winter is ordered to trawl
through the missing persons list and comes across a missing man whom he
suspects has fallen victim to foul play. Two men, one dead, one missing. Two
detectives looking for them. Two stories entangled in the most bizarre and
compelling ways.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 690 AU 114664 One under by Graham Hurley

BOOK 691
An open window by Roger Ormerod
9 hours and 36 minutes

Amelia Patten is in hospital near the Welsh coast following a caravan gas
explosion, when she hears that she is residual legatee in her uncle's will, as
she cannot attend the reading her husband ex-Detective Inspector Richard
Patten drives to the Midlands on her behalf. There he finds that the word
'residual' can be deceptive and that the will is liable to provoke trouble. He is
also intrigued by the coincidence of Walter's death being only two days after
he signed his new will. The fall from a third story window and through his
conservatory roof also appears to be suspicious. But Walter Mann had
become a virtual recluse and had locked himself away in his rooms, when he
was found the door key was on its chain around his neck. Suicide? Why?
Suspicious Patten decides to investigate his death and the equally suspicious
death of Mann's son-in-law.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 691 AU 129627 An open window by Roger Ormerod

BOOK 692
Other devil's name by Elizabeth Ferrars
6 hours and 46 minutes

Andrew Basnett, retired botany professor, reluctantly accompanied an old
friend to her Berkshire home because her sister had received a blackmail
letter which seemed to indicate that a murder had been committed in
Lindleham. Quietly Andrew investigates his friends' neighbours and complex
situations, including his friends.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 692 AU 129787 Other devil's name by Elizabeth Ferrars

BOOK 693
Out with the tide by Brian Cooper
8 hours and 30 minutes

Norfolk, January 1953: in the aftermath of the Great Storm and floods, ex-
detective John Lubbock and Chief Inspector Mike Tench are investigating a
double murder. Valerie Kingham is found naked in a dinghy, shot in the head;
two days later, her husband's body is discovered at the foot of an old tower.
When it's discovered that Valerie was having an affair, and that Reginald
Kingham was implicated in a murder in India, there is no shortage of
suspects. The investigators are struggling - but then Lubbock uncovers a new
witness, and the truth finally emerges.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 693 AU 116838 Out with the tide by Brian Cooper

BOOK 694
Over my dead body by Claire Lorrimer
8 hours

Millers Lane is a typical English country lane. Ten households form a
peaceful, if mundane, little community. It seems like the perfect environment
for newlyweds Ian and Migs Peters to settle down and raise their baby son.
Surely a small dispute over the resurfacing and widening of their lane cannot
cause too much discomfort in this idyllic setting? But there are tensions and
personal ambitions brewing beneath the surface. Change will come at a price,
particularly for certain inhabitants.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 694 AU 114795 Over my dead body by Claire Lorrimer

BOOK 695
Over the edge by Betty Rowlands
10 hours and 35 minutes

Thriller writer Melissa Craig accompanies her friend Iris to the Cévennes,
where Iris is running an art course and Melissa is researching the history of
the Camisards. Within a week, two bodies are found on the rocks below a
viewpoint cliff. Melissa is called upon by the locals to establish whether the
tragedies were accident, suicide - or murder. Working alongside, but
independently from the French police, she finds no shortage of suspects, from
the school's proprietor and a handyman in a Camisard fantasy world, to a golf
loving English widow and an aggressive young German ostensibly studying
French.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 695 AU 120515 Over the edge by Betty Rowlands

BOOK 696
Paying the price by Janie Bolitho
6 hours

Julie Bowden, the illegitimate daughter of John Pearson, learns of her father's
duplicity from her dying mother. Adopting a new name she sets out to wreak
havoc on her father's legitimate family, stopping at nothing to exact her
revenge.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 696 AU 128123 Paying the price by Janie Bolitho

BOOK 697
Pel and the touch of pitch by Mark Hebden
8 hours

When Chief Inspector Pel accepts a drinks invitation at the house of a big
shot, Deputy Claude Barclay, he doesn't realise how compromised he will
become by his acceptance. Shortly afterwards, Barclay is kidnapped; the
partially decomposed body of a retired soldier is discovered in a wood and as
series of art forgeries need investigating. Pel must tie all three together and
solve a scandal, which has become the talk of France.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 697 AU 129625 Pel and the touch of pitch by Mark
Hebden

BOOK 698
Pelagia and the black monk by Boris Akunin
13 hours and 45 minutes

A frightened monk from the island monastery of New Ararat, arrives seeking
the help of Bishop Mitrofanii. The monks have been troubled by visions of a
dark, hooded figure that appears to walk on the waters of the vast Blue Lake.
Sceptical of ghost stories, Mitrofanii dispatches Alexei Lentochkin to
investigate the mystery - only for Lentochkin himself to fall victim to the
phantom. When two more of the Bishop's trusted advisors meet with
unexpected fates, Sister Pelagia takes matters into her own hands...
Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Historical
Fiction
That was Book 698 AU 116118 Pelagia and the black monk by Boris
Akunin

BOOK 699
Penalty shootout by Bill Knox
6 hours and 5 minutes

A used-car dealer is found murdered in the middle of a model railway - a
community exhibition organised by local police. Before long, the murder
becomes linked with the threat of a major crime planned by a gang of men
who quickly show themselves ready to kill again. Against the backdrop of a
city invaded by football fans arriving for an international match, Thane and
Moss struggle to find the truth. Backstreet death and violence punctuate their
progress. The football match is just one piece of a jigsaw that climaxes in an
art heist of unparalleled magnitude.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 699 AU 116054 Penalty shootout by Bill Knox

BOOK 700
The perk by Mark Gimenez
13 hours and 50 minutes

City lawyer Beck Hardin hasn't been back to his Texan hometown in twenty
years. He left bad memories and a harsh, stubborn father there. When his
wife dies, Beck leaves the city rat race and returns to the town with his two
children. He learns an unsolved case haunts the town and he makes the
dangerous decision to take it on.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction, Legal Fiction and
Suspense Fiction
That was Book 700 AU 129926 The perk by Mark Gimenez

BOOK 701
Person or persons unknown by Anthea Fraser
10 hours and 30 minutes

Rona Parish's latest assignment, a series of articles on the town of Buckford,
is almost complete when a young woman named Zara Crane approaches her
with a request to help her trace her natural parents. Rona's curiosity is
aroused - not least because, she discovers that Zara's birth mother had been
murdered in her bath twenty-five years earlier.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 701 AU 128886 Person or persons unknown by Anthea
Fraser

BOOK 702
Persuader by Lee Child
13 hours

Never forgive. Never forget. That's Jack Reacher's standard operating
procedure. Francis Xavier Quinn was the worst guy he had ever met. He had
done truly unforgivable things. Reacher was glad to know he was dead until
he sees him, alive and well, riding in a limousine outside Boston's Symphony
Hall. Never apologise. never explain. When Reacher witnesses a brutal
attempt to kidnap a terrified young student on a New England campus, he
takes the law into his own hands. Only this time, a cop dies, and Reacher
doesn't stick around to explain...

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 702 AU 127479 Persuader by Lee Child

BOOK 703
Picture of innocence by Jill McGown
13 hours

Julie Bryson and rookie detective, Andy Green, once again aid Scottish
detective Bob Burns. When Andy becomes the unwitting recipient of a drop of
£100,000 in used notes, the trio become enmeshed in a web of murder,
intrigue and Caledonian skulduggery, as the action shifts to Sicily, New York
and a remote Hebridean island. The arrival of a Sicilian blacksmith as the
island's new laird leads to some hilarious misunderstandings as the line
between the good and bad guys becomes increasingly blurred. After many a
Highland shenanigan, the mystery is finally solved ... or is it?

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 703 AU 114755 Picture of innocence by Jill McGown

BOOK 704
The Picasso scam by Stuart Pawson
8 Hours

Detective Inspector Charlie Priest believes in doing things by the book - it's
just that he sometimes turns over two pages at once. Sheep stealing and
shoplifting are everyday crimes in Heckley, but there are local villains with
bigger fish to fry. When Charlie suspects a now-respected businessman, with
a background of extortion and GBH, of involvement in international art fraud,
he's making an enemy with friends in high places, but Charlie can be
persistent to the point of recklessness. Once he's realised that there's a link to
the lethal doctored heroin that's striking down the local kids, no threat will stop
him.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 704 AU 116911 The Picasso scam by Stuart Pawson

BOOK 705
Pretty little things by Jilliane Hoffman
11 hours and 25 minutes

After a date on Halloween, Lainey Emerson disappears, along with a new
boyfriend. This individual, known only by the nickname of El Captain, is the
obvious suspect. Bobby Dees, the tenacious special agent of Florida crack
Crimes Against Children squad, is the one person who may be able to find her
and he is both helped and hindered by the fact that he knows only too well
how it feels to lose a child. But all of his resources are called upon by a
nemesis who always seems to be one step ahead and time is running out for
the missing girl.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 705 AU 129505 Pretty little things by Jilliane Hoffman

BOOK 706
Private by James Patterson with Maxine Paetro
7 hours and 38 minutes

Jack Morgan is a war hero. Returning home from Afghanistan after being
wounded, Jack restarted his father's private investigation firm called 'Private'.
Private's services are much sought-after and Jack has clients ranging from
movie stars to politicians. On a rare night off accompanying a client to the
Golden Globe awards, Jack receives a phone call from school friend Abbie
Cushman. Abbie's wife has been murdered and he desperately needs Jack's
help. The murder is brutal and with no apparent motive; fingers begin pointing
towards Abbie. Jack is certain that Abbie didn't kill his wife, but he will have to
work night and day to prove it.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 706 AU 125908 Private by James Patterson with Maxine
Paetro

BOOK 707
The prophecy of death by Michael Jecks
12 Hours and 30 minutes

1325: King Edward II's reign seems cursed. Although he has rejected his wife,
Queen Isabella, he still relies on her. Even now, she is in France to negotiate
peace with her brother, King Charles IV of France - but he fears for the
outcome. Meanwhile, Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and his friend Bailiff Simon
Puttock, return from France with an urgent instruction for the King. It is to be
their last mission. But they soon find themselves at the centre of a deadly
court intrigue involving the most powerful and ruthless men in the country -
once again their livelihoods and lives are in mortal danger.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Historical
Fiction
That was Book 707 AU 116504 The prophecy of death by Michael Jecks

BOOK 708
The quality of mercy by David Roberts
10 hours

When the Nazis seize Austria in March 1938, Verity Browne, - the "New
Gazette's" correspondent in Vienna - is one of the first to be deported as a
well-known anti-Fascist. Before she leaves, she is able to arrange for a young
Jew, Georg Dreiser, to escape to England but, where he expects to find
safety, he finds danger and sudden death.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 708 AU 128503 The quality of mercy by David Roberts

BOOK 709
The railway viaduct by Edward Marston
9 hours

1852. Inspector Robert Colbeck and his assistant Sergeant Victor Leeming
are investigating the case of a man who plummeted to his death from a
speeding train into a murky canal. The investigation takes them to France,
where anti-British feeling is rife and they must put their own lives in danger to
pick up the murderer's trail.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Historical
Fiction
That was Book 709 AU 128915 The railway viaduct by Edward Marston

BOOK 710
The rattle-rat by Janwillem van de Wetering
9 hours and 59 minutes

Douwe Scherjoen was a well-to-do livestock dealer from the remote Dutch
province of Friesland. Then his corpse was found, half-charred by flames,
floating in a dory in Amsterdam's harbour. No one knows why he was in the
nation's capital, far from the bucolic pleasures of his native village of Dingjum.
But since Grijpstra is Friesian by birth and can understand the dialect, he and
his partner de Gier are dispatched to find the killer—or at least the motive for
the crime. And they discover that while no one, not even his wife, liked the
victim, the culprit is the unlikeliest suspect of all.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 710 AU 129671 The rattle-rat by Janwillem van de
Wetering

BOOK 711
Reality checkpoint by Peter Turnbull
14 hours and 30 minutes
A hiker walking across the Fens finds a skeleton buried in the ground. Police
are informed of the discovery, and DI Sydney Household is assigned to the
case. The body is identified as that of Edward de Beer, a student who went
missing from his digs in the early 1970s.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 711 AU 128304 Reality checkpoint by Peter Turnbull

BOOK 712
A relic of war by Peter Rawlinson
7 hours and 30 minutes

Mordecai Ledbury, the most famous advocate of his day and a man with
many enemies, spends a night in a dilapidated old family house, hoping to
discover what event in her early life had turned his mother into such an
embittered woman. By morning, a masked intruder lies dead, shot with a
pistol which is a relic of Mordecai's eccentric uncle. Mordecai admits to firing
the shot, so is he guilty of murder or was it a tragic accident?

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 712 AU 127828 A relic of war by Peter Rawlinson

BOOK 713
The rest is silence by Keith McCarthy
11 hours and 55 minutes

A young boy's body is washed from the river and forensic examination reveals
he has been murdered. The accidental discovery that a convicted paedophile
lives in the nearby village leads to police interest in his activities, and when
five decaying bodies are found in his garden, he is arrested. Helena Flemming
is called in as his solicitor, but busy on another case, she asks John
Eisenmenger to travel to the crime scene. And there he discovers the abuse
is far more grotesque than previously thought - beneath its idyllic surface,
there is a far darker side to the village.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Medical
Fiction
That was Book 713 AU 114923 The rest is silence by Keith McCarthy

BOOK 714
The resurrection man by Charlotte MacLeod
10 hours

Max Bittersohn meets Countess Lydia, an expert forger and a magnet for
catastrophe on the grand scale. When she tells him that she's joined a secret
guild as a gilder, Max suspects that all that glitters may not be gold. Once he's
met the head guru, he knows darned well it isn't. Soon the team of Kelling and
Bittersohn is embroiled in another all-hands-on-deck adventure.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 714 AU 129452 The resurrection man by Charlotte
MacLeod

BOOK 715
Ricochet by Paula Gosling
10 hours

When Professor Mayhew is murdered in her own home, Jack Stryker's team
believe they are investigating a case of domestic homicide. Jack, however,
has his doubts. Meanwhile, Jack's girlfriend is receiving threatening calls at
the university. Is her refusal to tell Jack depriving him of essential facts?

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 715 AU 128022 Ricochet by Paula Gosling

BOOK 716
Right on time by Pauline McLynn
10 hours

For private investigator Leo Street, every second counts. She must find a
missing teenager in the mean streets of Dublin before it is too late. But with a
broken watch and a rampant biological clock, it is not easy. Helped by her
sidekick Ciara and Ciara's gorgeous twin brother, can she save the day?

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 716 AU 127831 Right on time by Pauline McLynn

BOOK 717
The risk of darkness by Susan Hill
12 hours

The Risk of Darkness follows the child abduction and explores the crazy grief
of a widowed husband, a derangement that turns to obsession and threats,
violence and terror. Meanwhile, handsome, introverted Detective Chief
Inspector Simon Serrailler, whose cool reserve has broken the hearts of
several women, finds his own heart troubled by a feisty female priest with red
hair.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 717 AU 128824 The risk of darkness by Susan Hill

BOOK 718
River deep by Priscilla Masters
9 hours

One of the most idyllic towns in England, Shrewsbury, is usually a very placid
place. But when the River Severn bursts its banks, nature can turn ugly. A
man's body is found in a cottage facing the river, raising many questions
about his identity and why he has been murdered.
Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Medical
Fiction
That was Book 718 AU 128253 River deep by Priscilla Masters

BOOK 719
Rogues' gallery by John Malcolm
7 hours and 30 minutes

Tim Simpson does not relish the thought of having to give a speech at a small
art gallery in the tiny village of Highton under the pretext of helping out the
'boss's mate'. When he sees off an attack on Mr Goodston, his bookseller, by
a couple of heavies, his curiosity is aroused. It seems they were not after
money at all. Further oddities continue to happen in quick succession: the
murder of a researcher and the theft of several paintings, leading Tim to the
conclusion that something big is happening, but what is the connection?

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 719 AU 128913 Rogues' gallery by John Malcolm

BOOK 720
Ruling passion : a Dalziel and Pascoe novel by Reginald Hill
9 hours and 51 minutes

A weekend in the country with old friends turns into a nightmare when Peter
Pascoe finds three of them dead and the fourth a prime suspect.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 720 AU 126436 Ruling passion : a Dalziel and Pascoe
novel by Reginald Hill

BOOK 721
The salamander chill by Roy Lewis
6 hours and 21 minutes

This novel features Eric Ward, a merchant banker and lawyer who is advising
the Salamander Corporation about a hostile takeover bid. He finds his roles
gradually intertwining when a business ally is accused of murder and Ward
undertakes his defence.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 721 AU 127582 The salamander chill by Roy Lewis

BOOK 722
The savage garden by Mark Mills
9 hours and 15 minutes

In 1958, Adam Strickland, a Cambridge student, gains access to the garden
of Villa Docci in Tuscany, designed and laid out in the mid-16th century by a
grieving husband to the memory of his dead wife. Adam becomes fascinated
by the Docci's, both by their recent tragedies and by the dangerous secrets
hidden within the family domain. The garden itself seems to have a powerful
influence over his imagination, containing a message that points to an ancient
riddle that Adam is soon obsessed with solving.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 722 AU 114766 The savage garden by Mark Mills

BOOK 723
Shadows and lies by Marjorie Eccles
12 hours

In 1910 the body of an unknown woman is found in the grounds of Sir Henry
Chetwynd's Shropshire estate. The murder brings shadows of the past into
the lives of Sir Henry and his family, while in London Hannah also lives in
shadow. She has lost her memory of everything that happened in the dozen
years previous to a serious accident in which she was involved, and she is
writing down what she can remember in an attempt to bring her present and
past together. Could the ongoing murder investigation in Shropshire hold the
key?

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 723 AU 105068 Shadows and lies by Marjorie Eccles

BOOK 724
Shadows of sounds by Alex Gray
10 hours and 30 minutes

The Glasgow Orchestra are rehearsing to perform, but little do they know of
the sequence of events happening backstage ...

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 724 AU 129260 Shadows of sounds by Alex Gray

BOOK 725
Shooting Elvis by Stuart Pawson
9 hours and 15 minutes

DI Charlie Priest and his team are presented with a bizarre murder that leads
to the discovery of low-tech industrial espionage, but is selling your
employer's confidential records enough to warrant this particularly sadistic
murder? Appearances deceive, and it transpires that the victim may have
attracted the murderer because of his facial resemblance to a local serial killer
known as the Midnight Strangler. The next victim is murdered in even stranger
circumstances, and with old enmities surfacing within his team, Charlie begins
to wonder if he himself is the catalyst that motivates the killer.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 725 AU 114371 Shooting Elvis by Stuart Pawson

BOOK 726
The shortest journey by Hazel Holt
5 hours and 30 minutes

For the indomitable Mrs Jankiewicz, life at the West Lodge nursing home
comprises much more than boring routines and twitching curtains, especially
when Sheila Malory comes to call. With Sheila she can exchange gossip
about the other inhabitants, including their friends Mrs Edith Rossiter - a
wealthy widow being pressurised by her scheming daughter to sign over a
substantial inheritance. So when Mrs Rossiter vanishes during a shopping trip
to Taunton, Sheila Malory immediately suspects the worst. But with no hard
evidence of foul play, Sheila's investigations reach a dead end. It is only when
Sheila's son makes a chance discovery whilst researching in the library that
she uncovers the key to the whole mystery.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 726 AU 104865 The shortest journey by Hazel Holt

BOOK 727
Shoulder the sky by Anne Perry
13 hours

It is April 1915 and the world is in the bloody throws of a war the soldiers had
hoped would be over last Christmas. Now, in the rat-infested trenches on the
Western Front at Ypres, nobody knows when the horror will end - and nine-
tenths of the British Expeditionary Force are already dead.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and War Fiction
That was Book 727 AU 129386 Shoulder the sky by Anne Perry

BOOK 728
Sight unseen by Robert Goddard
10 hours

July 1981. The peace of a summer's day at the ancient stone circle of
Avebury is shattered by the abduction of two-year-old Tamsin Hall and the
violent death of her sister Miranda. The future lives of all who witness the
event are altered in those few, fateful moments.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 728 AU 129242 Sight unseen by Robert Goddard

BOOK 729
The silent pool by Patricia Wentworth
9 hours and 5 minutes

Another case for Miss Silver - sock-knitting sleuth extraordinaire Adriana Ford,
a former actress, has always enjoyed being the focus of attention. Until, that
is, that focus seems to be centred on hastening her death. First she felt
herself being pushed downstairs. Then there was the bowl of poisoned
mushroom soup. When she found one of her tablets tampered with, it was the
last straw. She approaches Miss Silver discreetly and is given some sound
advice, which she chooses to ignore. Then Adriana throws one of her
celebrated parties and invites everybody she knows. It is only when one of her
rather less successful friends is found murdered wearing her coat that Miss
Silver is called in to investigate.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 729 AU 116034 The silent pool by Patricia Wentworth

BOOK 730
Single shot by Ron Ellis
9 hours

Private eye Johnny Ace has enough on his plate, an unattractive client who is
convinced she is being stalked by a member of her dating club, an industrial
espionage investigation for a pharmaceutical company and the reopening of a
one year old, but supposedly solved, murder of a budding media star.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 730 AU 128233 Single shot by Ron Ellis

BOOK 731
Sins of the fathers by Patricia Hall
10 hours

Stepping over the threshold of a once happy family home, DCI Michael
Thackeray faces a grim sight. In the kitchen lie the bloody bodies of a mother
and her daughter, still clutching her teddy bear. Outside, a trail of blood in the
snow leads to another victim, a young girl barely alive. The father, Gordon
Christie, and another child are missing. The police conclude that the scene is
the result of a domestic row turned violent. As Thackeray concentrates on
finding Gordon Christie, journalist Laura Ackroyd begins to wonder just who
the missing man is. With the home devoid of personal items and no traceable
records of a man with that name, the case begins to look more complex than
first assumed - especially when Thackeray's investigation is blocked at every
turn. As the tangle of violence turns lethal, Thackeray and Ackroyd find their
lives threatened as the full tragedy of the elusive Gordon Christie is revealed.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 731 AU 104765 Sins of the fathers by Patricia Hall

BOOK 732
Sizzling sixteen by Janet Evanovich
6 hours and 56 minutes

It's summertime in Jersey and our favourite bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is
up to her old antics, joined by her gang of memorable characters: Grandma,
Lulu, Connie, Vinnie and Mooner. Someone wants to kill Vinnie, Lula's
involved in a shabby investment scheme while Stephanie is chasing a
dangerous crim. Adding even more heat to Stephanie's life are those two
sizzling hot heroes... it's Ranger days and Morelli nights (Or perhaps it's the
other way 'round).

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction, Romance Fiction,
Romance Mystery and Wit and Humour Fiction
That was Book 732 AU 127485 Sizzling sixteen by Janet Evanovich

BOOK 733
The sky took him by Donis Casey
8 hours

It’s a sad duty that brings Alafair Tucker and her two daughters to Enid,
Oklahoma, in the fall of 1915. Her sister Ruth Anne’s husband, Lester, is not
long for this world, and the family is gathering to send him to his reward. But
her niece’s irresponsible husband, Kenneth, has disappeared at a most
inconvenient time. When it comes to light that Kenneth has been involved in
some shady dealings with Buck Collins, the most ruthless businessman in
town, everyone is convinced that Collins has done him in. But Alafair suspects
that things are not so simple. Over the next few days, Alafair and her eldest
daughter, Martha, come face-to-face with blackmail, intimidation, murder, and
family secrets that stretch back over twenty years. And in the process, they
discover things about each other that will change their relationship forever.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction, Country Life
Fiction and Historical Fiction
That was Book 733 AU 129046 The sky took him by Donis Casey

BOOK 734
Slapton Sands by Francis Cottam
9 hours and 30 minutes

The long, hot summer of 1976 and American student Alice Bourne is in
Slapton Sands, on the south Devon coast, to research a catastrophic event
that took place thirty-two years earlier and which claimed the lives of almost
1,500 American marines. But Alice is being targeted by a malevolent
individual with his own reasons for preventing her from finding out the truth.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Supernatural
Fiction.
That was Book 734 AU 129226 Slapton Sands by Francis Cottam

BOOK 735
The smile of a ghost by Phil Rickman
14 hours and 35 minutes

Ludlow: exquisite medieval streets, an imposing ruined castle and a weight of
history and legend. Wealthy, famous people come here to live. A sad teenage
boy comes here to die...dramatically, at sunset, in a fall from the ruins.
Accident or suicide? Either way, no great mystery. Or is it? Robbie Walsh was
the nephew of former Detective Sergeant Andy Mumford, who calls on Merrily
Watkins when his ailing mother becomes convinced that she's still seeing her
dead grandson in the town. Merrily, parish priest, single mum and Deliverance
consultant to the diocese of Hereford, is likely to know if his mother's problem
is dementia, delusion or something even more disturbing. It's already a
difficult time for Merrily and, following two more deaths, she's compelled to
work undercover for the first time, discovering that layers of alienation and
despair lie beneath the surrounding beauty, and that the shadowy streets
nurture a noxious obsession with death and the afterlife.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Supernatural
Fiction
That was Book 735 AU 104160 The smile of a ghost by Phil Rickman

BOOK 736
The snatch by Gerald Hammond
5 hours and 35 minutes

Two young girls are kidnapped for ransom by a pair of desperate but naive
builders, but the girls, who are just as anxious for money and independence,
soon dominate the two men and set up a robbery of their own. When this
happens to cut across a bigger enterprise by another gang, they win more
than they had bargained for. Violence and even romance rear their head...

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 736 AU 116787 The snatch by Gerald Hammond

BOOK 737
Snort of kings by Ron Ellis
6 hours and 30 minutes

Lying in the ambulance, jockey Willie Leigh, fallen from his horse at the
Henessey Gold Cup, knows he was unconscious before he hit the ground.
DCI Glass realises this was no accident but part of a big scam operating at
racecourses across the country. Meanwhile, DCI Knox is working undercover
on the trail of an international drugs ring with connections in the pop music
business. Posing as "Jeremy Rowlands", a record promoter, he sets off on a
nationwide promotion tour with American superstar, Shula Sun, in an effort to
track down the men behind it. The two trails converge in the Cotswolds, as
more lives are lost before a dramatic climax at the Grand National at Aintree.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 737 AU 116304 Snort of kings by Ron Ellis

BOOK 738
Speak for the dead by Margaret Yorke
8 hours and 39 minutes

Carrie Foster was still young when she started breaking the law. And she took
to it like a duck to water. Gordon Matthews had transgressed only once, but
his crime was far more serious. A pity Carrie didn't suspect anything when he
proposed to her. But then, why should she? Gordon looked presentable now-
and prison had given him time to invent a new past. Nicholas was different- a
shy young man, eager to please- and to Carrie their affair began as an
amusing diversion. A bit of harmless fun, and Nicholas need never know
about her other life with Gordon. But there was something Carrie didn't know
either...

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 738 AU 129811 Speak for the dead by Margaret Yorke

BOOK 739
The sporran connection by Peter Kerr
10 hours and 30 minutes

Julie Bryson and rookie detective, Andy Green, once again aid Scottish
detective Bob Burns. When Andy becomes the unwitting recipient of a drop of
£100,000 in used notes, the trio become enmeshed in a web of murder,
intrigue and Caledonian skulduggery, as the action shifts to Sicily, New York
and a remote Hebridean island. The arrival of a Sicilian blacksmith as the
island's new laird leads to some hilarious misunderstandings as the line
between the good and bad guys becomes increasingly blurred. After many a
Highland shenanigan, the mystery is finally solved ... or is it?

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Wit and
Humour Fiction
That was Book 739 AU 114754 The sporran connection by Peter Kerr

BOOK 740
A stain on the silence by Andrew Taylor
11 hours

The last person James wants to meet again is Lily. But now she is dying of
cancer, and he is wholly unprepared for what she has to tell him. Twenty-four
years ago, James was just a teenager when he and Lily, stepmother of his
best friend Carlo, had their brief affair. Now Lily has a secret to reveal.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 740 AU 128851 A stain on the silence by Andrew Taylor

BOOK 741
Star over Bethlehem and other stories by Agatha Christie
2 hours

Agatha Christie turns her hand to the subject of Christmas, in a collection of
stories and poems.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Short Stories
That was Book 741 AU 129736 Star over Bethlehem and other stories by
Agatha Christie

BOOK 742
Stone killer by Spencer Sally
7 hours

Prove my wife is innocent - or the hostages die! Never before has DCI
Woodend had to work under such terrible and terrifying pressure. He has just
a few days, at the most, to find a flaw in the weighty evidence which led to
Judith Maitland's conviction as a stone-cold killer - a few days to produce the
real murderer.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 742 AU 128736 Stone killer by Spencer Sally
BOOK 743
Suburban death by Meg Elizabeth Atkins
7 hours and 30 minutes

The suburban area of Bankhill is a seemingly quiet, affluent area. But when
Detective Chief Inspector Hunter is drawn into the secrecy and deception
surrounding the prominent Mannering family, his preconceptions are sorely
challenged. Floy Mannering is a wealthy and charming survivor of a forgotten
age. In her perfect Jacobean house, Fairmead, she is temporarily cared for by
Daisy, the daughter of her best friend. But Daisy's devotion to Floy and the
need to protect her from the claims of the appalling Skinner family lead to
desperate measures. A shocking murder sparks more manipulation, suspicion
and danger in Bankhill, and in his persistent search for the perpetrator, DCI
Hunter finds himself grudgingly sorting through his developing allegiances.
Has he been deceived himself, his vision blurred by his personal
involvement? Only time will tell - but time is one luxury he does not have.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 743 AU 116814 Suburban death by Meg Elizabeth Atkins

BOOK 744
The summer of the royal visit by Isabel Colegate
9 hours and 30 minutes

Towards the end of Queen Victoria's reign, tension and excitement grow as a
City prepares to welcome its monarch. As the faint heat of summer intensifies,
passions are ignited by an architectural competition to design a new hotel,
and the harmonious facade of middle-class life suddenly begins to crumble,
revealing dark and disturbing rivalries, a 'web of secret pathways', where
hidden desires, evil intentions and moral chaos merge.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Twentieth
Century Literature
That was Book 744 AU 129620 The summer of the royal visit by Isabel
Colegate

BOOK 745
Sweet Humphrey by Peter Turnbull
8 hours

Humphrey is in a secure mental hospital, in the Dangerous and Severe
Personality Disorder Unit, after confessing to three child murders. Immune
from police prosecution unless declared sane and fit for trial, he is determined
to earn respect from fellow inmates and staff and achieves some of this
recognition by manipulating them to his will.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 745 AU 128740 Sweet Humphrey by Peter Turnbull

BOOK 746
Sweet venom by Betty Rowlands
9 hours and 30 minutes

Aidan Cresney boasts that bees never attack an apiarist who "knows what
he's doing", yet he is found dead, suffering multiple stings. When a second
family member dies in similar circumstances, Melissa Craig, the Cotswolds'
intrepid crime-writing sleuth, starts to uncover some disturbing secrets.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 746 AU 129172 Sweet venom by Betty Rowlands

BOOK 747
A taste to die for by J.G Goodhind
8 Hours and 30 minutes

When Bath hosts a best chef competition, Honey Driver, the Hotels'
Association police liaison officer, senses trouble ahead - and her instincts are
proved correct. The winning chef is found dead in his own kitchen, and a
second chef is found half-cooked in his own oven. Her relationship with the
dishy Detective Inspector Steve Doherty is on hold - he's too tired and the
pressure is on to find the murderer. Is the motive a past grievance or is
something else happening here? Honey must use all her crime-solving skills
to bring the killer to justice before another murder is committed.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 747 AU 116372 A taste to die for by J.G Goodhind

BOOK 748
Thereby hangs a tail by Spencer Quinn
9 hours

Bernie Little and his canine companion, Chet, are private investigators. Both
have had some setbacks in life - Bernie in combat, Chet in K-9 dog-training
school - but together they make up a team like no other.In Thereby Hangs a
Tail, Bernie and Chet are hired to investigate threats made against an unlikely
target - a pretty, pampered show dog named Princess. What seems like a
joke turns serious when Princess and her owner are abducted. And to make
matters worse, Bernie's on-again, off-again girlfriend, reporter Susie Sanchez,
disappears too.When Chet gets separated from Bernie, he tries to put the
pieces together, find his way home, and save the day.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction, Animal Stories
and Wit and Humour Fiction
That was Book 748 AU 128454 Thereby hangs a tail by Spencer Quinn

BOOK 749
That way murder lies by Ann Granger
11 hours

Alan Markby and Meredith Mitchell tackle a new case when a middle-aged
woman starts to receive poison pen letters relating to a murder of which she
was acquitted when she was 20. But this mystery is not the only thing they
need to resolve. There's also the question of their own on-off relationship.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 749 AU 128135 That way murder lies by Ann Granger

BOOK 750
Tell me lies by Tony Strong
14 hours

Detective Bill Thompson discovers that his girlfriend Ros, who has been raped
and her friend murdered, has the rare ability to lie convincingly. He persuades
Ros to lie in court about the identity of her assailant and between them they
weave a tangled web of deception.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 750 AU 128298 Tell me lies by Tony Strong

BOOK 751
Thereby hangs a tail by Spencer Quinn
9 hours

Bernie Little and his canine companion, Chet, are private investigators. Both
have had some setbacks in life - Bernie in combat, Chet in K-9 dog-training
school - but together they make up a team like no other.In Thereby Hangs a
Tail, Bernie and Chet are hired to investigate threats made against an unlikely
target - a pretty, pampered show dog named Princess. What seems like a
joke turns serious when Princess and her owner are abducted. And to make
matters worse, Bernie's on-again, off-again girlfriend, reporter Susie Sanchez,
disappears too.When Chet gets separated from Bernie, he tries to put the
pieces together, find his way home, and save the day.
Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction, Animal Stories
and Wit and Humour Fiction
That was Book 751 AU 128454 Thereby hangs a tail by Spencer Quinn

BOOK 752
The thief by Ruth Rendell
3 hours

Stealing things from people who had upset her was something Polly did quite
a lot. There was her aunt; a girl at school; a boyfriend who left her. And there
was the man on the plane... Humiliated and scared by a total stranger Polly
does what she always does. But she never could have imagined that her
desire for revenge would have such results.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 752 AU 128563 The thief by Ruth Rendell

BOOK 753
The thief taker by Janet Gleeson
12 hours and 30 minutes

Called upon by her master to investigate 'below stairs' after a theft, cook
Agnes Meadows enters a dark world of hidden secrets, jealousy and
murderous intent. But the truth comes at a high price and Agnes must decide
how big a sacrifice she is prepared to make to bring the villains to justice.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Historical
Fiction
That was Book 753 AU 129261 The thief taker by Janet Gleeson

BOOK 754
This body of death by Elizabeth George
23 hours and 43 minutes

DI Thomas Lynley is still on compassionate leave, and Isabelle Ardery is
brought in to the Met as his temporary replacement. The discovery of a body
in Stoke Newington cemetery offers Isabelle the chance to make her mark.
She knows she'll be operating under the unforgiving scrutiny of the media: a
series of policing disasters has left the Met twitchy. And she reckons her best
chance of success is to persuade Lynley back into active service: his team is
fiercely loyal and Isabelle needs them on side. The murder trail leads Lynley
to the New Forest, and eventual resolution of the case. Its roots are in a long-
ago act of violence that has poisoned subsequent generations and its
outcome is both tragic and shocking.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 754 AU 128783 This body of death by Elizabeth George

BOOK 755
The tinder box by Minette Walters
3 hours

In the small Hampshire village of Sowerbridge, Irish labourer Patrick
O'Riordan has been arrested for the murder of elderly Lavinia Fanshaw and
her live-in nurse. Friend and neighbour Siobhan Lavenham remains
unconvinced of Patrick's guilt but, just days before the trial, terrible secrets
about the O'Riordan's past are revealed.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 755 AU 129391 The tinder box by Minette Walters

BOOK 756
A toast to Cousin Julian by Estelle Thompson
7 hours and 30 minutes

When Trish Kent inherits a share in the family manufacturing business from
an aunt by marriage, she knows nothing about the rest of the family who are
the other partners. So she goes to Queensland to see the business for
herself, and finds that her Cousin Julian has suspiciously disappeared
following a vicious crime, but something else is also wrong and danger lies
ahead for Trisha.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 756 AU 130097 A toast to Cousin Julian by Estelle
Thompson

BOOK 757
Tom Wasp and the murdered stunner by Amy Myers
8 hours and 30 minutes

East End chimney sweep Tom Wasp is highly flattered to be asked to model
for Valentine Drake, a painter in fashionable Chelsea. His co-model is the
beautiful and warm-hearted Bessie Barton, a redheaded stunner who soon
becomes his friend. When Bessie's body is found on the muddy banks of the
river Thames, Tom is grief-stricken and vows to find her murderer. Assisted
by his eleven-year-old apprentice, Ned, he discovers a monstrous shadow
that hung over her life - Moonman. But who is he? Is he one of the Angels -
the high-minded group of artists to which Valentine belongs? Or is the truth
more terrifying still?

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 757 AU 116263 Tom Wasp and the murdered stunner by
Amy Myers

BOOK 758
Too much of water by J. M. Gregson
10 hours
When the body of university student Clare Mills is dragged from the river,
Superintendent John Lambert and his partner, Bert Hook, are first on the
scene. It is a particularly tragic case, even in the eyes of the two seasoned
detectives, so when they report Clare's death to her mother, they expect
hysterics. But the woman's reaction is as strange a one as they have ever
encountered. Lambert and Hook immediately suspect the parents, but as they
examine Clare's life, they find plenty of other suspects.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 758 AU 128523 Too much of water by J. M. Gregson

BOOK 759
The track of sand by Andrea Camilleri
5 hours and 36 minutes

Inspector Salvatore Montalbano wakes from strange dreams to find a
gruesomely bludgeoned horse carcass in front of his seaside home. When his
men come to investigate, the carcass has disappeared, leaving only a trail in
the sand. Then his home is ransacked, and the inspector is certain that the
crimes are linked. As he negotiates both the glittering underworld of
horseracing and the Mafia’s connection to it, Montalbano is aided by his
illiterate housekeeper, Adelina, and a Proustian memory of linguate fritte.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 759 AU 128189 The track of sand by Andrea Camilleri

BOOK 760
Treble exposure by Anne Morice
6 hours

A murder involving a group of Americans on an English "Mystery Tour" has
actress Tessa Crichton investigating members of the tour, including a young
lady recently released from a psychiatric hospital who claims she is seeing
ghosts.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 760 AU 127115 Treble exposure by Anne Morice

BOOK 761
Trial by blood by John Macken
11 hours and 20 minutes

Reuben Maitland has lost everything. Fired from CID's elite forensic
investigation unit, he is forced to turn to the other side of the law to find work.
Michael Brawn is serving time in Pentonville maximum security prison - but he
is not who he claims to be. He has been placed there on forged genetic
evidence that was submitted to the court on Reuben's authority. But who is
he, and why is he there? Reuben is offered one chance to clear his name:
discover Brawn's real identity and his reason for falsely entering prison. To get
to him, Reuben is going to have to enter Pentonville - but prison is a very
dangerous place for an ex-copper.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 761 AU 117165 Trial by blood by John Macken

BOOK 762
Tripletree by Derek Wilson
8 hours and 30 minutes

At a fancy dress party in a Jacobean manor house that Nathaniel and
Katherine Gye attend, a body is dragged from the lake. Only the first
misadventure, Nathaniel, a parapsychic investigator, must look back into the
house's history, back to the 17th century when a gallows overlooked the
house.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Supernatural
Fiction
That was Book 762 AU 128119 Tripletree by Derek Wilson

BOOK 763
Truth dare kill by Gordon Ferris
7 Hours and 30 minutes

Memories can deceive - especially when other people mess with your mind...
Danny McRae has set up as a private investigator - what else is a demobbed
SOE agent to do now that the war is over? Elegant, upper-class Kate
Graveney has made a shocking admission, and Danny needs to get her off
the hook. It's a struggle. The head injury that gouged his memory of an entire
mission to France also gives him blackouts. Plus, the news of a brutal killer
stalking London's red light district is making him uneasy, and a visit from an
old adversary awakens dark misgivings. As the odds stack up, Danny finds
himself running for his life across bomb-ravaged London. The only escape is
through that gap in his memory...

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 763 AU 116068 Truth dare kill by Gordon Ferris

BOOK 764
U is for undertow by Sue Grafton
14 hours and 5 minutes

In 1960s Santa Teresa, California, a child is kidnapped and never returned.
Twenty years later, Michael Sutton contacts private detective Kinsey Millhone
for help. He claims to have recalled a disturbing memory which might just
provide the key to the mystery. He now believes he stumbled across the
kidnappers burying Mary Claire Fitzhugh's body... Michael's account is
indistinct and even members of his family try to discredit his evidence. But
Kinsey is certain there is something vital within Michael's recollections. As the
protagonists of the tragedy are gradually brought to light, the truth finally
begins to emerge. And while stepping back into the past, Kinsey uncovers
more about her own history too...

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 764 AU 128798 U is for undertow by Sue Grafton

BOOK 765
The undertow by Peter Corris
5 hours and 30 minutes

Frank Parker, retired senior policeman and Cliff Hardy's long-time friend, has
a problem. A case from early in his career involving two doctors has come
back to haunt him. Dodgy plastic surgeons, a voyeuristic cripple and Frank
Parker's charismatic lovechild provide a fast-paced, action-packed thriller.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Australian
Fiction
That was Book 765 AU 128441 The undertow by Peter Corris

BOOK 766
Uniform justice by Donna Leon
11 hours

Commissario Brunetti is called in to investigate when a young army cadet is
found hanged, a presumed suicide. However, he is met by a wall of silence,
as the military protects its own and civilians are unwilling to talk. Is he facing a
conspiracy of silence?

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 766 AU 127827 Uniform justice by Donna Leon

BOOK 767
The uninvited corpse by Michael Underwood
6 hours and 46 minutes

Rich old gentleman Vernon Gray, has succeeded in involving young solicitor
Rosa Epton in his legal affairs. She is instructed to make him a will and has
become an unwilling agent in finding him a new housekeeper. Not long after
Vernon disappears along with the housekeeper, leaving clues that will baffle
everyone.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Legal Fiction
That was Book 767 AU 129717 The uninvited corpse by Michael
Underwood

BOOK 768
Vanishing point by Carol Smith
12 hours and 30 minutes
Five women, all living separate lives except for one crucial fact. They are all in
love with the same man. Antwerp, Paris, Venice, Rio, Bath ... their lives are
widespread. But when the circles begin to intersect, the only possible ending
is murder.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 768 AU 129364 Vanishing point by Carol Smith

BOOK 769
The villa of mysteries by David Hewson
15 hours

When a young woman turns up dead in a peat bog near the river Tiber,
Teresa Lupo, a maverick pathologist, thinks she's got the victim of an ancient
pagan ritual on her hands. She's wrong. Inspector Leo Falcone knows this
case is recent history and the horror is still very much alive.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 769 AU 128351 The villa of mysteries by David Hewson

BOOK 770
Visibility by Boris Starling
12 hours

Having traded M15 for New Scotland Yard, Detective Inspector Herbert Smith
thinks he's left the murky world of espionage behind him - until he begins
retracing the final footsteps of Max Stensness. The CIA, KGB and M15 are all
vying to get their hands on the dead man's secret, and it is clear someone will
stop at nothing to claim it.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction, Spy Fiction and
Suspense Fiction
That was Book 770 AU 128726 Visibility by Boris Starling

BOOK 771
Walking with ghosts by J.G. Goodhind
9 Hours

Honey Driver learns that the living are more terrifying than the dead? When
hotel owner and police liaison officer Honey Driver accompanies a friend on a
ghost walk, the ghosts fail to appear, but one of the walkers is later found
hanging from the rafters of an old shop. The supernatural has nothing to do
with the murder, but it is connected to the past: the sinking of the Titanic and
the international demand for old artefacts. Honey has two other big problems;
she's being stalked by a man in wellies on a motorbike and her mother is
threatening to move closer to her hotel. No guesses as to which concerns her
the most. But does Honey have a ghost of a chance of solving her latest
case?

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 771 AU 118432 Walking with ghosts by J.G. Goodhind

BOOK 772
The water's lovely by Ruth Rendell
11 hours and 30 minutes

Weeks went by when Ismay never thought of it at all. Then something would
bring it back or it would return in a dream. The dream always began in the
same way. She and her mother would be climbing the stairs, following
Heather's lead through the bedroom to what was on the other side, not a
bathroom in the dream but a chamber floored and walled in marble. In the
middle of it was a glassy lake. The white thing in the water floated towards
her, its face submerged, and her mother said, absurdly, "Don't look!" The
dead man was Ismay's stepfather, Guy. Now, nine years on, she and her
sister, Heather, still live in the same house in Clapham. But it has been
divided into two self-contained flats. Their mother had lived upstairs with her
sister, Pamela. And the bathroom, where Guy had drowned, had disappeared.
Ismay worked in public relations, and Heather in catering. They got on well.
They always had. They never discussed the changes to the house, still less
what had happened that August day.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 772 AU 128569 The water's lovely by Ruth Rendell

BOOK 773
Waterloo sunset by Martin Edwards
11 Hours

Liverpool lawyer Harry Devlin never knew that five short lines could change
his life - until he receives a notice announcing his sudden death on
Midsummer's Eve. Someone wants him dead and he has only seven days to
find out who it is. Meanwhile, the Capital of Culture is becoming the capital of
crime with young women being murdered. When a friend of Harry's becomes
the latest victim, he is dragged into the investigation and becomes a suspect.
He finds himself fighting survival on two fronts. Even as he unravels the
shocking secret behind the murders, the clock ticks. He must discover the
enemy who wants him dead if he is to live to see Midsummer's Day.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 773 AU 116270 Waterloo sunset by Martin Edwards

BOOK 774
What the dead know by Laura Lippman
11 hours and 15 minutes

On the Baltimore Beltway a woman is driving a familiar route, her head full of
childhood memories. Distracted, she sideswipes an SUV, and in a daze
leaves the scene of the accident. When the police catch up with her, she
doesn't say much. But what she does say stops them dead. Thirty years
before, teenage sisters, Heather and Sunny Bethany, went to the mall
together and were never seen again - a famous case that remains unsolved.
The woman before them is claiming to be Heather Bethany - but why won't
she say anything more? Is she a fantasist? A psycho? A clever faker? And if
genuine, what is she still afraid of?

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 774 AU 114587 What the dead know by Laura Lippman

BOOK 775
Where guns talk by Sheldon B. Cole
4 hours and 30 minutes

Isaac Madie searches for the killer of his son and is assisted by Blake Durant,
in the ensuing hunt they rescue Angela Grant who has been tricked into
accompanying a killer.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 775 AU 127513 Where guns talk by Sheldon B. Cole

BOOK 776
Whispering grass by Graham Ison
8 hours

Featuring the worldly wise Detective Inspector Brock and his wry sidekick DS
Poole. When Jimmy 'Spotter' Gould is shot dead within seconds of emerging
from London's Stone Mill Prison, at the end of an eight-year sentence for
armed robbery, DCI Brock and DS Poole are faced with yet another baffling
crime.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 776 AU 129308 Whispering grass by Graham Ison

BOOK 777
White collar by Richard Cassidy
6 hours and 30 minutes

Frank Moth is not your standard private detective. He runs a successful
agency specialising in white-collar crime. There's never any shortage of work,
and it's the kind that requires a certain touch rather than muscle and
firepower. When the body of a leading art figure is found in Sydney Harbour,
the case is rubber-stamped 'Death by Drowning'. Moth's investigations show
otherwise, and lead him into a sinister world of deception, murder and far-
reaching corruption.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 777 AU 130102 White collar by Richard Cassidy

BOOK 778
Why we die by Mick Herron
11 hours

When Tim Whitby checks into a hotel, he is not intending to check out again -
but then he meets Katrina, a woman in need of rescue. And when Zoe Boehm
agrees to track down the masked men who robbed Harold Sweeney's
jewellery shop, she is hoping to pay off the taxes she has avoided. She is not
expecting to wind up in a coffin.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 778 AU 128500 Why we die by Mick Herron

BOOK 779
The wine of angels by Phil Rickman
19 hours and 15 minutes

A paradise parish of cobbled streets and timber-framed houses, and a huge,
haunted vicarage were not what the Revd Merrily Watkins ever had in mind.
Nor had she wanted to walk into a local dispute over a play about a curious
17th century cleric accused of witchcraft...a story that certain old-established
families would rather remained in obscurity. But this is Ledwardine, steeped in
cider and secrets. And also - as Merrily and her teenage daughter, Jane,
discover - a village where horrific murder is a tradition spanning centuries.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Supernatural
Fiction
That was Book 779 AU 120518 The wine of angels by Phil Rickman

BOOK 780
Wings over the watcher by Priscilla Masters
10 hours

When Arthur Pennington enters DI Joanna Piercy's office to report his wife
Beatrice missing, Joanna is dismissive of his concerns. But when Beatrice's
strangled body is discovered dumped on the Leek moorlands, she is forced to
re-evaluate her stance and soon discovers that Beatrice was harbouring a
deadly infatuation.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 780 AU 128917 Wings over the watcher by Priscilla
Masters

BOOK 781
The winter thief by Jenny White
10 hours and 30 minutes

January 1888. Vera Arti carries The Communist Manifesto in Armenian
through Istanbul’s streets, unaware of the men following her. When the police
discover a shipload of guns and the Imperial Ottoman Bank is blown up,
suspicion falls on a socialist commune Arti’s friends organized in the eastern
mountains. Special Prosecutor Kamil Pasha is called in to investigate. He
soon encounters his most ruthless adversary to date: Vahid, head of a special
branch of the secret police, who has convinced the sultan that the commune
is leading a secessionist movement and should be destroyed - along with
surrounding villages. Kamil must stop the massacre, but he finds himself on
the wrong side of the law, framed for murder and accused of treason, his
family and the woman he loves threatened.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction, Historical Fiction
and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 781 AU 128285 The winter thief by Jenny White

BOOK 782
The withdrawing room by Charlotte McLeod
6 hours and 58 minutes

What's the proper way for a Boston landlady to react when her most
obnoxious boarder - curmudgeonly Barnwell Augustus Quiffen, gets squashed
by a subway train? Sarah Kelling already has a far nicer applicant for the
drawing room suite he lived in, but then an odd eye witness shows up on her
doorstep, insisting somebody pushed Mr Quiffen under the train, and Sarah
finds herself knee-deep in yet another mystery, aided by Max Bittersohn, an
art expert with a very special sort of expertise...

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 782 AU 126654 The withdrawing room by Charlotte
McLeod

BOOK 783
With a narrow blade by Faith Martin
7 Hours

When an elderly lady is stabbed to death in her own home, DI Hillary Greene
is instantly puzzled. The house doesn't appear to have been robbed - and Flo
Jenkins was well liked by her neighbours; she hadn't an enemy in the world. It
was widely known that she was very unwell, and the post-mortem reveals that
she was riddled with cancer, with only weeks, maybe days, to live. Hillary is
even more nonplussed - why kill a dying woman? With no forensics, no leads
and only a junkie nephew as a vague suspect, Hillary wonders if this is going
to be her first failure on a murder case.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 783 AU 116292 With a narrow blade by Faith Martin

BOOK 784
With a passion put to use by Keith McCarthy
9 hours and 55 minutes

An Eisenmenger-Flemming Forensic Mystery. Eisenmenger has reluctantly
taken a job as a locum in the pathology department of St Christopher's
Hospital - his partner Helena is pregnant and they must prepare financially for
the baby's arrival. John doesn't relish the prospect of being back on the
treadmill, working within the NHS again, but when he is unwilling to accept his
boss' "death from natural causes" diagnosis after autopsies on various bodies,
his professional suspicions are piqued. He goes to his old friend DI Beverley
Wharton with his concerns. All paths seem to lead to Atopia, a private clinic
for the treatment of allergies run by a Dr Adam Dreifus - whose wife has just
been found dead...

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Medical
Fiction
That was Book 784 AU 116141 With a passion put to use by Keith
McCarthy

BOOK 785
Without fail by Lee Child
16 hours

Jack Reacher walks alone. No job, no ID, no last known address. But he
never turns down a plea for help. Now a woman tracks him down because
she needs a break with her new job. Her task? Protecting the Vice-president
of the United States. From someone trying to kill him. And so Reacher, with
nothing but his toothbrush and the clothes he stands up in, enters a very
exclusive club at the heart of Washington power: the offices of the United
States Secret Service. Here he must literally put himself in the line of fire,
pitting his native cunning, surly charm and instinctive but controlled violence
against the wiliness of bureaucrats and ghosts from his own past - as well as
the brutal ruthlessness of the mysterious assassin.

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 785 AU 127451 Without fail by Lee Child

BOOK 786
Working girl by Graham Ison
8 hours

When a prostitute is discovered murdered in her room in London's West End,
DCI Brock wishes he'd sometimes get a nice genteel crime to clear up - and
his sidekick, Poole, wonders why he always has to do so much chasing
around. As the context of the crime becomes clearer, things just get seedier, a
whole web of people are implicated, and none of them do anything to improve
Brock's view of humankind.

Subject Interest Code: Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 786 AU 116788 Working girl by Graham Ison

BOOK 787
Worth dying for by Lee Child
16 hours
61 Hours ended with Jack Reacher trapped in a desperate situation from
which escape seemed impossible. But Reacher has done the impossible
before. Now in Nebraska a drunk sits in an empty bar. The phone rings, and a
woman asks for help. Seven men are having dinner in a nearby steakhouse.
A stranger shows up and leaves one of them unconscious with a broken nose.
Eldridge Tyler gets a call about the troublesome stranger, and he settles in
with a gun for a long wait. Reacher isn't planning on sticking around. But the
clannish locals don't want him gone. They want him dead. And Reacher wants
to know: what, in this fearful and submissive rural county, would be worth
dying for?

Subject Interest Codes: Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 787 AU 127419 Worth dying for by Lee Child


DRAMA
BOOK 788
Bombshells by Joanna Murray-Smith
1 Hour and 19 minutes

Bombshells is a series of outrageous portraits of six women barely coping
with the stresses of modern life.

Subject Interest Code: Drama
That was Book 788 AU 124214 Bombshells by Joanna Murray-Smith

BOOK 789
Cosi by Louis Nowra
3 hours and 15 minutes

Lewis arrives fresh from university to direct a play at a mental institution. Roy
demands "Cosi Fan Tutte". An affectionate look at madness and mayhem

Subject Interest Code: Drama
That was Book 789 AU 126609 Cosi by Louis Nowra

BOOK 790
Jumpers by Tom Stoppard
2 hours and 58 minutes

The hero of this play is a professor of moral philosophy who attempts to
debate seriously the existence of a moral absolute. But unfortunately, the
attempt does not get very far.

Subject Interest Code: Drama
That was Book 790 AU 130148 Jumpers by Tom Stoppard
BOOK 791
King Richard the second by William Shakespeare
9 hours and 42 minutes

Richard II deals with one of the most sensitive and politically explosive issues
of its day--the rights and wrongs of deposing a legitimately appointed king.
Forerunner to the two parts of Henry IV, the play deals with the abdication of
King Richard II in 1399, the subsequent succession of Bolingbroke, the future
King Henry IV, and Richard's death in the spring of 1400.

Subject Interest Code: Drama
That was Book 791 AU 126176 King Richard the second by William
Shakespeare

ENVIRONMENT

BOOK 792
A guide to climate change lunacy by Mark Lawson
9 Hours and 47 minutes

Activists and even some scientists will tell you that the science behind the
expected major warming of the globe is rock solid. In fact, the projections of
temperature increases in coming decades are based on entirely unproven
forecasting systems which depend on guesses about crucial aspects of the
atmosphere behaviour and the all-important oceans. In addition, these
forecasts use carbon dioxide emission scenarios that have been generated by
economic calculations rather than from science, and parts of which are
already hopelessly wrong less than a decade after they were made.

Subject Interest Codes: Environment and Science and Technology
That was Book 792 AU 124888 A guide to climate change lunacy by Mark
Lawson

BOOK 793
Here on Earth : an argument for hope by Tim Flannery
11 hours and 12 minutes

Tim Flannery's first major book since The Weather Makers charts the history
of life on our planet. Here on Earth, which draws its points of departure from
Darwin and Wallace, Lovelock and Dawkins, is an extraordinary exploration of
evolution and sustainability. Our success as a species has had disastrous
effects on many of the Earth's ecosystems and could lead to our downfall. But
equally, Flannery argues, we are now equipped as never before to explore
our true relationship with the planet on which our biological, economic and
cultural futures depend. Here on Earth is not just a dazzling account of life on
our planet. It will change the way you live.

Subject Interest Code: Environment
That was Book 793 AU 124881 Here on Earth : an argument for hope by
Tim Flannery
EROTICA

BOOK 794
Cherri chastised by Yolanda Celbridge
10 hours and 32 minutes

Nineteen-year-old Cherri discovers her ability to submit to even the most
arduous punishments, and to suffer the most extreme indignities until, try as
she might, the girl can't live without them. And in the wide-open spaces of
America, she doesn't have to worry about what the neighbours will think.

Subject Interest Code: Erotica
That was Book 794 AU 129039 Cherri chastised by Yolanda Celbridge

BOOK 795
Maid to order by Penny Birch
7 hours and 26 minutes

Penny's niece, Jemima, is in disgrace and has been sent away to work in a
hotel for the summer by her scheming step-mother - a woman who delights in
dishing out bare bottom spankings. This is no coincidence. Not only is the
hotel owner the notorious Morris Rathwell, organizer of the kinkiest parties in
the country, but Jemima also met the hotel manager, Mr Hegedus, at one of
Rathwell's debauched parties. By the time Jemima is dressed up in her
severely abbreviated maid's uniform, she knows she's already in serious
trouble.

Subject Interest Code: Erotica
That was Book 795 AU 128948 Maid to order by Penny Birch

BOOK 796
The neglected bride by Harry Best
4 hours and 30 minutes

Ann Jordan's eyes brimmed with tears. She was short of breath after having
run out onto the street, leaving her home behind for good. What was she to
do, now that she was alone, on her own? And how could her husband do
such a thing to her - to make love to another woman on their wedding night?

Subject Interest Code: Erotica
That was Book 796 AU 130481 The neglected bride by Harry Best

BOOK 797
The ravished wife by Richard van Dorne
4 hours and 30 minutes

An erotic novel set during the 1968 Republican Convention. Newspaper
editor Jeff Lee enters the sordid world of underground prositiution in his quest
to bring a crime boss to justice.
Subject Interest Code: Erotica
That was Book 797 AU 130482 The ravished wife by Richard van Dorne

ESSAYS

BOOK 798
Black holes and baby universes : and other essays by Stephen Hawking
6 hours and 10 minutes

In his first collection of essays and other pieces - on subjects that range from
personal to the wholly scientific - Stephen Hawking is reveled as the scientist,
the man, the concerned world citizen, and the rigourous and imaginative
thinker.

Subject Interest Codes: Essays and Science and Technology
That was Book 798 AU 126453 Black holes and baby universes : and
other essays by Stephen Hawking

BOOK 799
A little more: celebrating a life of letters by Margaret Scott
8 hours and 30 minutes

This collection of Margaret's writing encapsulates the lifelong contribution to
Australian literature for which she received the Australian Council's Writers
Emeritus Award. In her various guises she is a poet, novelist, essayist,
teacher, scholar, raconteur and irrepressible comedian, as well known for her
poetry as she is for the rapier wit characterising her public performances.

Subject Interest Codes: Essays and Poetry
That was Book 799 AU 128630 A little more: celebrating a life of letters
by Margaret Scott

BOOK 800
Tolkien's gown and other stories of great authors and rare books by
Rick Gekoski
6 hours

In this book of twenty chapters rare book dealer Rick Gekoski tells the inside
story of a great work of modern literature, based loosely on a Radio 4 series,
each essay gives publishing details of the book together with Rick Gekoski's
involvement with the first edition of the work.

Subject Interest Code: Essays
That was Book 800 AU 129259 Tolkien's gown and other stories of great
authors and rare books by Rick Gekoski

BOOK 801
Trevor Huddleston : essays on his life and work edited by Deborah
Duncan Honore
11 hours

This collection of essays on Trevor Huddleston's life and work has many
contributors including, Desmond Tutu, Nadine Gordimer, Julius K. Nyerere, J.
Roger Carter, Terence Ranger, Kenneth Leech, Francois Piachaud, James
Thompson, Pauline Webb, Shridath S. Ramphal, Rowan Williams, John
Bowker, Donald MacKinnon, Abdul Samad Minty and R. A. Denniston.

Subject Interest Code: Essays
That was Book 801 AU 129843 Trevor Huddleston : essays on his life
and work edited by Deborah Duncan Honore

ESOTERIC LITERATURE

BOOK 802
Journeys out of the body by Robert A. Monroe
16 hours

This is the definitive work on the extraordinary phenomenon of out-of-body
experiences.

Subject Interest Code: Esoteric Literature
That was Book 802 AU 128175 Journeys out of the body by Robert A.
Monroe

BOOK 803
The other side and back : a psychic's guide to our world and beyond by
Sylvia Browne
9 hours and 56 minutes

Renowned psychic and spiritual teacher Sylvia Browne reveals the truth about
the power of psychic energy to change lives and to communicate with the
other side, and shows how anyone can tap into its energy.

Subject Interest Code: Esoteric Literature
That was Book 803 AU 129014 The other side and back : a psychic's
guide to our world and beyond by Sylvia Browne

BOOK 804
Reincarnation : the evidence by Liz Hodgkinson
12 hours

Liz Hodgkinson weighs up the arguments for and against reincarnation. She
investigates the part reincarnation plays in major world religions, spiritual
healing, part life regression, hypnosis and psychiatry. The author presents
both sides of the case, and finally leaves readers to make up their own minds
about whether or not they believe in reincarnation.

Subject Interest Code: Esoteric Literature
That was Book 804 AU 129846 Reincarnation : the evidence by Liz
Hodgkinson

EUROPEAN HISTORY

BOOK 805
1939, the last season by Anne de Courcy
9 hours and 30 minutes

The Season of 1939 brought all those 'in Society' to London. The young
debutante daughters of the upper classes were presented to the King and
Queen to mark their acceptance into the new adult world of their parents.
They sparkled their way through a succession of balls and parties and
sporting events. The Season brought together influential people not only from
Society but also from Government at the various events of the social
calendar. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain chaperoned his debutante niece
to weekend house parties; Lord Halifax, the Foreign Secretary, lunched with
the Headmaster of Eton; Cabinet Ministers encountered foreign Ambassadors
at balls in the houses of the great hostesses. As the hot summer drew on, the
newspapers filled with ever more ominous reports of the relentless progress
towards war. There was nothing to do but wait - and dance. The last season
of peace was nearly over.

Subject Interest Codes: European History, History and Sociology
That was Book 805 AU 129725 1939, the last season by Anne de Courcy

BOOK 806
The coming of the Third Reich by Richard J. Evans
20 hours and 11 minutes

They started out as little more than a gang of extremists and thugs, yet in a
few years the Nazis had turned Germany into a one-party state and led one of
Europe's most advanced nations into moral, physical and cultural ruin and
despair. In this text Evans reveals how and why it happened, questions
whether the rise of Hitler was inevitable and dramatically re-creates the
maelstrom of disorder, economic disaster, violence and polarization that gave
rise to the terror of the Third Reich.

Subject Interest Codes: European History and Politics
That was Book 806 AU 126279 The coming of the Third Reich by Richard
J. Evans

BOOK 807
Debs at war, 1939-1945 : how wartime changed their lives by Anne de
Courcy
12 hours

Pre-war debutantes were members of the most protected stratum of 20th-
century society. This book records the extraordinary diversity of challenges,
shocks and responsibilities they faced. It is an account, from firsthand
sources, of upper class women and the active part they took in the war.

Subject Interest Codes: European History, History and Sociology
That was Book 807 AU 128689 Debs at war, 1939-1945 : how wartime
changed their lives by Anne de Courcy

BOOK 808
Elizabeth's London : everyday life in Elizabethan London by Liza Picard
15 hours

The everyday realities and practical details of daily life in Elizabethan London
are explored in this work. Aspects of daily life covered include: cooking,
housework and shopping; clothes and make up; health and medicine; sex and
food; education, etiquette and hobbies; religion, law and crime.

Subject Interest Codes: European History and Sociology
That was Book 808 AU 128108 Elizabeth's London : everyday life in
Elizabethan London by Liza Picard

BOOK 809
Fifty dead men walking by Martin McGartland
9 hours and 22 minutes

For more than four years, Martin McGartland lived the double life of a secret
agent. To the IRA, he was a trusted officer. To the British government, he was
"Agent Carol". He is credited by the British government with saving the lives of
at least 50 people. Finally, his cover was blown and he was taken to an IRA
safehouse for questioning and almost certain execution. Though guarded by
three armed men, he dived from a third floor window and succeeded in a
desperate bid for freedom.

Subject Interest Codes: European History, History and Crime Non-
Fiction
That was Book 809 AU 125854 Fifty dead men walking by Martin
McGartland

BOOK 810
Invasion, 1940 : the truth about the Battle of Britain and what stopped
Hitler by Derek Robinson
9 hours

What stopped Hitler in 1940 - why did he not attempt to invade Britain? And if
he had, would he have been successful? Most of us would answer that "The
Few" of Fighter Command saved Britain from certain invasion, because every
historian of World War Two, from Winston Churchill onwards, has said so. Yet
in this book, Derek Robinson argues that the Battle of Britain alone could not
have been why Operation Sealion, the planned German invasion, was
scrapped. Robinson suggests that most accounts of 1940 are written as if the
Channel and the Royal Navy did not exist. In fact, an inadequate German fleet
was relying on the use of 1,000 flat-bottomed barges as landing craft - which
even in a flat calm would have taken ten days to effect the complete landing.
These cumbersome vessels would also have been sitting ducks for the Royal
Navy, which at that time was still massive - 70 to 80 destroyers were ready
and waiting in home waters. The skill and courage of the Spitfire and
Hurricane pilots who fought the Battle of Britain are not in question, here
Robinson challenges a verdict that has been in place for 50 years and his
views will be unwelcome to some.

Subject Interest Codes: European History, History and War Non-Fiction
That was Book 810 AU 128418 Invasion, 1940 : the truth about the Battle
of Britain and what stopped Hitler by Derek Robinson

BOOK 811
Lost voices : memories of a vanished way of life by Gilda O'Neill
6 hours

In the 1940s, nearly a quarter of a million East Londoners decamped annually
for the hopfields of Kent. This book records the memories of some of them, in
their own words. It not only pays tribute to the creative genius of the working
class of London's East End, but examines the role of memory and oral history
in our understanding of the past.

Subject Interest Codes: European History, History and Oral History
That was Book 811 AU 128842 Lost voices : memories of a vanished way
of life by Gilda O'Neill

BOOK 812
Operation Mincemeat : the true spy story that changed the course of
World War II by Ben Macintyre
13 hours and 3 minutes

Operation Mincemeat was the most successful wartime deception ever
attempted, and certainly the strangest. It hoodwinked the Nazi espionage
chiefs, sent German troops hurtling in the wrong direction, and saved
thousands of lives by deploying a secret agent who was different, in one
crucial respect, from any spy before or since: he was dead. Ben Macintyre
weaves together private documents, memories, letters and diaries, as well as
newly released material from the intelligence files of MI5 and Naval
Intelligence, to tell for the first time the full story.

Subject Interest Codes: European History, History and War Non-Fiction
That was Book 812 AU 125823 Operation Mincemeat : the true spy story
that changed the course of World War II by Ben Macintyre


FAMILY CHRONICLES

BOOK 813
Abigail by Malcolm Macdonald
20 hours and 36 minutes

Daughter of the wealthy and storied Stevenson family, Abigail Stevenson
should have been a creature of unawakened innocence. But one fateful day
she tricks her maid, Annie, into telling her the facts of life, and soon comes to
realize that the same shocking secret can be a glorious and life-enhancing
mystery. Thus begins her path of passion and indomitable ambition that will
lead her from England to the great capitals of Europe, from the passions of
man and woman to those of intellectual, artist, and creator.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Chronicles and Historical Fiction
That was Book 813 AU 129757 Abigail by Malcolm Macdonald

BOOK 814
The bastard by John Jakes
24 hours and 30 minutes

This is the story of Philip Kent. The illegitimate son of a British nobleman who
was denied his heritage, he embraces the ideals of the fledgling nation of
America-and takes up arms against his father's homeland.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Chronicles, Historical Fiction and War
Fiction
That was Book 814 AU 127407 The bastard by John Jakes

BOOK 815
The cobbler's kids by Rosie Harris
12 hours

Living in the shadow of her domineering father, fourteen-year-old Vera Quinn
longs for a life of her own. Michael Quinn is admired by his customers, but he
rules his family with a rod of iron. After her mother's death, Vera is expected
to keep house for both Michael and her brothers Eddy and young Benny. And
so begins a life of great hardship and little joy, which becomes a greater hell
when Michael brings Di Deverill home.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Chronicles and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 815 AU 128784 The cobbler's kids by Rosie Harris

BOOK 816
The Emperor by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
18 hours and 35 minutes

The century draws to close, bringing change for the Morland family It is 1795
Jemima Morland wearily acknowledges that her life is nearing its end, but she
has scant peace due to the behaviour of her unpredictable children. James's
marriage to Mary Ann is close to falling apart and Lucy's marriage de
convenance to Chetwyn is in the balance. Mary bears a daughter on board
her husband's ship during the battle of the Nile, and William supports a
mistress whose marriage cannot be dissolved. Jemima's death appears to
unite the family but, as ever with the Morlands, the future holds more peril
than hope.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Chronicles and Historical Fiction
That was Book 816 AU 116144 The Emperor by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

BOOK 817
The faithful lovers by Valerie Anand
23 hours and 43 minutes

A Cornish shipwreck brings a young Indian girl into Ninian Whitmead's life: her
exoticism appals the neighbourhood while her affection for him transforms his
life. However, Ninian and Parvati, now baptised Penelope, have not been
married long when civil war becomes a reality in their remote district. As the
Puritans gain control, suspicion of Penelope's foreign ways becomes
something more lethal and Ninian, now father of a young child, must fight for
his wife's life in circumstances which echo on into the world of the Restoration
and their granddaughter Henrietta.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Chronicles and Historical Fiction
That was Book 817 AU 125855 The faithful lovers by Valerie Anand

BOOK 818
Forbidden love by Anne Herries
8 hours and 30 minutes

Luke Trenwith is back at Trenwith Hall, relatively unscathed but surer than
ever that life will never be the same. Keen to fulfil his promise to Jack Barlow,
the Trenwiths' former groom, he heads to London to tell Rose Barlow the not-
altogether-truthful news that her brother died a hero. It's not long before the
old emotions are stirred again, but Luke has promised his dying father that he
will marry well. Marriage to a former servant seems impossible and Rose is
not the kind of girl to settle for anything less. With Luke promised to another
woman, it seems they are both doomed to unhappy lives, unless they can
erase the lines of class distinction...

Subject Interest Codes: Family Chronicles, Romance Fiction and War
Fiction
That was Book 818 AU 127586 Forbidden love by Anne Herries

BOOK 819
The Granville legacy by Una-Mary Parker
9 hours and 5 minutes

It is 1946. The war is over, but England is still a dark and gloomy place.
Rationing is in force, no one has any money and there are no servants.
Nevertheless, ambitious Liza Granville is determined that her younger
daughters, Amanda and Charlotte, should come out in style, just as their
sisters did. She cannot accept that the world has changed, that life for
England's upper classes will never be the same again. As the various
members of the Granville family struggle to come to terms with their altered
circumstances, family loyalties are strained and sibling relationships tested.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Chronicles, Romance Fiction and War
Fiction
That was Book 819 AU 127568 The Granville legacy by Una-Mary Parker

BOOK 820
Haggard's inheritance by Christopher Nicole
19 hours and 36 minutes

Following the sudden suicide of his father, Roger Haggard has assumed the
position of head of the family and become one of the richest and most
powerful men in England. Meanwhile, Roger daringly proposes to and is
accepted by the beautiful Meg, a mere tinker's daughter but she cruelly jilts
him. Broken-hearted, he heaves the family estate in the hands of his half-
sister Alice and with Lord Byron's help, makes a glittering debut into London's
foremost political and social circles but a corrupt few are determined to bring
about the downfall of Roger Haggard.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Chronicles, Great Britain Fiction and
Historical Fiction
That was Book 820 AU 129960 Haggard's inheritance by Christopher
Nicole

BOOK 821
King's farewell by Christine Marion Fraser
10 hours and 30 minutes

It is 1930 and Evie Granger's beloved husband Davie has died. The
Depression has reached the grey tenements of Glasgow and she and her
family have to fight to survive. Evie marries John Simpson for the financial
security he seems to offer; she does not foresee the awful consequences. A
shattering event finally gives her the courage to take hold of her life. With the
strain of pulling her family together, it seems that she might never pursue her
own dreams.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Chronicles
That was Book 821 AU 130039 King's farewell by Christine Marion Fraser

BOOK 822
Like an evening gone by Jeannie Johnson
17 hours

The three Strong brothers are overseeing their sugar plantations in Barbados
when an ugly situation is fuelled by Barbados rum. A murder is committed, a
child is conceived, and in a single night, the actions of one generation alter
the family's fortunes forever.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Chronicles and Historical Fiction
That was Book 822 AU 129354 Like an evening gone by Jeannie
Johnson

BOOK 823
Love is not enough by Anne Herries
8 Hours and 30 minutes

In 1913, beautiful but spiteful Marianne Trenwith has everything her younger
sister, Sarah, wants, including the dashing Troy Pelham. But in a fit of
petulance Marianne breaks off her engagement, much to Troy's relief and her
family's mortification. As Sarah and Troy's friendship blossoms, Marianne
warns her sister that a match will never be permitted and their parents will do
anything to avoid a scandal. But with the war clouds gathering and women's
emancipation taking root, Sarah senses that time is precious. In a moment of
weakness, Sarah becomes pregnant. Cast off by her family, and with Troy
serving overseas, will Sarah ever find happiness with the man she loves, or is
her life ruined for ever?

Subject Interest Codes: Family Chronicles, Romance Fiction and War
Fiction
That was Book 823 AU 116098 Love is not enough by Anne Herries

BOOK 824
The flood-tide by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
15 Hours and 10 minutes

1772: although George III reigns over a peaceful England, his colonies in the
Americas are claiming independence and a tide of revolutionary fervour is
gripping France. Allen Morland and his beloved wife Jemima work relentlessly
to bring Morland Place back to its former glory. Adventurer, Charles Morland,
emigrates to Maryland in pursuit of the heiress Eugenie, but finds himself in
the midst of the American claim for independence. Meanwhile, Henri, the
family's bastard offshoot, pursues pleasure relentlessly but pennilessly until
he finds a niche for himself in the fashionable Parisian salons, whilst outside,
revolution creeps closer.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Chronicles and Historical Fiction
That was Book 824 AU 114521 The flood-tide by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

BOOK 825
The maiden by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
15 Hours and 50 minutes

1720: political intrigue besets the kingdom as the Stuarts try to claim the
throne occupied by the Hanoverians. Jemmy Morland, sole heir to his father's
will, has no option but to marry the cold-hearted Lady Mary in order to secure
Hanoverian protection and safeguard his inheritance. Then the rebellion of '45
and the bloody massacre of Culloden thrust his daughter into the spotlight as
the saviour of the family. Intelligent, single-minded and a rare beauty, Jemima
is a capable caretaker of the Morland heritage, her courage earning her an
abiding love and loyalty.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Chronicles and Historical Fiction
That was Book 825 AU 114621 The maiden by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

BOOK 826
Never go back by Robert Goddard
10 hours and 30 minutes

Harry Barnett is leading a contented life in Vancouver with his wife and
daughter when he is brought back to England by the death of his mother. He
intends to spend just a few days sorting out her affairs when a chance
meeting he will regret for the rest of his life makes him change his plans.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Chronicles, Perceptive Fiction and
Suspense Fiction
That was Book 826 AU 128935 Never go back by Robert Goddard

BOOK 827
Pengarron dynasty by Gloria Cook
11 hours

Set in the 1770s, this title focuses on the long-standing, complex relationship
between Kerensa Pengarron, beautiful wife of Sir Oliver, and her first love,
Clem Trenchard - a man whom she has tried, unsuccessfully, to forget. The
christening of little Harry Pengarron brings old scores to light, as Oliver and
Clem meet face to face for the first time in years. And the next generation of
Pengarrons must face its own problems: Luke, the embittered, crippled heir to
the estate, is forced to flee from London after his dealings with a secret and
dangerous organisation, known as the "Society".

Subject Interest Codes: Family Chronicles and Historical Fiction
That was Book 827 AU 104510 Pengarron dynasty by Gloria Cook

BOOK 828
Pengarron rivalry by Gloria Cook
9 hours and 30 minutes

A new generation of the Pengarron family enter centre-stage with the
departure of Lady Kerensa and Sir Oliver for London. Kelynen, the youngest
daughter, is left resentful and upset by her father's treatment of her: though
she had been looking forward to running the estate single-handedly, Sir Oliver
has unexpectedly forbidden it, and instead ordered her brother Luke, the
selfish son and heir, to forget his playwriting career and return to Pengarron -
much against Luke's will. It seems at first that only Kane, the eldest of the
siblings -and the only one to be adopted - is truly happy. Pengarron Rivalry is
about the struggles of the next generation to make their own way in life, whilst
living under the restraints of an era when a father's wishes were paramount.
Subject Interest Codes: Family Chronicles and Historical Fiction
That was Book 828 AU 104470 Pengarron rivalry by Gloria Cook

BOOK 829
Sunshine and showers by Rosie Harris
9 hours and 30 minutes

Life seems to alternate between periods of stunning happiness for pretty
seventeen-year-old Sheryl Williams after she marries dashing soldier Alun
Powell, and times when bad luck and despair almost drown her happiness
forever. When their baby Caitlin is born, Alun leaves the army, and they are
reduced to living in the slums.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Chronicles and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 829 AU 128934 Sunshine and showers by Rosie Harris

BOOK 830
The tangled thread by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
17 hours and 35 minutes

1788: the bloody revolution in France causes upheaval in the Morland family.
Henri-Marie Fitzjames Stuart, bastard offshoot of the Morland family, strives to
protect his daughter, Héloïse, his mistress, Marie-France and their son,
Morland. But in the bloodbath of the guillotine, Henri-Marie loses his head and
Héloïse flees to England. She is welcomed with open arms by the family, and
in Yorkshire, Jemima proudly witnesses three marriages amongst her
turbulent brood. At last here my be an heir to Morland Place, but the seeds of
disaster have already been sown.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Chronicles and Historical Fiction
That was Book 830 AU 116230 The tangled thread by Cynthia Harrod-
Eagles

BOOK 831
A whisper of life by Gloria Cook
9 hours

Johnny Harvey is disillusioned and restless - injured in the war, older than the
pilots he trained and disturbed at the changing of society, he watches his
friends marry as life seems to pass him by. Sixteen-year-old Tess Viant,
crippled with polio and abandoned by her heartless family, is befriended by Jill
Harvey. Jill is delighted to be pregnant after four years of marriage to Tom -
but when complications arise, it's Tess who has to help. With artist Abbie
Rothwell arriving in the village, money turning up in unexpected places and a
village play causing tensions all through Hennaford, Tess will have to learn to
stand on her own two feet as the drama unfolds.

Subject Interest Code: Family Chronicles
That was Book 831 AU 114879 A whisper of life by Gloria Cook
FAMILY STORIES
BOOK 832
Against the odds by Lynda Page
15 hours

Lynne Downs' plans to marry Ozzie are not going well; Ray's due out of prison
soon, Jimmy and Dec have escaped from Leicester to avoid the police and
Colin is up to no good. At work she can forget all this, for behind the counter
at Cigar Sid's betting shop, her own fortunes are about to change.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Romance Fiction
That was Book 832 AU 129385 Against the odds by Lynda Page

BOOK 833
Always I'll remember by Rita Bradshaw
15 hours

It's 1937 and Abigail Vickers, enjoying her promising new job in an office, is
overjoyed when she meets James Benson there and they both fall completely
in love. But life for Abby is a constant struggle against her dominant and
selfish mother, Nora, who is jealous of Abby's beauty and success. When war
breaks out, all their lives change forever. In the furore of patriotism that
follows, James signs up and Abby swears to wait for him, joining the land
army to do her bit. But when Abby's father is involved in a dreadful accident, a
terrible secret that Nora has been carrying for years is revealed, tearing the
family apart. After receiving heartbreaking news of James, Abby begins to
wonder if she will ever find happiness. Only time will tell if there are better
days ahead...

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Great Britain Fiction
That was Book 833 AU 128897 Always I'll remember by Rita Bradshaw

BOOK 834
The bad apple by Rosie Goodwin
14 hours

Coventry 1959. Louise Hart and her son Davey, escape from her callous
husband Paul and flee to Tanglewood, a dilapidated mansion where her
mother runs an animal sanctuary. She hopes to create a new life for herself
and her son, but Paul is in trouble and begins to blackmail Louise and all who
love her.

Subject Interest Code: Family Stories
That was Book 834 AU 129246 The bad apple by Rosie Goodwin

BOOK 835
The birthday by Margaret Yorke
2 hours and 30 minutes
Confident that she was the dominant member of her family, Meriel Graham
expected that on her birthday it would, as usual, be everyone's concern to
give her pleasure. However, all were occupied with problems of their own, so
that the anniversary was remembered only by accident. It is Peter, her
husband, who, after all the unhappiness her obtuseness has caused, is
determined that in future she will not dictate the manner of their lives.

Subject Interest Code: Family Stories
That was Book 835 AU 130032 The birthday by Margaret Yorke

BOOK 836
Blessings in disguise by Jessica Stirling
13 hours and 30 minutes

When Nolan McKenna and his sisters arrived on Cissie Cassidy's doorstep
claiming to be her late husband's long-lost relatives, the lonely widow is all too
willing to be taken in. While Nolan wields a shovel for twelve back-breaking
hours, the beautiful Clare takes up with the wrong man instead of the
collection agent who yearns to make her his bride.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Historical Fiction
That was Book 836 AU 128508 Blessings in disguise by Jessica Stirling

BOOK 837
Blue yonder by Alan Savage
9 hours and 30 minutes

A family drama encompassing both world wars. Two boys, as sons of an
airman, are destined for the RAF, but while John, the son of the English
mother, passes into the service, Karolina's son, Max, allows himself to be
seduced, by a German cousin, into returning to the Fatherland, where he
renounces his British citizenship and joins the Luftwaffe.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and War Fiction
That was Book 837 AU 128567 Blue yonder by Alan Savage

BOOK 838
A certain freedom by Evelyn Hood
14 hours

Hamilton Forsyth's adult children are left reeling in shock when their father
departs for pastures unknown. Left to run the ironmongery shop, Walter
seems set to manage the business and marry the suitable Clarissa Pinkerton.
Then Walter drops a bombshell on the family - he is going to marry Sarah, the
pregnant housemaid. But is it Walter's baby?

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Romance Fiction
That was Book 838 AU 129286 A certain freedom by Evelyn Hood

BOOK 839
The children's hour by Marcia Willett
12 hours and 30 minutes

Two sisters, Nest and Mina, have lived in the same rambling old house in
Devon since before World War II. Their lives are enriched by their children
and grandchildren until their frail older sister Georgie turns up and aspects of
their past start to revisit them.

Subject Interest Code: Family Stories
That was Book 839 AU 128305 The children's hour by Marcia Willett

BOOK 840
Christmas past by Glenice Crossland
10 hours and 35 minutes

When seventeen-year-old Mary O'Connor collapses in church she is taken to
live with Dr Roberts and his wife in a beautiful Yorkshire village, where she
becomes the daughter they were never able to have. With Britain at war, she
works in the local steel works but when her fiancé Tom Downing is killed, a
grief-stricken Mary is convinced it is retribution for their night of sin during
Tom's Christmas leave. Eventually Mary marries local miner Jack Holmes,
and sets up her own dressmaking business, but the business starts to
dominate her life until tragedy once more threatens to destroy all she most
cherishes.

Subject Interest Code: Family Stories
That was Book 840 AU 116906 Christmas past by Glenice Crossland

BOOK 841
The cockney angel by Dilly Court
12 hours and 47 minutes

Eighteen-year-old Irene Angel lives with her parents in a tiny room above the
shop where her crippled mother ekes out a living selling pickles and sauces,
whilst her charming but feckless father Billy gambles away what little money
they do manage to earn. Billy's errant ways finally catch up with him and he is
imprisoned in Newgate jail. With her mother away from home, a desperate
Irene has little choice but to seek help from Inspector Edward Kent - her
sworn enemy. For only she can clear her father's name and unite the family
once more.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Historical Fiction
That was Book 841 AU 129132 The cockney angel by Dilly Court

BOOK 842
Come to terms by Anna Murdoch
6 hours and 30 minutes

Joelene Mathieson moves to a small town in upstate New York to look after
her Uncle Percy. Uncle Percy is an old man with a mean streak; he doesn't
take kindly to Joelene's presence in his house; still less to her teenage son
George. But Uncle Percy's hostility is the least of her worries, for
unbeknownst to Joelene, her former boyfriend has packed the lining of her car
with banknotes and both he and his Mafia friends are on its trail. Her troubles
are only just beginning.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 842 AU 126862 Come to terms by Anna Murdoch

BOOK 843
A Cornish maid by Rachel Moore
10 hours and 35 minutes

Brought up by her grandmother, Amber Penry's sheltered Cornish childhood
is shattered by the outbreak of World War II. Worse is to come when Amber
learns that she'll be forced to share her home with an evacuee, but Dolly Nash
will change Amber's life in ways she could never have expected. As different
as chalk and cheese, the two girls slowly become friends. As they grow into
beautiful young women, their friendship is put to the test when they both fall
for the same man - boat-builder's son, Luke Gillam, and as old jealousies re-
surface, a furious confrontation seems inevitable.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Romance Fiction
That was Book 843 AU 114369 A Cornish maid by Rachel Moore

BOOK 844
A cuckoo in Candle Lane by Kitty Neale
10 hours and 30 minutes

When Elsie and Bert Jones move with their children, Ann and Arthur, to
Candle Lane, a modest street in post-war Battersea, they miss their
comfortable house in Wimbledon. But they are a warm-hearted family and
soon fit into the street, making friends with their less fortunate neighbour,
Ruth, and her daughter Sally. Family life is at the heart of Candle Lane -
ranging from the worst excesses of childhood sexual abuse to a maternal love
so devoted that a mother will collude to break a young girl's heart in order to
protect her own son.

Subject Interest Code: Family Stories
That was Book 844 AU 127660 A cuckoo in Candle Lane by Kitty Neale

BOOK 845
A girl called Rosie by Anne Doughty
11 Hours

At nearly 16, Rosie Hamilton is growing into a lovely young woman. She has
to contend with her mother's unpredictable temper, which often leads to
violence in spite of her father's efforts. When Rosie has the opportunity to go
to Kerry with her grandparents, Sam is grateful to have time to consider what
best he can do to help his daughter. For Rose and John Hamilton, now in their
early 70s, this is a long-promised return to the place where Rose grew up and
where she and John met. But for Rosie this is a step into a completely new
world and a future that will lead to her finding her own happiness.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 845 AU 117715 A girl called Rosie by Anne Doughty

BOOK 846
Gypsy by Lesley Pearse
16 hours and 27 minutes

Fifteen-year-old Beth's dreams are shattered when she, her brother Sam and
baby sister Molly are orphaned. Sam believes that only in America can they
make their fortunes so, reluctantly leaving Molly with adoptive parents, brother
and sister embark on the greatest adventure of their lives. Onboard the
steamer to New York there are rogues aplenty. But Beth's talent with the
fiddle earns her the nickname Gypsy - and the friendship of charismatic
gambler Theo and sharp-witted Londoner, Jack. And after dodging trouble
across America, finally the foursome head for the dangerous mountains of
Canada and the Klondike river in search of gold.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Historical Fiction
That was Book 846 AU 125994 Gypsy by Lesley Pearse

BOOK 847
Happy accidents by Tiffany Murray
13 hours

It is the early eighties and Kate Happy is being brought up by her
grandparents on their huge, sprawling farm, somewhere between England
and Wales. But life is far from straightforward for Kate in this novel of family,
secrets and dead ancestors in the attic.

Subject Interest Code: Family Stories
That was Book 847 AU 128723 Happy accidents by Tiffany Murray

BOOK 848
The Hawthorne heritage by Teresa Crane
21 hours and 41 minutes

Jessica Hawthorne's parents, ambitious and wealthy, fled their native Bristol
in order to escape the stigma of a fortune acquired in the newly outlawed
slave trade. At gracious Melbury New Hall in Suffolk, Jessica, youngest of four
children, grows up surrounded by all the grandeur and respectability money
can buy - but without the furnishings of affection. For these she turns to her
best friend, young Robert FitzBolton - and as events in her family take a tragic
turn, it is Robert who will help Jessica to change the course of her life.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Historical Fiction
That was Book 848 AU 127126 The Hawthorne heritage by Teresa Crane
BOOK 849
Heading home by Katie Flynn
10 hours and 12 minutes

Claudia Muldoon and her younger sister, Jenny, live with their parents and
their gran in her house in Blodwen Street. Both parents have good jobs and
the family assume they are settled for life, but then Grandpa Muldoon has a
seizure and begs his son to return to Ireland and the family croft. The
Muldoons leave and Gran has to take in lodgers to make ends meet, for the
Depression is beginning to bite. In Ireland however, the Muldoons flourish and
the girls love the freedom of their new life, though as they grow up,
disadvantages become clear.

Subject Interest Code: Family Stories
That was Book 849 AU 129463 Heading home by Katie Flynn

BOOK 850
The heart of the home by Grace Thompson
10 hours and 30 minutes

Meriel Evans obtains a job at Ace Estate Agency but soon realises that the
owner, George Dexter, and her father, know and dislike each other. The
quarrel between Dexter and her father increases to a bitterness that results in
secrets from the past being revealed, which almost destroys Meriel's family.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 850 AU 128373 The heart of the home by Grace
Thompson

BOOK 851
Her mother's sins by Gwen Madoc
12 hours

Swansea girls Lynnys and Elvi are both seventeen, and both very innocent.
Lynnys believes her mother is dead, a lie her grandmother told to keep her
from a life of sin, while Elvi's mother tells fortunes to gullible housewives. Will
one evil man make them follow in their mothers' unhappy footsteps?

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Historical Fiction
That was Book 851 AU 128829 Her mother's sins by Gwen Madoc

BOOK 852
The hotel Quadriga by Jenny Glanfield
18 hours

In 1871 the nation of Germany is born. From humble beginnings, Karl Jochum
rises to become the creator and owner of Berlin's most luxurious hotel - the
Hotel Quadriga. Behind its facade, the lives and loves of Karl, Ricarda and
their daughters, Viktoria and Luise, are enacted.
Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Historical Fiction
That was Book 852 AU 126949 The hotel Quadriga by Jenny Glanfield

BOOK 853
A house of light by Candida Clark
9 hours

A young photographer returns to her family house after a shocking incident -
her flat and its contents have been destroyed in a fire. However, the peace
and distraction she had hoped for prove hard to find. A novel about family
secrets and the lengths to which people will go to conceal them.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories, Perceptive Fiction and
Psychological Fiction
That was Book 853 AU 128514 A house of light by Candida Clark

BOOK 854
A house by the sea by Elvi Rhodes
9 Hours and 30 minutes

Ever since the death of her beloved husband Peter, Caroline's life in Bath has
not been the same. Friends, though sympathetic, have moved on, her
daughter seems so far away and life just seems to be passing her by. An
impulsive moment sees her buying a dilapidated house in Brighton, a place
that holds happy memories for her, and soon she is ensconced in a new life in
her house by the sea. But things are never that simple. Caroline's decision is
met with outrage and incredulity from those who care about her and at times
there seem to be insurmountable obstacles ahead. Can she overcome these
difficulties and find happiness in her new life?

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 854 AU 116089 A house by the sea by Elvi Rhodes

BOOK 855
The inheritance by Annable Dilke
12 hours

The Chandler family lead a charmed life. In their ravishing country estate,
surrounded by servants, they cling to the trappings of aristocracy and
privilege. Eighteen-year-old Alice is marrying the heir to another great house.
Her cleverer sister Eve has won a place at Oxford University. All is picture
perfect. They are happy, revered and very, very rich. But all is not what it
seems. Alice is secretly in love with a fatally attractive, but wholly unsuitable
admirer, her father has been philandering for years and Eve's promising
academic future is about to be brutally curtailed. The world these people
inhabit will be shaken to its core.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Great Britain Fiction
That was Book 855 AU 128340 The inheritance by Annable Dilke
BOOK 856
Journey's end by Josephine Cox
10 hours

It has been over twenty years since Vicky Maitland set foot on English soil.
Twenty years since she left Liverpool with her three children, bound for a new
life in America, leaving her beloved husband Barney behind. But this long
journey home is the hardest of all. She is here in search of the truth, afraid of
what she may find.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Romance Fiction
That was Book 856 AU 128645 Journey's end by Josephine Cox

BOOK 857
The legacy by Katherine Webb
16 hours and 39 minutes

Following the death of their grandmother, Erica Calcott and her sister Beth
return to Storton Manor, where they spent their summer holidays as children.
When Erica begins to sort through her grandmother's belongings, she is
flooded with memories of her childhood - and of her cousin, Henry, whose
disappearance from the manor tore the family apart. Erica sets out to discover
what happened to Henry, so that the past can be laid to rest. As Erica begins
to sift through remnants of the past, a secret family history emerges; one that
stretches all the way back to turn-of-the-century America.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 857 AU 130211 The legacy by Katherine Webb

BOOK 858
Little white lies by Emma Blair
14 hours

For sixteen-year-old Lizzie McDougall, life in the Glasgow tenements comes
as a culture shock after her upbringing in the Highlands. It falls to Lizzie's
mother Ethne, to hold the family together and soon she's doing it in a way
none of them could have envisaged. But Lizzie, on one fateful night with
handsome Jack, does the wrong thing, with the worst possible results.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Romance Fiction
That was Book 858 AU 128996 Little white lies by Emma Blair

BOOK 859
A long and lonely road by Katie Flynn
14 hours

Rose McAllister's husband is a drunk and a bully. When war is declared their
children, Daisy and Petal are evacuated and put in the care of a woman who
hates all scousers. The children run away, arriving home on the worst night of
the May Blitz. Rose is attending the birth of her friend's baby and is told that
her children were seen entering her house which has received a direct hit. A
neighbour has seen the children making for home and heartbroken Rose
believes them to be dead. Alone now, Rose decides to help the war effort by
joining the WAAF and is sent to East Anglia...

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories, Romance Fiction and War
Fiction
That was Book 859 AU 129279 A long and lonely road by Katie Flynn

BOOK 860
Mary Maddison by Sheila Jansen
14 hours

A tale of life in Newcastle in the early years of the 20th century. Mary
Maddison's privileged childhood comes to an abrupt end with the death of her
beloved grandfather, forced to leave the family home she and her mother
face the deprivation of one of Newcastle's poorer areas and the harsh of
reality of having to earn a living, only their cheerful neighbour Mrs. Monaham
makes life bearable at all.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Historical Fiction
That was Book 860 AU 126955 Mary Maddison by Sheila Jansen

BOOK 861
A mile of river by Judith Allnatt
9 Hours and 20 minutes

It is 1976 and England is suffocating. The long, dry spring has given way to a
summer of severe drought. Jess and Tom live on a remote farm with their
increasingly difficult and brutal father. Their mother, Sylvie, walked out years
before and Jess is struggling with the role of mother figure to Tom, as well as
skivvy and hired hand for her father. Daydreaming about her mother's return,
Jess discovers Sylvie's old diary and begins to uncover the shocking truth
about her disappearance. As the drought grips ever tighter, the menace in the
air builds until it reaches boiling point, with a confrontation between Jess and
her father that has devastating consequences.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Country Life Fiction
That was Book 861 AU 116115 A mile of river by Judith Allnatt

BOOK 862
Never such innocence by Nicola Thorne
22 hours and 52 minutes

Set against the background of tempestuous years between 1898 and 1915,
'Never such innocence' concerns two English families the Askins and the
Burling-brokes are opposite in every sphere social, political and econom, but
are bound together by inter-marriage with far reaching consequences on their
lives, loves and hates.
Subject Interest Code: Family Stories
That was Book 862 AU 129668 Never such innocence by Nicola Thorne

BOOK 863
On a day like today by Nicola Thorne
11 hours 20 minutes

When Eleanor sets off for lunch at a seaside pub one glorious September
day, she has no idea that her world is about to be turned upside down.
Divorced, and newly retired from a glamorous career in London, she is
enthusiastic about the prospect of making a fresh start and enjoying gentler
pace of life in the country. Then a near-fatal car crash changes everything.
Confined to hospital for several weeks, the fiercely-independent Eleanor must
come to rely on others. Her daughter Alex, starting out on her own career and
caught up in a tempestuous relationship, returns home to care for her mother.
Under difficult circumstances, the two women are forced to re-assess what
they mean to each other.

Subject Interest Code: Family Stories
That was Book 863 AU 117199 On a day like today by Nicola Thorne

BOOK 864
Outcast child by Kitty Neale
11 hours

In this powerful evocation of working-class South London in the 1950s, drama
and heartbreak wreak havoc in the life of young Daisy Bacon, guardian of her
cousin Lizzie who, a grown woman in body and appearance, has the innocent
and trusting nature of a child. When her mother Judith is run over and killed
outside their house, Daisy retreats into a world of silence. Blaming herself for
the accident, the girl is unable to utter a word. The happy family home
becomes a prison, with her stepmother Vera as the cruel jailer. It is cousin
Lizzie, who will always remain a child, who brings sunshine back to Daisy's
life. But it is only when Henry Bacon discovers his new wife's shocking secret
does Daisy herself find true happiness, and in a way that she could never
have anticipated...

Subject Interest Code: Family Stories
That was Book 864 AU 127684 Outcast child by Kitty Neale

BOOK 865
The passionate poet by Joana Dessau
6 hours and 30 minutes

Crippled, but beguiling and strangely attractive, the spectacular Lord Byron
possessed an extraordinary genius that earned him acclaim as one of the
most influential poets of his time. His love affairs were the talk of London, his
marriage a disaster and his beloved half-sister may have borne his child.
Eventually, scandal and debt forced him abroad, but his reputation soon
caught up with him as he continued his exploits in Italy. Later, he joined the
Greeks in their battle for independence, leading the freedom fighters in their
crusade. He died aged 36, a victim of his lifestyle - and his doctors. Joanna
Dessau explores the stories of this wild and reckless life through imaginatively
written first person accounts from Byron himself and from those who knew
him best - his wife Annabella Milbanke, Lady Caroline Lamb and William
Fletcher.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 865 AU 116816 The passionate poet by Joana Dessau

BOOK 866
Proofs of affection by Rosemary Friedman
8 hours and 30 minutes

This story covers just one year in the life of a Jewish family in England. At its
centre are Sydney Shelton and his wife Kitty. He is concerned about his own
health and his children's wellbeing. His son Josh has rebelled; his daughter
Carol, with a third child on the way, is talking about moving far away from her
parents; as for Rachel, she is repudiating Jewish traditions and flouting its
rituals. And then, as a chorus, there are all the uncles and aunts and cousins;
and there's the circle of friends, and fellow worshippers.

Subject Interest Code: Family Stories
That was Book 866 AU 130047 Proofs of affection by Rosemary
Friedman

BOOK 867
Return to Russets by Sarah Shears
12 hours

Russets is the large comfortable farmhouse in the Kent village where Lucy,
the matriarch, watches over her family. Lucy's favourite grandchild, Midge,
falls in love with the son of her oldest friend. The families are delighted and
the young couple are very suited; but in spite of all the love and good
intentions, the first few years of marriage are never easy ones.

Subject Interest Code: Family Stories
That was Book 867 AU 129899 Return to Russets by Sarah Shears

BOOK 868
A second spring by Connie Monk
10 Hours and 35 minutes

As the final months of 1945 bring a feeling of hope, Rhoda Harding, married
to Alec for over twenty-five years, is reluctant to settle into premature middle-
age. Her daughters lead busy, fulfilling lives, and Alec is content with his
family life and successful business - as far as he is concerned Rhoda's place
is in the home. Through her new friend Jenny Matherson, Rhoda meets the
enigmatic Silas, who encourages her to take employment in the nearby village
of Oakleigh. Alec is stunned and furious that his wife wants to work, but
Rhoda is determined - after all Silas is very often in Oakleigh too...

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Romance Fiction
That was Book 868 AU 116909 A second spring by Connie Monk

BOOK 869
Shelter from the storm by Rowena Summers
9 hours and 30 minutes

The Retreat is owned and run by Donald and Ruth Elkins and their three
daughters, and Clover, their delightfully eccentric grandmother. They all have
their worries but one night a violent storm collapses the main floor of the hotel
and bones are discovered. Rumours begin to circulate about a curse and it
seems only a miracle can save the Elkins from ruin.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Great Britain Fiction
That was Book 869 AU 128433 Shelter from the storm by Rowena
Summers

BOOK 870
Sisters by Danielle Steel
12 hours and 30 minutes

Candy - a supermodel, Tammy - a producer on TV, Sabrina - an ambitious
young lawyer, and Annie - an American artist in Florence, are sisters. On one
Fourth of July weekend, as they do every year, they come home to
Connecticut for their family's annual gathering. But before the holiday is over,
tragedy strikes and their world is utterly changed.

Subject Interest Code: Family Stories
That was Book 870 AU 128868 Sisters by Danielle Steel

BOOK 871
Sixpence in her shoe by Frances McNeil
13 hours and 15 minutes

When Jessica Price was a little girl in 1920s Leeds, her father gave her a pair
of shoes with a sixpence hidden in the toe of one. 'For luck,' he explained,
'and to say you have far to go in life.' After a childhood torn between her hen-
pecked father and her cantankerous mother, Jess has a disastrous spell as
housekeeper to the local priest, before she falls in love with her childhood soul
mate Wilf. While Wilf is pursuing his dream of becoming a successful artist,
Jess battles to save her godchild Leila from an orphanage - a battle that
threatens to break her heart.

Subject Interest Code: Family Stories
That was Book 871 AU 114966 Sixpence in her shoe by Frances McNeil

BOOK 872
Somewhere behind the morning by Frances McNeil
17 hours and 30 minutes

In working-class Leeds of 1914, sisters Julia and Margaret Wood are
struggling to rise above devastating poverty. Self-assured Julia keeps the
family afloat by hawking homemade pies whilst Margaret pins her hopes on a
rich suffragette set. And, as the war rages, Julia discovers the meaning of
courage and looks forward to that fresh start, somewhere behind the morning.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Great Britain Fiction
That was Book 872 AU 129209 Somewhere behind the morning by
Frances McNeil

BOOK 873
Star Sullivan by Maeve Binchy
2 hours and 30 minutes

Star Sullivan just wanted everyone to be happy - her father to stop gambling,
her mother not to work so hard, her brother to stay out of trouble, her sister to
stop worrying about everything she ate. Then Laddy moved in next door and
Star was no longer the sweet, thoughtful girl everyone loved.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 873 AU 128757 Star Sullivan by Maeve Binchy

BOOK 874
Things we knew were true by Nicci Gerrard
10 hours

At 16 Edie knew things. Then she discovered what it was to fall in love; she
dared to let herself be happy. But in one moment of tragedy, her dreams were
torn apart. Twenty years on, Edie is brought together with her sister again,
and the truth of what happened years ago may finally become clear.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 874 AU 128024 Things we knew were true by Nicci
Gerrard

BOOK 875
True colours by Sue Haasler
8 hours

Last Reach Lighthouse has been home to the Jackson family for years. When
half of its garden crashes into the sea, Beth Jackson knows it is time to up
sticks and find a new life for herself, her teenage son and her father. The
novel follows a family uprooted from their simple country life and facing the
challenges of a new life in London.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 875 AU 129255 True colours by Sue Haasler
BOOK 876
A true love of mine by Margaret Thornton
12 Hours

It is August 1900 and ten-year-old Maddy Moon is relishing the prospect of a
long summer in Scarborough. Watching the Pierrot shows on the beach she
meets Jessie, who is staying in Scarborough with her family for the school
holidays. They become fast friends, and Maddy enjoys having someone to
show around her home town, relieved that the family business, 'Isaac Moon
and Son, Undertakers', has not put Jessie off. However, all is not well in the
Moon household. Stern-faced Bella Randall, an assistant in the business, has
a dark past and a mysterious hold over Maddy's father.

Subject Interest Code: Family Stories
That was Book 876 AU 116736 A true love of mine by Margaret Thornton

BOOK 877
Two sisters by Nancy Livingston
25 hours and 30 minutes

Gertie Bossom enters into a loveless marriage with Harold. Her younger sister
Rose marries Ned, devoted and reliable. Faced with the Depression both
couples leave Middlesbrough for Australia. Rose and Ned forge a new life for
themselves and their daughter Margaret. Gertie and Harold return to the old
life leaving behind a trail of deceit. Years later Margaret fulfils her mother's
dream and visits Middlesbrough; but when she seeks out Gertie's son, she
defies her mother in a way which will have far-reaching consequences.

Subject Interest Code: Family Stories
That was Book 877 AU 129859 Two sisters by Nancy Livingston

BOOK 878
After river by Donna Milner
10 hours and 15 minutes

Growing up on a dairy farm in British Columbia in the 1960s, just north of the
American border, Natalie Ward knew little of the outside world. But she had
her family - a family so close and loving that Natalie believed they were the
envy of everybody in the nearby town of Wakefield. But Natalie began to
question her family's idyllic existence the summer she turned 15. The arrival
of an American draft-dodger called River tests the morals and beliefs of the
family and the community to breaking point. The series of events following
that summer day leave relationships shattered and the Ward family changed
forever.

Subject Interest Code: Family Stories
That was Book 878 AU 116397 After river by Donna Milner

BOOK 879
After you've gone by Joan Lingard
9 Hours

Willa was tired of her life; going dancing was the only thing she had to look
forward to. But then she met Tommy Costello. With no family of her own, Willa
longed for unity, love and adventure. Tommy appeared to offer her all of that.
After falling pregnant, and having a somewhat rushed marriage, Willa finds
herself beginning to doubt her feelings and Tommy's intentions while he is
away on a round-the-world tour. And Tommy's controlling and interfering
mother only fuels Willa's claustrophobia. Willa's only escape is through
reading books. And it is at the local library that she meets Richard Fitzwilliam,
a struggling author with a similar passion for reading, whose friendship
gradually begins to change Willa's life.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Romance Fiction
That was Book 879 AU 116242 After you've gone by Joan Lingard

BOOK 880
Being Emily by Anne Donovan
9 hours and 45 minutes

Does the middle child in a family always get a raw deal? Certainly life is not
straightforward for Fiona O'Connell. With her older brother out at work, she is
often left in charge at home, dealing with the terror of her little twin sisters,
Mona and Rona, and their line-dancing routines. She finds her escape in her
books, her art and her blossoming friendship with Jaz, the Sikh boy at school.
Then, one day her mother goes into hospital to have her fifth child. And she
never comes home. Her death in childbirth feels like something that happened
in Victorian times - surely not in Glasgow in the 21st century. For Fiona, life
will never be the same again.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 880 AU 116016 Being Emily by Anne Donovan

BOOK 881
Bitter harvest by Jeannie Johnson
10 Hours and 30 minutes

Catherine's idyllic childhood is ended by the suicide of her beautiful mother
Leonora. It seemed that the news of her father's marriage was too much for
Catherine's mother to bear. Cast aside by her father, Walter, Catherine is sent
from her home in Castile Villanova in Portugal to live with her aunt in a small
farmhouse above the rich vineyards of the Douro valley. Walter presumes
Catherine is malleable like all the women he's known. But he has forgotten
that she is her father's daughter. Like him, she is quick-minded and has a
natural aptitude for business. Continuing to blame him for her mother's death,
she vows revenge...

Subject Interest Code: Family Stories
That was Book 881 AU 116503 Bitter harvest by Jeannie Johnson
BOOK 882
Cage of stars by Jacquelyn Mitchard
9 hours and 30 minutes

A beautiful late autumn day, an innocent game of hide-and-seek...but when
twelve-year-old Ronnie Swan emerges from her hiding place, she finds the
brutally murdered bodies of her two little sisters. Nearby, a complete stranger,
covered in blood, sits sobbing on the family picnic table. The killer, Scott
Early, is schizophrenic. And although her parents somehow find the strength
to forgive him, Ronnie cannot. Over the years, calmly, systematically, she
plans her revenge. But as she closes in on Early, her actions change her and
her family's lives for ever.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Twenty-First Century
Literature
That was Book 882 AU 114426 Cage of stars by Jacquelyn Mitchard


BOOK 883
Consequences by Penelope Lively
10 Hours and 30 minutes

Three generations of 20th-century women, their contrasting lives and their
achievement of love. Lorna escapes her conventional Kensington family to
marry artist Matt, but the Second World War puts an end to their immense
happiness. Molly, their daughter, will have to wait longer to find love and Ruth,
Lorna's granddaughter, even longer still. Penelope Lively's latest novel is an
enthralling examination of interweaving love and history.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Romance Fiction
That was Book 883 AU 116265 Consequences by Penelope Lively

BOOK 884
Dance with wings by Amelia Carr
17 hours

1942: When the telegram arrived, Nancy felt sick with dread. But instead of
wartime news it was from the legendary Jackie Coltrane, asking her to fly for
Great Britain. For Nancy, a girl with flying in her blood, it was an opportunity
she simply couldn't refuse. But that fateful decision was to trigger a series of
events that reverberate through the generations. 2006: Sarah is at a
crossroads in her life when her adored grandmother, Nancy, asks her to help
lay the ghosts of her past to rest. Sarah agrees, little suspecting the long-
buried and shocking secrets that will be dragged to the surface.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Romance Fiction
That was Book 884 AU 118434 Dance with wings by Amelia Carr

BOOK 885
Echoes by Danielle Steel
13 hours and 30 minutes

At novel's beginning, it is 1915, and Beata Wittgenstein, daughter of a
German banker, falls in love with Antoine de Vallerand, a French aristocrat.
Because Antoine is Catholic, Beata's enraged father expels her from the
family, proclaiming her dead. Beata moves to Switzerland, marries Antoine,
converts to Catholicism, and has two daughters. The two live happily, despite
missing their families (Antoine has been cast out of his family for marrying a
Jew). When they move back to Germany, Beata establishes contact with her
mother, who relates her fears for the increasing persecution of the Jews under
the Nazi regime. Beata, who has lived as a Catholic for nearly 20 years, feels
she is safe-- in fact, her daughter, Amadea, has taken vows as a Carmelite
nun-- but she watches in horror as her family members are shipped off to
concentration camps.

Subject Interest Code: Family Stories
That was Book 885 AU 129221 Echoes by Danielle Steel
BOOK 886
Fallen angels by Valerie Wood
13 Hours

After her husband's attempts to sell her at a wife sale, Lily Fowler is left alone,
frightened and heavily pregnant on the streets of Hull. Cast aside and
shunned by society, Lily struggles to find a respectable job and is forced to
work in a brothel. Here she finds unexpected solace in the company of the
other women. Together they strive to escape from their miserable
surroundings. United by bonds far stronger than normal friendship, these
fallen angels bid farewell to the slums and, to their very great surprise, doors
open, lost loves are recovered and the happy endings that none of them
dared to dream of begin to materialise.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Historical Fiction
That was Book 886 AU 116077 Fallen angels by Valerie Wood


BOOK 887
A hopscotch summer by Annie Murray
11 hours and 35 minutes

In the impoverished area of Nechells in Birmingham in the 1930s, young
Emma Brown's life is turned upside down when her mother has another baby
and goes to stay with her tyrannical older sister. Life gets harder for Em. Her
best friend ostracizes her, and when the Board Man comes to call, wanting to
know why she's not at school, things are really bad. When her father stays out
later and later in the evenings, always the worse for wear, and spending too
much time with a local very merry widow, Em decides to travel across
Birmingham to fetch her mother home, but the mother she discovers is very
different from the mother she remembers.
Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Great Britain Fiction
That was Book 887 AU 125887 A hopscotch summer by Annie Murray

BOOK 888
Jeannie Urquhart by Pamela Hill
7 hours and 3 minutes

Jeannie and Edith Urguhart were the youngest daughters of a large
prosperous Glasgow family. Although twins, they were unalike in
temperament. Edith was practical and cautious, but Jeannie was impulsive
and outgoing and longed to escape from the restraints of her respectable
middle-class environment. Escape seemed to present itself when she met a
young doctor, Alex Davidson, from Aberdeen. They were married but Jeannie
soon found herself as hedged by convention as before and as soon as the
opportunity arose she persuaded Alec to leave Aberdeen, travel south and set
up practice in London, with dire consequences for them both

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Great Britain Fiction
That was Book 888 AU 126642 Jeannie Urquhart by Pamela Hill
BOOK 889
Keeping secrets by Gwen Madoc
10 Hours and 30 minutes

Gillian Finch and Dorothy Prosser are firm friends as well as cousins. For four
years they have kept their friendship secret in the face of the bitter feud that
has broken out between their respective families over the will of the family
matriarch, Rose Prosser. Siblings, Henry Prosser and Vera Finch are at
loggerheads over it and Vera is convinced that Henry has cheated her. It is
not the only secret. When Gillian and Dorothy fall head over heels for the
same man, Ronnie Knox, Henry's young business partner, a fierce clash
ensues as to which one will get him. The repercussions of this quarrel lead to
other secrets being exposed. Everyone, it seems has something to hide.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Romance Fiction
That was Book 889 AU 118430 Keeping secrets by Gwen Madoc


BOOK 890
Last post by Robert Barnard
6 Hours and 30 minutes

Eve is dealing with the sad minutiae after her mother's death - the funeral,
packing up the house and responding to the pile of condolence letters - when
she makes a surprising discovery. One letter throws a new light upon her
mother, a woman she never fully knew, and prompts Eve to investigate
further. It causes Eve to set out on an unexpected journey, on a path leading
into the past and around the world.
Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 890 AU 116380 Last post by Robert Barnard

BOOK 891
Lies and loyalties by Rachel Billington
12 Hours and 30 minutes

One cool March morning in London, MP Leo Barr is told that his brother,
Charlie, is dead. He has hanged himself from a chestnut tree in the grounds
of a mental hospital. His family reacts in very different ways. In the days that
follow, conflict builds among members of this diverse and complex family.
Above and between them all is the larger-than-life figure of Charlie. He follows
no rules, not even about dying, and it becomes clear that his tragedy is only
part of a web of mystery and deceit that connects them all.

Subject Interest Code: Family Stories
That was Book 891 AU 116170 Lies and loyalties by Rachel Billington
BOOK 892
Monday girl by Doris Davidson
12 Hours

After her father's death, 10-year-old Renee and her mother are forced to take
in two lodgers. Renee grows up weaving romantic fantasies around them,
firstly the dependable Jack and later the charming Fergus. He cements her
obsession with him by seducing her, then breaking her heart. With the advent
of the Second World War, Renee is thrown into further turmoil as the two men
are sent into action, leaving her to a whirlwind of RAF sergeants stationed in
the area. She meets and falls in love with Glynn, and the pair decide to marry.
However, something remains wrong in Renee's world...could her secret fear
be the reason for her inability to find lasting happiness?

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Romance Fiction
That was Book 892 AU 116519 Monday girl by Doris Davidson

BOOK 893
Mothers and daughters by Gwen Madoc
9 Hours

Lucy and her younger sister, Eva, are shocked by the events that follow their
father's death. A woman arrives on their doorstep claiming to be Joseph's
legitimate wife. It seems their father deserted Mary Chambers 20 years ago
and entered a bigamous marriage with their mother Sylvia. Mary blames
Sylvia for her failed relationship and casts them all aside, claiming the whole
of Joseph Chandler's money. In desperation, Sylvia borrows money from an
unscrupulous moneylender whose rates are high. She soon falls behind with
the repayments and is offered a way to clear their debts - but the price is far
higher than they are willing to pay.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Great Britain Fiction
That was Book 893 AU 116289 Mothers and daughters by Gwen Madoc

BOOK 894
Painful decisions by Mary Larkin
13 Hours

A tale of love, romance and jealousy in 1920s Belfast. Life is tough for the
McGuigans. Tommy exerts a powerful influence over his family with bouts of
drunken violence and cruelty. Johnny, the eldest son, is forced to change his
life to deal with the shameful consequences of young love, and his sister
Louise, a beautiful hard-working mill girl, falls for the educated and handsome
Conor O'Rourke. Nora McGuigan embarks on a secret relationship of her own
- one that threatens to destroy the very foundation of the family. Painful
decisions must be made - decisions that bring hurt and anguish, but also a
new honesty, understanding and love.

Subject Interest Code: Family Stories
That was Book 894 AU 116078 Painful decisions by Mary Larkin

BOOK 895
Pandora's box by Giselle Green
12 Hours

Rachel Wetherby's life has been on hold since her teenage daughter Shelley
was diagnosed with a debilitating - and fatal - illness. But when Rachel's
mother offloads a box of her old possessions, including a diary, she finds
herself compelled to explore the life she once had - a life that, on the surface,
was carefree. However, opening up the box unearths secrets and memories
that were best left uncovered. Shelley, meanwhile, is juggling a secret
romance with planning her own death. Convincing her mother that she'd like
to spend her 15th birthday in Cornwall, she devises her plan. But nothing is as
it seems, and heartache and surprises lie in store for both mother and
daughter.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 895 AU 117677 Pandora's box by Giselle Green

BOOK 896
The pumpkin coach by Susan Sallis
13 hours and 30 minutes

For Alice Pettiford, living near Gloucester in the late 1940s, leaving school
and taking a job as a railway secretary made perfect sense. Her family had
long been "railway servants", and the father of her best friend Hester would be
working closely with her. What Alice had not expected was that she would fall
in love with Joe Adair, a colleague, almost as soon as she met him. But Joe
has to go overseas on National Service, and Hester's brother finds his
fondness for Alice deepening. When he and Alice discover an old abandoned
railway coach hidden in a clearing in the Forest of Dean, Alice realises that it
has been a very special, magical place. What she doesn't know is that the
coach has played a secret part in the history of Joe's family, and that Joe's
mother named it "the pumpkin coach". Now her own destiny will also be
shaped by this enchanted refuge.

Subject Interest Code: Family Stories
That was Book 896 AU 116459 The pumpkin coach by Susan Sallis

BOOK 897
The Sutburys by Pamela Hill
8 hours and 41 minutes

This well-wrought generational saga carries its doom-laden aristocratic
English family through most of the 19th century and up to 1920. When Felix
Sutbury, Viscount Harmhill, becomes third Earl of Fenn on the death of his
father, only the entailed estate comes to him. Everything else is left to his
jealous, greedy, half-brother Guy, who offers to pay Felix's debts and give him
enough to maintain the property and his position in exchange for a small
portion of land and Felix's oath never to marry so Guy can succeed him to the
title. Felix agrees but later becomes lover to Guy's mistreated heiress wife.
When she dies in childbirth, the child, obviously Felix's, is sent to him. Later,
Felix feels released from his oath and marries his cousin Valentine,
occasioning a curse from Guy on himself and all his descendants. As other
dramatic events ensue and enmity deepens between the brothers, Guy plots
further revenge.

Subject Interest Code: Family Stories
That was Book 897 AU 126643 The Sutburys by Pamela Hill

BOOK 898
Swan Island by Elizabeth Gill
9 Hours and 15 minutes

Durham:1920s. Ella's happy childhood in Swan Island is abruptly ended when
her father dies, leaving the family bankrupt. Ella and her mother must go and
live with her grandmother, who runs the Silver Street Café, but Ella vows to
return to her childhood home one day. After a first, unhappy marriage, she
settles into steady domesticity with David Black, but there had been another
doomed romance during the early years of the Second World War, and Ella
has never forgotten Harry. It has been years since she last saw him, but old
memories are stirred when he comes back into her life.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Romance Fiction
That was Book 898 AU 116908 Swan Island by Elizabeth Gill

BOOK 899
Take my child by Gwen Madoc
9 Hours

When Ruth's father Jacob forbids her from marrying her sweetheart, David
Beale, the youngsters are devastated. Instead, Jacob promises his daughter
to the dour, self-righteous village pastor, Edwin Allerton. When a telegram
arrives to tell David's family that he has been killed in battle, Ruth is
heartbroken, but desperate to leave her family home, she agrees to marry
Edwin. Despite the loveless marriage, her vows are sacred to her, and she is
delighted to give birth to a son. But before long, neighbours begin to gossip
unjustly about the child's paternity. When her jealous husband threatens baby
Andrew's very life, Ruth knows she must do whatever it takes to protect her
beloved child...

Subject Interest Code: Family Stories
That was Book 899 AU 116045 Take my child by Gwen Madoc

BOOK 890
The darkening skies by Janet MacLeod Trotter
16 Hours and 30 minutes

When Sara Pallister arrives in the mining town of Whitton Grange, she cannot
help but be appalled by the welcome she receives. Her father died leaving
their farm bankrupt and Sara finds herself the poor cousin, reluctantly taken
into the household of her officious, narrow-minded Uncle Alfred. His wife, Ida,
does little but spoil their unbearable seven-year-old and agree with her
opinionated husband. Determined to make Sara pay her way, Uncle Alfred
hires her out to work in the local grocer's shop where she meets funny,
bashful young Raymond Kirkup and his warm-hearted aunt, Louie. It is
through Raymond that Sara encounters the family that is to change her life:
the Dimarcos, Italian, exotic, and extrovert, owners of the popular ice-cream
parlour. Even as the shadows of war grow more menacing and hostility
increases towards the resident Italians, Sara finds herself irresistibly drawn to
leather-jacketed, motorbike riding Jo Dimarco.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Romance Fiction
That was Book 890 AU 120709 The darkening skies by Janet MacLeod
Trotter

BOOK 891
The empty hearth by Kitty Neale
13 hours

Coalman Alfie Pratchett is an obsessively jealous bully. His teenage children,
John and Milly, have learned to dodge him and his moods, and the main
concern of ugly duckling Milly - who looks nothing like her handsome brother
John - is to protect their mum, Eileen. When a serious crisis occurs in the
Pratchett home, Alfie is forced to watch his whole world collapse around him.
Their old life has gone for ever and new one has begun - one in which rape,
debt, alcoholism and insanity play their parts - and redemption is a long time
coming.

Subject Interest Code: Family Stories
That was Book 891 AU 127675 The empty hearth by Kitty Neale
BOOK 892
The far side of the hill by Nancy Livingston
22 hours and 30 minutes

A family saga set in the remote corner of Scotland and over the border into
England, in which the McKay brothers triumphs and tragedies, joys and fears
weave a tapestry of life from poverty to prosperity at the turn of the century.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Historical Fiction
That was Book 892 AU 126909 The far side of the hill by Nancy
Livingston
BOOK 893
The girl from Wish Lane by Anne Douglas
13 Hours and 30 minutes

Eva Masson longs to escape the poverty of her Dundee childhood. She
doesn't want to end up in the city's jute-mills where her mother and sister are
spinners. Clever as well as pretty, Eva is selected to stay on at school after
the age of 14 and trains as a teacher. When she falls in love with Nicholas
North, the privileged son of the jute-mill owner, she embarks on a life very
different from that of her family. But Eva is principled and compassionate, and
things are not easy for her in a world that is often at odds with what she
believes in.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Romance Fiction
That was Book 893 AU 116037 The girl from Wish Lane by Anne
Douglas

BOOK 894
A house full of women by Helen Upshall
18 hours

The story of a woman who must choose between her second husband and
the children of her first marriage. Fran and Henry Sheldon were happily
married with a loving family, until tragedy struck during a freak spring ride
when the river claimed Fran's husband and father. She found herself with
responsibilities she had never dreamed of and no one to share them with. And
then Luke, a lover from the past, came back into her life. A naval officer who
had not been married before. Would he accept another man's children? Fran
was swept off her feet by Luke and marrying him looked as if it would solve all
her problems. But she had not reckoned on the anguish and guilt she would
feel as she waved her daughters goodbye.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories, Historical Romance Fiction and
Romance Fiction
That was Book 894 AU 126903 A house full of women by Helen Upshall

BOOK 895
Jailbird's daughter by Irene Carr
9 hours and 30 minutes

Alison Grant is just five when her father is sent to prison for murder. Her
mother blackens his character and when she's taunted at school for being a
jailbird's daughter, she feels ashamed of him. Then Doreen Grant abandons
Alison and the little girl goes to live with her grandmother, the housekeeper at
Bellhanger House. As she becomes friends with the owner's nephew, she tells
him her mother is dead and her father is a ship's captain...It is the beginning
of a new life of betrayal and deception, which continues when Alison leaves
Bellhanger House after her grandmother's death. She begins to dream of
owning a chain of cafes and of becoming a lady. But her family's shaming
secret will come back to haunt her once more.

Subject Interest Code: Family Stories
That was Book 895 AU 116484 Jailbird's daughter by Irene Carr

BOOK 896
Look for the silver lining by June Francis
13 hours and 15 minutes

When Nellie marries a man who does not meet with her mother's approval
she is cut off from her family, and with her soldier husband Teddy away, a
pregnant Nellie is forced to face the horrors of the Blitz alone. Bitterly angry
and grief stricken at news of Teddy's death, the church is the last place Nellie
would turn to, but when her priestly brother asks for help tending a man who
has sought the sanctuary of St Joseph's, she complies. The man mysteriously
disappears, but the end of the war sees his return, and a new challenge for
Nellie.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Romance Fiction
That was Book 896 AU 114751 Look for the silver lining by June Francis

BOOK 897
Loving enemies by Jeannie Johnson
13 hours

War changes many things Feisty, hard-working Mary Anne Randall runs her
own pawn broking business from the wash house at the back of her terraced
house in Bristol. Determined to keep her three children fed and clothed, she
puts up with her drunken and abusive husband whom she was forced to
marry after the death of her sweetheart. When Michael Maurice inherits a
neighbouring pawnshop, Mary Anne's hackles are raised, and the two are
soon at loggerheads. But as the war clouds gather over Europe, old passions
are stirred and business rivalry is put aside. Mary Anne realises she must
seize what may be her last chance at true love.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories, Great Britain Fiction and
Romance Fiction
That was Book 897 AU 114785 Loving enemies by Jeannie Johnson
BOOK 898
The mother's story by Julia O'Donnell
5 Hours and 35 minutes

Julia O'Donnell grew up on a remote island off the northwest coast of Ireland,
going barefoot as a child during the poverty-stricken 1920s. During her
teenage years she picked potatoes and travelled to Scottish ports to gut fish.
She married her beloved husband Francie, but his work was physically
demanding and she found herself widowed and penniless with five children
while still in her forties. She survived by knitting sweaters which were sold in
America by relatives, until in an amazing twist of fate, her daughter Margaret
and son Daniel became chart-topping singers and she found herself mingling
with celebrities and royalty.

Subject Interest Code: Family Stories
That was Book 898 AU 116443 The mother's story by Julia O'Donnell

BOOK 899
My perfect silence by Penelope Evans
9 hours

Rose can't even remember how it happened, but in the aftermath only her
older brother Max remained the same, stepping in between her and the world
when, at fourteen, she stopped speaking. Twenty years on and the media has
fallen in love with Max - and Max has fallen in love with Caroline. When
Caroline is killed, suspicion inevitably falls on Rose and she once again looks
to Max for protection from the harsh world. Their relationship is cloaked with
secrets and lies, hiding the truth behind an obsessive bond that ties brother
and sister together.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 899 AU 116815 My perfect silence by Penelope Evans

BOOK 900
Piggy Monk Square by Grace Jolliffe
6 hours and 35 minutes

1970s Toxteth, and nine-year-old Sparra is running out of places to play. It's
no fun at home, what with her Mam and Dad snapping at each other and
Auntie Mo dishing the dirt. Along her street prowl mortal enemies Uffo and
Lippo, mad Harold and his skinny wife, psycho-killer Stabber and old ladies
going 'tut tut tut'. So Sparra and her best mate Debbie make a bombed-out
house on Piggy Monk Square their own special hideaway. When a policeman
disturbs their games he's suddenly at their mercy, and they're pitched into
deeper trouble than they could ever imagine.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 900 AU 114393 Piggy Monk Square by Grace Jolliffe

BOOK 901
Silk and steel by Catherine King
13 hours and 15 minutes

Mariah Bowes thinks that being alone and penniless is the worst thing that
can happen to a woman, until she is the victim of a horrifying act of revenge.
Daniel Thorpe is consumed with guilt, as it is his fault that Mariah endured
such terrible punishment - he'd never realised the terrible consequences his
affair with the beautiful Lily would bring. As Mariah pieces together the
remains of her life she faces further horror - the terrible secret that her father,
successful iron master and respectable member of the community Ezekiel
Bowes, is determined to keep in the dark.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories, Historical Romance Fiction and
Romance Fiction
That was Book 901 AU 116734 Silk and steel by Catherine King

BOOK 902
The soldier's woman by Alexandra Connor
14 Hours

After the death of their parents, Faith and her brother James are raised by an
aunt. While James goes to work in Manchester, Faith befriends the
picturesque characters in the rag trade. But after a sordid encounter, she
loses her trust in men - until she finds love with Samuel Granger. When
Samuel returns from the Great War, he is a changed man, struggling to settle
down to normal, civilian life. Financial pressures force them to take in a lodger
- a shy young Frenchwoman with a baby, claiming to be a war widow. Then
tragedy strikes, and Faith realises her trust has been betrayed. She wants
revenge and sets out to reclaim the greatest love of her life.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Romance Fiction
That was Book 902 AU 117675 The soldier's woman by Alexandra
Connor

BOOK 903
The Stanford lasses by Glenice Crossland
12 hours

Isaac Stanford lives in the Yorkshire town of Cottenly with his wife Emily and
their three daughters - known locally as the Stanford Lasses. Alice, the eldest,
lives for work and chapel, Lizzie is content with her job making umbrellas -
until she falls in love - and headstrong Ruth is intent upon marrying a
handsome charmer, despite warnings from friends and family. Damaged by a
traumatic childhood, Alice struggles to lead a normal life, while war threatens
all Lizzie holds dear and Ruth realises she has made a terrible mistake. As
time passes, each sister has to confront her greatest challenge.

Subject Interest Code: Family Stories
That was Book 903 AU 114959 The Stanford lasses by Glenice
Crossland
BOOK 904
The Sunday girls by Maureen Reynolds
10 Hours and 35 minutes

During the Great Depression, like many others in Dundee, the Neill family are
struggling to make ends meet. Ann would love to stay at school but following
the death of her mother she is forced to become a housemaid to support her
family. Her employer, Mrs Barrie, couldn't be kinder, but the spiteful
housekeeper Miss Hood makes Ann's life a misery. When she meets Maddie,
the daughter of a prosperous Dundee solicitor, the only thing they have in
common is that they were both born on a Sunday, but they become firm
friends, finding fun and laughter in good times and bad.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Great Britain Fiction
That was Book 904 AU 116205 The Sunday girls by Maureen Reynolds

BOOK 905
Velvet dawn by Rowena Summers
7 hours

Andrea Gilmore, young, beautiful and successful is constantly embarrassed
when her brash, earthy father, Josh, becomes a huge football pools winner.
Andrea is convinced that her new stepmother is only after his money; the
situation causes tension between them all. A disaster involving the charter
boat, Velvet Dawn, which is owned by Lewis Sutton the man with whom
Andrea has a whirlwind love affair, is the catalyst that finally shows her where
her true love and destiny lie.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Romance Fiction
That was Book 905 AU 129420 Velvet dawn by Rowena Summers

BOOK 906
Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani
14 hours and 15 minutes

The Angelini Shoe Company, makers of exquisite wedding shoes since 1903,
is one of the last family-owned businesses in Greenwich Village. Now, in the
twenty-first century, the company run so devotedly by Valentine and her
grandmother Teodora faces financial ruin. Juggling a romantic relationship
with dashing chef Roman Falconi, her duty to her family, and a design
competition for a prestigious department store, Valentine accompanies her
grandmother to Italy in the hope of finding inspiration. There, in Tuscany and
on the Isle of Capri, she discovers her artistic voice and much more, turning
her life around in ways she never expected.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Romance Fiction
That was Book 906 AU 126444 Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani

BOOK 907
Voices from the sea by Evelyn Hood
11 hours and 30 minutes

When Eppie Watt's husband is drowned at sea, leaving her penniless with a
young daughter, she takes the post of housekeeper to Alexander, a wealthy
widower. In the same house are Alexander's son and daughter, and his
domineering mother. Alexander sees a way to escape his mother by
proposing to Eppie. She accepts, but finds it causes more problems.

Subject Interest Code: Family Stories
That was Book 907 AU 129366 Voices from the sea by Evelyn Hood

BOOK 908
A way through the mountains by Elizabeth McGregor
9 hours and 50 minutes

Ten years have passed since David Mortimer last saw Anna Russell. Their
love affair ended when she disappeared. Drifting through life ever since,
David has never married and is devoted to scientific work - thinking about the
book he's always meant to write about the botanist, Ernest Wilson, and his
extraordinary exploits in China. But David's isolation is about to change. He
receives news that Anna has been seriously injured in an accident. More
devastating still is the revelation that he has a daughter, Rachel, whom he has
never seen. Both now urgently need his help - and more than one danger is
threatening them.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Romance Fiction
That was Book 908 AU 114654 A way through the mountains by
Elizabeth McGregor

BOOK 909
Wednesday's child by Margaret Thornton
16 hours

As the 1960s draw to a close Rachel Watkins is at her wits' end with Lorna,
her rebellious teenage daughter. When Lorna announces she's pregnant and
planning to marry a farmer, Rachel knows her artistic and city-loving daughter
won't cope with life on the land. Lorna returns to York with her two young
daughters and is swept off her feet by Benedict Frazer, a handsome antiques
dealer who hides a dark secret. It is up to the man who has always loved
Lorna from afar to protect her and show her where true happiness lies.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Romance Fiction
That was Book 909 AU 120758 Wednesday's child by Margaret Thornton

BOOK 910
A woman's place by Leona Blair
16 hours and 1 minutes
The Hurston’s built a cosmetics empire created a fantasy of beauty that gave
them wealth beyond their wildest dreams, born to poverty bred to privilege
they were torn by loyalties and passions they could not hope to contain.
Theirs is a story that spans four turbulent decades, the story of two brothers
one pledged to fight in Israel, the other for an American dynasty, and the four
women who love them.

Subject Interest Codes: Family Stories and Romance Fiction
That was Book 910 AU 126897 A woman's place by Leona Blair

FANTASY

BOOK 911
The dragon reborn by Robert Jordan
27 hours and 24 minutes

The Shadow lies across the Pattern of the Age, and the Dark One has turned
all his power against the prison that binds him. If it fails he will escape and
nothing will stand in the storm that blows then, save the man that was born to
battle the darkness: Rand al' Thor, the Dragon Reborn. But to wage his war
Rand must find Callandor, ancient Sword of the Dragon and the Forsaken will
shatter the world to thwart him.

Subject Interest Code: Fantasy
That was Book 911 AU 129510 The dragon reborn by Robert Jordan

BOOK 912
Earth, air, fire and custard by Tom Holt
19 hours and 45 minutes

Wells seems a respectable establishment, but the company now paying Paul
Carpenter's salary is in fact a deeply sinister organisation with a mighty
peculiar management team. Paul thought he was getting the hang of it
(particularly when he fell head over heels for his strangely alluring colleague,
Sophie), but death is never far away when you work at J. W. Wells. Since he
graduated from office junior to clerk, he has wrestled with goblins, travelled
hundreds of miles in the blink of an eye and spent hours doing dangerous
office admin. But now a fate worse than death and filing awaits. There is
always a bright side. Paul just has to find it.

Subject Interest Codes: Fantasy and Wit and Humour Fiction
That was Book 912 AU 120693 Earth, air, fire and custard by Tom Holt

BOOK 913
The eyes of the dragon by Stephen King
10 hours and 40 minutes

A kingdom is in turmoil as the old king dies and his successor must do battle
for the throne. Pitted against an evil wizard and a would-be rival, Prince Peter
makes a daring escape and rallies the forces of Good to fight for what is
rightfully his.

Subject Interest Code: Fantasy
That was Book 913 AU 129991 The eyes of the dragon by Stephen King

BOOK 914
Reave the just and other tales by Stephen Donaldson
16 hours and 55 minutes

A collection of eight short stories rich with exotic atmosphere, mysticism and
menace. Includes 'The Djinn Who Watches Over the Accursed', an unnerving
fable about a reckless adulterer; 'The Killing Stroke', in which martial-arts
masters fight as champions in a great mind-battle between mages; and
'Penance', a haunting story of a vampire who roams a battlefield, searching
for the dying.

Subject Interest Codes: Fantasy and Short Stories
That was Book 914 AU 126273 Reave the just and other tales by Stephen
Donaldson

BOOK 915
Red seas under red skies by Scott Lynch
21 hours and 44 minutes

Escaping from the attentions of the Bondsmagi Locke Lamora, the estwhile
Thorn of Camorr and Jean Tannen have fled their home city. Taking ship they
arrive in the city state of Tal Varrar where they are soon planning their most
spectacular heist yet; they will take the luxurious gaming house, The Sinspire,
for all of its countless riches. No-one has ever taken even a single coin from
the Sinspire that wasn't won on the tables or in the other games of chance on
offer there. But, as ever, the path of true crime rarely runs smooth and Locke
and Jean soon find themselves co-opted into an attempt to bring the pirate
fleet of the notorious Zamira Drakasha to justice. Fine work for thieves who
don't know one end of galley from another. And all the while the Bondsmagi
are plotting their very necessary revenge against the one man who believes
he has humiliated them and lived; Locke Lamora.

Subject Interest Code: Fantasy
That was Book 915 AU 129913 Red seas under red skies by Scott Lynch

FINANCE AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

BOOK 916
Your kids' money by Anita Bell
8 hours and 10 minutes

Anita purchased her first long-term asset as a 10-year-old using pocket
money earned from her backyard business. By 16, she had bought her first
block of land! This book - developed from extensive feedback from students,
parents and education professionals - shows you how to educate your
children to appreciate the value and uses of money.

Subject Interest Code: Finance and Business Mgt
That was Book 916 AU 118847 Your kids' money by Anita Bell

GARDENING

BOOK 917
Gardens for living by Helen Lochhead
3 hours and 27 minutes

'Gardens for living' presents a series of patterns covering all aspects of the
garden from the front fence, to pools and ornamentation, looking at places to
sit quietly and places to play and to give maximum pleasure to its inhabitants.
The patterns can be applied to any garden, new or established regardless of
size or topography.

Subject Interest Code: Gardening
That was Book 917 AU 127594 Gardens for living by Helen Lochhead

GLAMOUR FICTION

BOOK 918
Angel uncovered by Katie Price
10 Hours and 5 minutes

Angel Summer looks as if she has found her happy ever after. She's married
to the love of her life, sexy footballer Cal, they have a beautiful baby girl and
Angel is Britain's top glamour model. But all is not as it seems and there is
heartache in store. When Cal is transferred to AC Milan, Angel feels isolated
so far away from her family and friends. Surrounded by beautiful people, will
Angel and Cal pull together, or will they turn elsewhere to seek comfort?
Angel's worst nightmares come to life when an old flame of Cal's comes back
on the scene and suddenly Angel is fighting to save her marriage and herself.

Subject Interest Code: Glamour Fiction
That was Book 918 AU 118074 Angel uncovered by Katie Price

BOOK 919
Curtain by Michael Korda
19 hours

He is Robert Vane, the greatest actor of the English theatre. She is Felicia
Lisle, the most glamorous, beautiful and romantic of actresses, his partner on
stage, his lover in life. Together they are the greatest theatre couple of the
age, their romance, on stage and off, captivating the world for nearly twenty
years. Behind the scenes, their lives are full of dangerous secrets and broken
promises.
Subject Interest Codes: Glamour Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 919 AU 129711 Curtain by Michael Korda

BOOK 920
Daddy's girls by Tasmina Perry
19 hours and 10 minutes

The Balcon sisters are London's paparazzi darlings. Serena, the country's
most beautiful actress, glamorous designer Venetia, Camilla the rising political
star and Cate, the feisty magazine editor. When their aristocratic and
tyrannical father Oswald Balcon is found dead, the finger of suspicion points
towards his daughters. Beneath the ritzy facade lies a web of deceit and
betrayal that hides a thirty-year-old secret which threatens to destroy them all.
From the exclusive fashion houses of Milan to the star-studded streets of
Cannes, the Balcon sisters play out their lives in a whirl of glitz and the ultra
chic. But as tragedy and danger stalks every one of them, the scene is set for
a stunning climax.

Subject Interest Code: Glamour Fiction
That was Book 920 AU 118736 Daddy's girls by Tasmina Perry

BOOK 921
The dancing days by Maggie Craig
15 hours and 30 minutes

When Jean Dunlop's love of dance brings her a job in Glasgow's newest
dancing club, it seems all her dreams have come true. But a sinister world
lurks behind the glamour which soon entraps Jean, forcing her to make some
tough choices.

Subject Interest Code: Glamour Fiction
That was Book 921 AU 129306 The dancing days by Maggie Craig

BOOK 922
Dangerous games by Susan Crosland
11 hours and 30 minutes

Georgie Chase is the tough, high-powered editor of America's top news
weekly. Her husband is the nation's number one political columnist. Together,
they're America's most envied couple, rich, glamorous, smart and safe from
the corruption that surrounds them, or so they thought. Until ruthless lobbyist
Jock Liddon and his amoral aide Lisa Tabor draw them into a sinister web of
political intrigue, violence and sexual blackmail.

Subject Interest Code: Glamour Fiction
That was Book 922 AU 130178 Dangerous games by Susan Crosland

BOOK 923
The footballer's wife by Kerry Katona
19 hours and 9 minutes

On the surface of it glamour girl Charly Metcalfe finally has it all. She's
officially a WAGas the British tabloid press calls Wives and Girlfriends of
athleteshaving bagged premiership soccer player Joel Baldy to be her
boyfriend, and she has the lifestyle to go along with the title. She lives in a
million-pound penthouse. She gets invited to the most glamorous parties, and
Joel will buy her anything she wants. But behind closed doors, life as a his
"other half" isn't as perfect as it seems. Joel has a temper and when he and
Charly argue he lets his fists do the talking. Charly knows she should get out
but there's one problem . . . she loves him. In fact she loves him enough to
marry him in spite of their problems, and her own family's objections. But
having married in haste, is Charly going to regret her decision all too quickly?

Subject Interest Code: Glamour Fiction
That was Book 923 AU 129513 The footballer's wife by Kerry Katona

BOOK 924
Glamara by Sara Hylton
21 hours and 35 minutes

Tessa Chalfont is tantalised by memories of a glittering world she's never
known. But her grandfather's legendary bitterness to her and her mother still
bars her from the ancestral home of Glamara. Throughout a cruel childhood,
with a stepfather who hated her, through to her later imprisonment by her
strange employer, Tessa dreams of the one haven that should be hers... Now
she is alone, destitute, and running for her life, and Glamara beckons as it has
never done before. With it comes men's jealousies and loves, poverty and
riches, tragedy and bliss which she knows she must now encounter.

Subject Interest Code: Glamour Fiction
That was Book 924 AU 126611 Glamara by Sara Hylton

BOOK 925
Guilty pleasures by Tasmina Perry
20 hours and 45 minutes

Saul Milford, owner of one of England's most prestigious luxury goods
companies, is dead. Now the race is on to seize a slice of the world's most
glittering multi-billion dollar industry. For years, Saul's niece Cassandra
believed she would inherit everything. But there are others in line for the
ultimate prize: Emma Bailey, Cassandra's cousin, summoned back from
Boston to face her estranged family; Roger, Saul's handsome brother and his
demanding wife; Julia, his art-dealing sister; and Tom, the playboy nephew.
All have their reasons for wanting Milford's and the riches it could bring, but
some play dirtier than others. The world of the seriously wealthy is about to
become a deadly place.

Subject Interest Code: Glamour Fiction
That was Book 925 AU 118061 Guilty pleasures by Tasmina Perry
BOOK 926
The inheritance by Jenny Pitman
10 hours and 30 minutes

As Jan Hardy begins to recover from the wounds of the past, the stage is set
for a fine year, with a wedding on the horizon and the appearance of a
mysterious Cherokee Indian owner, Bobby Montana, on the scene. Things are
looking exciting, until a sudden death throws her world into turmoil.

Subject Interest Codes: Glamour Fiction and Sport and Recreation
Fiction
That was Book 926 AU 128424 The inheritance by Jenny Pitman

BOOK 927
The love makers by Judith Gould
18 hours and 56 minutes

The strong-minded, dominating matriarch of America's most powerful hotel
family is now eighty-eight and still she continues to fight over love, sex, power
and wealth.

Subject Interest Code: Glamour Fiction
That was Book 927 AU 129936 The love makers by Judith Gould

BOOK 928
Mistral's daughter by Judith Krantz
23 hours and 28 minutes

From the '20s Paris of Chanel, Colette, Picasso and Matisse to New York's
sizzling new modelling agencies of the '50s, to the model wars of the '70s, this
book captures the explosive glamour of life at the top of the worlds of art and
high fashion.

Subject Interest Code: Glamour Fiction
That was Book 928 AU 129568 Mistral's daughter by Judith Krantz

BOOK 929
Morning glory by Julia Cleaver Smith
18 hours

This is the hot-blooded saga of three generations of women, Eleanor, Kate
and, especially, Amelia. It's a story as big as the bright sky of Texas.... Raging
with the fury of a woman spurned, Amelia defied destiny. Born into heartbreak
in a Storyville bawdyhouse, she dreamed of a mighty empire in Texas,
money, power, position. Nothing could stop her. Until, finally, she waited to
see if Kate, her granddaughter, would dare destroy the name she'd protected
for so long.

Subject Interest Code: Glamour Fiction
That was Book 929 AU 126951 Morning glory by Julia Cleaver Smith

BOOK 930
Poor little bitch girl by Jackie Collins
11 hours and 54 minutes

Denver Jones is a hotshot twenty-something attorney working in L.A. Carolyn
Henderson is P.A. to a powerful and very married Senator in Washington with
whom she is having an affair. And Annabelle Maestro - daughter of two movie
stars - has carved out a career for herself in New York. Then there is Bobby
Santangelo Stanislopolous, the Kennedyesque son of Lucky Santangelo.
Back in the day he went to high school with Denver, Carolyn and Annabelle.
When Annabelle's mother is found shot to death in her Beverly Hills mansion,
the friends are thrown together, and secrets from the past have a way of
coming back to haunt them.

Subject Interest Code: Glamour Fiction
That was Book 930 AU 129107 Poor little bitch girl by Jackie Collins

BOOK 931
Rich as sin by Patrick Anderson
19 hours and 30 minutes

Jessica and Mickey are identical twin sisters. Orphaned at birth, then bitterly
separated, they go on to lead lives as different as their personalities. Mickey
grows up to become a policewoman; Jessica marries into a vastly rich family.
Yet fulfilment eludes them as they struggle to overcome the tragedy of their
past.

Subject Interest Code: Glamour Fiction
That was Book 931 AU 130052 Rich as sin by Patrick Anderson

BOOK 932
Supermarket supermodel by Jim Cartwright
8 hours and 50 minutes

Sitting among the rows of tills in Safeshop supermarket in the North of
England, the fortunes of a young checkout girl are on the brink of
change...Linda never expected anything else. It's the way life is. The grammar
school girls get careers; the comp girls get two-bit college courses and low
wage jobs. But when model agent Rafe brings his disposable razors to Linda's
till, he recognises the raw talent that could transform both their careers.
Almost overnight Linda becomes Crystalline, a supermodel catapulted on to
the international stage. The bittersweet story of a young checkout girl's rise to
fame.

Subject Interest Codes: Glamour Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 932 AU 118605 Supermarket supermodel by Jim
Cartwright
BOOK 933
The vendetta by Jenny Pitman
13 hours

When Jan Hardy triumphs at Cheltenham races, little does she know that the
year ahead will be the most traumatic and exciting of her life - A.D. O'Hagan
wants Jan to train one of his most promising young horses, Morning Glory.
The only problem is that, however talented it may be, the horse proves
uncontrollable.

Subject Interest Codes: Glamour Fiction and Sport and Recreation
Fiction
That was Book 933 AU 128720 The vendetta by Jenny Pitman

GREAT BRITAIN FICTION
BOOK 934
Beauty by Raphael Selbourne
8 hours and 56 minutes

Beauty - in both name and appearance - is a twenty-year-old Bangladeshi,
back in England having shocked her family by fleeing an abusive arranged
marriage. Now she is forced onto the jobseekers' treadmill. Her fractious
encounters with officialdom, fellow claimants, strangers and passers-by in the
city streets, exacerbated by the restrictions (and comfort) of her language and
culture, place her at the mercy of such unlikely helpers as Mark, a friendly,
dog-owning ex-offender, and Peter, the middle-class underachiever on the
rebound from a bitter relationship.

Subject Interest Codes: Great Britain Fiction and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 934 AU 126119 Beauty by Raphael Selbourne

BOOK 935
Death of an old master : a Lord Francis Powerscourt mystery by David
Dickinson
14 hours

England 1899, and the Salisbury Galleries in London announce the biggest
exhibition of Old Master paintings every seen in Europe. Excitement is
intense, but before the exhibition opens, one of Britain's leading art experts,
Christopher Montague, is found dead in his study. When Lord Francis
Powerscourt is called in to investigate he finds every book, notepad and scrap
of paper has been removed from the scene of the crime. Montague had been
working on something that would have rocked the art world. Did the article
that claimed a number of the 'Old Masters' had been painted recently by a
single hand have anything to do with his death? Powerscourt embarks on an
odyssey through a treacherous world of art dealers and picture restorers in
pursuit of a master forger. He travels to Sicily where the trail grows cold, but,
after the thrills and dangers of that lawless island, it is in a remote corner of
the English countryside where the truth is finally revealed.
Subject Interest Codes: Great Britain Fiction, Historical Fiction and
Detective and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 935 AU 128114 Death of an old master : a Lord Francis
Powerscourt mystery by David Dickinson

BOOK 936
Edward Trencom's nose : a novel of history, dark intrigue and cheese by
Giles Milton
10 hours and 35 minutes

Edward Trencom has bumbled through life, relying on his trusty nose to turn
the family cheese shop into the most celebrated fromagerie in England. But
his world is turned upside down when he stumbles across a crate of family
papers. To his horror, Edward discovers that nine previous generations have
come to sticky ends because of their noses. When he investigates further,
Edward finds himself hunted down by rival forces whose identity and purpose
remain a total mystery. Edward Trencom's nose must make a choice - and for
the last nine generations it has made the catastrophically wrong decision.

Subject Interest Codes: Great Britain Fiction and Wit and Humour
Fiction
That was Book 936 AU 114767 Edward Trencom's nose : a novel of
history, dark intrigue and cheese by Giles Milton

BOOK 937
The foxglove tree by Elizabeth Gill
8 hours

Allan Jamieson is hailed as a hero of the Great War, but inside he is so
affected by his experience that he withdraws from his wife Kaye and their
young son. His best friend Jake, grieving for his beloved wife who died in
childbirth whilst he was away fighting, turns to Lillian, a woman whose
husband was killed in action. Allan resumes his civilian career as a respected
barrister, taking on the defence of a beautiful young woman accused of killing
her war-wounded husband. Alienated from his wife, it is not long before Allan
and Erin have become recklessly involved.

Subject Interest Codes: Great Britain Fiction and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 937 AU 114373 The foxglove tree by Elizabeth Gill

BOOK 938
Grace Hardie by Anne Melville
11 hours and 37 minutes

In the summer of 1898. the Marquess of Ross travels to Oxford seeking
reconciliation with his only granddaughter, Lucy. On meeting her children for
the first and last time, the old man's love goes out to the tiny asthmatic baby
girl. This is Grace Hardie and for her he will build an English palace. Grace
grows up in her fairy tale home filled with sunshine and laughter and is secure
in the love of her family. But even before the horrors of the Great War, two
domestic tragedies on the same day cast Grace into a sea of guilt and grief....

Subject Interest Codes: Great Britain Fiction and Historical Fiction
That was Book 938 AU 129767 Grace Hardie by Anne Melville

BOOK 939
Homeland by Clare Francis
15 hours

It is 1946 and servicemen are returning from the war to a land beset by food
and job shortages. As anti-Polish refugee propaganda reaches its height,
Wladyslaw Malinowski attempts to start a new life on a wetlands farm. When
a death occurs, it seems Wladyslaw will be held responsible.

Subject Interest Codes: Great Britain Fiction and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 939 AU 129263 Homeland by Clare Francis

BOOK 940
The woman on the bus by Pauline McLynn
11 hours and 30 minutes

It was a typical Tuesday evening in Kilbrody. Cathy Long was on her way to
collect her drunken father from the pub. Ozzy O'Reilly was in the graveyard
watching the Dublin bus through his binoculars. And Charlie Finn was pulling
pints for stragglers at the bar. That's when the woman from the bus walked
through the door.

Subject Interest Codes: Great Britain Fiction and Wit and Humour
Fiction
That was Book 940 AU 128786 The woman on the bus by Pauline
McLynn

BOOK 941
Hot pies on the tramcar by Sheila Newberry
8 Hours

Florence's hot pies are sold from the aptly named Paradise Pie shop. They
are legendary, not only with the tramcar operator, but also the hard-up and
hungry during the Depression years. Warm-hearted Florence is the mainstay
at home too. In her mainly female household there also lives Manny, a
casualty of the First World War who is now working as Florence's assistant.
Hers is a shoulder to cry on when love affairs fail, but will Florence ever find
the time to consider her own future happiness?

Subject Interest Codes: Great Britain Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 941 AU 116394 Hot pies on the tramcar by Sheila
Newberry

BOOK 942
The hound in the left-hand corner by Giles Waterfield
10 hours and 30 minutes

There is to be a banquet celebrating the opening of the Museum of British
History's exhibition, Elegance. Present will be an overambitious Director, a
vainglorius Chairman and a restored Gainsborough portrait - add backbiting,
sexual innuendo, even romance, and a hound in the left-hand corner.

Subject Interest Codes: Great Britain Fiction and Satire
That was Book 942 AU 128117 The hound in the left-hand corner by
Giles Waterfield

BOOK 943
Like men betrayed by John Mortimer
6 hours and 59 minutes

This novel tells - against a background of London in the 50's and rural
England - of the conflict between solicitor Christopher Kennet and his son Kit.
Crime pervades Kit's life, and sudden death intrudes tragically.

Subject Interest Codes: Great Britain Fiction and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 943 AU 125861 Like men betrayed by John Mortimer

BOOK 944
A lucky break by Lynda Page
14 hours and 35 minutes

Since Connie Monroe started working as a chambermaid at The Connaught
Hotel in Leicester she has dreamed of improving her position. She is
overjoyed when the hotel manager gives her a lucky break and invites her to
help Miss Harbin on the reception desk. Then the inexperienced owner of the
hotel, Miss Griffin, arrives and Connie proves how resourceful she can really
be. For, despite their differing backgrounds, Connie Monroe and Edelina
Griffin have a great deal in common when it comes to ensuring the survival of
their livelihood and someone doesn't want the hotel to succeed.

Subject Interest Code: Great Britain Fiction
That was Book 944 AU 105184 A lucky break by Lynda Page

BOOK 945
Mr Rosenblum's List: or, friendly guidance for the aspiring Englishman
by Natasha Solomons

Jack Rosenblum is five foot three and a half inches of sheer tenacity and he
intends to become a Very English Gentleman. He knows that marmalade
must be bought from Fortnum and Mason, and the highlight of his day is the
BBC weather forecast. Even though the war has been over for eight years his
bid to blend in is fraught with unexpected hurdles. Including his wife. Sadie
finds his obsession baffling, but in an attempt to find a place to call home, she
reluctantly allows him to lead her deep into the English countryside, a land of
woolly-pigs, bluebells and jitterbug cider.

Subject Interest Codes: Great Britain Fiction, Perceptive Fiction,
Country Life Fiction and Wit and Humour Fiction
That was Book 945 AU 128982 Mr Rosenblum's List : or, friendly
guidance for the aspiring Englishman by Natasha Solomons

BOOK 946
The nickum by Doris Davidson
11 Hours

Willie Fowlie's grandmother calls him a "nickum" - a mischievous boy who
often acts instinctively, bearing little consideration for the consequences of his
actions. However, Willie's headmaster recognises his potential and finances
his matriculation at University along with his daughter, Millie. Within weeks of
the outbreak of war, Willie's oldest friend enlists in the army. Implored to sign
up with him, Willie feels duty-bound to his sponsor to finish his degree and
turns him down. Two years later, news arrives announcing that his friend has
been killed in action. Racked with guilt, Willie abandons his education and
volunteers for the Gordon Highlanders. The course of his life is now
completely changed, but can the "nickum" ever atone for the decisions that he
has made?

Subject Interest Codes: Great Britain Fiction and War Fiction
That was Book 946 AU 117714 The nickum by Doris Davidson

BOOK 947
The reckoning by Sharon Kay Penman
33 hours

Llewelyn of Wales married Ellen de Montfort to spite Edward I; but, he found
himself participating in one of the great love stories of the Middle Ages.
Caught up in the power struggles and lives of these highborn are a host of
lesser characters, for the devotion Llewelyn inspired in his followers was
equalled only by the loyalty felt by all who came under the spell of the de
Montfort family. Ranged against them was a worthy opponent, Edward I,
whose power and success inspired its own support.

Subject Interest Codes: Great Britain Fiction and Historical Fiction
That was Book 947 AU 129689 The reckoning by Sharon Kay Penman

BOOK 948
The secret by Elizabeth Gill
6 hours and 35 minutes

1944, London. A young man is killed in an air raid, leaving a wife, two children
and a secret. Ailsa, Margaret and Luke are persuaded by Jaime's brother Cal
to return to the North East, to the town he came from. Despite their grief and
bitterness, they find a new life there: the children make firm friends with
Danny and Shannon Logan, whose father Keir drinks and whose mam,
Jessie, has a secret of her own. Against their families' better judgement, the
young people form a bond which sustains them in hard times, and which will
ultimately prove unbreakable...

Subject Interest Codes: Great Britain Fiction and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 948 AU 116279 The secret by Elizabeth Gill

BOOK 949
A spell of swallows by Sarah Harrison
12 hours and 40 minutes

Vivien Mariner loves her husband and is adored by him in return. So why
does she find herself so strongly drawn to John Ashe, the enigmatic stranger
who appears in Eadenford, as if from nowhere, the summer after the Great
War ends? Helping around the house and garden, he quickly makes himself
indispensable at the vicarage, insinuating himself ever deeper into village life.
As the vicar's wife, Vivien must be above suspicion, but will the dark,
dangerous pull of passion prove too strong to resist?

Subject Interest Codes: Great Britain Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 949 AU 114622 A spell of swallows by Sarah Harrison

BOOK 950
The successors by Stuart Seaton
14 hours and 14 minutes

A car winds its way into the hills behind the Cote d'azur, under searing sun of
a high summer its driver Richard Holdane was once a spitfire pilot, he has
come to quieten the last memories aroused by the war, and to seek the grave
of a man he once knew. It all began with his family at their Devonshire estate
of Rockston Grange, which he inherited with his twin brother and their sister.
Those three young people talented and head strong were determined to
pursue their own passions and careers, they could not realise how the
unimaginable strains of war, death and uncertainty would divide them against
each other and threaten the safety of their jealously preserved inheritance.

Subject Interest Codes: Great Britain Fiction and War Fiction
That was Book 950 AU 129723 The successors by Stuart Seaton

BOOK 951
Tin hats and gas masks by Joan M. Moules
5 Hours and 35 minutes

Johnny Bookman had not wanted to leave the security and familiarity of his
London home when he was evacuated to the country in September 1939. At
first, Winchurch in Somerset seemed like a foreign land to him and he
planned his escape. Anita Evesham, used to living away from her parents,
treated the move as a bit of an adventure. Coming from totally difference
backgrounds, Anita and Johnny are thrown together. Anita, whom Johnny
insists on calling Annie, is drawn to the young boy from the first day. Their
experiences are destined to change both of their lives and the lives of their
families.

Subject Interest Codes: Great Britain Fiction and War Fiction
That was Book 951 AU 116199 Tin hats and gas masks by Joan M.
Moules

BOOK 952
Tom Kipper's schooldays by Peter Sale
5 hours and 35 minutes

Born into a poor, charmingly humorous Irish family in Liverpool, Tom Kipper is
ten years old and full of mischief. A pupil at Saint Joseph's Academy of Hard
Knocks (as the kids call it), he finds time spent at home is more intriguing than
any lesson. Just how does Grandpa help himself to coal from under the
Railways Inspector's beady eye? And is there really a ghost in the house on
Spyglass Hill? It's up to Tom and his best mate to investigate. There are
always adventures to be had, especially when he captures a real-life German
pilot...

Subject Interest Codes: Great Britain Fiction, Perceptive Fiction, War
Fiction and Wit and Humour Fiction
That was Book 952 AU 116341 Tom Kipper's schooldays by Peter Sale

HEALTH CARE

BOOK 953
Don't swallow your gum: and other medical myths debunked by Aaron
Carroll & Rachel Vreeman
5 hours and 20 minutes

Men with big feet have big penises. You should drink at least eight glasses of
water a day. Sugar makes kids hyper. Eating at night makes you fat. Chewing
gum stays in your stomach for seven years. You lose 40% of your body heat
through your head. Every day, you hear or think things about your body and
health that are just not true. This book is for anyone who has wondered about
the truth behind these myths. Funny, wacky and full of fascinating facts, Don't
Swallow Your Gum explains why so many of those weird and worrisome
things we think about our bodies are mistaken.

Subject Interest Codes: Health Care, Men's Health and Women's Health
That was Book 953 AU 125943 Don't swallow your gum : and other
medical myths debunked by Aaron Carroll & Rachel Vreeman

BOOK 954
Dyslexia and other learning difficulties: a parent's guide by Maria
Chivers
4 hours and 18 minutes
The guide takes parents step by step through diagnosis, treatment, education,
and beyond into career options. Up-to-the-minute facts and practical advice
enable them to: pinpoint exactly what is wrong with their child; communicate
with teachers and others in authority; assess their child's rights; choose the
right education from among the options. Many learning difficulties, once
identified, can be overcome. If a child has, or is suspected of having, learning
difficulties, this essential guide provides the facts needed to take action.

Subject Interest Codes: Health Care and Pediatrics and Parenting
That was Book 954 AU 129047 Dyslexia and other learning difficulties : a
parent's guide by Maria Chivers

BOOK 955
Information about MS by MS Australia
5 hours and 53 minutes

A collection of pamphlets, brochures and magazine articles providing
information on diagnosis and treatment of MS, as well as support services
available to people living with MS and their carers. Brochures include:
Managing Pain for People Living with MS, What Everyone Should Know
About MS and MS: The Mystery Disease.

Subject Interest Code: Health Care
That was Book 955 AU 125792 Information about MS by MS Australia

BOOK 956
Overcoming chronic fatigue : self-help guide using cognitive
behavioural techniques by Mary Burgess with Trudie Chalder
7 hours and 25 minutes

Overcoming Chronic Fatigue has been developed as a self-help manual. This
guide will help readers to understand their condition, and, armed with new
knowledge, learn step-by-step how to break free from the vicious cycle of
fatigue. Explains how to improve your sleep patterns; Provides practical
strategies for balancing activity and rest; Helps you deal with blocks to
recovery; Explains how worry and stress can contribute to fatigue and shows
you how to cope; Offers advice on how partners, relatives and friends can
help.

Subject Interest Code: Health Care
That was Book 956 AU 129016 Overcoming chronic fatigue : self-help
guide using cognitive behavioural techniques by Mary Burgess with
Trudie Chalder

BOOK 957
Overcoming pain by Leonard Rose
9 hours

A pain management specialist discusses pain in relation to stress, sleep,
exercise, injury and cancer. He outlines present treatments including
medication, physiotherapy, biofeedback, "Tens", acupuncture and
hypnotherapy.

Subject Interest Code: Health Care
That was Book 957 AU 129443 Overcoming pain by Leonard Rose

BOOK 958
The silent path - an introduction to meditation by Michal J. Eastcott
5 hours and 42 minutes

An introduction to meditation, what it is and how it can be achieved.

Subject Interest Codes: Health Care and Sport and Rec Activities
That was Book 958 AU 126276 The silent path - an introduction to
meditation by Michal J. Eastcott

BOOK 959
There is hope : for those who are ill and those who care for them by
Robert J. Hillman
2 hours and 30 minutes

A guide to dealing with illness based on Hillman's spiritual and physical
struggle with a cancer diagnosed as non-curable. Looks at emotional health,
diet and therapeutic techniques in the context of Christian spirituality.

Subject Interest Codes: Health Care and Religious Literature
That was Book 959 AU 127486 There is hope : for those who are ill and
those who care for them by Robert J. Hillman

BOOK 960
Tired but wired : how to overcome sleep problems : the essential toolkit
by Nerina Ramlakhan
6 hours and 51 minutes

Overturning the myth that you need 8 hours of sleep every night, Dr Nerina
Ramlakhan says that you really need fewer hours of quality restorative sleep
and she leads the reader, through practical and accessible steps, towards
changing their lifestyle to find better quality sleep, more vitality and an inner
equilibrium that is physically and emotionally revitalising.

Subject Interest Code: Health Care
That was Book 960 AU 129827 Tired but wired : how to overcome sleep
problems : the essential toolkit by Nerina Ramlakha

HISTORY

BOOK 961
Gold! the fever that forever changed Australia by David Hill
13 hours and 53 minutes
Australia's incredible gold rushes of the mid- to late-1800s produced
tremendous wealth and ensured the financial survival of the struggling
Australian colonies. Not only that, but they also tripled the country's small
population, were the last nail in the coffin for convict transportation, subverted
the hierarchical British class system, laid the foundations of the Australian
egalitarian ethos and stimulated the democratic ideas that led to the
establishment of the nation of Australia. David Hill recreates this monumental
turning point in Australia's history using the diaries, journals, books, letters,
official reports, Parliamentary enquiries and newspaper reports of the time,
along with his own master storyteller's skill of bringing the past to life. From
New South Wales and Victoria, up to Queensland and the Northern Territory,
then down to Tasmania and across the great deserts of Western Australia,
David Hill tracks the people and the huge gold discoveries that would forever
change Australia.

Subject Interest Codes: History, Australian History and Australia Non-
Fiction
That was Book 961 AU 126294 Gold! the fever that forever changed
Australia by David Hill

BOOK 962
The Governor's lady : Mrs. Philip Gidley King : an Australian historical
narrative by Marnie Bassett
4 hours

While her husband governed a colony in its infancy, Mrs King recorded her
observations of their extraordinary life in a chatty journal. Her unique record is
full of dry wit and clever perceptions, and Marnie Bassett uses it to great
effect.

Subject Interest Codes: History, Australian History, Biography and
Biography - Politicians and Statesmen
That was Book 962 AU 126677 The Governor's lady : Mrs. Philip Gidley
King : an Australian historical narrative by Marnie Bassett

BOOK 963
Hell's foundations : a town, its myths and Gallipoli by Geoffrey
Moorhouse
15 hours

This original and haunting book concentrates on the effect Gallipoli has had
for three-quarters of a century on the small mill town of Bury in Lancashire.
Geoffrey Moorhouse shows how the memory of Gallipoli has been revered
and glorified in the town. Yet, deep in the local psyche, the scars refused to
heal. He answers some questions that may and should be asked everywhere
of any war. How do we use our legends of military heroism in the years
following courageous acts? What are our purposes in keeping them alive?

Subject Interest Codes: History, European History and War Non-Fiction
That was Book 963 AU 130302 Hell's foundations : a town, its myths and
Gallipoli by Geoffrey Moorhous

BOOK 964
The invention of the Jewish people by Shlomo Sand
25 hours and 34 minutes

Was there really a forced exile in the first century, at the hands of the
Romans? Should we regard the Jewish people, throughout two millennia, as
both a distinct ethnic group and putative nation - returned at last to its biblical
homeland. Sholmo Sand argues that most Jews actually descend from
converts, whose native lands were scattered far across the Middle East and
Eastern Europe. This book uncovers a new narrative of Israel's formation, and
proposes a bold analysis of nationalism that accounts for the old myths.

Subject Interest Codes: History and European History
That was Book 964 AU 130014 The invention of the Jewish people by
Shlomo Sand

BOOK 965
Island of the lost: a harrowing true story of shipwreck, death and
survival on a godforsaken island at the edge of the world by Joan Druett
8 hours and 33 minutes

In January of 1864, five sailors from a wrecked schooner are stranded on
Auckland Island, three hundred miles south of New Zealand. An isolated
speck, it is a godforsaken place, with icy rains, howling winds and an almost
impenetrable coastal forest. In May another ship wrecks nineteen men on the
opposite end of the island. Using survivors' journals the author tells a gripping
cautionary tale about leadership, endurance and the fine line between order
and chaos.

Subject Interest Codes: History, Adventure Non-Fiction and Maritime
Non-Fiction
That was Book 965 AU 129910 Island of the lost : a harrowing true story
of shipwreck, death and survival on a godforsaken island at the edge of
the world by Joan Druett

BOOK 966
Pirates of Barbary : corsairs, conquests and captivity in the
seventeenth-century Mediterranean by Adrian Tinniswood
12 hours and 43 minutes

This is an extraordinary record of the European renegades and Islamic sea-
rovers who terrorised the Mediterranean and beyond throughout the
seventeenth century. Studying the origins of these men, their culture and
practices - from pirate etiquette to intimidation tactics - the author recreates
the twilight world of the corsairs in details, and uncovers a remarkable clash of
civilisations.
Subject Interest Codes: History and Maritime Non-Fiction
That was Book 966 AU 130179 Pirates of Barbary : corsairs, conquests
and captivity in the seventeenth-century Mediterranean by Adrian
Tinniswood

BOOK 967
Sandakan : a conspiracy of silence by Lynette Ramsey Silver
20 hours and 40 minutes

This is the horrific story of the Sandakan Prisoner of War Camp during the
closing years of World War II, which only six Australians survived. In late 1944
the Allies, aware that POWs were being 'eliminated', had evolved a plan for
their rescue -- a rescue which, after months of bungling, was finally cancelled
in April 1945 , in the erroneous belief that the camp has been evacuated.

Subject Interest Codes: History, Australian History and War Non-Fiction
That was Book 967 AU 125529 Sandakan : a conspiracy of silence by
Lynette Ramsey Silver

HISTORICAL FICTION
BOOK 968
The book of secrets by Fiona Kidman
12 hours 42 minutes

In 1854, a group of settlers established a community at Waipu in the
Northern part of New Zealand. They were led there by a stern preacher,
Norman McLeod. The community had followed him from Scotland in
1817 to found a settlement in Nova Scotia, then subsequently to New
Zealand via Australia.

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Fiction and Religious Literature
That was Book 968 AU 129685 The book of secrets by Fiona Kidman

BOOK 969
The boy's tale by Margaret Frazer
8 hours

Who would ever want to harm two young boys aged five and six? When the
boys are half brothers to Henry VI, King of England, the list is long and
distinguished. A lady in their mother's household flees with the boys to St
Frideswide's and asks Dame Frevisse to offer them a haven. Unable to refuse
children, she takes them in and conceals them. But as attempts are made on
the boys' lives inside St Frideswide's walls, Dame Frevisse realizes that from
the ambitious and the wicked there is no sanctuary.

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Fiction and Detective and Mystery
Fiction
That was Book 969 AU 116696 The boy's tale by Margaret Frazer
BOOK 970
Chinese Alice by Pat Barr
16 hours and 21 minutes

The strange life of Alice, daughter of an English missionary in China, captured
by rioters in 1870 and forced to lead the life of a concubine and skivvy. Many
strange experiences were to follow.

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Fiction and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 970 AU 128944 Chinese Alice by Pat Barr

BOOK 971
Dawn's early light by Elswyth Thane
13 hours and 33 minutes

The story of the inhabitants of colonial Williamsburg just before the outbreak
of the American War of Independence and of men and women loving and
laughing through war to the dawn of a better world.

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Fiction and War Fiction
That was Book 971 AU 126437 Dawn's early light by Elswyth Thane

BOOK 972
English passengers by Matthew Kneale
21 hours and 14 minutes

It is 1857 and the Reverend Geoffrey Wilson has set out for Tasmania, hoping
to find the true site of the Garden of Eden. But the aboriginal people have
been fighting a desperate battle against British invaders, and, as the
passengers will discover, the island is now far from being an earthly paradise.

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Fiction and Twenty-First Century
Literature
That was Book 972 AU 129563 English passengers by Matthew Kneale

BOOK 973
Full dark house by Christopher Fowler
13 hours and 30 minutes

When a bomb devastates the office of London's most unusual police unit and
claims the life of Arthur Bryant, his partner John May searches for clues to the
bomber's identity. Before long he is on the trail through Blitz-ravaged London
and the gothic world of the theatre.

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Fiction, Suspense Fiction, Twenty-
First Century Literature and War Fiction
That was Book 973 AU 128145 Full dark house by Christopher Fowler

BOOK 974
Gates of paradise by Beryl Kingston
12 hours

"My dearest Annie, I do believe I've stumbled upon a mystery concerning our
William Blake .." So begins Beryl Kingston's illuminating novel about the life of
William Blake, the famous poet, engraver and illustrator. A powerful novel set
amid the tranquil beauty of the south coast of England and peopled with a
cast of colourful characters.

Subject Interest Code: Historical Fiction
That was Book 974 AU 128421 Gates of paradise by Beryl Kingston

BOOK 975
The Governor's ladies by Deryn Lake
15 hours

The year is 1775 and the town of Boston is on the brink between war and
peace. With loyalties and love stretched to their limits, the lives of Thomas
Gage, his wife Margaret, and his exotic young slave, Sara, become inexorably
intertwined. But with conflict, heartbreak and death close at hand, can true
love and happiness ever prevail?

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Fiction and War Fiction
That was Book 975 AU 128653 The Governor's ladies by Deryn Lake

BOOK 976
Having the decorators in by Reay Tannahill
9 hours and 5 minutes

An amusing tale about the formidable Dame Constance in Medieval England
Finally, the builders have left the castle and Dame Constance has the peace
and quiet she needs to begin decorating her lovely new extension...or so she
thinks. Unfortunately it's not just her Italian decorator's choice of colours that
is revolting - apparently the townsfolk are at it too. Outraged by the Poll Tax,
murderous rebels are rumoured to be on the rampage. But whilst Dame
Constance takes the news in her stride, her neighbours are taking it very
seriously and running for cover to Vine Regis! As meddlesome merchants,
pesky pilgrims and rowdy relatives descend upon the castle, Constance's
dreams of interior design look like disappearing out of the window...

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Fiction and Wit and Humour Fiction
That was Book 976 AU 116149 Having the decorators in by Reay
Tannahill

BOOK 977
In still and stormy waters by Reay Tannahill
23 hours

Rachel is born illegitimate in the back streets of Soho, but unexpectedly
inherits the lovely, lonely Highland estate of Juran that is to become her
lifetime's obsession. Sophie grows up half a world away, daughter of the
exiled black sheep of the family. For her, Juran is an unattainable dream of
the future. As the passionate years go by the only apparent link between the
girls is, mysterious and manipulative, Rainer Blake. It begins to seem that
there are other, invisible ties between them, ties that tighten until at last their
lives and destinies forcibly converge.

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Fiction and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 977 AU 129922 In still and stormy waters by Reay
Tannahill

BOOK 978
A lady of the line by Philip McCutchan
8 Hours

It is 1779, Spain has declared war on Britain and Gibraltar is under siege.
Beautiful 19-year-old Bella is stationed on the Rock with her husband, Lord
Kilkieran, who commands an infantry battalion. But when Kilkieran is killed in
action against the Spanish, Bella is determined to remain in Gibraltar. Though
she becomes a great favourite of the Governor, Bella is at a grave
disadvantage without a husband. She is the victim of a horrific rape, from
which she is rescued by a young soldier, Roger Carter. The two of them
embark on a tender and moving love affair. But everything hangs in the
balance when Bella is captured at sea by the Spanish...

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Fiction and Historical Romance
Fiction
That was Book 978 AU 116496 A lady of the line by Philip McCutchan
BOOK 979
Blood on the strand by Susanna Gregory
14 Hours and 30 minutes

Spring, 1663: public London is executing plans to mark the third anniversary
of the Restoration. Private London - murky, dangerous and seething with
intrigue - is entertaining other plans. And other executions - such as the death
of wealthy merchant Matthew Webb and the killing of an apparent vagrant
during a royal procession. Thomas Chaloner, spy for the King's intelligence
service, soon realises that both murders point in one direction: upwards,
towards the great and supposedly good. Embroiled in the investigations,
Chaloner soon suspects that the deaths have links with the powerful,
secretive Company of Barber-Surgeons and their Anatomical Theatre.

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Fiction and Detective and Mystery
Fiction
That was Book 979 AU 114376 Blood on the strand by Susanna Gregory

BOOK 980
Centurion by Simon Scarrow
14 hours
In between the two great powers of Rome and Parthia lies Palmyra, a small
desert kingdom. Parthia, Rome's enemy, longs to gain control of Palmyra to
strengthen its base and launch an invasion of the Roman provinces. To
protect the Empire, Prefect Macro, Centurion Cato and the Second Illyrian
cohort prepare for a campaign. But as they seek to guard Palmyra's borders,
Parthia starts amassing its armies for war. And once the Parthians attack
some of the Roman outposts, Macro's cohort has no choice but to pursue the
enemy into distant and treacherous territory.

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Fiction and War Fiction
That was Book 980 AU 117353 Centurion by Simon Scarrow

BOOK 981
Country life by Charlotte Bingham
8 hours and 41 minutes

A social satire featuring the girls first met in "Belgravia" - dreary little Jennifer,
the permanently pregnant marchioness; beautiful Georgiana, who pretends to
her working-class lover that she has a husband; and pretty Patti, the ex-
Bluebell girl who swathes her husband's house in orange satin.

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Fiction and Satire
That was Book 981 AU 129641 Country life by Charlotte Bingham
BOOK 982
Cover the mirrors by Faye L. Booth
9 Hours and 15 minutes

It is 1856 and Spiritualism is at the height of its popularity. Molly Pinner has
inherited her late aunt Florrie's mantle as Preston's most successful medium,
but it soon becomes clear that Florrie was something far more cunning than a
magnet for the spirits of the dead. When Molly finds herself married to a man
she cannot love and pregnant with a child she does not want, she finds out
that Aunt Florrie lied about more than just her ability to commune with the
dead: a truth hidden for years is about to emerge and it will threaten not only
Molly's livelihood, but her very life.

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Fiction and Supernatural Fiction
That was Book 982 AU 116731 Cover the mirrors by Faye L. Booth

BOOK 983
The fire fighter by Francis Cottam
9 Hours and 35 minutes

Set in WWII London, in the last months of 1940 when the Blitz and destruction
and firebombing were at their worst and morale was at its lowest. A young
man, Jack Finlay, is called back from the African front to mastermind the
firefighting in a small but crucial area of the City of London, looking after 5
rather mysterious buildings in particular.
Subject Interest Codes: Historical Fiction and War Fiction
That was Book 983 AU 126216 The fire fighter by Francis Cottam

BOOK 984
A kind of paradise by Helen Cannam
22 hours and 11 minutes

No summary available.

Subject Interest Code: Historical Fiction
That was Book 984 AU 127550 A kind of paradise by Helen Cannam

BOOK 985
Kiwi wars by Garry Kilworth
9 Hours and 30 minutes

A new adventure for Captain Jack Crossman Captain "Fancy Jack" Crossman
has been sent to New Zealand, where the Maori Wars are in progress. His
remit is to map the country and set up a network of spies. In conflict, he finds
that the Maori are an honourable and formidable enemy. However, nefarious
Europeans are at work, enriching themselves as land agents. Jack becomes
entangled with one of these agents, the devious brother of his lifetime burden,
Private Harry Wynter, and is in danger of being sucked down into a morass of
wicked affairs. When the final revelation comes, Jack realises just how
heinous these crimes are. He knows that he must hunt down and destroy
such monstrous evils, despite the risk of death.

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Fiction and War Fiction
That was Book 985 AU 117976 Kiwi wars by Garry Kilworth

BOOK 986
The last ballad by Helen Cannam
15 hours

It is nineteenth-century England and for Jenny Emerson, growing up in an
impoverished lead-mining community, the short, hard life of her forebears
appears to be her destiny. Then Edward Selby offers marriage, his love for
her is genuine and his family wealth offers her advantages she never
dreamed of. As Jenny struggles to make a new life for herself without
abandoning the old, the conflict between workers and oppressive mine
owners moves closer and closer toward violent confrontation. Ultimately
Jenny will be forced to choose once and for all between her loving husband
and her loyalty to her own people.

Subject Interest Code: Historical Fiction
That was Book 986 AU 130013 The last ballad by Helen Cannam

BOOK 987
Neither angels nor demons by Pamela Pope
21 hours and 30 minutes
Subject Interest Codes: It is 1869 and when Hannah Jerram plays a trick on
her brother she little anticipates the catastrophic results. The injury she
causes drives him to crime and Ben, their adopted brother whom she has
always loved, is implicated. With her family rent asunder Hannah is compelled
to join Mother Girling, the fanatical leader of a religious sect. Locked in a
loveless marriage, Hannah is forced to witness the long-term repercussions of
her childhood prank.

Subject Interest Code: Historical Fiction
That was Book 987 AU 29690 Neither angels nor demons by Pamela Pop

BOOK 988
One thousand white women by Jim Fergus
14 Hours and 35 minutes

In 1875 May Dodd journeys west into the unknown, under the 'Brides for
Indians' scheme, a secret government plan to pacify the Cheyenne nation by
supplying a thousand willing women from the 'civilized' world to become the
wives of their warriors. May's adventures begin with a brief, passionate
romance with a gallant young army captain, before her marriage to a great
Cheyenne chief, Little Wolf, and her life among the savages. Based on an
actual historical event, this is the story of a remarkable woman caught
between two worlds, loving two men and living two lives.

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Fiction, Historical Romance Fiction
and Biographical Fiction
That was Book 988 AU 116128 One thousand white women by Jim
Fergus

BOOK 989
Pryde and the infernal device by Malcolm Archibald
10 Hours

It is 1805, and England is in the midst of her war with France under Napoleon.
Matthew Pryde, employed as engineer at a coal mine in Kent, is regarded as
the perfect "spy" to send across the English Channel to investigate rumours
that the French are digging a tunnel underneath the Channel. Matthew travels
to France, accompanied by the mysterious Mr Black - and the rather
unexpected addition of the unconventional Kate Denton - to try to find the
existence of a tunnel on the French side. What then follows is a treacherous
journey across Republican France, and a close encounter with the
Revolution's most effective form of punishment, the guillotine...

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 989 AU 118436 Pryde and the infernal device by Malcolm
Archibald

BOOK 990
Rifling paradise by Jem Poster
10 hours and 30 minutes

When past indiscretions catch up with Charles Redbourne, a minor English
landowner, he is propelled from England to Australia, where he plans to make
his mark as a naturalist. There, his life begins to change dramatically, not
least when he meets his host's wayward, artistic daughter.

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Fiction
That was Book 990 AU 128598 Rifling paradise by Jem Poster

BOOK 991
A secret inheritance by Elizabeth Lord
9 hours and 50 minutes

As a young child, living in a small village near Toulouse in the heart of the
French countryside, little Therese Daurignac had grown up listening to her
father's stories of a secret inheritance. Therese had believed in those stories,
even if few others shared her romantic faith in her spendthrift, unreliable
father. Many years later, at his funeral, Therese looks back at her own
struggles to rise above misfortune, and to uncover the truth about her father's
mysterious past, especially the contents of his secret strongbox...

Subject Interest Code: Historical Fiction
That was Book 991 AU 116220 A secret inheritance by Elizabeth Lord

BOOK 992
Secret sins by Jeannie Johnson
10 Hours and 30 minutes

As the Second World War continues to rage, Mary Anne Randall, now
separated from her abusive husband, Henry, is struggling to keep her family
together. Her lover, Michael Maurice, is away fighting, and news is scarce.
When a mysterious man appears, asking questions about Mary Anne and
claiming to have news of an unexpected legacy, Henry pretends he doesn't
know of her whereabouts. But Biddy Young thinks she's doing Mary Anne a
favour by passing on her address. But sinister events begin to occur - a fire, a
stolen child and a theft - and Mary Anne must draw on all her resilience and
determination to survive these disturbing and difficult times.

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Fiction, Great Britain Fiction and
Suspense Fiction
That was Book 992 AU 116217 Secret sins by Jeannie Johnson

BOOK 993
The sun rises by Christopher Nicole
19 hours

It is the year 1860 and Japan is at last being forced out of age-old isolation. A
feudal warrior state of exquisite culture and barbaric savagery, where forces
gather to threaten the Shogun and a new Emperor challenges the samurai.
Captain Ralph Freeman, US officer on the run can find no other refuge but
this alien land. Alison Gray, victim of shipwreck, must endure years of
bondage and sexual humiliation. Both face a fearful struggle for survival as a
proud nation is torn apart by bloody civil war.

Subject Interest Code: Historical Fiction
That was Book 993 AU 129457 The sun rises by Christopher Nicole

BOOK 994
Vainglory by Geraldine McCaughrean
30 hours

Set in fifteenth century France. Victoire de Gloriole, returning from the wars
with England, finds himself rewarded with both a fortune and a wife. But he
has reckoned without the malice of fate and the barbarous envy around him.
He fails to see the enemies who conspire against him, who plot to steal from
him his good name, his fortune and Gloriole.

Subject Interest Code: Historical Fiction
That was Book 994 AU 129453 Vainglory by Geraldine McCaughrean

BOOK 995
Warrior by Donald E. McQuinn
36 hours

For centuries the proud Dog People have roamed with their horses across
grassy plains and fir-clad hills. When their strength is greatest, they turn their
bows on one another. Hunted by vengeful warriors, a handful of refugees flee
across what was once north-west America. But not so far away, a new empire
is being forged, one where the ancient Church is losing its battle with a ruler
whose madness increases daily. Only Gan Moondark, pre-eminent among the
refugees, has the vision and ability to hold the madman in check.

Subject Interest Code: Historical Fiction
That was Book 995 AU 130306 Warrior by Donald E. McQuinn

BOOK 996
The witch's trinity by Erika Mailman
7 hours and 55 minutes

Germany, 1507. In a time when famine is rife and panic spreading, people
resort to desperate measures in order to survive. When a Dominican friar
arrives in the small town of Tierkinddorf, convinced that witchcraft is to blame
for the people's plight, no woman is safe from the pointing finger. Having
witnessed her best friend being burnt at the stake, Gude knows she could be
next. But when the accusation of witchcraft comes from her own daughter-in-
law, who relishes the prospect of having one less mouth to feed, Gude's
strength and faith are tested to their limits.

Subject Interest Code: Historical Fiction
That was Book 996 AU 116101 The witch's trinity by Erika Mailman


HISTORICAL ROMANCE FICTION

BOOK 997
The beloved by Posie Graeme-Evans
21 hours

Brings Posie Graeme-Evans' story of two lovers divided by the throne of
England to its dramatic conclusion, in this climax to the trilogy that began with
"The Innocent" and "The Exiled". Can Anne de Bohun let her love for Edward
threaten everything she has? Or will she need his help to protect her from the
powerful enemy who means to destroy her?

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Romance Fiction
That was Book 997 AU 128759 The beloved by Posie Graeme-Evans

BOOK 998
The captain's daughters by Benita Brown
17 hours

Sisters Josie and Flora Walton couldn't be more different. Flora is the image
of her beautiful mother, who died tragically in childbirth. Sensible Josie
favours her father, in looks as well as temperament. But when Captain Walton
dies, the girls discover the shocking truth about their parentage.

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Romance Fiction and Romance
Fiction
That was Book 998 AU 128638 The captain's daughters by Benita Brown

BOOK 999
Child of the phoenix by Barbara Erskine
41 hours

This is the extraordinary story of Eleyne, a Welsh princess whose mystical
powers and unquenchable spirit inspire passion and conflict in many men;
including a king whose ghost will claim her from beyond the grave. Her life
and loves will tie her to the destinies of the crowns of England, Scotland and
Wales.

Subject Interest Code: Historical Romance Fiction
That was Book 999 AU 130030 Child of the phoenix by Barbara Erskine

BOOK 1000
Cinnamon wharf by Janice Young Brooks
20 hours and 34 minutes

As a child, beautiful, red-haired Mary Beecham was plucked out of poverty
and placed in the lap of Victorian luxury. But her illegitimate birth branded her
as a woman apart--and her brains and spirit made her reject playing a
woman's role in a world of wealth and power run by men.

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Romance Fiction and Romance
Fiction
That was Book 1000 AU 130117 Cinnamon wharf by Janice Young
Brooks

BOOK 1001
Counterfeit lady by Jude Deveraux
13 hours and 9 minutes

Nicole was a passionate French beauty, kidnapped by mistake and swept
across turbulent seas...to be the bride of a stranger. In eighteenth-century
Virginia, the lush lands embraced the rivers that bounded the great
plantations. There Clayton awaited his English lady...but when he showered
his bride with ardent kisses, the woman he found in his arms was Nicole
Courtalain!

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Romance Fiction and Romance
Fiction
That was Book 1001 AU 129786 Counterfeit lady by Jude Deveraux

BOOK 1002
The crimson pagoda by Christopher Nicole
19 hours and 30 minutes

China in 1890. The Forbidden City itself, abode of the Manchu empress; for
Constance Baird, only nineteen and all too innocent, the heady atmosphere
was almost too much. Indulged by the Empress in every luxury, courted by a
Chinese prince of exotic appetites, her very soul was at risk. As was her life,
for around her swirled the dark eddies of intrigue that spawned the Boxer
Rebellion. Only the love of a dashing American naval naval officer could
snatch her from the very jaws of death.

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Romance Fiction and Romance
Fiction
That was Book 1002 AU 129456 The crimson pagoda by Christopher
Nicole

BOOK 1003
Crooked pieces by Sarah Grazebrook
12 hours and 30 minutes

Compared to living with her impoverished family, working as a maid is a huge
improvement for Maggie. Her new life allows her to enter a completely
different world, the world of the suffragettes - women in search of justice,
equality and the right to vote. Then another new face enters her life. Maggie
falls for young Fred Thorpe, but any joy she feels at their relationship is
tempered by the knowledge that he is a police officer. Drawn into an
increasingly militant battle with the authorities and Government, Maggie is
torn between her loyalty to the man she loves and her passionate belief in the
cause for which she is fighting.

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Romance Fiction and Romance
Fiction
That was Book 1003 AU 114883 Crooked pieces by Sarah Grazebrook

BOOK 1004
The devil's bargain by Gail Mallin
9 Hours

Delia knows she must marry well to restore the Vane family fortune now that
Charles II has been restored to his throne. Convinced she has nothing to
offer, she is surprised to attract the honourable attentions of Squire Bolsover -
and astounded to attract the dishonourable attentions of Lord Kit Malory. Kit's
charms are certainly hard to withstand. And then her brother Jamie's gambling
debts put Delia entirely into Kit's power - Kit will excuse the debts if Delia
becomes his mistress! Delia would bargain with the devil himself in order to
save Jamie - but must she ruin her own reputation in the process?

Subject Interest Code: Historical Romance Fiction
That was Book 1004 AU 116221 The devil's bargain by Gail Mallin

BOOK 1005
The duke is trapped by Barbara Cartland
4 hours

If there is one person to whom Lady Marlowe would rather not owe her life, it
is the Duke of Buckington, a man she detests. Yet it is he who rescues her
from drowning and so provokes the storm of gossip which traps them both
into marriage. But the man Lynda marries is very different from his reputation
and when her turn comes to save his life she knows that he is the only man
she can have for a husband.

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Romance Fiction, Light Romance
Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1005 AU 129929 The duke is trapped by Barbara Cartland

BOOK 1006
The exiled by Posie Graeme-Evans
16 hours

Anne de Bohun, a servant girl in the household of a London merchant, has a
remarkable gift for healing. After saving Queen Elisabeth from death during
childbirth, she meets the greatest love of her life, King Edward himself. Anne
is now in exile but her implacable enemy, Edward's wife and queen knows
where she lives. Will Anne and Edward be able to overcome the dark forces
moving against them?
Subject Interest Codes: Historical Romance Fiction and Romance
Fiction
That was Book 1006 AU 128021 The exiled by Posie Graeme-Evans

BOOK 1007
Fortune's daughter by Benita Brown
14 Hours and 35 minutes

Daisy Belle, a talented young singer from the backstreets of Tyneside, has the
potential to go far, and would-be impresario Jack Fidler sees her promise.
There's only one thing holding her back - her two-year-old daughter Rose.
Jack arranges for the child to be stolen by his sister Maud. Years later,
renamed Rosina, she runs away and is taken in by a theatrical troupe, where
her natural talent for singing propels her into the limelight. As her fame grows
she is brought into competition with an established star - Daisy Belle - and
back into the path of Jack Fidler, who is determined to destroy her...

Subject Interest Code: Historical Romance Fiction
That was Book 1007 AU 114958 Fortune's daughter by Benita Brown

BOOK 1008
Hallmark by Elizabeth Walker
27 hours

Matty Winterton is all but penniless; her brother is only ten and there is
nothing for it but to abandon her girlhood, leave school and go to work. Only
her school friends stand by her, Lorne, Henrietta and Griselda. Often
separated, the girls still depend on each other. Matty is tired of poverty and
hard work. Is it any wonder that she falls in love with Sholto Feversham
whose charm and wit disguise the fact that he is totally unreliable. It seems
that if Matty is to reach safe harbour then she and Sholto must part.

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Romance Fiction and Romance
Fiction
That was Book 1008 AU 30049 Hallmark by Elizabeth Walker


BOOK 1009
The kitchen maid by Valerie Wood
15 hours

Determined to make her own way in the world, Jenny secures a job as the
kitchen maid in a grand house in Beverley. She gradually gains the attention
of Christy, the young master of the house, and they fall in love. But their
hopes and dreams turn to nightmares, culminating in a scandal that forces
Jenny to leave Beverley...Cast aside by her family, and all alone in the world,
Jenny has to rely on her Aunt Agnes and her husband Stephen St John
Laslett. Times are hard and as Agnes grows weak with illness, she asks
Stephen to make her an unusual promise...When Jenny becomes the
mistress of Laslett Hall, she tries to fit in with the world that she now inhabits
but she never forgets the words that the gypsy told her: that one day she will
return to where she was happy - and there she will find her true love.

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Romance Fiction and Romance
Fiction
That was Book 1009 AU 116591 The kitchen maid by Valerie Wood

BOOK 1010
Lady Anne's deception by Marion Chesney
5 hours and 15 minutes

When Lady Anne Sinclair vowed to marry "anyone who will have me", she
had no idea the "anyone" would be the Marquess of Torrance. He succumbed
to her charms and made her his wife. In a tipsy reverie on her wedding night
she blurted out her real reason for marrying him and her husband's formidable
pride shut the door on any further communication. Only a crisis of major
proportions could bring the headstrong newlyweds together. No less than the
Chancellor of the Exchequer, with sinister political ambitions known only to
himself, embroiled Anne in a dangerous plot that taught her the truth about
her wifely sentiments.

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Romance Fiction and Romance
Fiction
That was Book 1010 AU 130116 Lady Anne's deception by Marion
Chesney

BOOK 1011
The lady in waiting by Deborah Fowler
15 hours

In this powerful drama the 18th century story of Elizabeth, mired in self-
destruction, alternates with that of Pru, as she finds herself forced to choose
between Jonathan and her growing love for Charles and begins to wonder if
she too is destined to follow the same downward spiral of 'The Lady in
Waiting'.

Subject Interest Code: Historical Romance Fiction
That was Book 1011 AU 129813 The lady in waiting by Deborah Fowler

BOOK 1012
Lady of Lincoln by Ann Barker
8 hours

The closest thing to romance in Emily Whittaker's life is her lukewarm
relationship with Dr Boyle. But her new friendship with Nathalie Fanshawe
brings about a welcome visit to the seaside. On her return to Lincoln, she
finds that Canon Trimmer and his family have moved into the area, and Mrs
Trimmer's brother, Sir Gareth Blades, is visiting them. The baronet seems to
be a figure of romance and, to Emily's amazement, he appears to be attracted
to her. But the arrival of Annis Hughes convinces Emily that there is a
mysterious side to Sir Gareth, and the discovery of a connection between the
baronet and Mrs Fanshawe leads Emily to think the very worst.

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Romance Fiction and Romance
Fiction
That was Book 1012 AU 114796 Lady of Lincoln by Ann Barker

BOOK 1013
Love at the helm by Barbara Cartland
4 hours and 9 minutes

In 1815, Captain Conrad Horn is happy to learn that he's getting command of
the Invincible - a big new ship being sent to protect West Indies trade routes
from US privateers. He's unhappy to learn, however, that on board will be the
fiancee of old Lord Grammell, governor of Antigua - Lady Delora Horn, the
captain's second cousin; he's never met her, but he hates her loathsome
brother.

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Romance Fiction, Romance Fiction
and Light Romance Fiction
That was Book 1013 AU 129019 Love at the helm by Barbara Cartland ;
inspired and helped

BOOK 1014
The love match by Marion Chesney
7 hours

No young lady was more devoted to the teachings of that infamous
bluestocking Mrs. Waverley than her adopted daughter Felicity. In fact she
was the secret author of a scandalous new novel. Unfortunately, there was
one gentleman who learned her identity and grew intrigued with the
headstrong young lady who was taking the ton by storm. With the handsome
marquess spurring her on, Felicity would soon learn that real life could be
infinitely more interesting than mere fiction.

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Romance Fiction and Romance
Fiction
That was Book 1014 AU 129973 The love match by Marion Chesney

BOOK 1015
My dearest friend by Nancy Thayer
14 hours and 8 minuets

Despite opening with a flashback of the unfolding of a deep friendship
between confused young bride, Daphne, and a warm, nurturing, home-loving
German woman, it becomes apparent that Daphne's "dearest friend" is
actually hard at work stealing her husband.

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1015 AU 129670 My dearest friend by Nancy Thayer
BOOK 1016
Oh, happy day! by Nicola Thorne
8 hours and 30 minutes

It is the summer of 1932 and Ed Hallam and Maisie celebrate their marriage in
style at Ryland Castle. Maisie, formerly a nightclub dancer seems to have
achieved respectability. But has she? Or will her former life send shockwaves
through the family?

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1016 AU 129303 Oh, happy day! by Nicola Thorne

BOOK 1017
The other woman by Iris Gower
9 hours and 30 minutes

Gwenllyn Lions has married Harry Rees, but only to give her unborn child a
name. Caradoc Jones remains the love of her life. Although reunited with his
wife, Caradoc cannot forget the beautiful woman he has left behind. Then he
discovers that she has borne his son.

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Romance Fiction
That was Book 1017 AU 129333 The other woman by Iris Gowe

BOOK 1018
The painted lady by Edward Marston
9 hours

Araminta Jewell is a beauty and even her marriage to the ugly Sir Martin
Culthorpe has not discouraged the rakes. During a sitting for a portrait by the
fashionable French artist Jean-Paul Villemont, she meets architect
Christopher Redmayne. Before the portrait can be finished Araminta's
husband is murdered and Christopher sets out to discover the killer's identity.
Could it be that Martin was killed for the prize of his wife?

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Romance Fiction and Romance
Fiction
That was Book 1018 AU 128355 The painted lady by Edward Marston

BOOK 1019
The passionate princess by Barbara Cartland
5 hours and 30 minutes

Thea never thought that her flight from the Royal Palace would end like this; a
prisoner of the very men who spread terror throughout the Balkans, and
saved from shame and humiliation by the courage of Nikos, the tall, broad-
shouldered artist. She sheltered in his little house on the mountain-side and
the magic of the gypsy violins echoed what was in their hearts. Nikos
proposed marriage. Could Thea renounce her birthright? Was she to be
denied the love she craved because she was a Royal Princess?

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Romance Fiction and Romance
Fiction
That was Book 1019 AU 130122 The passionate princess by Barbara
Cartland

BOOK 1020
The quicksilver pool by Phyllis A. Whitney
14 hours

Lora had looked forward to leaving her home in the ruined South and being
married to Wade Tyler, the young Union officer she had nursed so tenderly.
She wasn't prepared for the Tyler family, for the huge dusty mansion in New
York, for the jealousies of her husband's tyrannical mother or the fantasies of
his bewildered son. Silence, whispers and hostility seemed to follow her round
the house. Lora was determined to unearth the skeletons in the Tyler family's
past, but her quest turned out to be much more dangerous to herself than she
could possibly have imagined.

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Romance Fiction, Romance Mystery
and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1020 AU 130041 The quicksilver pool by Phyllis A.
Whitney

BOOK 1021
River lady by Jude Deveraux
10 hours and 30 minutes

Handsome plantation owner Wesley Stanford would barely recall the poverty-
stricken young girl named Leah Simmons who adored him from afar years
ago. Now, in an unexpected twist of fate -- a chance encounter on the Virginia
riverfront -- he will become Leah's reluctant husband. Determined to forge a
new life in untamed Kentucky, Wesley discovers that the bride he hopes to
abandon is passionate, proud, and brave -- and may be the woman he cannot
live without.

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Romance Fiction and Romance
Fiction
That was Book 1021 AU 129636 River lady by Jude Deveraux

BOOK 1022
Scarlet lady, white bride by Inga Dunbar
10 hours

What was the secret of the baby found in Candlemaker Row in 1809?
Nineteen years later, Miss Candida Forbes, whose home was in fashionable
Charlotte Square, had seemingly little to do with Mary Paterson, whose haunt
was the Grassmarket, where lurked all that was most evil and despicable. Yet
their paths seemed destined to cross. Ross Alexander Laing, who had come
to Edinburgh, somehow held a key to the mystery. Candida was drawn to him
but could she really trust him with her terrible secret?

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Romance Fiction and Romance
Fiction
That was Book 1022 AU 130180 Scarlet lady, white bride by Inga Dunbar

BOOK 1023
Shadows of the past by Janet Tanner
12 hours

In 1861 Cerys and Will Paige purchased their own land in New South Wales
only for Will to be robbed and murdered. Cerys determines to battle on alone
for the sake of their children but faces many seemingly insurmountable
problems when it becomes clear her husband was not who she thought he
was.

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Romance Fiction and Romance
Fiction
That was Book 1023 AU 128299 Shadows of the past by Janet Tanner

BOOK 1024
Shanna by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
33 hours

In 1749, to escape an abhorred arranged marriage, heiress Shanna Trehern
marries convict Ruark Beauchamp, only to abandon her bridegroom to set sail
for the Caribbean, with her determined husband in pursuit.

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Romance Fiction and Romance
Fiction
That was Book 1024 AU 129429 Shanna by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

BOOK 1025
The temptress by Jude Deveraux
12 hours and 36 minutes

With the blazing spirit of a true Montgomery, heiress Christian Montgomery
Mathison bravely defies the two men who abduct her. Forced into the primitive
rain forests of the Washington Territory, she is swept into a thrilling adventure.
Amid schemes of greed and intrigue, the bold beauty resists the wooing of
one captor, and uses all her whiles to entice the other, the mysterious
Tynan...a dark, fatally handsome man who desires her...but who must refuse
her love at all costs!

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Romance Fiction and Romance
Fiction
That was Book 1025 AU 129930 The temptress by Jude Deveraux
BOOK 1026
Through a glass darkly by Karleen Koen
34 hours and 21 minutes

Set in the upper-class families of 18th century England and France, 'Through
a glass darkly' tells the story of Barbara Alderley, a beautiful and passionate
heroine; the grandmother she adores; the mother she despises...and the man
she loves.

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Romance Fiction and Romance
Fiction
That was Book 1026 AU 129617 Through a glass darkly by Karleen Koen

BOOK 1027
Yesterday's dreams by Jessica Blair
16 hours

Colette Shipley has become fascinated by the new art of photography and
begins to create a record of her scenic home town of Whitby, with its tall ships
and twin lighthouses. One day she encounters Arthur Newton, who shares her
passion for the town's unique atmosphere. Their friendship develops but,
unbeknown to Colette, Arthur is married with a young child. He has to make a
difficult decision: to remain in his secure railway job, or risk the security of his
family by becoming a full-time artist. A decision not made any easier by his
growing attraction to Colette.

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Romance Fiction and Romance
Fiction
That was Book 1027 AU 104191 Yesterday's dreams by Jessica Blair

BOOK 1028
The wanton redhead by Meg Hutchinson
10 hours and 30 minutes

When her selfish, flighty sister leaves home following a false promise of
marriage to a wealthy sugar plantation owner, Alyssa becomes solely
responsible for her poor, deranged mother and for Thea's bastard son.
Viciously raped, then thrown out of the family home, she goes on the run,
fleeing her cruel rapist. Alyssa's journey is a perilous one. It will take her far
from the Black Country to the wild shores of the Caribbean and put her in the
path of evil men determined to despoil the young girl. For the palm-fringed
island of Jamaica is home to a pernicious trade: white slavery...

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Romance Fiction and Romance
Fiction
That was Book 1028 AU 104469 The wanton redhead by Meg Hutchinson

BOOK 1029
The water horse by Julia Gregson
16 hours
Catherine Carreg runs away from her Welsh village to London and secures a
position as a maid in Miss Nightingale's home for sick governesses. The
nation is gripped by reports of the Crimean war and an appeal is launched for
nurses. Catherine volunteers and, arriving in Scutari, finds herself pitched into
a living nightmare.

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Romance Fiction, Romance Fiction
and War Fiction
That was Book 1029 AU 129345 The water horse by Julia Gregson

BOOK 1030
Where seagulls soar by Janet Woods
11 hours and 30 minutes

Following a romantic shipboard marriage, Joanna has everything her heart
could desire - a young dashing new husband and an adorable baby son. But
an unforeseen tragedy leaves Joanna destitute and with no choice but to
return to her childhood home, the Isle of Portland off the Dorset coast, a place
which holds disturbing memories from her troubled past.

Subject Interest Codes: Historical Romance Fiction and Romance
Fiction
That was Book 1030 AU 128662 Where seagulls soar by Janet Woods

HISTORY

BOOK 1031
The ancient Egyptian book of the dead translated by Raymond O.
Faulkner ; edited by Carol Andrews

The "Book of the Dead" is the name given to a collection of religious and
magical texts from Ancient Egypt. Their aim was to secure for the deceased a
satisfactory afterlife, and to give him the power to leave his tomb when
necessary. In this book, the text translated is that found in the papyrus
prepared for the scribe Ani.

Subject Interest Codes: History, Ancient History, European History and
Religious Literature
That was Book 1031 AU 111219 The ancient Egyptian book of the dead
translated by Raymond O. Faulkner ; edited by Carol Andrews

BOOK 1032
Crisis in the Middle East : Israel and the Arab States 1945-2007 by
Michael Scott-Baumann
7 hours and 49 minutes

This book is explores and analyses the history of conflict in the Middle East
from British rule in the early twentieth century to the Iraq war in the twenty-first
century. The Arab-Israeli conflict is the main focus of this book but it also
examines: Arab nationalism, especially in Egypt and Syria, the Islamic
revolution in Iran in 1979, the causes and consequences of three wars
involving Iraq, the growth of political Islam and Islamic fundamentalism in the
Middle East. Throughout the book, key dates, terms and issues are
highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined.

Subject Interest Codes: History and Politics
That was Book 1032 AU 126116 Crisis in the Middle East : Israel and the
Arab States 1945-2007 by Michael Scott-Baumann

BOOK 1033
Destroyer battles : epics of naval close combat by Robert C Stern
9 hours and 37 minutes

This book recounts some of the most significant, spectacular or unusual
actions in the history of destroyer warfare, from the first employment of
torpedo craft during the Russo-Japanese War to the recent terrorist attack on
USS Cole. With individual chapters devoted to each incident, each reflects a
development in the tactics or technology, so taken as a whole the book
amounts to an outline history of the destroyer.

Subject Interest Codes: History, Maritime Non-Fiction and War Non-
Fiction
That was Book 1033 AU 126388 Destroyer battles : epics of naval close
combat by Robert C Stern

BOOK 1034
Fire & steam: a new history of the railways in Britain by Christian
Wolmar
14 Hours and 30 minutes

The opening of the pioneering Liverpool & Manchester Railway in 1830
marked the beginning of the railway network's vital role in changing the face of
Britain. Fire & Steam celebrates the vision of the ambitious Victorian pioneers
who developed this revolutionary transport system and the navvies who cut
through the land to enable a country-wide railway to emerge. From the early
days of steam to electrification, via the railways' magnificent contribution in
two world wars, the chequered history of British Rail and the buoyant future of
the train, Fire & Steam examines the importance of the railway and how it
helped to form the Britain of today.

Subject Interest Codes: History and European History
That was Book 1034 AU 116094 Fire & steam: a new history of the
railways in Britain by Christian Wolmar

BOOK 1035
The illustrated guide to tanks of the world by George Forty
14 hours and 55 minutes
"A complete history of tanks and specialist armor, their origins and evolution ;
A22 Churchill's, Shermans, T-34s, PzKpfw V Panthers, Challengers, Walker
Bulldogs, and many more."

Subject Interest Codes: History, Science and Technology and War Non-
Fiction
That was Book 1035 AU 124739 The illustrated guide to tanks of the
world by George Forty

HOME MANAGEMENT AND PET CARE

BOOK 1036
The dog whisperer : the essential guide to understanding and raising a
happy dog by John Richardson
5 hours and 8 minutes

This comprehensive guide to training dogs illustrates the keys to effective
training. By following the three rules of dog training, reward, reinforcement
and reprimand, you can have a well behaved dog in different working
environments. The author also offers advice on choosing the best dog for your
lifestyle and how to cope with behavioural problems.

Subject Interest Codes: Home Mgt and Pet Care
That was Book 1036 AU 129957 The dog whisperer : the essential guide
to understanding and raising a happy dog by John Richardson

BOOK 1037
Keeping our children safe around dogs : guidelines for safe interaction
between children and pet dogs
1 hours and 13 minutes

This brief report offers tips for parents, caregivers and dog owners on very
basic understanding of dog behaviour and provides practical suggestions
about creating a safe and fun relationship between children and dogs.

Subject Interest Codes: Home Mgt and Pet Care
That was Book 1037 AU 129958 Keeping our children safe around dogs :
guidelines for safe interaction between children and pet dogs

HORROR

BOOK 1038
A dark matter by Peter Straub
14 hours and 3 minutes

The charismatic and cunning Spenser Mallon is a campus guru in the 1960s,
attracting the devotion and demanding sexual favours of his young acolytes.
After he invites his most fervent followers to attend a secret ritual in a local
meadow, the only thing that remains is a gruesomely dismembered body-and
the shattered souls of all who were present. Years later, one man attempts to
understand what happened to his wife and to his friends by writing a book
about this horrible night.

Subject Interest Codes: Horror and Supernatural Fiction
That was Book 1038 AU 126389 A dark matter by Peter Straub

BOOK 1039
The devils of D-Day by Graham Masterton
7 hours and 32 minutes

At the bridge of Le Vey in July 1944, thirteen black tanks smashed through
the German lines in an unstoppable all-destroying fury ride. Thirty-five years
later, Dan McCook visited that area of Normandy on an investigation of the
battle site. There he found a rusting tank by the roadside that was perfectly
sealed, upon its turret a protective crucifix. Sceptical, he dared open it,
releasing upon himself and the innocents an unimaginable horror that led
back to that black day in 1944. And re-opened that aged-old physical battle
between the world and Evil Incarnate.

Subject Interest Codes: Horror and Supernatural Fiction
That was Book 1039 AU 129639 The devils of D-Day by Graham
Masterton

BOOK 1040
From a Buick 8 by Stephen King
13 hours and 41 minutes

The state police of Troop D in rural Pennsylvania have kept a secret in Shed
B out back of the barracks ever since 1979, when Troopers Ennis Rafferty
and Curtis Wilcox answered a call from a gas station just down the road and
came back with an abandoned Buick Roadmaster. Curt Wilcox knew old cars,
and he knew immediately that this one was wrong. A few hours later, when
Rafferty vanished, Wilcox and his fellow troopers knew the car was worse
than dangerous.

Subject Interest Codes: Horror, Supernatural Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 1040 AU 129560 From a Buick 8 by Stephen King

BOOK 1041
The haunting of James Hastings by Christopher Ransom
12 hours

James Hastings' wife is dead. Dizzy with grief and guilt, James withdraws into
his sprawling mansion, losing himself in liquor and memories of Stacey. Until
the day two women enter his life. One is Annette, a gorgeous stranger with a
dark past. The other is not a stranger, and her past is all too familiar. First her
voice echoes through the phone lines, and from behind the ballroom doors.
Then her shoes reappear, streaked with mud and grime, as though unearthed
from the grave. Soon Annette begins saying things only Stacey could know,
enveloping James in a spiral of terror and violence that threatens to destroy
his home, his sanity, and his soul. For death is only the beginning of his
nightmare. And the haunting of James Hastings might just be the end of him.

Subject Interest Code: Horror
That was Book 1041 AU 129828 The haunting of James Hastings by
Christopher Ransom

BOOK 1042
Rosemary's baby by Ira Levin
6 hours and 45 minutes

Rosemary Woodhouse and her struggling actor husband Guy move into the
Bramford, an old New York City apartment building with an ominous
reputation and only elderly residents. Despite Rosemary's reservations about
the neighbours - the Castavets - her husband starts spending time with them.
Shortly after Guy lands a plum Broadway role, Rosemary becomes pregnant
and the Castavets start taking a special interest in her welfare, and as the
sickened Rosemary becomes increasingly isolated, she begins to suspect that
the Castavets' circle is not what it seems.

Subject Interest Codes: Horror and Psychological Fiction
That was Book 1042 AU 125808 Rosemary's baby by Ira Levin

BOOK 1043
The waiting room by F.G. Cottam
10 hours and 5 minutes

Martin Stride is a retired rock star, enjoying the quiet life with his young family
on their beautiful estate. On the edge of his grounds lies a derelict Edwardian
railway station waiting room once used to transport troops in The Great War.
Silent for many years, it has become a playground for Martin's children but
now they won't go near it. Strange occurrences in the waiting room lead
Martin to seek the help of TV's favourite ghost-hunter Julian Creed. But
Creed's psychic ability is a fabrication to gain viewers. He doesn't believe in
the paranormal. Until he spends a night in The Waiting Room.

Subject Interest Code: Horror
That was Book 1043 AU 129130 The waiting room by F.G. Cottam

HOSPITAL STORIES

BOOK 1044
Almost a family by Roxanne Rustand
9 hours

As the new administrator at Blackberry Hill Memorial, Erin has many pressing
problems, not least of which is her late cousin's notorious husband, Dr Connor
Reynolds. She needs to make her adopted children feel safe after her
husband walked out and it seems patients keep dying for no apparent reason.
If only she didn't need Connor's help. And if only he wasn't so good to her and
the kids.

Subject Interest Codes: Hospital Stories, Light Romance Fiction and
Romance Fiction
That was Book 1044 AU 128504 Almost a family by Roxanne Rustand

BOOK 1045
Midwife in need by Fiona McArthur
6 hours and 30 minutes

Midwife Abbey Wilson lives for her job and her family. After a scarring break-
up with her fiance she has stayed well clear of men. But when Dr. Rohan
Roberts arrives at the maternity clinic in Gladstone, New south Wales, Abbey
becomes aware of a man for the first time in years.

Subject Interest Codes: Hospital Stories, Light Romance Fiction and
Romance Fiction
That was Book 1045 AU 127843 Midwife in need by Fiona McArthur

BOOK 1046
Undercover doctor by Lucy Clark
6 hours

The attraction between senior surgeon Harry Buchanan and registrar Dr
Kimberlie Mason is instant, mutual and unstoppable! But Kimberlie is living a
lie. She is highly trained Agent Mason, investigating the possible murder of a
foreign politician and Harry is a prime suspect.

Subject Interest Codes: Hospital Stories, Light Romance Fiction and
Romance Fiction
That was Book 1046 AU 128901 Undercover doctor by Lucy Clark

LEGAL FICTION

BOOK 1047
Last to know by Liz Allen
9 hours

Deborah Parker is the newest recruit at Jennings and Associates solicitors,
and she’s just bagged herself one of the biggest clients of all time. Michael
Mooney Jr. is wanted by the police for the brutal rape of a prostitute, but he
just happens to be the son of one of the major players in Irish organized
crime. Deborah is his key to freedom, but you can’t play with the Devil without
getting burned.

Subject Interest Codes: Legal Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1047 AU 127778 Last to know by Liz Allen
LESBIAN FICTION
BOOK 1048
Behind the pine curtain by Gerri Hill
7 hours and 52 minutes

Ostracized from her hometown and banished from her family at the age of
seventeen because she is gay, Jaqueline Keys is returning to the tiny town of
Pine Springs after fifteen years. The quick trip she'd envisioned turns into
weeks as she learns that her dead father's business is suddenly hers to
manage. And soon she is face-to-face with Kay, the woman who had been
Jackie's very first crush all those years ago. It doesn't take long for them to fall
back into their old habits, and soon Jackie is fighting off the same feelings she
had struggled with as a teen.

Subject Interest Code: Lesbian Fiction
That was Book 1048 AU 126435 Behind the pine curtain by Gerri Hill

BOOK 1049
Curious wine by Katherine V. Forrest
6 hours and 2 minutes

A group of women meet for a ski weekend, and are all touched by what
happens in the intimate log cabin by Lake Tahoe. But for beautiful Lane
Christianson and hurt, vulnerable Diana Holland, the events are to prove
cataclysmic.

Subject Interest Codes: Lesbian Fiction and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1049 AU 129466 Curious wine by Katherine V. Forrest

BOOK 1050
Desert of the heart by Jane Rule
8 hours and 6 minutes

Evelyn Hall arrives in Reno wanting only to be left alone while she waits six
weeks for a painful divorce from her husband. Once there she meets Ann
Child, 15 years her junior, who is both a free spirit and a lesbian. Soon Ann
refuses to let the controlled but vulnerable Evelyn ignore the powerful
emotions that begin to unleash inside her.

Subject Interest Code: Lesbian Fiction
That was Book 1050 AU 126105 Desert of the heart by Jane Rule

LIGHT ROMANCE FICTION

BOOK 1051
After that night by Ann Evans
11 hours
Jenna Rawlins goes a little crazy, allows herself to be seduced and becomes
pregnant. She's raised two boys already, after kicking out her good-for-
nothing husband, so she's determined to keep this baby. Mark Bishop has
discovered Jenna's condition and wants to be part of the child's life. But is the
confirmed bachelor up to the challenge?

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1051 AU 128776 After that night by Ann Evans

BOOK 1052
At the French baron's bidding by Fiona Hood-Stewart
7 hours

When Natasha de Saugure was summoned to France by her estranged
grandmother she was thrilled to be reunited with her only living relative. Her
powerful neighbour's family in France had been feuding with Natasha's for
centuries but Baron Raoul d'Argentan had need of a wife. Could Natasha
serve that purpose?

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1052 AU 128924 At the French baron's bidding by Fiona
Hood-Stewart

BOOK 1053
The baby chronicles by Lissa Manley
6 hours

Reporter Colleen Stewart's latest article sent her bravely charging into the
dangerous world of toddlers without realising quite how much peril she was in.
Not only was she surrounded by precocious crumb-snatchers, she also had to
work with Aiden Forbes, the one man she almost gave up her career for.

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1053 AU 128388 The baby chronicles by Lissa Manley

BOOK 1054
Beneath the lemon trees by Vicky Maxwell
6 hours and 32 minutes

Recorded from Women's Weekly volume 10 number 4 - The hot sun of Capri
should have helped Eve recover from a tragedy which had marred her life, but
even the pleasant task of looking after the delightful Willowry children failed to
comfort her, the past had a nasty way of intruding on this fairytale world, and
the influence of a man as charming as Renato proved an additional
disturbance.

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1054 AU 126652 Beneath the lemon trees by Vicky
Maxwell
BOOK 1055
Beyond the lagoon by Marjorie Lewty
5 hours and 24 minutes

"God preserve me from rich men's daughters!" Only Susan saw the irony of
Gideon North's contemptuous statement. She wasn't rich at all--but she was
pretending to be Della Benton, who was. A free holiday on Grand Cayman
island had made the deception seem worthwhile, until she had to fool the kind
of deal with Gideon--using Della as bait! "And God preserve me!" Susan
prayed.

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1055 AU 129766 Beyond the lagoon by Marjorie Lewty

BOOK 1056
Born in the valley by Tara Taylor Quinn
7 hours

Bonnie Nielson's life looks perfect. She has a husband and child she adores,
a successful business, close family and friends, a town she loves. And yet
she's not happy. She has to figure out why and fix the problem, before she
loses everyone and everything she loves.

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1056 AU 129348 Born in the valley by Tara Taylor Quinn

BOOK 1057
A bride for his majesty's pleasure by Penny Jordan
5 hours and 9 minutes

Recently crowned Prince Max plans to bring change to his country, but only
after his beautiful new bride arrived - as payment for the debt he is owed.

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1057 AU 126451 A bride for his majesty's pleasure by
Penny Jordan

BOOK 1058
Buffalo summer by Nadia Nichols
9 hours and 30 minutes

Caleb McCutcheon is living his dream as owner of a large ranch in the
Montana Wilderness. The woman he loves tells him she can't be part of his
life and Caleb is determined to find out why, because without her and her five
boys his life will never be complete.

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1058 AU 129161 Buffalo summer by Nadia Nichols

BOOK 1059
The cattleman's English rose by Barbara Hannay
5 hours and 30 minutes

Charity Denham arrives on Kane McKinnon's doorstep, deep in the Outback,
searching for her missing brother. With her cute English accent she simply
blows Kane away. But Kane is keeping a secret, one that Charity is close to
discovering.

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1059 AU 128782 The cattleman's English rose by Barbara
Hannay

BOOK 1060
The child of Judas by Violet Winspear
7 hours and 37 minutes

When her flighty cousin Penela jilted the Greek tycoon Heraklion Mavrakis at
the last moment, Fenella took her place at the wedding and married Lion
herself, under false pretences. When he discovered her deception he was at
first, naturally enough, furiously angry; but then he made a bargain with her.
He would accept her as his wife, on one condition - that within one year she
should give him a son, after which she could go free. But Lion didn't know that
Fenny had been in love with him from the beginning, and that to have his child
in those circumstances would only mean to her, the end of everything.

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1060 AU 129674 The child of Judas by Violet WinspeaC

BOOK 1061
Child of their vows by Joan Kilby
6 hours and 30 minutes

Kelly Walker adores her daughters - and she adores her husband of thirteen
years. But recently she's developed interests outside the home. Now they
ought to be completely happy together. So how come their marriage is falling
apart?

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1061 AU 127740 Child of their vows by Joan Kilby

BOOK 1062
The comeback girl by Debra Salonen
9 hours

Kristin Sullivan needs to reconnect with her family and she needs to introduce
her son to his father. But coming back to Gold Creek means facing another
man. Deputy Donnie Grimaldo, the high-school sweetheart she betrayed - but
never stopped loving.

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1062 AU 129297 The comeback girl by Debra Salonen

BOOK 1063
The daddy verdict by Karen Rose Smith
6 hours and 29 minutes

Lawyer Ben Barclay didn't make mistakes - especially not one-night-stand
mistakes. So when he learned that his lone reckless act with a beautiful
stranger had lasting consequences, he was determined to do the right thing.
When Sierra Girard learned she was pregnant, she didn't expect Ben to be
part of her life. So she was stunned at his insistence that they be married, if
only for the sake of the baby. But even cautious Sierra couldn't deny the
smouldering embers of attraction that burned bright.

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1063 AU 126197 The daddy verdict by Karen Rose Smith

BOOK 1064
Desert affair by Kate Walker
6 hours

Amir was the son of a Sheikh, heir to the throne of Kumar and used to getting
exactly what he wanted. And he wanted Lydia. In three days - and nights - he
fulfilled her every desire. Lydia knew she had broken the rules by falling in
love and, too late, she discovered why.

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1064 AU 129379 Desert affair by Kate Walker

BOOK 1065
The doctor's girl by Betty Neels
2 hours and 40 minutes

Loveday West was thrilled when Dr Andrew Fforde offered her a job as his
temporary receptionist. She hadn't expected to fall in love with him - but he
was just so handsome and charming. But was her place in his life as
temporary as her contract?

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1065 AU 125890 The doctor's girl by Betty Neels

BOOK 1066
Doctors in flight by Meredith Webber
6 hours

Dr Hillary Green never wanted to work in the Outback. But now she's been
appointed to the Flying Obstetrics and Gynaecology Service, along with an
airsick anaesthetist and a boss who hates female registrars, Hillary doesn't
like him either - even if his touch sends needles of excitement shooting up her
arm.
Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1066 AU 128825 Doctors in flight by Meredith Webber

BOOK 1067
Dr. Cusack's secret son by Lucy Clark
6 hours

Dr Rachel Cusack never expected to see her one and only true love again. He
broke her heart and unknowingly left her pregnant. Now on her first day in a
new practice, she finds herself face to face with the father of her child, Joe
Silvermark. Joe, who didn't want commitment, never mind children.

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1067 AU 128671 Dr. Cusack's secret son by Lucy Clark

BOOK 1068
Emergency at Inglewood by Alison Roberts
6 hours and 30 minutes

Kathryn Mercer is Tim McGrath's new paramedic partner in a busy New
Zealand fire station. They are intensely attracted to each other and Tim knows
he shouldn't get involved. But Kathryn has a dangerous secret and he is the
only one who can help her.

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1068 AU 128787 Emergency at Inglewood by Alison
Roberts

BOOK 1069
Enchanting baby by Darlene Graham
9 hours

When TV personality Ashleigh Logan became pregnant with her dead
husband's sperm via artificial insemination, she created a media frenzy,
attracted a stalker, and went into hiding. Greg Glazier finally tracked her down
but decided he couldn't break his shocking news just yet.

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1069 AU 129264 Enchanting baby by Darlene Graham

BOOK 1070
Her playboy challenge by Barbara Hannay
5 hours and 30 minutes

Jen Summers has been left in charge of a PR company for two weeks. When
sexy stranger Harry Ryder arrives with her little niece in town she has no idea
how she will juggle a job and being a temporary mum. But then Harry decides
to give her a hand and finds he doesn't want to be a playboy any more, even
though Jen insists they are not suited.
Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1070 AU 128524 Her playboy challenge by Barbara
Hannay

BOOK 1071
Her secret, his son by Barbara Hannay
6 hours

When Mary Cameron left Australia she was carrying a secret. A secret she
kept to herself for years. But now she's forced to confront the choices she
made all that time ago. Tom Pirelli is back and it is Mary's chance to tell Tom
the real reason why she left.

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1071 AU 129344 Her secret, his son by Barbara Hannay

BOOK 1072
His mysterious ways by Amanda Stevens
8 hours

Deep in the most remote Central American jungle, mercenary John Lassiter
found solitude if not solace. He was trained to be a supersoldier and wasn't in
the market to protect anything other than his own interests. That was until
Melanie Stark penetrated his personal domain and he was forced to protect
her from herself.

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Mystery
That was Book 1072 AU 128849 His mysterious ways by Amanda
Stevens

BOOK 1073
His secretary's secret by Barbara McMahon
5 hours and 30 minutes

Millionaire tycoon Matt Gramling has two golden rules for avoiding love-struck
secretaries. 1 - Never employ anyone under fifty. 2 - Never date a woman
over twenty-five. Outraged, Karla Jones is determined to become Matt's PA -
even if she has to disguise herself!

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1073 AU 128254 His secretary's secret by Barbara
McMahon

BOOK 1074
Ivan takes a wife by Janet Evanovich
5 hours and 59 minutes

Sinfully handsome schooner captain Ivan Rasmussen deserved to be called
Ivan the Terrible, Stephanie Lowe decided. First he sold her a haunted house,
and now he was laughing at her Calamity Jane cooking! She'd only agreed to
work one voyage of his Maine coastal cruise in exchange for the house
repairs promised by her cousin, who'd run off to marry a plumber. When the
brazen Ivan, descendent of a pirate, swept her into his arms during a
moonlight rendezvous, Stephanie knew how it felt to be pirate's treasure!

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1074 AU 129784 Ivan takes a wife by Janet Evanovich

BOOK 1075
Jackson's girls by K. N. Casper
10 hours

Leanna Cargill is a steel magnolia if ever there was one. A recent divorce has
left her completely responsible for her little girl so she's determined to
succeed at her new investigative job. Jackson Fontaine also has a daughter
to care for and he's not about to let his sugar plantation and refinery go under
because of any irregularities Leanna may find.

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1075 AU 127788 Jackson's girls by K. N. Casper

BOOK 1076
Just try me by Jill Shalvis
6 hours and 9 minutes

Adrenaline junkie Lily is no stranger to taking chances. But that was before an
accident nearly took her life. Now she has a new motto: look before you leap!
And her new low-risk job, as a guide for hikers in the Sierra mountains, fits her
new attitude perfectly. That is, until she meets breathtakingly gorgeous hiker
Jared Skye - and wants to leap straight into his bed! Tall, dark Jared has set
Lily's pulse racing. Can she remain cautious or is now the time to succumb to
her smouldering-hot fantasies?

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1076 AU 126177 Just try me by Jill Shalvis

BOOK 1077
Keeping Faith by Janice Macdonald
8 hours

Hannah, her daughter Faith and Hannah's sister and two aunts live with
Hannah's mother. Little Faith is the centre of everyone's attention. But now,
Liam Tully, the man Hannah never stopped loving, is back in town. And he is
demanding answers about Faith - the daughter nobody told him about.

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1077 AU 128293 Keeping Faith by Janice Macdonald

BOOK 1078
Love, lies and marriage by Barbara Cartland
4 hours and 30 minutes

Having no son, the Marquess of Walstoke makes his nephew Harry his heir.
When he, along with his friend Sir Hubert Bryan, learn that Harry is planning
to marry an actress they work out a plan to prevent him from ruining his life.
They arrange a mock marriage between Harry and Sir Hubert's daughter
Teresa.

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1078 AU 130024 Love, lies and marriage by Barbara
Cartland

BOOK 1079
Love runs in by Barbara Cartland
5 hours and 30 minutes

Novella Wentworth is used to solitude, with her father away at war and her
mother confined to her sickbed. So she is surprised when a young gentleman,
fleeing for his life, begs for sanctuary in their family house. Novella becomes
deeply entrenched in this gentleman's business which leads her to a
dangerous mission in London.

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1079 AU 129399 Love runs in by Barbara Cartland

BOOK 1080
The magic of Paris by Barbara Cartland
4 hours and 30 minutes

Eva, beautiful, young and innocent, is alone in Paris after her father dies in
the house of a Courtesan, Madame le Blanc. When Eva visits the house to
find her father's missing shirt-stud she meets Lord Charles Craig who has a
very different problem. Madame le Blanc finds a brilliant and original solution
to both their predicaments which brings Eva the love she never expected to
find.

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1080 AU 130107 The magic of Paris by Barbara Cartland

BOOK 1081
The men of Thorne Island by Cynthia Thomason
10 hours and 30 minutes

When Sara Crawford arrives on Thorne Island she discovers her inheritance
is nothing like she expected. Another detail not mentioned in her aunt's will is
the four long-term inhabitants, each with an unbreakable lease. But Sara's
never backed away from a challenge and Nick Bass is the most attractive
challenge she's met in a long time!
Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1081 AU 128990 The men of Thorne Island by Cynthia
Thomason

BOOK 1082
The Mirrabrook marriage by Barbara Hannay
5 hours and 30 minutes

Sarah Rossiter had been in love with cattle station owner Reid McKinnon for
years until he suddenly broke things off, leaving Sarah puzzled and
heartbroken. Reid had discovered dark family secrets that made him swear
never to be a husband or father. But now Sarah is leaving and Reid knows he
may be losing her forever. Can he risk telling her the truth?

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1082 AU 128464 The Mirrabrook marriage by Barbara
Hannay

BOOK 1083
Mistress to her husband by Penny Jordan
6 hours

Kate arrives for a regular day at the office - only to get a major shock!... The
new managing director is none other than her ex-husband! Billionaire
businessman Sean Howard was gutted when his marriage to Kate ended and
on seeing her again he realises the physical attraction is still there. With just
one kiss the fire can be re-ignited like touch-paper...Soon Kate's not just
sleeping with the boss - she's become mistress to her husband!

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1083 AU 116497 Mistress to her husband by Penny
Jordan

BOOK 1084
The mummy plan by Susan Gable
8 hours and 30 minutes

Eight-year-old Molly McClain has found the perfect partner for her dad in
Rachel Thompson. Even though Rachel has a painful secret, little Molly and
her father are hard to resist. Slowly they are teaching her to value the past,
deal with the present ... and believe in the future.

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1084 AU 129256 The mummy plan by Susan Gable

BOOK 1085
The nurse's child by Abigail Gordon
6 hours
GP Richard Haslett isn't looking for a wife and he has promised his adopted
daughter that he'll never replace her mother. But he is unable to prevent
himself from being drawn to beautiful Freya Farnham, the new Resident
Nurse at Amelia's school. When Richard discovers that Freya is Amelia's real
mother, he panics. He has to protect his daughter. Only now he has a
dilemma - some time soon he is going to have to tell Freya the truth, but when
he does, he could lose the woman he loves.

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1085 AU 104148 The nurse's child by Abigail Gordon

BOOK 1086
One night in his arms by Penny Jordan
5 hours and 30 minutes

When Derrick's missionary parents are tragically murdered, he is entrusted to
his gruff, seafaring Uncle Sullivan, captain aboard the Wanderer. After
surviving a killer typhoon in the South China Sea and meeting up with an
elderly and eccentric cousin, they set off across land to discover the treasures
of Central Asia. Along the way, Derrick befriends a fierce young Mongol
warrior who saves his life and helps to defeat a ruthless Chinese warlord.
Having been given a gift of priceless jade, the group is pursued into the
inhospitable mountains of Tibet where they are caught between the fierce
ascetic mountain monks and a terrifying creature that stalks them through the
snow.

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1086 AU 116294 One night in his arms by Penny Jordan

BOOK 1087
Orange Blossom Island by Juliet Armstrong
7 hours and 14 minutes

Life, after their parents' death had been none too happy for Irene and her
nine- year-oId sister, with a grudging aunt and uncle making it quite clear that
the girls were nothing but a burden to them - so when their grandmother
invited them to go and visit her in her home in Cyprus, with a view to settling
there and helping her to run her Hotel Hermes, Irene was only too pleased to
make a complete break with the past. It turned out to be a wise move, for their
grandmother was as welcoming and affectionate as Irene could have hoped,
and made it clear that she hoped Irene would marry and settle down in the
beautiful island. There was just one snag: Irene soon found herself crossing
swords with the hotel manager, David MacLeod, who once told her, 'I'd as
soon kiss a tiger'!

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1087 AU 129807 Orange Blossom Island by Juliet
Armstrong

BOOK 1088
The perfect mum by Janice Kay Johnson
9 hours

Carrie Preston is used to hard work. But nothing could have prepared her for
the day fate deals her family the cruellest of hands, rendering them more
desperate than ever. In a harsh world, small acts of kindness can bring great
hope - Eli Beckett's offer of a job at the Dragon pub promises a better future
for Carrie.

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1088 AU 129318 The perfect mum by Janice Kay
Johnson

BOOK 1089
Princess in the outback by Barbara Hannay
5 hours

Isabella Martineau is tired of being a princess and wants to live by her own
rules. She travels to the Australian outback where she meets rugged Jack
Kingsley-Laird, who quickly discovers that her cool, regal exterior hides a wild
and adventurous woman. But will their mutual attraction be enough to bridge
the gap between two very different worlds?

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1089 AU 128498 Princess in the outback by Barbara
Hannay

BOOK 1090
A professional engagement by Darcy Maguire
6 hours and 30 minutes

Tara Andrews has no intention of getting married. But then she meets sexy
Sydney millionaire Patrick Keene. It's clear he's the one who could - possibly -
change her mind. If only he wasn't the one man she can never have ...

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1090 AU 129323 A professional engagement by Darcy
Maguire

BOOK 1091
The rancher's bride by Barbara McMahon
9 hours

Brianna Dawson needs to change her life so she accepts the proposal of Jake
Marshall, a cowboy she met only once a long time ago and heads to his ranch
in Wyoming. What Brianna doesn't know is that this marriage comes with a
serious stipulation - a child by the end of the year.

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1091 AU 128357 The rancher's bride by Barbara
McMahon

BOOK 1092
Right place, wrong time by Cynthia Thomason
10 hours

Ethan Parnell and Gina Morante meet when they accidentally wind up on the
same Caribbean island. The wrong time and the wrong sort of people to
spend a weekend together. He is reserved and well-bred and she is a
Manhattan girl, a funky shoe-designer from the Bronx. So how come they
can't stop thinking about each other when the wrong time is up?

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1092 AU 128991 Right place, wrong time by Cynthia
Thomason

BOOK 1093
The road to Echo Point by Carrie Weaver
8 hours

Vi Davis is not pleased when a little accident on the highway near Echo Point
forces her to take time out of her schedule to care for an elderly stranger. But
how could she have ever guessed that staying with Daisy Smith and meeting
her gorgeous son, Ian is, in fact, exactly the right thing to do.

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1093 AU 128817 The road to Echo Point by Carrie Weaver

BOOK 1094
The scent of roses by Barbara Cartland
5 hours

The Marquis of Ridgmont escapes a scandal by accepting the Prime
Minister's suggestion that he should go abroad on a 'secret mission'. To make
his visit to Constantinople seem just a holiday journey he insists that Sir
James Tanacombe's sister, the innocent Nikola, accompanies him. She saves
his life, and he eventually finds happiness.

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1094 AU 130109 The scent of roses by Barbara Cartland

BOOK 1095
The second family by Janice Carter
12 hours

Tess never had the parents she longed for. Now a successful
businesswoman, family is the last thing on her mind. But then Tess discovers
that the father who abandoned her long ago is dead and has left behind two
young children who want her to be part of their lives.
Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1095 AU 129193 The second family by Janice Carter

BOOK 1096
The secret daughter by Roz Denny Fox
11 hours and 30 minutes

Noelani Hana is the secret daughter of Louisiana sugar magnate Dick
Fontaine - much to the shock of his children Casey and Jackson. When she
travels to the family sugar plantation to collect her inheritance, she discovers
there is an enemy and she has become a target.

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1096 AU 127742 The secret daughter by Roz Denny Fox

BOOK 1097
The secret father by Anna Adams
10 hours

Zach Calvert has no memory of his last three years as a Navy Pilot, but he is
content with his new life as the sheriff in his home town, happy that his small
daughter lives close by. But everything changes when he discovers he has a
five-year-old son and a lover he can't remember.

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1097 AU 129380 The secret father by Anna Adams

BOOK 1098
Small-town girl by C. J. Carmichael
8 hours

After their son is seriously injured, Julie Matthews' husband Russell moves his
family to Vancouver, where he grew up. Julie suspects Russell has his own
interests at heart, especially after she sees him and his former girlfriend
together. And that is not the only surprise her husband has for her.

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1098 AU 128124 Small-town girl by C. J. Carmichael

BOOK 1099
A surgeon's sacrifice by Sarah Franklin
6 hours and 51 minutes

Nurse Dee Latimer had finally decided that her relationship with Bobby Carr
was not going to work. Then Bobby was seriously injured - and Dee knew that
she could not abandon him now. Brilliant surgeon Greig Meredith was forced
to agree with her decision, even though it would tear him apart. Thanks to his
skill in saving Bobby, he had brought them together again. How could he let
Dee go, when she was the only woman he had ever really loved?
Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1099 AU 129788 A surgeon's sacrifice by Sarah Franklin

BOOK 1100
Taking a chance by Janice Kay Johnson
9 hours and 30 minutes

Jo Dubray doesn't think much of marriage. But that doesn't mean she isn't
interested in getting to know her room-mate's brother. He is recently divorced
and has two children living in another state. He can't be thinking of anything
as serious as remarrying. But what will she do if he is? Especially once his
kids are back on the scene.

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1100 AU 128773 Taking a chance by Janice Kay Johnson

BOOK 1101
The target by Kay David
9 hours

Hannah Crosby and Quinn McNichol are members of the bomb squad and
everyone thinks they are perfect for one another. But Quinn doesn't think
marriage, let alone children, is a good idea for people in their profession.
What happens if one of them doesn't come home at night. Now it seems a
serial bomber is trying to help them answer that question.

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1101 AU 128031 The target by Kay David

BOOK 1102
A wedding at Windaroo by Barbara Hannay
6 hours and 30 minutes

Piper O'Malley has always come to Gabe for advice. So when she learns she
will lose her home unless she marries, she again turns to Gabe. He knows no-
one in town is good enough for Piper but agrees to give her some tips on
attracting men. Suddenly he's watching her play the dating game. Should he
step in and show her what she's looking for?

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1102 AU 128238 A wedding at Windaroo by Barbara
Hannay

BOOK 1103
The wedding dare by Barbara Hannay
6 hours and 30 minutes
As her best friend's chief bridesmaid, it is Laura Goodman's job to pick up the
male stripper for the hen-night. But Laura makes a mistake and highjacks
lean, dark, gorgeous but respectable single dad Nick Farrell.

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1103 AU 128267 The wedding dare by Barbara Hannay

BOOK 1104
What Madeline wants by Linda Style
9 hours and 30 minutes

What Madeline wants is a second chance. What she gets is a big surprise.
Hired to teach English to the Spanish-speaking staff at Tripplehorne Ranch
she is surprised to find, on her arrival, that the owner is dead. And the new
owner is a man with a secret.

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1104 AU 128510 What Madeline wants by Linda Style

BOOK 1105
Who is Emerald Monday? by Roz Denny Fox
9 hours and 30 minutes

Emmy Monday has returned to Uncertain to investigate the mysterious
circumstances of her birth and to find out who her real parents are. And then
there's Riley Gray Wolf, a widower with a small child. Riley may be the reason
to stay in Uncertain. The most compelling reason of all.

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1105 AU 128905 Who is Emerald Monday? by Roz Denny
Fox

BOOK 1106
Your house or mine? by Cynthia Thomason
9 hours and 30 minutes

When Meg Hamilton arrives in Mount Esther with her son she's shocked to
find that the house she had inherited has been sold - to the town's very
arresting deputy sheriff. Wade Murdock bought the house fair and square
after his wife's tragic death ripped his family apart, and this is where he hopes
they'll build their future.

Subject Interest Codes: Light Romance Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1106 AU 128860 Your house or mine? by Cynthia
Thomason

MEDICAL FICTION

BOOK 1107
Oktober by Stephen Gallagher
10 hours and 22 minutes

An apparently fatal incident occurs when schoolteacher Jim Harper is skiing
near a small research station owned by the giant multinational Risinger-
Genoud. Even treatment with their new, untried and experimental superdrug
cannot save his life. Or so it seems. For Jim Harper, though left for dead, has
survived. But in the long haul back to health and sanity, he begins to realise
that something terrible has happened to him. Now the only way in which he
can unravel the mystery in his mind is to go back to the point where it began
to develop. Back to Risinger-Genoud and their Oktober programme, a world
of greed and lies, a world in which the cover-up is not only a way of life, but
something planned ahead of time. Step by horrifying step, Jim Harper
unravels what has been done to him, and then designs the perfect act of
vengeance, an act that teeters on the brink of madness...

Subject Interest Codes: Medical Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1107 AU 127113 Oktober by Stephen Gallagher

MODERN WOMEN’S FICTION

BOOK 1108
Accommodating Molly by Candida Crewe
12 hours

Set against the background of the contemporary London booktrade, this story
of unrequited love centres on Molly and Nick, two co-workers in a book shop
who suffer from unsatisfactory relationships and the fear of loneliness and
rejection.

Subject Interest Codes: Modern Women's Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1108 AU 126673 Accommodating Molly by Candida
Crewe

BOOK 1109
Advances by Anita Burgh
24 hours

Julius Westall, struggling to keep his ailing publishing house afloat and out of
the greedy hands of the corporate system, finds his cause taken up by three
women. Kate, Joy and Gloria; all three become united in the fight to help
Julius save his company. Ultimately their professional survival will depend on
unravelling the identity of a mysterious trust, bound up with Julius's past.

Subject Interest Codes: Modern Women's Fiction
That was Book 1109 AU 129925 Advances by Anita Burgh

BOOK 1110
Be my baby by Zoe Barnes
12 Hours and 10 minutes
Lorna, happily married to her childhood sweetheart Ed, had looked forward to
telling him that Leo would soon have a baby brother or sister to play with. But
fate struck a tragic blow, leaving her broken, alone and pregnant. Eighteen
months later, Lorna knows that she must get out and make a new life for
herself and her children. When her parents suddenly find themselves
desperate for somewhere to live, it seems only natural that they come and live
with their daughter. But that's before the mishaps, the arguments over
childcare, or the rows that break out when Lorna announces that she's met a
hunky doctor and is ready to start dating again.

Subject Interest Codes: Modern Women's Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1110 AU 104841 Be my baby by Zoe Barnes

BOOK 1111
Coast to coast by Jan Minshull
8 hours and 30 minutes

Annoyed at being taken for granted, yet again, 50-year-old Linda refuses to
accompany her successful, executive husband on a Rotary trip to Holland.
The more Jim tries to persuade her to go, the more she digs in her heels.
Instead, she sets off on her own to walk from East to West coast, hoping for
time to reflect on her life and consider her future. Her outlook is totally
changed when she meets Nick, another lone walker. But the walk, like life, is
not a clearly defined path. Full of challenges and decisions, it sometimes
offers dangerous diversions, or is shrouded in the mist of past experience.

Subject Interest Codes: Modern Women's Fiction
That was Book 1111 AU 114724 Coast to coast by Jan Minshull

BOOK 1112
Descent by Sabrina Broadbent
12 hours and 30 minutes

Against a backdrop of the seismic 90s, and framed by two air disasters
(Lockerbie late 1988 and the Twin Towers 2001) this is the story of
Genevieve, psychiatric nurse, wife, mother, daughter, who is trying to keep a
whole lot of stuff airborne while things fall apart, inside and out.

Subject Interest Codes: Modern Women's Fiction
That was Book 1112 AU 128636 Descent by Sabrina Broadbent

BOOK 1113
Everlasting by Nancy Thayer
19 hours

At age eighteen, Catherine Eliot is disinherited. Suddenly, she is forced to
make it on her own. From lowly beginnings in a flower shop, Catherine works
her way up to become a leading importer of flowers and the most fashionable
floral designer in New York. From New York's flower district to the sumptuous
gardens of East Hampton estates and English country houses; from French
chateaux to the flower-auctions of Amsterdam, Catherine contends with her
soaring success, her feuding family, the forces of lust, ambition and blackmail,
and the ultimate joy of everlasting love.

Subject Interest Codes: Modern Women's Fiction
That was Book 1113 AU 130056 Everlasting by Nancy Thayer

BOOK 1114
The finishing touches by Hester Browne
13 hours and 8 minutes

When 21st century girl Betsy is called in to rescue an exclusive finishing
school from financial ruin, she knows she must change the school drastically,
if it's ever to survive. So it's out with debutante decorum and in with modern
manners and man-management. But before she can teach the girls how to
walk in high heels, Betsy may just have to remember how to wear them
herself. With the added bonus that her gorgeous friend Jamie and the
surprisingly hunky bursar Mark both seem to rather approve of her new
stilettos.

Subject Interest Codes: Modern Women's Fiction and Wit and Humour
Fiction
That was Book 1114 AU 129013 The finishing touches by Hester Browne

BOOK 1115
Flatmates by Chris Manby
10 hours and 10 minutes

Have you ever shared a flat with your so-called friends? Do you remember
squabbling over phone bills, ignoring cleaning rotas and poisoning the pesto?
Welcome to 67 Artesia Road - the place where Kerry fantasises about her
handsome, but homosexual, boss. Where Fiona can't bear to leave her
wayward fiancé. And Linzi juggles men and work like they are disposable
contact lenses. But nothing can prepare them for the arrival of gorgeous
Gaetano, Linzi's latest boyfriend. Will they manage to remain friends, let alone
flatmates?

Subject Interest Codes: Modern Women's Fiction
That was Book 1115 AU 114425 Flatmates by Chris Manby
BOOK 1116
Harte's desire by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
8 Hours

Polly always knew that Seth was a good catch - the darling of the interior
design world, so cutting-edge they have to invent awards for him. With a
handsome husband, a fabulous home and an exciting job in a Bond Street art
gallery, Polly has everything she could possibly want - except a baby.
Neighbour Ginnie has three kids, but she'd gladly swap one for Polly's
collection of shoes. Ginnie is restless for something more - and her publisher
husband Julian is starting to flinch when the bills come in. Then American
media mogul Simon Harte moves into the corner house, and life gets more
intriguing. Suddenly everyone wants to know what exactly is Harte's desire.

Subject Interest Code: Modern Women's Fiction
That was Book 1116 AU 116286 Harte's desire by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

BOOK 1117
Having it all by Maeve Haran
17 hours and 30 minutes

Liz Ward believed that it was possible to Have It All: a glittering career, a
successful marriage and a happy family. She wanted it to be possible. But
with the chance to become one of the most powerful women in television
comes the knowledge that it all could just be a con. Liz accepts the job of
Programme Controller at Metro TV, only to find that it may be the biggest
mistake of her life.

Subject Interest Code: Modern Women's Fiction
That was Book 1117 AU 127505 Having it all by Maeve Haran

BOOK 1118
Heaven sent by Christina Jones
9 hours and 5 minutes

Clemmie has a problem - she's had almost as many jobs as she's had
birthdays and her lovelife is on the critical list. But with the big 3-0 looming,
she's determined to transform herself from unemployed singleton to loved-up
success. Trouble is, Clemmie's dream job would be working for local
entrepreneur Guy Devlin, owner of the famous pyrotechnics company, The
Gunpowder Plot. He'd also be high on her list of candidates for significant
other. But Guy has a veritable cargo hold of baggage - avaricious ex-wife and
a host of monster ex-step children. He's not even looking for an assistant. And
if he was, a quirky amateur firework maker with a penchant for cream cakes
and big explosions wouldn't be high on his list.

Subject Interest Codes: Modern Women's Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1118 AU 116393 Heaven sent by Christina Jones

BOOK 1119
The hot flash club by Nancy Thayer
14 hours

Faye, Marilyn, Alice and Shirley are four women with skills, smarts and
secrets, but they all feel 'over the hill' and surplus to requirements. Serendipity
brings them together, and they begin to realize that they share more than just
raging hormones and lost dreams.

Subject Interest Code: Modern Women's Fiction
That was Book 1119 AU 128300 The hot flash club by Nancy Thayer
BOOK 1120
The infidelity chain by Tess Stimson
11 hours 45 minutes

Jackson is married to Ella, who's sleeping with William, whose wife Beth is
falling for her daughter Cate's boyfriend Dan. Ella Stuart has worked hard to
achieve her perfectly balanced life. She has a high-flying career as a
paediatric doctor, a charming husband in Jackson Garrett and a passionate
lover in William Ashfield. When William's wife slowly emerges from the illness
that has stolen some of her most precious years, it's her turn to rediscover
passion - and not with her husband. And for William and Beth's 17-year-old
daughter, Cate, the transition to womanhood is suddenly set to be a baptism
of fire.

Subject Interest Code: Modern Women's Fiction
That was Book 1120 AU 117197 The infidelity chain by Tess Stimson

BOOK 1121
The last reunion by Sara Hylton
17 hours

Twenty years after quitting an exclusive north-country boarding school, four
Old Girls decide on a reunion. Now that experience has ripened them, and as
they meet again, old rivalries resurface and friendship is tested to its limits. In
a tense story in small-town Lancashire, the horsey shires of England and war-
torn countries overseas, the lives of four friends unfold and intermesh as they
prepare for one last and unforgettable reunion.

Subject Interest Code: Modern Women's Fiction
That was Book 1121 AU 129961 The last reunion by Sara Hylton

BOOK 1122
Lethal justice by Fern Michaels
9 hours

Alexis was a successful broker whose career was on the rise. But that was
before she was wrongly imprisoned for fraud. Suddenly her life was
destroyed; convicted and thrown into prison for a year while the true criminals
spent the profits from the scam on themselves. Now it is time for revenge.

Subject Interest Code: Modern Women's Fiction
That was Book 1122 AU 128353 Lethal justice by Fern Michaels

BOOK 1123
Love potions by Christina Jones
9 hours and 10 minutes

When aroma therapist Sukie Ambrose starts using her cottage garden as
inspiration - and raw ingredients - for her products, she thinks she's just hit on
a good way of saving money while offering her clients a way of de-stressing
and relaxation. However, Sukie lives in a village where strange things have
been known to happen. She discovers that her new improved lotions and
potions are making her massages distinctly magical - and producing more
star-crossed lovers than Shakespeare could ever dream of.

Subject Interest Codes: Modern Women's Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1123 AU 104750 Love potions by Christina Jones

BOOK 1124
The matchmaker by Marita Conlon-McKenna
10 Hours and 35 minutes

With three bright, beautiful daughters who are still single, Maggie Ryan
decides a little romantic matching is needed, but her quest to find the perfect
partner for each of her reluctant daughters is proving difficult. Architect Grace
has had enough heartbreak and given up on men, poetry-obsessed Anna
believes no man can ever live up to her hero, W.B. Yeats, while Sarah
devotes so much time to her little girl Evie that romance passes her by.
Determined to get 'rings on those fingers', Maggie thinks the arrival of
bachelor Mark McGuinness on the square an opportunity far too good to be
missed!

Subject Interest Codes: Modern Women's Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1124 AU 118440 The matchmaker by Marita Conlon-
McKenna

BOOK 1125
Modern women by Ruth Harris
16 hours and 30 minutes

The novel starts on the day of JFK's murder. The three characters, Jane, Elly
and Lincky, all were in the prime of their lives and their lives changed on the
day the president was killed. Jane was there in Dallas with her date, Owen
Casals, who was covering the presidential trip for his magazine, Newsflash.
Elly was selling shoes in Washington, D.C. to a spoiled socialite. Lincky was
going for lunch in downtown Manhattan when she heard about it. Fate and
men brought these women together and together, they fought against the
conformity of society's expectations of what women should or should not do.

Subject Interest Codes: Modern Women's Fiction
That was Book 1125 AU 127649 Modern women by Ruth Harris

BOOK 1126
The nearly-weds by Jane Costello
10 hours and 42 minutes

After Zoe is jilted by her fiance Jason, she's unable to face the pitying looks of
her friends and family. Fleeing to America, she is employed as a nanny by
moody, difficult, but devastatingly sexy single dad Ryan.
Subject Interest Code: Modern Women's Fiction
That was Book 1126 AU 129121 The nearly-weds by Jane Costello

BOOK 1127
Not just a soldier's war by Betty Burton
11 hours and 30 minutes

Poverty, factory work and union activism have filled Lu Wilmott with a
determination to widen her horizons. The call to Spain, burdened by Civil War,
is irresistible: she can be useful, live up to her ideals and be the woman she's
always wanted to be. Signing up, Lu breaks the last link with her past and
becomes Eve...As one of the few women in charge of heavy vehicles, her
work takes her close to those of many nationalities, but it is with Spain, its
people and its struggle against Franco that she falls in love. Here, worlds
away from her former life, Eve encounters an old flame - but there is little
room in her new life for romance...In the crucible of war - extremes of death
and disease, fear and chaos - a formidable woman of great strength is forged
from the basic elements of the spirited, naive girl who left Portsmouth.

Subject Interest Codes: Modern Women's Fiction and War Fiction
That was Book 1127 AU 116483 Not just a soldier's war by Betty Burton

BOOK 1128
The only boy for me by Gil McNeil
9 hours and 5 minutes

Most people would think Annie Baker had it all: an idyllic life in the country
and a fabulous job as a film producer. And so would she, if it weren't for the
men in her life. Her six-year-old son Charlie gets traumatised if she buys the
wrong kind of sausages. Her tempestuous boss Barney is a great director, but
keeps getting stuck with dog food commercials. And Lawrence - well, he just
wants to get her fired. And then she meets Mack.

Subject Interest Codes: Modern Women's Fiction
That was Book 1128 AU 114757 The only boy for me by Gil McNeil

BOOK 1129
The same sweet girls by Cassandra King
15 hours and 30 minutes

Every second year four Southern women get together for a reunion. Julie,
who wants to know why her husband is sneaking out late at night; Lanier,
whose husband won custody of their kids after he found out about her fling;
Astor, who can't keep her flirtations in check, and Corinne, whose incredible
story comes to light as this compelling novel unfolds.

Subject Interest Codes: Modern Women's Fiction and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1129 AU 129311 The same sweet girls by Cassandra King
BOOK 1130
The second wife by Elizabeth Buchan
11 hours and 30 minutes

Minty is Nathan's second wife. Mother to six-year-old twins, sidelined at family
gatherings by Nathan's hostile family, ostracized by his friends, she is haunted
by the shadow of the glowing, successful Rose. Yet, such is the curious
nature of fate, Minty finds herself united in loss with an unexpected ally - the
woman she betrayed.

Subject Interest Codes: Modern Women's Fiction and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1130 AU 128668 The second wife by Elizabeth Buchan

BOOK 1131
Stand by your man by Gil McNeil
11 hours and 20 minutes

Alice Mayhew, part-time architect and full-time mother to Alfie, is to gardening
what Alan Titchmarsh is to deep-sea fishing. So finding that she's been
volunteered to design a new garden for the village comes as a bit of a shock.
Molly O'Brien is finding it hard coping with Lily (aged four and likes washing
up) and Matt (aged 32 and doesn't) before she discovers she's pregnant. And
then there's Lola Barker, who causes havoc wherever she goes...

Subject Interest Code: Modern Women's Fiction
That was Book 1131 AU 114367 Stand by your man by Gil McNeil

MUSIC

BOOK 1132
Real wild child : an insider's tales from the Rage couch by Narelle Gee
10 hours and 45 minutes

What happens when the world's biggest musical acts sit down on Australia's
most famous couch? The answer: drunkenness, dark introspection, mania,
hilarity, incoherent rambling, sharp-edged commentary and fiery 'artistic
differences'. And the occasional food fight. Real Wild Child is the story of a
music obsessive who landed the job of her dreams programming rage.
Narelle Gee and the rage couch have shared many secrets. Over more than
twenty years of rage, the couch has seen it all: the famous golden bottom of
Kylie Minogue and the partly leather-clad, mostly bare buttocks of KISS rocker
Gene Simmons; the contortions of Courtney Love; the tattooed muscles of
Henry Rollins; the dark and light sides of Nick Cave, Trent Reznor, Gwen
Stefani, Billy Corgan, Marilyn Manson, Michael Hutchence, Lily Allen, Green
Day, Beastie Boys, Silverchair, Public Enemy, the Prodigy, Foo Fighters,
Powderfinger, Sonic Youth and many, many more. Its fabric has been marked
by cheap wine, fine Champagne, cocktails, beer, coffee, pizza, hamburger,
cigarette ash, and other substances. Once, it was touched by fire. (Some
electronic artists have a fondness for arson.) With the biggest names in music
and juicy backstage anecdotes, Real Wild Child is packed with real wild
moments, rock and roll tales, and plenty of secrets from the couch ...

Subject Interest Codes: Music and Wit and Humour Non-Fiction
That was Book 1132 AU 128143 Real wild child : an insider's tales from
the Rage couch by Narelle Gee

BOOK 1133
A survivor's guide to braille music notation: teachers's guide volume 1
by Vision Australia Student Support
55 Minutes

This book has been designed to teach people the basic skills needed to read
and write music in the braille music code. It assumes a pre-existing
knowledge of Grade 2 braille and musicianship, and offers a solid grounding
in braille music notation.

Subject Interest Code: Music
That was Book 1133 AU 124279 A survivor's guide to braille music
notation: teachers's guide volume 1 by Vision Australia Student Support


BOOK 1134
A survivor's guide to braille music notation: teachers's guide volume 2
by Vision Australia Student Support
1 Hour and 2 minutes

This book has been designed to teach people the basic skills needed to read
and write music in the braille music code. It assumes a pre-existing
knowledge of Grade 2 braille and musicianship, and offers a solid grounding
in braille music notation.

Subject Interest Code: Music
That was Book 1134 AU 124283 A survivor's guide to braille music
notation: teachers's guide volume 2 by Vision Australia Student Support

MYTHS AND LEGENDS

BOOK 1135
Now you're talking : folk tales from the North of Ireland compiled by
Michael J. Murphy
3 hours and 44 minutes

This is a treasure trove of tales and stories that have been told over countless
generations by Irish folk, full of wit and wisdom, common sense, magic and
mystery.

Subject Interest Codes: Myths and Legends and Wit and Humour Non-
Fiction
That was Book 1135 AU 130307 Now you're talking : folk tales from the
North of Ireland compiled by Michael J. Murphy

PERCEPTIVE FICTION
BOOK 1136
American wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
23 hours and 3 minutes

On one of the most important days of her husband's presidency, Alice
Blackwell considers the strange and unlikely path that has led them to the
White House. Thrust into a position she did not seek - one of power and
influence, privilege and responsibility - Alice must face contradictions years in
the making: how can she at once love and fundamentally disagree with her
husband? How complicit has she been in the trajectory of her own life?

Subject Interest Codes: Perceptive Fiction and Twenty-First Century
Literature
That was Book 1136 AU 126193 American wife by Curtis Sittenfeld

BOOK 1137
The apple tree by Elvi Rhodes
14 hours and 30 minutes

Recovering from a broken love affair, Frances moves to lonely Beck Farm in
the Yorkshire Dales. Both the house and its old but magnificent apple tree are
badly in need of care. As she brings them back to life, Frances discovers the
history of the house and at the same time, begins to rebuild her own life.

Subject Interest Codes: Perceptive Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1137 AU 128336 The apple tree by Elvi Rhodes

BOOK 1138
Aspects of love by David Garnett
5 hours

This is the story of five people and their search for the truth about love in all its
forms. While alone in a villa in the South of France, Rose, a penniless French
actress, and Alexis, a stars truck English boy, form a relationship. The
relationship lasts over the years to involve Rose's husband and daughter and
Giulietta, an Italian Marchesa. Finally all manage to find a compromise suited
to their passions.

Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1138 AU 129664 Aspects of love by David Garnett

BOOK 1139
The best of times by Penny Vincenzi
28 hours
A hot summer's day, a crowded motorway, a split second that changed
people's lives forever.

Subject Interest Codes: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1139 AU 130184 The best of times by Penny Vincenzi

BOOK 1140
Between friends by Kathleen Rowntree
12 hours

Past experience leads Tessa Brierley to suspect that her husband Nick is,
once again, having an affair. Her first instinct, as always, is to confide in her
best friend Maddy, but a chance remark over mid-morning coffee forestalls
her as a new and more shocking suspicion dawns.

Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1140 AU 129423 Between friends by Kathleen Rowntree

BOOK 1141
The birdcage by Marcia Willett
13 hours and 30 minutes

Miss Pidgeon, her tenant Angel and Angel's daughter Lizzie all adore Felix.
Felix loved Angel but had other commitments: to his wife Marina and their son
Piers. Many years later Lizzie meets Piers for the first time and finds a family
in trouble. A family which needs her to help them heal.

Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1141 AU 129194 The birdcage by Marcia Willett

BOOK 1142
A bit of earth by Rebecca Smith
11 hours

Susannah never knew what happened when the deer leapt in front of the car.
Her husband, Guy, hides from his grief in his greenhouse and broods on the
mystery of why his wife died in another man's car. Their son, little Felix, finds
solace sitting in the branches of a tree in the botanical garden. This is a story
about love, loss and loyalty and how a little bit of earth can mend a broken
heart.

Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1142 AU 128792 A bit of earth by Rebecca Smith

BOOK 1143
Blueeyedboy by Joanne Harris
16 hours and 28 minutes

A dark and intricately plotted tale of a poisonously dysfunctional family, a blind
child prodigy, and a serial murderer who is not who he seems. Told through
posts on a web journal called bad guys rock, this is a thriller that makes use of
all the multiple personalities, disguise and mind games that are offered by
playing out a life on the internet.

Subject Interest Codes: Perceptive Fiction, Suspense Fiction and
Twenty-First Century Literature
That was Book 1143 AU 126391 Blueeyedboy by Joanne Harris

BOOK 1144
C by Tom McCarthy
14 hours and 58 minutes

"C" follows the short, intense life of Serge Carrefax. Born to the sound of one
of the very earliest experimental wireless stations, Serge finds himself
steeped in a weird world of transmissions, whose very air seems filled with
cryptic and poetic signals of all kinds. When personal loss strikes him in his
adolescence, this world takes on a darker and more morbid aspect. What
follows is a stunning tour de force in which the eerily idyllic settings of pre-war
Europe give way to the exhilarating flight-paths of the frontline aeroplane radio
operator, then the prison camps of Germany, the drug-fuelled London of the
roaring twenties and, finally, the ancient tombs of Egypt.

Subject Interest Codes: Perceptive Fiction and Twenty-First Century
Literature
That was Book 1144 AU 129640 C by Tom McCarthy

BOOK 1145
Casey's gamble by Eve Gaddy
8 hours and 30 minutes

Casey Fontaine's father is a powerful man with powerful enemies. All Casey
wants to do is to be left alone to grow sugar cane. With her parents away she
has the chance to run the farm but it's not long before trouble arrives.

Subject Interest Codes: Perceptive Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1145 AU 129258 Casey's gamble by Eve Gaddy

BOOK 1146
The Chinese widow by James Leasor
14 hours and 18 minutes

Robert Gunn is a Victorian trader who made his fortune in the East the hard
way: kidnapped by rival merchants, marooned, fighting pirates, running
opium, etc... but now it is time to hang up his boots. However, he wishes to
create a final memorial. He wants to create something lasting and valuable.

Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1146 AU 127567 The Chinese widow by James Leasor

BOOK 1147
Emily L by Marguerite Duras ; translated from the French by Barbara
Bray
2 Hours and 31 minutes

A woman and a man sit together in a quayside cafe near Le Havre, observing
boats, people in the public square and the play of sunlight. The woman, a
writer, muses aloud to her companion about their love, whose nuances form
the basis of the book she is writing. Gradually their relationship becomes the
framework for the story of an ageing English pair seated nearby, a Captain
and his ill, beautiful wife.

Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1147 AU 126275 Emily L by Marguerite Duras ; translated
from the French by Barbara Bray

BOOK 1148
Fast start, fast finish by Stephen Birmingham
15 hours and 3 minutes

Former California art director moves his family to the East Coast in order to
further his own artistic career, but soon becomes submerged in a sea of
dilemmas.

Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1148 AU 126888 Fast start, fast finish by Stephen
Birmingham

BOOK 1149
A few late roses by Anne Doughty
10 hours and 30 minutes

When Jenny McKinstry is offered a job as Head of English at her Belfast
school, she knows that it's an opportunity that she shouldn't turn down - and
yet conflicting desires and loyalties hold her back. Can she take on the job
and support her ambitious husband? Can she handle the expectations of the
older women around her? In the process of making this life-changing decision,
Jenny revisits her roots in the countryside and finds that her strong affection
for her father and respect for his own upbringing will provide an unexpected
point of reference for her own life.

Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1149 AU 114884 A few late roses by Anne Doughty

BOOK 1150
Fires in the dark by Louise Doughty
17 hours

In 1927, when prosperity still reigns in Central Europe, Yenko is born to two
Coppersmith Gypsies. His parents, Josef and Anna, are nomads who raise
their son during the relative calm of the Great Depression of the 1930s. Soon,
though, dangerous times threaten to unsettle their family, as their heritage
makes them vulnerable targets for ethnic cleansing. As Germany invades
Czechoslovakia and the conflicts of World War II begin to unfold, Yenko and
his parents become fugitives, forced on a journey that promises only great
uncertainty and offers survival as a remote possibility. In the course of their
flight, the burden of an ancient tradition rests

Subject Interest Codes: Perceptive Fiction and War Fiction
That was Book 1150 AU 128105 Fires in the dark by Louise Doughty

BOOK 1151
Flight from Barcelona by Nina Vida
18 hours

From Hitler's Germany to Franco's Spain, this is the odyssey of a mother's
quest to find the son she abandoned in order to save his life. She searches for
those who betrayed her, to a shattering climax against the backdrop of
America's Grand Canyon where cultures collide, secrets explode, and the
time for ultimate justice has come.

Subject Interest Codes: Perceptive Fiction and War Fiction
That was Book 1151 AU 130029 Flight from Barcelona by Nina Vida

BOOK 1152
Foursome by Jane Fallon
10 hours and 2 minutes

Rebecca, Daniel, Alex and Isabel have been best friends since university.
Rebecca married Daniel, Alex married Isabel and, for twenty years, they have
been inseparable. But all that is about to change.

Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1152 AU 126280 Foursome by Jane Fallon

BOOK 1153
The girls by Lori Lansens
12 hours and 50 minutes

In 29 years, Rose Darlen has never spent a moment apart from her twin sister
Ruby. She has never gone for a solitary walk or had a private conversation.
Yet, in all that time, she has never once looked into Ruby's eyes. Joined at the
head, "The Girls" (as they are known in the small town) attempt to lead a
normal life, but can't help being extraordinary. Rose and Ruby are on the
verge of becoming the oldest living craniopagus twins in history, but they are
remarkable for a lot more than their age or their unusual sisterly bond.

Subject Interest Codes: Perceptive Fiction and Twenty-First Century
Literature
That was Book 1153 AU 114787 The girls by Lori Lansens
BOOK 1154
A good voyage by Katharine Davies
8 hours and 30 minutes

Valentina decides that it is time to make some changes in her life. She cuts off
her hair and takes a job as a gardener in a small town near the sea in Wales.
And so the story takes us to Illerwick, an alluring, timeless place, and to the
people who live there.

Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1154 AU 129407 A good voyage by Katharine Davies

BOOK 1155
Grace by Maggie Gee
10 hours and 7 minutes

Eighty-five-year-old Grace Stirling travels to the seaside town of Seabourne in
pursuit of the peace she needs to examine her life and to escape the
disquieting phone calls she's recently been receiving. Paula, her niece, lives
near the railway line that carries nuclear waste through the centre of London;
she monitors the trains and worries about the future of the dirty post-atomic
England in which she lives. Paula and Grace are kept under surveillance by a
neurotic private detective, Bruno Janes, who mistakenly thinks they are some
sort of national risk.

Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1155 AU 129792 Grace by Maggie Gee

BOOK 1156
Grievance by Marguerite Alexander
14 hours

Nora's idyllic childhood was brutally cut short when she was forced to assume
the responsibility of looking after her Downs syndrome brother while her
parents, devastated by his birth, retreated into their collapsed lives. Now, this
Irish girl comes to university in London to begin a new life. This is a novel
about relationships within families.

Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1156 AU Grievance by Marguerite Alexander

BOOK 1157
The hand that first held mine by Maggie O'Farrell
11 hours

When the bohemian, sophisticated Innes Kent turns up by chance on her
doorstep, Lexie Sinclair realises she cannot wait any longer for her life to
begin. At the heart of the 1950s Soho art scene, she carves out a new life for
herself, with Innes at her side. In the present day, Elina and Ted are reeling
from the difficult birth of their first child. Ted is disturbed by memories of his
own childhood, memories that don't tally with his parents' version of events.
As Ted begins to search for answers, so an extraordinary portrait of two
women is revealed, separated by fifty years, but connected in ways that
neither could ever have expected.

Subject Interest Codes: Perceptive Fiction and Family Stories
That was Book 1157 AU 129740 The hand that first held mine by Maggie
O'Farrell

BOOK 1158
The help by Kathryn Stockett
18 hours and 43 minutes

Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Where black maids raise white children, but aren't
trusted not to steal the silver. There's Aibileen, raising her seventeenth white
child and nursing the hurt caused by her own son's tragic death; Minny,
whose cooking is nearly as sassy as her tongue; and white Miss Skeeter,
home from College, who wants to know why her beloved maid has
disappeared. Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny. No one would believe they'd be
friends; fewer still would tolerate it. But as each woman finds the courage to
cross boundaries, they come to depend and rely upon one another. Each is in
a search of a truth.

Subject Interest Codes: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1158 AU 130146 The help by Kathryn Stockett

BOOK 1159
If you could see me now by Cecelia Ahern
11 hours

This is a novel about wishes - and what happens when they come true.
Always capable and self-contained, Elizabeth finds Ivan creeping under her
skin and beginning to change her lfe in ways she could never have imagined.

Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1159 AU 129281 If you could see me now by Cecelia
Ahern

BOOK 1160
I'm a stranger here myself by Jean Stubbs
13 hours and 30 minutes

As a child on her parents' farm, Kate always felt like an outsider. Years later,
she is a successful businesswoman with friends in high places, but she is still
lonely. She has many battles to fight before she can come to terms with
herself and recognise the value of family ties and true friendship.

Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1160 AU 129368 I'm a stranger here myself by Jean
Stubbs
BOOK 1161
In a strange room by Damon Galgut
7 hours and 49 minutes

A young man takes three journeys, through Greece, India and Africa. He
travels lightly, simply. To those who travel with him and those whom he meets
on the way - including a handsome, enigmatic stranger, a group of careless
backpackers and a woman on the edge - he is the Follower, the Lover and the
Guardian. Yet, despite the man's best intentions, each journey ends in
disaster. Together, these three journeys will change his whole life.

Subject Interest Codes: Perceptive Fiction and Twenty-First Century
Literature
That was Book 1161 AU 129469 In a strange room by Damon Galgut

BOOK 1162
In the skin of a lion by Michael Ondaatje
7 hours and 49 minutes

It is the 1920s, and Patrick Lewis has arrived in the bustling city of Toronto,
leaving behind his Canadian wilderness home. He immerses himself in the
lives of the people who surround him, learning, from their stories, the history
of the city itself.

Subject Interest Codes: Perceptive Fiction and Twentieth Century
Literature
That was Book 1162 AU 127301 In the skin of a lion by Michael Ondaatje

BOOK 1163
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
18 hours and 25 minutes

Born in the U.S. and reared in Mexico, Harrison Shepherd is a liability to his
social-climbing flapper mother, Salome. Making himself useful in the
household of the famed Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, and
exiled Bolshevik leader Lev Trotsky, young Shepherd inadvertently casts his
lot with art and revolution. This is a story of identity, loyalty and the
devastating power of accusations to destroy innocent people.

Subject Interest Codes: Perceptive Fiction and Twenty-First Century
Literature
That was Book 1163 AU 126480 The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

BOOK 1164
The Lady of Cawnpore by Elisabeth McNeill
9 hours and 30 minutes

India, 1857. Following the massacre at Cawnpore, Emily and her sister Lucy
are captured and kept in squalid conditions. Emily, saved by an Indian sepoy,
goes to live with him as his wife. Years later, in 1919, a young British doctor,
Jenny Garland, encounters an old woman living in terrible poverty and
discovers that they share a history neither of them could ever have imagined.

Subject Interest Codes: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1164 AU 129159 The Lady of Cawnpore by Elisabeth
McNeill

BOOK 1165
Late to smile by K. M. Peyton
8 hours and 30 minutes

When her glamorous, overbearing mother dies at the age of ninety, Miranda
experiences an enormous sense of release; but she still has to cope with an
immature and dominating husband. Miranda supports her four grown-up
children as they escape to new lives, but it is only when tragedy strikes that
she sees her own future opening up, with undreamed of possibilities.

Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1165 AU 129851 Late to smile by K. M. Peyton

BOOK 1166
Leaving home by Anita Brookner
7 hours

When cautious Emma Roberts goes to France to carry out research into
seventeenth-century garden design she meets Francoise Desnoyers, in
whose beautiful house she is welcomed as a guest. Tensions exist in the
house and, when a horrifying episode occurs, Emma retreats to her dull life
and the compromises that she comes to accept.

Subject Interest Codes: Perceptive Fiction and Twenty-First Century
Literature
That was Book 1166 AU 129059 Leaving home by Anita Brookner

BOOK 1167
The loner by Josephine Cox
11 hours

After a tragic accident resulting in the death of his mother, and the
disappearance of his father, young Davie flees his hometown of Blackburn.
Devastated, he must escape the vicious rumours about his mother as well as
his memories of her. Now, he sets off - to find his father, a livelihood and
maybe a glimpse of happiness.

Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1167 AU 128416 The loner by Josephine Cox

BOOK 1168
The love of my life by Louise Douglas
9 hours

Olivia and Luca Felicone had known each other all their lives, but they fell in
love as teenagers and eloped to London, breaking the hearts of those closest
to them. One freezing January night, Olivia's life is shattered when she learns
that Luca has been killed in a car accident. Bereft and overwhelmed by grief,
she abandons her job and returns to where Luca has been buried. Her
chance meeting with Luca's married twin brother, Marc, leads to the
realisation that he is experiencing a loss almost as painful as her own.
Desolation draws them together into an affair, which fills the space where
Luca should be. But the consequences of their actions are explosive and
cruel.

Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1168 AU 116017 The love of my life by Louise Douglas

BOOK 1169
Lunching at Laura's by Claire Rayner
16 hours and 41 minutes

Laura's in Soho is the fashionable place to meet and eat. Only a select few
can guarantee an advance booking. The food is good, the ambience
attractive, but its success is due to one woman alone, and that is Laura
herself. But now Soho is changing, and Laura's is under threat from the
property developers. Suddenly this is not just a battle for conservation, but a
battle for personal survival.

Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1169 AU 129705 Lunching at Laura's by Claire Rayner

BOOK 1170
The man who disappeared by Clare Morrall
13 hours and 31 minutes

What would you do if, out of the blue, your husband disappeared and you
found out he was a suspected criminal? When reliable, respectable Felix
Kendall vanishes, his wife Kate is left reeling. As she and their children cope
with the shocking impact on their comfortable lives, Kate realises that, if Felix
is guilty, she never truly knew the man she loved. But as she faces the
possibility that he might not return, she also discovers strengths she never
knew she had.

Subject Interest Codes: Perceptive Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1170 AU 129700 The man who disappeared by Clare
Morrall

BOOK 1171
The mermaid chair by Sue Monk Kidd
11 hours and 30 minutes
Jessie Sullivan has been married half her life. But when she returns to the
isolated island she grew up on, she is to find a lot more than she came
looking for. This is the story of a woman trying to save her outgrown life - the
roles, identities, and illusions she had created for herself - before emerging as
something far more alive and powerful.

Subject Interest Codes: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1171 AU 129315 The mermaid chair by Sue Monk Kidd

BOOK 1172
Miss Webster and Cherif by Patricia Duncker
10 hours

Elizabeth Webster is a spinster pushing 70. Forced out of her teaching job,
she unleashes her sharp tongue and dogmatic opinions on everyone in the
English village of Little Blessington. Then, one cold spring night, sitting on the
sofa, she grinds to a dead halt. To recover from this mysterious, near-fatal
illness her doctor sends her on a journey to a North African country where she
ventures into the desert and has a brush with terrorism. But, Miss Webster no
longer cares about anything, least of all Islamic politics and suicide bombers.
Three weeks after her return, there is a ring on her doorbell. Standing there in
the gusty darkness is a young Arab man of astonishing beauty. Worryingly, he
is carrying a large suitcase. But who is Cherif? Why is he there and what does
he want?

Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1172 AU 128559 Miss Webster and Cherif by Patricia
Duncker

BOOK 1173
A mother's love by Rosie Harris
12 hours

Julia leaves home when she discovers she is pregnant. She finds work in a
hotel. Eunice, wife of the manager, is also expecting. Julia's baby is stillborn
but Eunice has a healthy baby girl, Amanda. Although heartbroken at the
death of her own baby, Julia helps to look after Amanda. But, the Hawkins
hide a secret too terrible to reveal.

Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1173 AU 128412 A mother's love by Rosie Harris

BOOK 1174
The night and the city by Derek Lambert
13 hours and 16 minutes

Martin Renshaw, aged 18, flees the unemployment of Liverpool to find work in
London, but instead he joins the ranks of the homeless. This novel describes
the maladies of contemporary London which he encounters as he moves from
squats to shelters exposing the plight of the inner city.
Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1174 AU 129981 The night and the city by Derek Lambert

BOOK 1175
Omamori by Richard McGill
41 hours and 19 minutes

For three generations, the Hosokawa-Napier silk works flourishes under the
joint ownership of American and Japanese heirs. Threatened by bankruptcy in
1936, Douglas Napier and Baron Hosokawa strike an uneasy, though
profitable, deal with Germany to produce war goods that fuel the conflict
brewing in Europe. Their enduring partnership is also threatened from within
by young Max Napier and the Baron's daughter, Shizue, star-crossed lovers
determined to defy the unbending traditions that separate their worlds. When
war engulfs Europe, Douglas attempts to redress old wrongs by saving
Jewish refugees and is interned in a prison camp when Japan enters the fray.
Max remains free through a trick of fate but is forced to fight on the American
side, torn by the knowledge that the war may destroy both the woman and the
land he loves.

Subject Interest Codes: Perceptive Fiction and War Fiction
That was Book 1175 AU 129943 Omamori by Richard McGill

BOOK 1176
The other hand by Chris Cleave
9 hours and 57 minutes

This is the story of two women. Their lives collide one fateful day, and one of
them has to make a terrible choice. Two years later, they meet again -- the
story starts there.

Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1176 AU 129090 The other hand by Chris Cleave

BOOK 1177
Oystercatchers by Susan Fletcher
12 hours

Amy lies in a coma. Her sister, Moira visits in the evenings. Here, in the
green-walled hospital room Moira confesses. She admits to selfishness,
savagery and the destructive heart she has carried all her life. A novel about
trust, loss and loneliness, Oystercatchers is a love story with a profound
darkness at its core.

Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1177 AU 128414 Oystercatchers by Susan Fletcher

BOOK 1178
A pair of silver wings by James Holland
19 hours

Embarking on a journey of self-discovery and personal redemption, Edward
Enderby travels from England to Malta and then to Italy, and in doing so
comes face-to-face with the idealistic young man he once was, and the
devastated and traumatised 23-year-old he was to become. This work is a
story of friendship, love and the terrible legacy of war.

Subject Interest Codes: Perceptive Fiction and War Fiction
That was Book 1178 AU 128778 A pair of silver wings by James Holland

BOOK 1179
The perfect holiday by Cathy Kelly
1 hours and 57 minutes

For Anthony and Carole, a week in a lovely Greek hotel has helped them
mend the cracks in their marriage. For widowed Jessica, it's the longest she's
ever gone without visiting her beloved husband's grave. However when the
flight doesn't go according to plan, they are each forced to face up to the very
things they have been avoiding for so long. By the time they land, they have
learnt important life lessons about themselves and each other which change
them forever.

Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1179 AU 126454 The perfect holiday by Cathy Kelly

BOOK 1180
The prince of tides by Pat Conroy
34 hours

Spanning forty years, this is the story of turbulent Tom Wingo, his gifted and
troubled twin sister, Savannah, and the dark and violent past of the
extraordinary family to which they were born.

Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1180 AU 129718 The prince of tides by Pat Conroy

BOOK 1181
Prodigal sins by Rosalind Miles
20 hours and 7 minutes

Newly ordained and full of hope Robert Maitland returns to the Australian
mining town of his birth determined to make a new start. But can he succeed
in burying the dark events of the past that drove him away? The last thing he
needs is to find himself in the grip of an uncontrollable obsession with a girl
ten years his junior, whose eyes seem to be begging him to save her soul. A
terrible tragedy solves his dilemma. But the past keeps its secrets, and
secrets never die. Twenty years must pass before time yields up the true
meaning of the catastrophe that threatens Robert's career, his marriage and
the very lives of those dearest to him.
Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1181 AU 126639 Prodigal sins by Rosalind Miles

BOOK 1182
The replacement by Anne Marie Duquette
9 hours

Twins like Eric and Naomi know each other's every thought, but it was this
sibling closeness that came between Eric and Lindsey, the woman he loved.
Now a child has been kidnapped and Lindsey, who has expert knowledge,
must return to snowbound Yosemite to help. Back to a man she wanted to
forget, and a twin she can't forgive.

Subject Interest Codes: Perceptive Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1182 AU 129309 The replacement by Anne Marie
Duquette

BOOK 1183
Rose of Jericho by Rosemary Friedman
10 hours and 30 minutes

Kitty Shelton is a Jewish widow, still struggling after eighteen months, to come
to terms with her husband's death. She decides to risk a holiday alone to
Israel. During the trip she gets to know a quiet New Yorker, Maurice
Morgenthau, who had been in the concentration camps. He gives her life a
new perspective. Though they go their separate ways again, in letters their
friendship ripens, as Maurice, able to do so for the first time, tells her what is
was like to survive when millions perished.

Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1183 AU 130171 Rose of Jericho by Rosemary Friedman

BOOK 1184
Salt by Jeremy Page
11 hours

A man is found buried up to his neck in the thick mud of the Norfolk
saltmarshes, by a woman gathering samphire. Nine months later, as the bells
ring out the end of the Second World War, he vanishes in a makeshift boat,
leaving a newborn daughter, Lil, in his wake. This novel is about madness,
landscape and family myth.

Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1184 AU 128863 Salt by Jeremy Page

BOOK 1185
The sea house by Esther Freud
10 hours and 30 minutes
A young woman, Lily, researches the life of an architect, Klaus Lehmann.
Alone in her rented cottage by the sea, Lily reads Klaus's letters to his
beloved wife, Elsa, and begins to sense an absence in her own life that may
not be filled by simply going home.

Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1185 AU 129157 The sea house by Esther Freud

BOOK 1186
Searoad : chronicles of Klatsand by Ursula Le Guin
10 hours and 30 minutes

Searoad is a sandy track that runs between the town of Klatsand and the
Pacific Ocean. Along Searoad you can meet the people who live in the little
town and the people who come to stay for a night or a week's holiday. If you
follow Searoad north you'll come to Breton Head; if you turn west from
Searoad across the dunes you'll find only the long, long beach where the rain
women walk and the foam women blow in the wind, at the continent's edge,
the beginning of the sea.

Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1186 AU 130293 Searoad : chronicles of Klatsand by
Ursula Le Guin

BOOK 1187
Second chances by Alice Adams
11 hours and 26 min

This is a novel about relationships. Several elderly men and women, living in
a small town near San Francisco and sharing complicated histories, are
experiencing major and minor changes in their lives, deaths of people they
love, the onset of disease, the shocking realization that they are old. With
each loss, the group becomes tighter and more interdependent.

Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1187 AU 129693 Second chances by Alice Adams

BOOK 1188
The secrets of St. Dee by Victoria Routledge
15 Hours

Since its evacuation in 1942, the village of St Dee has remained undisturbed,
the truth about why the villagers were uprooted shrouded in mystery. Sixty
years on, the surviving relatives are invited back. Carrie Armstrong can't pass
up the opportunity to go, even if it comes via her husband Mark's painful
family past. She is desperate to leave their cramped London flat for
somewhere with room for the children she longs for. Yet as she discovers
more about Mark's tragic grandmother, Lily, and her older schoolmaster
husband, Jack, Carrie begins to realise that the secrets of the house are really
nothing compared with the secrets of her own relationship with Mark.
Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1188 AU 117687 The secrets of St. Dee by Victoria
Routledge

BOOK 1189
Small town dreams by Julie Ellis
7 hours and 30 minutes

Back in America after serving with the Women's Army Corps in Europe, Laurie
Evans hopes to build a life for herself as a single woman with a career. But
she has reckoned without the stifling constraints, narrow-mindedness and
parochialism of small-town life.

Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1189 AU 127727 Small town dreams by Julie Ellis

BOOK 1190
Some can whistle by Larry McMurtry
13 hours

When Danny gets a call from the daughter he has never seen, the lines open
up into the real world. Insulated behind the fax and the business diary, Danny
is in retreat from love and pain and the whole damn thing. Gutsy and life-
enhancing T.R. inserts herself into his life and brings her baggage with her:
children, lovers, camp followers and her demand to love and be loved.

Subject Interest Codes: Perceptive Fiction and Twentieth Century
Literature
That was Book 1190 AU 129687 Some can whistle by Larry McMurtry

BOOK 1191
Son of Thomas by Sarah Shears
13 hours and 30 minutes

Paul, the son of Thomas and Rosalind is a sickly, nervous child. His father
despairs of him and his mother is more interested in her social life. It is
decided that Paul will be brought up by his grandmother in England. There
surrounded by his relations he will find the love that has always been lacking
from his parents. But the day of reckoning must come in the end for Thomas
expects a brilliant military career from his son and Paul must learn to stand up
for what he really believes in

Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1191 AU 130127 Son of Thomas by Sarah Shears

BOOK 1192
Started early, took my dog by Kate Atkinson
13 hours and 53 minutes
One moment of madness is all it takes for security chief Tracy Waterhouse's
humdrum world to be turned upside down, the tedium of everyday life
replaced by fear and danger at every turn. Witnesses to Tracy's Faustian
exchange in the Merrion Centre in Leeds are Tilly, an elderly actress teetering
on the brink of her own disaster, and Jackson Brodie who has returned to his
home county in search of someone else's roots. All three characters learn that
the past is never history and that no good deed goes unpunished.

Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1192 AU 125862 Started early, took my dog by Kate
Atkinson

BOOK 1193
The Sun Road by Hannah MacDonald
11 hours and 30 minutes

Starting in the 1970's and spanning three decades, this novel begins with a
tragedy that reverberates through the lives of two neighbouring families.
When 30-year-old Beth meets childhood friend Dan after 18 years, her
attraction to him is tempered by memories of her two-year affair with his
father.

Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1193 AU 127739 The Sun Road by Hannah MacDonald

BOOK 1194
Sweetness in the belly by Camilla Gibb
10 hours and 30 minutes

Lilly, a white Muslim nurse, struggles in a state of invisible exile. As Ethiopian
refugees gradually fill the flats of the housing estate where she lives, Lily
tentatively begins to share with them her longing for the home she herself
once had in Africa and her heartbreaking search for her missing lover.

Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1194 AU 128457 Sweetness in the belly by Camilla Gibb

BOOK 1195
This age we're living in by David Wilson
9 hours and 20 minutes

George Worth is a grumpy lifestyle columnist. He hates fashion, mobile
phones, computers and Young People. At night he goes home to a borrowed
Labrador and feelings of guilt about his dead wife. Justin Smith is a Young
Person. A bright newcomer, he's always on his mobile to his girlfriend, surfing
the Net and keeping abreast of the latest trends. Then comes the day when
Justin's girlfriend throws him out and he finds himself having to share a flat
with George. As the women around them watch and wonder, both men start
to work out what really matters among the distractions of modern life.
Subject Interest Codes: Perceptive Fiction and Wit and Humour Fiction
That was Book 1195 AU 114173 This age we're living in by David Wilson

BOOK 1196
A way of forgiving by Eileen Ramsay
15 hours and 30 minutes

When a terrible accusation ended her marriage five years ago, Sophie Winter
was determined she'd never be hurt again. With a job at Scotland's new
parliament and a fulfilling social life, she finally feels she has buried the past.
But some things aren't easily forgotten.

Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1196 AU 128041 A way of forgiving by Eileen Ramsay

BOOK 1197
The wedding by Nicholas Sparks
8 hours

Desperate to win back his wife's heart, Wilson Lewis needs to make her fall in
love with him again. With the memories of his in-laws' fifty year love affair as
his guide, he struggles to find his way into the heart of the woman he adores.

Subject Interest Codes: Perceptive Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1197 AU 129208 The wedding by Nicholas Sparks

BOOK 1198
A wedding in December by Anita Shreve
12 hours and 30 minutes

At an inn in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, seven former
schoolmates gather for a wedding. It is Bill who passionately wants this
wedding and who has brought everyone together for an astonishing weekend
of revelation and recrimination, forgiveness and redemption.

Subject Interest Codes: Perceptive Fiction and Twenty-First Century
Literature
That was Book 1198 AU 129216 A wedding in December by Anita Shreve

BOOK 1200
The widow by Francis King
12 hours and 10 minutes

Widow Christine Cornwell has only a small pension on which to support
herself and her two children. She is a woman of unusual toughness and
resilience, and she adapts herself quickly to the difficulties of being a widow in
England during the mid 1930s; to the war; and, finally, to the mutilation of her
son, a bomber pilot. After the war things change, she feels herself cast aside
and isolated. One of the new poor and no longer young she is wanted less
and less by the world in general and her children in particular. With a
wonderful mixture of shrewdness and compassion she still has depths of
character which in the end lead her to a solution.

Subject Interest Codes: Perceptive Fiction and Family Stories
That was Book 1200 AU 126637 The widow by Francis King

BOOK 1201
A winter in China by Douglas Galbraith
10 hours

Just down from Cambridge in the summer of 1937, Sally Marsden
contemplates her future without enthusiasm. So many have assumed she will
marry Hugh Jerrold - it is, practically, an engagement. But before submitting to
the strictures of upper-middle-class life, Sally embarks on one last adventure -
travelling to China by herself

Subject Interest Codes: Perceptive Fiction and War Fiction
That was Book 1201 AU 128779 A winter in China by Douglas Galbraith

BOOK 1202
A world apart by Caro Fraser
7 hours and 30 minutes

Mark Mason is a successful business man with a smart wife and two sons
who are about to leave the nest. He should be happy - but he's not. As his
wife, Paula, embarks on a new business venture, Mark feels increasingly
marginalised. It's not long before he seeks - and finds - solace in the arms of
another woman. Intoxicated by new-found passion, but not wanting to hurt
Paula, Mark secretly rents rooms in a house in Marylebone to carry on his
affair. But Mark's double life ends almost as soon as it begins. Thrown out by
Paula, Mark retreats to his rented rooms and begins to question where his
unhappiness really came from. He looks for answers to questions he has
never asked. What does he really want from life? Can he be happy in his old
life? And will family and friends ever forgive him for seeking a world apart?

Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1202 AU 128460 A world apart by Caro Fraser

BOOK 1203
Young entry by M. J. Farrell
10 hours and 30 minutes

At nineteen, Prudence Lingfield-Turrett is carefree and indiscreet. In two years
she will inherit the family wealth and property, in the meantime, she is in
pursuit of fun. Her great friend Peter has shared this devil-may-care attitude;
since adolescence the two girls have conspired in many a regrettable
episode. With the arrival of Major Countless, Peter seems less interested in
their friendship and Prudence must look elsewhere for entertainment.

Subject Interest Code: Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1203 AU 129730 Young entry by M. J. Farrell

PERFORMING ARTS

BOOK 1204
Performing Brecht : forty years of British performances by Margaret
Eddershaw
10 hours and 9 minutes

An unprecedented history of the production of Brecht's plays in Britain over
the last forty years. Eddershaw surveys all aspects of Brecht in performance,
from his methodologies to his place in postmodernist theatre and beyond

Subject Interest Code: Performing Arts
That was Book 1204 AU 123454 Performing Brecht : forty years of
British performances by Margaret Eddershaw

BOOK 1205
The theatre of Bertolt Brecht: a study from eight aspects by John Willett
9 hour and 30 minutes

This study of Brecht’s theatre from eight different aspects was first published
in 1959. The book aims to explain the difficult aspects of his ideology and
political leanings in a straightforward manner. It traces his stylistic
development as a playwright and stage director through each of his major
plays and explains his evolving notion of epic theatre within the political and
social climate of the 1920s, Marxism, Nazism and post-war Communism.

Subject Interest Code: Performing Arts
That was Book 1205 AU 123453 The theatre of Bertolt Brecht : a study
from eight aspects by John Willett

PHILOSOPHY

BOOK 1206
Being and nothingness : an essay on phenomenological ontology by
Jean-Paul Sartre
45 hours and 45 minutes

This monumental book, regarded by many as Sartre's greatest achievement,
is one of the most influential philosophical works of the 20th century. In it
Sartre set out his fundamental views on philosophy and laid the foundations of
existentialism.

Subject Interest Code: Philosophy
That was Book 1206 AU 130021 Being and nothingness : an essay on
phenomenological ontology by Jean-Paul Sartre

BOOK 1207
The good man Jesus and the scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman
4 hours and 1 minute

The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ throws fresh light on who
Jesus was and asks the reader questions that will continue to resonate long
after the final page is turned. For, above all, this book is about how stories
become stories.

Subject Interest Codes: Philosophy and Religious Literature
That was Book 1207 AU 126008 The good man Jesus and the scoundrel
Christ by Philip Pullman

BOOK 1208
Just between you & me : the art of ethical relationships by Christina
Colegate
10 hours and 8 minutes

Australian philosopher Christina Colegate argues that human happiness
depends on how successfully we negotiate the various relationships that give
shape and meaning to our lives. Christina explains why she thinks that ethics
is an art or skill rather than a science, and why body image is now a hot topic
for moral philosophers.

Subject Interest Code: Philosophy
That was Book 1208 AU 123455 Just between you & me : the art of
ethical relationships by Christina Colegate

BOOK 1209
Meditations on first philosophy : with selections from the objections and
replies by René Descarteshr.
9 hours and 9 minutes

This textbook extracts from the published two volume Philosophical Writings
of Descartes (translated by Cottingham, Stoothoff and Murdoch) the
translation of the Meditations and complements it with a thematic abridgement
of the Objections and Replies. The selection of extracts from the Objections
and Replies has been done with the aim of assisting the student to come to
terms with the subtle reasoning of the Meditations by focusing on some of the
principal philosophical difficulties raised by the work. Material is arranged
thematically so as to indicate the main points of criticism which occurred to
Descartes' contemporaries as they read the Meditations, and how Descartes
clarified his arguments in response to those criticisms.

Subject Interest Code: Philosophy
That was Book 1209 AU 123450 Meditations on first philosophy : with
selections from the objections and replies by René Descarteshr.

POETRY

BOOK 1210
Around the boree log and other verses by John O'Brien
5 hours and 2 minutes

Written by a parish priest from outback New South Wales, these verses are a
tribute to the spirit of the Irish settler in Australia - to their ideals, their
surroundings, their home life and the ties of religion and family unity.

Subject Interest Codes: Poetry and Poetry, Australian
That was Book 1210 AU 126787 Around the boree log and other verses
by John O'Brien

BOOK 1211
Love poems by Dorothy Porter
2 hours and 42 minutes

Dorothy Porter writes about love, sex, heartbreak and desire like no one else.
Love Poems collects her most powerful love poetry: portraits of longing and
infatuation, of bliss, passion, uncertainty and devotion. It includes extracts
from her award-winning and best-selling verse novels, as well as poems and
lyrics spanning her whole career.

Subject Interest Codes: Poetry and Poetry, Australian
That was Book 1211 AU 125327 Love poems by Dorothy Porter

BOOK 1212
Missionary priest: the life and times of Father Patrick Magennis, 1812-
1866 by Lynne Watts
3 Hours and 31 minutes

A biography about the life and times of Father Patrick Magennis.

Subject Interest Codes: Poetry and Poetry, Australian
That was Book 1212 AU 124483 Missionary priest: the life and times of
Father Patrick Magennis, 1812-1866 by Lynne Watts

POLITICAL FICTION
BOOK 1213
American tabloid by James Ellroy
19 hours and 58 minutes

1958. America is about to emerge into a bright new age - an age that will last
until the 1000 days of John F Kennedy's presidency. Three men move
beneath the glossy surface of power, men allied to the makers and shakers of
the era. Peter Bondurant - Howard Hughes' right-hand man, Jimmy Hoffa's
hitman. Kemper Boyd - employed by J. Edgar Hoover to infiltrate the Kennedy
clan. Ward Littell, a man seeking redemption in Bobby Kennedy's drive
against organised crime. The festering discount of the age that burns brightly
in these men's hearts will go into supernova as the Bay of Pigs ends in
calamity, the Mob clamous for payback and the 1000 days ends in brutal
quietus in 1963.

Subject Interest Codes: Political Fiction, Crime Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 1213 AU 129168 American tabloid by James Ellroy

BOOK 1214
Comrade Charlie by Brian Freemantle
13 Hours

As the Soviet Union begins to fall apart, Moscow focuses its attention on one
goal: beating the American development of the Star Wars Defence Program.
Meanwhile, the scruffy spy Charlie Muffin is off the active British roster and
relegated to the chores of a low-grade clerk. But it's one such chore that gets
him back in the action after he unwittingly stumbles onto a British traitor
involved in the Kremlin's scheme. Moscow uses this coincidence to plan
Charlie's permanent removal, using Natalia Fedova, Charlie's former lover
and KGB debriefer, as the bait to bring about Charlie's destruction.

Subject Interest Codes: Political Fiction, Spy Fiction and Suspense
Fiction
That was Book 1214 AU 120692 Comrade Charlie by Brian Freemantle

BOOK 1215
Glass houses by Sandra Howard
12 hours and 40 minutes

Victoria James is at home awaiting a call from Downing Street - desperate for
the telephone to ring but mindful of the impact a promotion could have on her
husband and daughter. When she receives the summons, high office does
indeed await her - and life as she knows it will never be the same again. As a
young, attractive female Minister, Victoria will be living firmly in the public eye,
challenged in her views at every turn. But nothing prepares her for what
ultimately throws her off-balance: a love affair with a married man so well
known that it can only be a matter of time before everyone knows their secret.

Subject Interest Codes: Political Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1215 AU 114589 Glass houses by Sandra Howard

BOOK 1216
The light and the dark by C.P. Snow
14 hours and 46 minutes

The story is set in Cambridge, but the plot also moves to Monte Carlo, Berlin
and Switzerland. Lewis Eliot narrates the career of a childhood friend. Roy
Calvert is a brilliant but controversial linguist who is about to be elected to a
fellowship.
Subject Interest Codes: Political Fiction and Twentieth Century
Literature
That was Book 1216 AU 130088 The light and the dark by C.P. Snow

BOOK 1217
The Lord's day by Michael Dobbs
10 hours and 40 minutes

Once a year, the most powerful people in the land gather together in one
room. The Queen, the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the judges and the
bishops - leaders spiritual and temporal - assemble in the House of Lords for
the State Opening of Parliament. On this particular Lords' Day, the gathering
is still more impressive, for sitting beside his mother is the heir to the throne,
and up in the galleries are the sons of both the US President and the British
Prime Minister. But all are about to be taken hostage. It is the greatest siege
of all time. It will lead some to selfless sacrifice, others to lose the respect of
those they love most dearly...

Subject Interest Codes: Political Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1217 AU 116228 The Lord's day by Michael Dobbs

BOOK 1218
Magic seeds by V. S. Naipaul
11 hours

Willie Chandran is a man who has allowed one identity after another to be
thrust upon him. In his early forties, he joins an underground movement in
India. When he returns to Britain,Willie encounters a country that has turned
its back on its past and, like him, has become detached from its own history.

Subject Interest Codes: Political Fiction and Psychological Fiction
That was Book 1218 AU 128839 Magic seeds by V. S. Naipaul

POLITICS

BOOK 1219
The storyteller's daughter by Saira Shah
10 hours and 30 minutes

British-born Saira Shah returned to Afghanistan to find out what it is like to be
an Afghan woman trying to straddle the divide between western and eastern
culture, religion, politics and tradition. She offers the reader a very personal
account of her heritage.

Subject Interest Codes: Politics, Sociology and Travel and Culture
That was Book 1219 AU 129180 The storyteller's daughter by Saira Shah

POLITICS, AUSTRALIAN
BOOK 1220
Australian mandarins : perceptions of the role of departmental
secretaries by Robert Hyslop
6 hours

The author, a scholar-bureaucrat, presents a discussion on the role of
Departmental Secretaries; a readable book which is also a useful text-book
for students of Public Service Administration.

Subject Interest Codes: Politics, Australian and Politics
That was Book 1220 AU 129940 Australian mandarins : perceptions of
the role of departmental secretaries by Robert Hyslop

PSYCHOLOGY

BOOK 1221
Authentic happiness : using the new positive psychology to realize your
potential for lasting fulfillment by Martin E.P. Seligman
16 hours and 48 minutes

Seligman provides the tools you need in order to ascertain your most positive
traits and strengths. Then he explains how, by frequently calling upon these
'signature strengths' in all the crucial realms of life - health, relationships,
career - you will not only develop the natural buffers against misfortune and
negative emotion, but also achieve new and sustainable levels of authentic
contentment, gratification and meaning.

Subject Interest Code: Psychology
That was Book 1221 AU 126120 Authentic happiness : using the new
positive psychology to realize your potential for lasting fulfillment by
Martin E.P. Seligman

BOOK 1222
Love stinks : the romantic's guide to breaking up without breaking down
by Joy Overbeck
6 hours and 30 minutes

Offers humorous yet practical advice and comfort for women experiencing the
end of a relationship, discussing the pitfalls of breaking up, returning to the
world of dating, and how to avoid making the same mistake twice.

Subject Interest Code: Psychology
That was Book 1222 AU 127557 Love stinks : the romantic's guide to
breaking up without breaking down by Joy Overbeck

BOOK 1223
The secret by Rhonda Byrne
4 hours and 34 minutes
Once known only by an elite who were unwilling to share their knowledge of
the power, 'the secret' of obtaining anything you desire is now revealed by
physicists, authors and philosophers as being based in the universal Law of
Attraction. And the good news is that anyone can access its power to bring
themselves health, wealth and happiness. Fragments of The Secret have
been found in oral traditions, literature, religions and philosophies throughout
the centuries. A number of the exceptional people who discovered its power
went on to become regarded as the greatest human beings who ever lived.
Among them: Plato, Leonardo, Galileo and Einstein. Now 'the secret' is being
shared with the world.

Subject Interest Codes: Psychology and Inspirational Stories
That was Book 1223 AU 130266 The secret by Rhonda Byrne

BOOK 1224
The truth about lies by Andy Shea and Steven Van Aperen
8 hours and 45 minutes

Who lies more easily - men or women? Why does anyone lie in the first
place? How can you tell? What do you look for? The Truth About Lies will help
you separate fact from fiction. It will help you tell who's lying and who's telling
the truth. It will show you how to detect a liar from what people say, how they
say it and from their body language. Ranging from medieval witch-ducking to
state-of-the-art truth serums, Andy Shea and Steve Van Aperen use
examples from history and from modern-day celebrity cases to spin a tale
about lies and lie detection through the ages. They pull apart written and
spoken words to show how lies are so hard to carry off because our bodies
betray us and, if you know what to look for, how easy they are to spot. The
Truth About Lies provides compelling insight into why people lie - and how to
make sure you don't get taken for a ride.

Subject Interest Code: Psychology
That was Book 1224 AU 118820 The truth about lies by Andy Shea and
Steven Van Aperen

BOOK 1225
Women who love too much : when you keep wishing and hoping he'll
change by Robin Norwood
10 hours

Many women are in unhappy and destructive relationships, struggling to make
things work. This bestseller looks at unhealthy relationships and gives a
programme for recovery from the disease of loving too much.

Subject Interest Code: Psychology
That was Book 1225 AU 130668 Women who love too much : when you
keep wishing and hoping he'll change by Robin Norwood

PSYCHOLOGICAL FICTION
BOOK 1226
All she ever wanted by Patrick Redmond
12 hours

For Tina Ryan, love is refuge for the weak. Following a tormented childhood,
she has reinvented herself to become Chrissie, strong and in control, and
nothing, not even a man, will ever be allowed to threaten that. When love
does enter her life, it threatens this new personality. Control must be
maintained and love must be on her terms, no matter how dreadful those
terms may be.

Subject Interest Codes: Psychological Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1226 AU 128714 All she ever wanted by Patrick Redmond

BOOK 1227
As far as you can go by Lesley Glaister
13 hours and 30 minutes

Cassie is at a turning point, she wants a child and a bigger commitment from
her boyfriend Graham, so a year away as housekeeper/companions on an
Australian farm could be the answer. However the remoteness proves a
prison as Cassie and Graham uncover the dark secrets of their employers.

Subject Interest Codes: Psychological Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1227 AU 127875 As far as you can go by Lesley Glaister

BOOK 1228
The book boy by Joanna Trollope
2 hours

Alice is thirty-eight. She has a house, a husband, two teenage children, and a
part-time job. She thinks she ought to be happy, but she isn't. Instead, she
feels she has vanished, that she is like something lost down the back of the
sofa. Because, Alice has a secret, which is never spoken of in the family as
they are all ashamed, Alice most of all.

Subject Interest Code: Psychological Fiction
That was Book 1228 AU 128737 The book boy by Joanna Trollope

BOOK 1229
Bother at the Barbican by Guy Cullingford
5 hours

A psychological study of the elements of murder. When her husband dies,
Bertha Harris expects the rest of her life to drift by on an uneventful course in
her Barbican flat. But she has failed to recognize her significance as a
childless and wealthy widow.

Subject Interest Code: Psychological Fiction
That was Book 1229 AU 126674 Bother at the Barbican by Guy
Cullingford

BOOK 1230
Compulsion by Hilary Norman
10 hours

Frankie Barnes had a tormented life until she found the perfect career to suit
her obsession with hygiene. As a cleaner, she can scrub away to her heart's
content at her clients' homes, be paid and even valued for her pains. But
Frankie suffers from other compulsions too and the greatest of them all is the
compulsion to have. All Frankie wants is a home of her own as lovely as the
ones she scrubs and cleans. She'll do anything to achiever her aim. But her
first attempt has gone horribly wrong and her dream house loses its shine
when she allows herself to think about the two bodies slowly rotting in the
cellar. Next time Frankie intends to be more careful with her planning. And
Alex's home is the prettiest cottage Frankie's ever laid eyes on.

Subject Interest Codes: Psychological Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1230 AU 128788 Compulsion by Hilary Norman

BOOK 1231
The devil's feather by Minette Walters
13 hours

With private security firms supplying bodyguards in every theatre of war, who
will notice the emergence of a sexual psychopath from the ranks of the
mercenaries? Amidst the turmoil of Sierra Leone's civil war, the murder of five
women is of little consequence and no one questions the 'confessions' that
were beaten out of three child soldiers.

Subject Interest Codes: Psychological Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1231 AU 128733 The devil's feather by Minette Walters

BOOK 1232
Forbidden garden by Ursula Curtiss
5 hours and 15 minutes

Traces the disintegration of elderly Elsa Marrable's murderous personality.
The portraits of Alice Dimmock, avenger turned victim, and Harriet Crewe,
entangled innocent bystander, are overshadowed only by that of little James
Crewe, who knows how to turn sickliness into advantage.

Subject Interest Codes: Psychological Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1232 AU 127119 Forbidden garden by Ursula Curtiss

BOOK 1233
Illusions by Charlotte Vale Allen
13 hours and 34 minutes
When Stanleigh Dunn, an award-winning author of children's books notable
for her complexly intricate illustrations, meets Daniel Goddard on a flight to
London, they are each (although unknown to the other) in the grip of a terrible
loss. Their chance encounter develops into an ambivalent but sexually
charged relationship that is colored by their grief. While she is both seductive
and dismissing, he becomes progressively more obsessed until, finally, what
began as the attempt of two wounded people to find solace in each other's
company culminates in a shocking episode of kidnapping and sexual abuse.

Subject Interest Codes: Psychological Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1233 AU 127110 Illusions by Charlotte Vale Allen

BOOK 1234
The long walk by Richard Bachman
8 hours

In an ultra-conservative America of the not-too distant future when America
has become a police state, the annual marathon is the ultimate sports
competition. One hundred boys are selected each year to enter a grueling
450-mile marathon walk. The game is simple: maintain a steady walking pace
of four miles per hour without stopping. Three warnings, and you’re out -
permanently. The winner will be awarded whatever he wants for the rest of his
life; but a single misstep could be the last...

Subject Interest Codes: Psychological Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1234 AU 129049 The long walk by Richard Bachman

BOOK 1235
The memory game by Nicci French
12 hours and 11 minutes

When a skeleton is unearthed in the Martellos' garden, Jane Martello is
shocked to learn it's that of her childhood friend, Natalie, who went missing
twenty-five years ago. Encouraged by a therapist to recover lost memories,
Jane hopes to find out what really took place when she was a child - and what
happened to Natalie. But in learning the truth about hers and Natalie's past, is
Jane putting her own future at terrible risk?

Subject Interest Codes: Psychological Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1235 AU 129467 The memory game by Nicci French

BOOK 1236
Nina Todd has gone by Lesley Glaister
12 hours and 20 minutes

Nina Todd keeps her head down and tries to live a quiet life: dull job,
dependable boyfriend, no disruptions. If there are questions about Nina that
remain unanswered, they are questions that even those closest to her don't
dare to ask. When Nina meets the handsome Rupert during a conference, it
leads to the kind of empty adulterous encounter that she'd rather forget. But
Rupert doesn't feel the same way, and when he starts to turn up everywhere,
her carefully constructed life begins to fall apart. He won't let her out of his
sight - is it pure infatuation, or something more sinister? Who is Rupert, and
what is the power he holds over her? And who is Nina Todd?

Subject Interest Codes: Psychological Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1236 AU 116320 Nina Todd has gone by Lesley Glaister

BOOK 1237
The playroom by Frances Fyfield
12 hours

Kathryn and David are the ideal couple, but beneath the smooth surface,
unseen by their envious or admiring friends, splinters are beginning to form.
David suspects one of their two children is not his own and, as Kathryn
struggles against confrontation, he becomes irrational and violent.

Subject Interest Code: Psychological Fiction
That was Book 1237 AU 128228 The playroom by Frances Fyfield

BOOK 1238
Relentless by Dean Koontz
9 hours and 25 minutes

Hostile reviews may have hastened the deaths of some writers, but Cubby
Greenwich is made of sterner stuff. At least this is what he tells himself,
meanwhile obsessing about the scathing review of his latest bestseller by
Shearman Waxx in a national newspaper. A feared and therefore revered
critic, Waxx has an aura of mystery about him that has carried him far as an
arbiter of taste, but the mystery itself is about to break cover. In an
unexpected encounter with Waxx, Cubby says one innocent word, but it is the
wrong word, and it seems to trigger an inhuman fury in the critic, who
becomes bent on destroying Cubby and everything he loves.

Subject Interest Codes: Psychological Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1238 AU 129566 Relentless by Dean Koontz

BOOK 1239
Safer than houses by Frances Fyfield
9 hours and 30 minutes

Sarah Fortune inherited her flat from one of her many lovers. Now a son has
appeared claiming it is his. He is using illegal means to persuade Sarah to
give it up. Sarah comes across Henry, a timid and a lonely man, whose
upstairs neighbour is using every trick to make him leave his home. These
two strangers have unknown connections in common.

Subject Interest Codes: Psychological Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1239 AU 128518 Safer than houses by Frances Fyfield
BOOK 1240
A sleep and a forgetting by Gregory Hall
15 hours

A suicide letter from a young woman with apparently everything to live for
plunges her sister into an investigation which reveals the shared past they
had worked so hard to conceal.

Subject Interest Codes: Psychological Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1240 AU 129265 A sleep and a forgetting by Gregory Hal

BOOK 1241
The third angel by Alice Hoffman
9 hours

Three women. Three decades. Three wrong choices? Present day London:
an envious sibling comes to her sister's wedding. Their mother's illness cast a
shadow over their childhood, and both Madeline and Allie are still searching
for something missing in their lives. Back in the Swinging 60s, Frieda, the
bridegroom's mother, behaves in a wholly unconventional way, and the ghosts
of that era still haunt all their lives. Even before that, the seeds of tragedy are
sown in the 50s, when twelve-year-old Lucy first visits London and the same
hotel. Precocious, impatient, wise beyond her years, Lucy becomes a go-
between for two star-crossed lovers and then holds herself agonisingly
responsible for what happens...

Subject Interest Codes: Psychological Fiction and Romance Mystery
That was Book 1241 AU 116119 The third angel by Alice Hoffman


RELIGIOUS LITERATURE

BOOK 1242
Abandonment to divine providence by Jean-Pierre de Caussade
4 hours and 55 minutes

This book was written as a book of spiritual guidance, and an unconventional
book, in that it writes about "saints", or those who have surrendered to God's
will, yet outwardly do not appear to be remarkable, or seem to fall into the
category of "very famous" spiritual people.

Subject Interest Code: Religious Literature
That was Book 1242 AU 126550 Abandonment to divine providence by
Jean-Pierre de Caussade

BOOK 1243
The Benedictine handbook
11 hours and 15 minutes
The Benedictine Handbook is a lifelong companion for oblates, associates,
and friends of the Benedictine communities. This handbook will help people
follow the Rule of Benedict as it explains the essential elements of
Benedictine spirituality.

Subject Interest Codes: Religious Literature
That was Book 1243 AU 125454 The Benedictine handbook

BOOK 1244
The Jesuit guide to (almost) everything : a spirituality for real life by
James Martin
15 hours

The Roman Catholic religious order - the Society of Jesus, a.k.a. "The
Jesuits" - was founded in the 16th century by Saint Ignatius of Loyola.
Famous for their practical spirituality and ardent commitment to education, the
Jesuits have a reputation as smart people of faith who change lives for the
better and make a difference in the world. The Jesuit Guide to (Almost)
Everything translates the 500-year-old insights of Saint Ignatius (often called
"Ignatian spirituality") for a modern audience, using stories and examples from
Martin's 20 years as a Jesuit and from the lives of the great Jesuit saints and
spiritual masters.

Subject Interest Codes: Religious Literature and Philosophy
That was Book 1244 AU 125431 The Jesuit guide to (almost) everything :
a spirituality for real life by James Martin

BOOK 1245
The reason for God : belief in an age of skepticism by Timothy Keller
9 hours

Although a vocal minority continues to attack religious faith, for most
Americans, faith is a large part of their lives: 86% of Americans refer to
themselves as religious, and 75% of all Americans consider themselves
Christians. So how should they respond to these passionate, learned, and
persuasive books that promote science and secularism over religion and
faith? For years, Tim Keller has compiled a list of the most frequently voiced
"doubts" skeptics bring to his Manhattan church; here, he dismantles each of
them. Written with atheists, agnostics, and skeptics in mind, Keller also
provides an intelligent platform on which true believers can stand their ground
when bombarded by the backlash. This book challenges such ideology at its
core and points to the true path and purpose of Christianity.

Subject Interest Code: Religious Literature
That was Book 1245 AU 125528 The reason for God : belief in an age of
skepticism by Timothy Keller

ROMANCE FICTION
BOOK 1246
The abducted heiress by Jasmine Cresswell
5 hours and 57 minutes

Burdened by an enormous inheritance and scheming guardians, Georgiana
Thayne has managed to avoid an enforced marriage to her Cousin Freddie for
six long years by acting out a childish masquerade. Just when she can hide
no longer behind a pretence of plainness and stupidity, the notorious Marquis
of Graydon - disreputable and mysterious - unexpectedly intervenes by
abducting Georgiana, and thus preventing her detested marriage. Infuriated
by his cynical use of her to further his own schemes, Georgiana resolves
upon revenge. Unfortunately, she begins to realise that if Freddie had
resembled her devilish kidnapper, she would not have objected to being
married in the first place ...

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction, Historical Romance Fiction
and Light Romance Fiction
That was Book 1246 AU 127116 The abducted heiress by Jasmine
Cresswell

BOOK 1247
Akin to love by Carol Drinkwater
12 hours

Penny Morrison, a celebrated star of the silver screen, has written a film
script; it is the thinly disguised re-enactment of her relationship with the
painter, Harry Knowle, the tale of her own youth. Penny flies to Crete to join
the film shoot and once more the magic of the island begins to work its spell.
It is only when her past merges with her present and she is forced to confront
a memory that she has long hidden even from herself, that she will be free
from the obsession which has been tormenting her.

Subject Interest Code: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1247 AU 130185 Akin to love by Carol Drinkwater

BOOK 1248
All the nice girls by Joan Bakewell
10 hours and 51 minutes

As part of the war effort the Ashworth Grammar School for Girls signs up for
the Merchant Navy's Ship Adoption Scheme. The headmistress, who lost her
lover in the First World War, believes the project will broaden the horizons of
her girls. Then Josh Percival, captain of the adopted ship, the SS Treverran,
comes with his men to visit Ashworth. The choices that follow will disrupt all
their lives, reverberating even to the next generation, when, decades later, life
and love are on the line again.

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction, Light Romance Fiction and
War Fiction
That was Book 1248 AU 128919 All the nice girls by Joan Bakewell
BOOK 1249
Animal instincts by Nell Dixon
7 hours and 49 minutes

Clodagh Martin is fond of her celebrity sister Imogen, but in small doses. So
when she turns up drunk at Rainbow's End, Clodagh's animal sanctuary,
announcing she's in trouble and staying for a long visit, Clodagh's not exactly
delighted. She has enough problems right now. The business is broke, and
there's been a worrying wave of vandalism. Is someone really trying to ruin
her? A big property magnate, bad-lad Jack Thatcher, has been showing a
rather strong interest in Clodagh lately. But is it her or her assets he's after?

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction and Wit and Humour Fiction
That was Book 1249 AU 129140 Animal instincts by Nell Dixon

BOOK 1250
At first sight by Nicholas Sparks
10 hours and 30 minutes

Jeremy is living in Boone Creek, North Carolina, married to Lexie Darnell, and
anticipating the birth of their daughter. But just as his life seems to be settling
into a blissful pattern, an unsettling and mysterious message re-opens old
wounds and sets off a chain of events that will forever change the course of
this young couple's marriage.

Subject Interest Code: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1250 AU 128582 At first sight by Nicholas Sparks

BOOK 1251
Baby by chance by M. J. Rodgers
10 hours and 30 minutes

Susan Carter needs to find the stranger who fathered her unborn child, and
she doesn't even know his last name. In desperation she turns to Detective
David Knight but David is sure she's keeping something from him. If she
wasn't, wouldn't she tell him about the man who gave her the ring she wears
on her left hand?

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction and Romance Mystery
That was Book 1251 AU 129223 Baby by chance by M. J. Rodgers

BOOK 1252
Beggars would ride by Mary Minton
13 hours and 15 minutes

Living in a grimy Northern tenement with her elder sister Lizzie, Rose
Kimberley uses her nimble seamstress' fingers to renovate clothes for her
cousin Charlie's market stall. In a lucky moment, her work is noticed by Mr
Rosenburg, who encourages Rose to bring her designs to London. With Lizzie
and the strong but romantic Charlie at her side, Rose joins the world of high
fashion. Surviving the Depression and World War II, Rose becomes an
established figure in haute couture, and enjoys a happy marriage -but will
Lizzie's marriage to tycoon Alex de Veer be as happy?

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1252 AU 127249 Beggars would ride by Mary Minton

BOOK 1253
Bells by Jo Verity
12 Hours

Jack has fun playing away as part of a Morris dancing team. But when a gig is
cancelled and he falls for a young woman at The Welcome Stranger, he is
launched into a world of lovestruck subterfuge. Meanwhile, his wife, Fay,
rashly offers a home to one of her son's ex-bandmates days before she is
forced to house her frail but argumentative mother-in-law. To top it all, she's in
the throes of an illicit passion for her best friend's handsome son. Will Jack
and Fay's marriage survive the promise of new and exotic lovers? Will the
chime of Morris bells turn a woman's head in the days of iPod and mobile
phone?

Subject Interest Code: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1253 AU 116284 Bells by Jo Verity

BOOK 1254
Bird of morning by Alanna Wilson
10 hours

Johanna Kemp was named Bird of Morning by the Aborigine women who
delivered her. As a 'currency lass' - the freeborn daughter of a convict - she
was part of the land, at one with the place that had breathed life into her. In
their remote corner of Queensland she and her brother had grown up sharing
in the customs, beliefs and rituals of the Matu tribe. Matthew Everdene was
the son of an English Lord. He had come to Australia with dreams of working
for his own place in the far North West.With so many differences between
them - differences that might remain always, no matter where they went or
what they did - could they ever begin to share each other's world?

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction, Historical Romance Fiction
and Light Romance Fiction
That was Book 1254 AU 126893 Bird of morning by Alanna Wilson

BOOK 1255
Bride by auction by Marguerite Bell
7 hours

It was a melancholy day of reckoning at Sumpton Court. Awaiting the disposal
by auction of his possessions Sir Robert Makepeace, Olivia's father, had no
idea how his family was to survive once it was all over. Sir Giles Derringer,
however, was to provide a solution. The problem was that his solution was not
entirely conventional. And Olivia was unlike any young woman he had ever
met. Oliva could not possibly have foreseen the consequences of his
somewhat unconventional answer to their problems.

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction and Historical Romance
Fiction
That was Book 1255 AU 126669 Bride by auction by Marguerite Bell

BOOK 1256
The burden by Mary Westmacott also known as Agatha Christie
8 hours

This is the story of Laura, generous, capable, warmhearted, who took upon
herself in childhood the burden of loving others; and despite the wise
counselling of her elderly friend, Mr Baldock, learned almost too late that
loving can never be a one-sided affair and that she had an equal duty to bear
the burden of being loved.

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1256 AU 130195 The burden by Mary Westmacott also
known as Agatha Christie

BOOK 1257
Candles in the storm by Rita Bradshaw
18 hours

Daisy is born during a storm, and fifteen years later another storm alters her
fate. Her father and brothers are lost at sea, but Daisy rescues William, a
wealthy local heir, and falls in love. As a reward for saving William, Daisy is
given a job by his aunt, but their families keep the couple apart.

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1257 AU 128264 Candles in the storm by Rita Bradshaw

BOOK 1258
The challenge of spring by Iris Bromige
8 hours

Delia Lydgate was glad to exchange the wearying social life of her parents'
London home for the quiet of her grandparents' house in the country. But
springtime in the peaceful Surrey countryside brought new and unexpected
problems for Delia. Her job as a writer's secretary forced her into contact with
her employer's nephew, the intriguing Gavin Dilney; and Gavin was irritatingly
composed, powerfully attractive and secretly married.

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1258 AU 129927 The challenge of spring by Iris Bromige

BOOK 1259
Charlotte Fairlie by D.E. Stevenson
10 Hours

Charlotte Fairlie is a successful, elegant career woman. Still in her 20s, she
has landed a job as headmistress of her old school. She is admired and liked
by both staff and pupils - but she begins to feel there is something missing in
her well-organised life. Then one summer she goes to stay with a young pupil
on the remote Scottish Isle of Targ. In the romantic atmosphere of the
Highlands, anything can happen - and even the cool, efficient Charlotte
surprises herself.

Subject Interest Code: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1259 AU 116295 Charlotte Fairlie by D.E. Stevenson

BOOK 1260
Chasing midnight by Susan Krinard
14 hours and 27 minutes

By day, Allegra lives among the artists of 1920s Greenwich Village, in search
of adventure. By night, she haunts New York's back alleys and seedy speak-
easies, driven by a more primal hunger. And amidst the glitz and glamour of
the jazz age, even a vampire can fall prey to the temptations of the flesh,
especially when those temptations take the shape of golden-eyed Griffin.

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction and Supernatural Fiction
That was Book 1260 AU 129571 Chasing midnight by Susan Krinard

BOOK 1261
The circling years by Janice Young Brooks
24 hours and 30 minutes

Grace Thorn is the perfect society wife, everything her husband could wish
for; but she is haunted by a secret that her conscience won't let her forget and
a loneliness that drives her into the arms of a man whose memory she must
live with for the rest of her life. Her guilt shapes the life of dark-eyed Laura,
filling her growing years with all the blessings Grace Thorn's love and money
can grant. Yet not even Grace can protect Laura, as in a world fractured by
war, she finds herself torn between the drivingly ambitious man she married
and the man who showed her how powerful love could be.

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1261 AU 129974 The circling years by Janice Young
Brooks

BOOK 1262
Cover the butter by Carrie Kabak
10 hours and 35 minutes

The year is 1965 and Kate Cadogan jumps headfirst into the thrills and
heartaches of her teenage years, albeit under the watchful eye of her mother
Biddy, a woman so repressed and controlling she gives new meaning to the
word 'matriarch'. From her first crush, through her scandalous period of 'living
in sin', right up to her passionless marriage to Rodney, Kate seems to have a
talent for picking the wrong men. Ultimately seeking Biddy's approval in
everything she does, she is lucky to have lifelong friends Moira and Ingrid to
show her that starting over has no age limit.

Subject Interest Code: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1262 AU 116257 Cover the butter by Carrie Kabak

BOOK 1263
The dark side of yesterday by Janet Tanner
8 hours

Two years after the death of her husband in a car accident, disturbing events
begin to rock Jo's world. First Adam, Michael's friend and former partner,
disappears, and while trying to discover what happened to him a web of
deadly secrets begins to unfold that are dangerous to Jo, to her daughter and
to those who come too close to the truth.

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction and Romance Mystery
That was Book 1263 AU 128390 The dark side of yesterday by Janet
Tanner

BOOK 1264
Dead is the new black by Harper Allen
7 hours and 50 minutes

Ever since Tashya's grandfather revealed the big family secret - Tashya and
her triplet sisters were born of a vampire slayer - Tashya's life has been a
series of surprises. But none of that prepared her for the possibility of turning
vamp herself. Or for the idea that the most gorgeous man she's ever laid eyes
on is over two hundred years old.

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction and Supernatural Fiction
That was Book 1264 AU 125853 Dead is the new black by Harper Allen

BOOK 1265
Dead until dark by Charlaine Harris
9 Hours and 48 minutes

Sookie is a cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana, with a bit of a disability -
she can read minds. And that doesn't make her too dateable. Along comes
Bill: he's tall, dark and handsome - and Sookie can't 'hear' a word he's
thinking. He's exactly the type of guy she's been waiting all her life for. But Bill
has a disability of his own: he's a vampire.

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction and Supernatural Fiction
That was Book 1265 AU 126390 Dead until dark by Charlaine Harris

BOOK 1266
A dream of her own by Benita Brown
14 hours and 13 minutes

Edie Fisher, a Londoner, is the domestic mainstay of Cedar Green, a village
in the Cotswolds. She lives in a small cottage with her daughter, Mandy, who
also works as a cleaner at Ledsham House, home of the beautiful but petulant
Lady Ledsham and her handsome husband, Sir Robert. As the local solicitor,
widower John Paynter - like Edie - has an insight into the lives of many of the
village's inhabitants. In Rome, the enigmatic Graziella Massini has plans to
come to England, and settle in the village. Both bring change in their wake,
and the calm surface of life in Cedar Green is ruffled.

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction and Historical Romance
Fiction
That was Book 1266 AU 128974 A dream of her own by Benita Brown

BOOK 1267
Eleanor & Abel : a romance by Annette Sanford
7 hours and 30 minutes

When a storm tears a hole in Miss Eleanor Bannister's roof, the carpenter who
volunteers to repair it, Abel Brown, is so capable and charming he manages
to remodel her life. A retired schoolteacher, Eleanor finds the sudden
presence of Abel in her life unnerving, unsettling - and irresistible.

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1267 AU 128048 Eleanor & Abel : a romance by Annette
Sanford

BOOK 1268
Enduring passions by David Wiltshire
9 Hours

For Tim Roxham, a young railway policeman, and Fay Rossiter, the problems
of relationships across the social divide in pre-war England, pale into
insignificance when Mr Chamberlain's tired voice announces that the country
is at war with Germany. Now it's not just their love that is threatened but their
very lives. Against a background of increasingly disturbing events in Europe,
and fierce resistance from Fay's wealthy family and friends, they fight for their
relationship in the face of adversity. But as the war rips them apart, only time
will tell if they are strong enough to win through.

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction and War Fiction
That was Book 1268 AU 116282 Enduring passions by David Wiltshire

BOOK 1269
Every time you say goodbye by June Tate
11 hours and 30 minutes
It's 1943 and, although the fighting across the channel is fierce, Southampton
is no longer a target for German bombers. American GIs bring glamour, the
music of Glenn Miller and nylon stockings. Kitty Freeman is miserable in her
short marriage to Brian but when he receives his call-up papers and is
shipped off to France, they find the war holds more for them both than they
could ever have imagined.

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1269 AU 129300 Every time you say goodbye by June
Tate

BOOK 1270
Far seeks the heart by Rosalind Laker
8 hours and 18 minutes

In the last month of her pregnancy, young Ellen Sinclair defies the orders of
her husband and smuggles herself aboard his ship at Thurso, a lone woman
with 300 rough Scotsmen. Her baby is born during the voyage to hostile
Norway and after landing at Isjford, they set off through enemy country to link
up with the invading Swedish forces. At Kringen she is to meet in full measure
all that destiny has decreed for her.

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction and Historical Romance
Fiction
That was Book 1270 AU 129604 Far seeks the heart by Rosalind Laker

BOOK 1271
The farmer's wife by Rachel Moore
10 hours and 30 minutes

Life as a Cornish farmer's wife during the poverty-stricken post-war years is
far from the life Poppy Lovering had imagined for herself. Spending her days
slaving under the watchful eye of her mother-in-law makes Poppy easy prey
when a handsome newspaper reporter starts to pay her attention - with
potentially devastating consequences.

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1271 AU 128665 The farmer's wife by Rachel Moore

BOOK 1272
A flight of golden wings by Beryl Matthews
10 Hours

Britain is at war and Ruth, a gifted pilot, is determined to join the Air Transport
Auxiliary. Over in America, Jack and Lucy Nelson, are also keen to join. After
a perilous journey by sea, Jack is posted to White Waltham, where he quite
literally bumps into Ruth. She soon realises that she has fallen in love with
Jack - but with death and heartbreak all around them, the cautious Jack can't
put his heart on the line. As the tide of war changes, Jack is sent to France to
deliver a Spitfire, but his plane never arrives. Devastated, Ruth must accept
that the love of her life may never return...
Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction and War Fiction
That was Book 1272 AU 116262 A flight of golden wings by Beryl
Matthews

BOOK 1273
For all our tomorrows by Freda Lightfoot
15 hours

When hundreds of US Marines arrive at a quiet Cornish town in the summer
of 1943 there are bound to be problems. Bette Tredinnick embarks on a
whirlwind romance and finds herself bound for America as a GI bride. Her
sister Sara is already married but falls for Officer Charles Denham. By the
time the war is won, the lives of these sisters will have changed forever

Subject Interest Code: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1273 AU 129356 For all our tomorrows by Freda Lightfoot
BOOK 1274
For king and country by Annie Wilkinson
10 Hours and 35 minutes

August, 1918. World War I is entering its final stages. A generation of young
men have given up their lives for their country - and the young women left
behind are hard put to find a husband. When she learns that her handsome
sweetheart has been killed in action, Sally Wilde decides to dedicate her life
to nursing. Although fraternisation with patients is strictly forbidden, Sally finds
herself drawn to an Australian officer on her ward, but behind his facial
injuries Lieutenant Kit Maxfield is hiding a shocking secret, which will lead
Sally into great danger - and change the course of her life forever.

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction, Historical Fiction and War
Fiction
That was Book 1274 AU 116429 For king and country by Annie
Wilkinson

BOOK 1275
Friday's girl by Charlotte Bingham
13 hours

When the famous portrait artist Napier Todd stumbles across Edith Hanson
scrubbing floors, he is immediately struck by her beauty. Within a few weeks
Napier and Edith are married and she moves into his large country house -
much to the envy of the other maids. However the marriage is troubled and
Edith falls seriously ill.

Subject Interest Code: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1275 AU 129397 Friday's girl by Charlotte Bingham
BOOK 1276
The goodbye summer by Patricia Gaffney
16 hours and 30 minutes

Caddie has lived with her grandmother since the age of nine. When her
grandmother goes to a convalescent home, Caddie is alone and finds herself
being pulled out of her self-made nest. Jolted, she begins to take charge of
her future, taking risks she never dreamed of and navigating the depths and
shallows of true love and devastating heartbreak.

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1276 AU 129158 The goodbye summer by Patricia
Gaffney

BOOK 1277
The Hampton heritage by Julie Ellis
16 hours and 30 minutes

1897 finds beautiful eighteen-year-old Caroline Hampton orphaned and alone
in central London. Her father gave up the luxuries of the Atlanta estate that
would have been his; now, through necessity, Caroline resolves to seek out
her long-lost relatives and claim her rightful inheritance to the family fortune.
The fight, however, will not be easy, her grandfather's disgust with her father
runs deep; and there is Eric, a newly-married man, who arouses a passion
within her unlike any she has known before.

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction and Historical Fiction
That was Book 1277 AU 129393 The Hampton heritage by Julie Ellis

BOOK 1278
Home to the High Fells by Elizabeth Gill
8 hours

When Rosalind West leaves Durham for a job in London with the Doxbridge
Motor Company, she is determined to build a new life. She meets Freddie, a
rally driver, and the son of a once-wealthy Northumberland landowner. They
fall in love, but Freddie's family have plans for him which do not include
marrying a Durham miner's daughter.

Subject Interst Code: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1278 AU 128907 Home to the High Fells by Elizabeth Gill

BOOK 1279
The house by Danielle Steel
11 hours and 30 minutes

Perched on a hill, the house was magnificent, built in 1923 by a wealthy
Frenchman for the woman he adored. Almost a century later, a young woman
walks through its empty rooms. This novel of daring and hope, of embracing
life and taking chances, captures one woman's courageous choice to pour
herself into a dream - and receive its gifts in return.

Subject Interest Code: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1279 AU 128427 The house by Danielle Steel

BOOK 1280
Impossible by Danielle Steel
12 hours and 30 minutes

When a high-powered gallery owner collides with a wildly offbeat artist, it is
the perfect recipe for disaster. But in her sixty-third bestselling novel, Danielle
Steel proves that when two hopelessly mismatched people share a love for
art, a passion for each other, and a city like Paris, nothing is truly impossible
... or is it?

Subject Interest Code: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1280 AU 129185 Impossible by Danielle Steel

BOOK 1281
In a summer season by Elizabeth Taylor
8 hours and 34 minutes

A variety of romantic passions anxiously pursued, frequently with comic
results but sometimes unsatisfactory, revolve around the central figure of
Kate, mother of the young people learning how to love. She is also a woman
travelling towards her own, different married life, a wealthy widow who marries
a man ten years her junior.

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1281 AU 130168 In a summer season by Elizabeth Taylor

BOOK 1282
Kelly Park by Jean Stubbs
16 hours

Kelly Park in Cornwall is the childhood home of Flavia Pollard's old friend
Humphrey Jarvis. She has the chance to create something lasting and
beautiful which will make up for all the disappointments in her life, to restore
the house to its former glory and reopen it as a country-house hotel, and
along the way, unexpectedly, to fall in love with more than just a house.

Subject Interest Code: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1282 AU 130131 Kelly Park by Jean Stubb

BOOK 1283
Lady Lucy's lover by Marion Chesney
6 hours
Poor deluded Lucy. She had married a gambler, a womaniser, and a
drunkard. She refused to admit that his frequent overnight absences were of
significance. It was not until he revealed that Lucy's parents "bought" him for
her that it really stung. Then one night at a ball she met the charismatic Duke
of Habard. Suddenly all things seemed possible.

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1283 AU 129616 Lady Lucy's lover by Marion Chesney

BOOK 1284
Letter from the tower by Kay Stephens
8 hours and 30 minutes

World War II has separated Isobel Johnson from her Halifax friends and her
career in fashion. Yearning to return to her hometown, the last thing she
wants is to inherit Laneside House, a dilapidated property on the Yorkshire
moors. Will she be obliged to live forever alone in Laneside House?

Subject Interest Code: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1284 AU 128507 Letter from the tower by Kay Stephens

BOOK 1285
Lily-Josephine by Kate Saunders
16 hours and 20 minutes

Lily-Josephine had a talent for love. Wilful, enchanting and passionate, she
was the centre of a charmed universe - until her father married again. One
summer evening, in 1941, Lily ran from her jealous stepmother. She escaped
to find sanctuary but, in Randalls, she discovered a love far greater than any
she had ever known.

Subject Interest Code: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1285 AU 130033 Lily-Josephine by Kate Saunders

BOOK 1286
The magic hour by Charlotte Bingham
13 hours

Always treated as the poor relation, Alexandra Stanford is forced to become a
maid-of-all-work. She establishes a life for herself among the impoverished
ladies of the town and meets handsome, funny Bob Atkins. When Bob is
called up for National Service, Alexandra plans her future, and, in doing so,
discovers the awful circumstances of her birth.

Subject Interest Code: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1286 AU 128995 The magic hour by Charlotte Bingham

BOOK 1287
A matter of trust by Robin Pilcher
10 hours and 21 min
Claire Barclay has returned to the home in Scotland where she spent her
teenage years. After the sudden death of her mother, Claire is concerned
about the welfare of her much-loved and now frail stepfather, Leo. But his own
grown children seem more concerned about preserving their financial assets
than their father's health. Claire is desperately trying to avoid Jonas, the love
of her life who broke her heart at just eighteen, but he's asking her to trust him
again, on a matter of all urgency. Can she forget the past and put her faith in
someone who once hurt her so deeply?

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction and Family Stories
That was Book 1287 AU 129819 A matter of trust by Robin Pilcher

BOOK 1288
No cure for death by Hazel Holt
8 hours

Something peculiar is going on at the Medical Practice in Taviscombe. Sloppy
standards have everyone complaining and when new GP Doctor Morrison, an
arrogant, cold-mannered man is found dead, a local man is suspected. But
Sheila Malory can't help feeling that Dr Morrison was involved in something
sinister that caught up with him in Taviscombe.

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction and War Fiction
That was Book 1288 AU 129351 No cure for death by Hazel Holt

BOOK 1289
No one to trust by Iris Johansen
8 hours

Rico Chavez is a ruthless, cunning and charismatic killer. A man who always
gets what he wants and what he wants now is Elena Kyler. But Elena herself
is an assassin trained by the military and a loner. Now she finds herself on the
run from one dangerous man and turning to another for help.

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction and Romance Mystery
That was Book 1289 AU 128247 No one to trust by Iris Johansen

BOOK 1290
No price too high by Annie Wilkinson
12 hours

Shattered by the bitter end of a passionate affair, Lizzie Wilde leaves her
native north east to seek fame and fortune on the London stage. Determined
to make her own way in the world, she'll not let her heart be broken again, so
when she meets the handsome Captain Ashton, Lizzie resists his advances,
for an officer and a gentleman would never marry a lowly actress. With bombs
raining down on London, every meeting might be their last, and just as Lizzie
dares hope they might have a future, their love is put to the sternest of tests.
Subject Interest Code: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1290 AU 105307 No price too high by Annie Wilkinson

BOOK 1291
No strings attached by Clare Dowling
11 hours and 50 minutes

Judy is getting married on Saturday and it's a military operation: the dress, the
three-tiered cake and the uncle that nobody will sit beside at the reception.
She knows it'll be worth it, though, because marriage is forever, right? But the
night before, fiancé Barry mysteriously goes missing and his credit card
shows up two days later in a nightclub in the south of France. Fanning her
fury and grief is Lenny, Barry's best man and king of the one-night stand - why
let commitment ruin a perfectly good romance. With the love of her life
romping around France, Judy just might be in the mood for a little romance -
with no strings attached, of course...

Subject Interest Code: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1291 AU 116192 No strings attached by Clare Dowling

BOOK 1292
The one safe place by Kathleen O'Brien
9 hours and 30 minutes

Faith and her orphaned nephew are on the run from a madman. Reed
Fairmont wants to protect her but his previous failure has already cost one
life. But he can't back out now, Faith and her nephew have nowhere else to
go.

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction and Light Romance Fiction
That was Book 1292 AU 129212 The one safe place by Kathleen O'Brien

BOOK 1293
Onwards and upwards by Lynda Page
12 hours

Danny and Maxie Maws think the world of each other. As a milkman and a
nanny, making ends meet is a constant juggling act - not helped by their
mothers who are sworn enemies - but they are happy together and that's all
that matters, until their flashy new neighbours convince Danny he is not giving
Maxie the sort of life she deserves. Afraid of losing her, Danny embarks on a
series of disastrous money-making schemes, he finds himself getting into
deeper and deeper trouble. Meanwhile Maxie, who has no idea why Danny's
so determined to move onwards and upwards, just wishes things would go
back to the way they were.

Subject Interest Code: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1293 AU 114203 Onwards and upwards by Lynda Page

BOOK 1294
Out of the blue by Charlotte Bingham
12 hours and 30 minutes

Florence Fontaine has still not recovered from a family tragedy when she
discovers a strangely dressed young man asleep in her guest cottage at the
Old Rectory. Against her better judgement she offers him breakfast, only to
rue the day as she finds herself caught up in the resulting drama of his life.

Subject Interest Code: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1294 AU 129295 Out of the blue by Charlotte Bingham

BOOK 1295
The picture she took by Fiona Shaw
13 hours

In a bombed-out Belgian village, on the Western front, Jude has made a life
for herself in the midst of war. Nursing soldiers in her cellar hospital, she takes
photographs wherever she can, capturing life in the midst of death... Survivor
of a very different conflict, Daniel has come home from Ireland a haunted
man. Signed up to the hated Black and Tans, he is disfigured by a campaign
he fought in but didn't understand... A few years later, an innocent photograph
exposes an extraordinary tale. A chance snapshot, two soldiers sharing a
cigarette, brings together Jude and Daniel and propels them on a strange
journey neither could have anticipated. People travel a long way from
themselves in war. Some never return, but some might just find a way back.

Subject Interest Code: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1295 AU 116574 The picture she took by Fiona Shaw

BOOK 1296
Practically perfect by Katie Fforde
13 hours

Will Anna's grand designs prove just a pipe dream? Anna, a newly qualified
interior designer, has decided it's time to put her money and her expertise
where her mouth is. She has risked everything on buying a tiny but adorable
cottage so she can renovate it, sell it on, and prove to her family that she can
earn her own living.

Subject Interest Code: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1296 AU 128883 Practically perfect by Katie Fforde

BOOK 1297
Prodigal Daughter by Rachel Moore
10 hours and 35 minutes

At the end of the war, Sara Boskelly joined thousands of other young women
on the long journey to America hoping to be reunited with the handsome GI
who had captured her heart. Sadly, the voyage was to end in bitter
disappointment and Sara has to return to her native Cornwall and make her
peace with her parents. She must also try to win the forgiveness of her
childhood sweetheart, the gentle painter Robbie Killaine, but she hasn't
reckoned on Miriam Roche, his new love, who is determined to hold on to her
man, whatever it takes...

Subject Interest Code: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1297 AU 116266 Prodigal Daughter by Rachel Moore

BOOK 1298
Rainbow's end by Eileen Ramsay
16 hours and 30 minutes

Juliet Crawford is a beautiful young orchestra conductor, living in Edinburgh,
and dreaming of success. When she is offered the chance of a lifetime to get
ahead with her career, with the incredible possibility of permanently leading a
prestigious American orchestra, she decides nothing will stand in her way.

Subject Interest Code: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1298 AU 128379 Rainbow's end by Eileen Ramsay

BOOK 1299
Restoring Grace by Katie Fforde
13 hours and 30 minutes

When Ellie and Grace meet, the two women suddenly find they can help each
other out. Ellie needs a place to stay, Grace needs a lodger to help restore
her house. Both need a friend. But when the disconcertingly engaging Flynn
Cormack arrives on the scene, the whole business of restoration starts to get
serious.

Subject Interest Code: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1299 AU 129147 Restoring Grace by Katie Fforde

BOOK 1300
Ride the thunder by Janet Dailey
15 hours

Jordanna Smith idolizes her father above all other men; until she meets Brig
McCord whose rugged tenderness taps a passion hidden within her. Sensing
the danger of her desire, she flees to join her father's hunting party in Idaho.
There, in the wild McCord becomes their guide, Jordanna cannot escape him.
The idyllic days and nights of their love seem never-ending, but when
jealousy, betrayal, and murder interrupt their dreams Jordanna learns of a
terrible secret that threatens to shatter her newfound happiness.

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1300 AU 130115 Ride the thunder by Janet Dailey

BOOK 1301
Saving Cinderella! by Myrna Mackenzie
4 hours and 55 minutes

Alex Lowell has come to Las Vegas to have fun with her three best friends.
She's given up on love and finding Prince Charming - the only date she wants
is one at the spa with the girls. Alex's R&R is cut short when the hotel
concierge goes into labour and she spontaneously jumps in to help, landing a
job offer from hotel owner Wyatt McKendrick. Wyatt is cool, sexy, and makes
Alex want to break her 'no man' rule.

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction and Light Romance Fiction
That was Book 1301 AU 129610 Saving Cinderella! by Myrna Mackenzie

BOOK 1302
A season for love by Mollie Donnelly
5 hours and 38 minutes

A love story set in Northern Ireland in 1957 featuring the Gilmores, sisters
Kathleen and Vera and brother Stephen taking a nostalgic holiday in Portrush.

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction and Light Romance Fiction
That was Book 1302 AU 129162 A season for love by Mollie Donnelly

BOOK 1303
Second chance by Danielle Steel
7 hours and 30 minutes

Eccentric high fashion meets buttoned-up Madison Avenue in Danielle Steel's
tale of two perfect-for-each-other people from two wildly different worlds. In a
look at what happens when a woman who has everything finally meets her
match, Danielle Steel proves that, in life and love, it's never too late for a
second chance.

Subject Interest Code: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1303 AU 129373 Second chance by Danielle Steel

BOOK 1304
Second chance of sunshine by Pamela Evans
15 hours and 30 minutes

Angie has everything that Molly lacks. But when Angie's father dies and
leaves Molly a share in the Beckett pottery, it's on the condition that she takes
a job there. Forbidden by her husband to work outside the home, she
nevertheless seizes the opportunity to explore her new-found independence.
But tragedy lies ahead and Molly will need all her strength to take her through
it.

Subject Interest Code: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1304 AU 129275 Second chance of sunshine by Pamela
Evans
BOOK 1305
The secret diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever by Julia Quinn
9 hours and 54 minutes

At the age of ten, Miss Miranda Cheever showed no signs of ever becoming a
Great Beauty. Only, in 1811, the nineteen-year-old Viscount Turner - eldest
brother of Miranda's closest friend - had kissed the hand of an awkward ten-
year-old girl and promised her that one day she'd be as beautiful as she was
smart. Now, eight years later, Miranda is a woman grown, and Turner an
embittered widower. But she has never forgotten his kindness. Indeed it is
only in her diary that she confides the truth: she has never stopped loving
Turner, and she has never stopped hoping that one day he will see her as
more than a naive girl.

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction and Historical Romance
Fiction
That was Book 1305 AU 129826 The secret diaries of Miss Miranda
Cheever by Julia Quinn

BOOK 1306
Sense and sensuality by Rosalind Brackenbury
9 hours and 58 minutes

Alice Linnell's childhood is dominated by her Mother's good sense and her
Grandmother's sensuality. As a student in the 60s she pursues the twin goals
represented by life and art, but it is only in later life, as a mother and poet, that
she achieves a balance between these two opposite emotions.

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1306 AU 128964 Sense and sensuality by Rosalind
Brackenbury

BOOK 1307
Set in stone by Kay Stephens
9 hours

In 1938 Jane Townsend drives to the Loire valley to purchase samples of
stone to enable her injured father to continue carving. There she meets Henri
Bodin and is immediately drawn to him, before a family bereavement takes
Jane back to her Yorkshire home. World War II intervenes. Though anxious
about her family, she also finds herself needing to find out more about Henri's
fate in occupied France. In her first real contribution to the war effort, Jane
meets Squadron Leader Adrian Stewart, who becomes a supportive friend.
Accompanying him on a covert mission to France, involving the French
Resistance, Jane witnesses a confrontation between Adrian and Henri. When
peace finally comes Jane will return to her career, but her personal life is in
turmoil. Only after surviving grief does she find that love has endured as
surely as if it were carved into stone.

Subject Interest Code: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1307 AU 128988 Set in stone by Kay Stephens

BOOK 1308
Silver Street by Elizabeth Gill
8 Hours

Iris Black falls for Johnny Fenwick, but decides she wants more from life than
becoming his wife, and goes to train as a nurse. The Second World War is
looming and she is determined to do her part. At the front line she learns to
survive, to put the patient first, and to fight tiredness and despair - and she
also learns about love. Johnny is still suffering from her rejection when he
meets Nan Fielding, a shy, impoverished girl who no one bothers to get to
know - but will Johnny be able to forget about Iris, the girl who left him
behind?

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction and War Fiction
That was Book 1308 AU 118442 Silver Street by Elizabeth Gill

BOOK 1309
Snow in April by Rosamunde Pilcher
5 hours and 18 minutes

Caroline travels to Scotland, hoping to make contact with a brother she hasn't
seen for years, and return in time for her wedding to the man her strong-willed
stepmother thought so suitable. Then a sudden snow strands her in an
isolated house with a young man recovering from tragedy. Both are on the
brink of terrible mistakes, but perhaps they can save each other.

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1309 AU 129821 Snow in April by Rosamunde Pilcher

BOOK 1310
The stuff of dreams by Eileen Ramsay
17 hours

There was a fire, a scandal. A famous actor died; his lover, a famous actress,
was arrested ... Now Abbots House has been rebuilt, and a mysterious
woman who hides her face and talks to no one lives there. Kate Buchanan
can't leave her tragic past behind - nor can she remember what actually
happened that fateful night.

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction and Romance Mystery
That was Book 1310 AU 128601 The stuff of dreams by Eileen Ramsay

BOOK 1311
Sun at midnight by Rosie Thomas
17 hours

With a broken relationship behind her, Alice Peel, a geologist, accepts an
invitation to Antarctica. James Rooker is a man on the run and now there is
nowhere further to go but the same small Antarctic station. And it is here that
Alice discovers something that will change her life forever.

Subject Interest Code: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1311 AU 128989 Sun at midnight by Rosie Thomas

BOOK 1312
The art of love by Elizabeth Edmondson
13 Hours and 30 minutes

Polly Smith is struggling to make a living as an artist when her friend and
patron, Oliver, invites her to his father's house in the South of France. Thrilled
to escape cold, wet London, Polly asks for her birth certificate to get a
passport...and her world changes. Fleeing to the Riviera, Polly finds the
serenity and sunshine bring her painting to life as never before - though all is
not well in the grand house. Even though Polly finds herself at the centre of a
web of deception, her own future begins to take on a new and fascinating
shape.

Subject Interest Code: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1312 AU 116235 The art of love by Elizabeth
Edmondson

BOOK 1313
The birds and the bees by Milly Johnson
12 Hours and 55 minutes

Romance writer and single mum Stevie Honeywell has only a week to go till
her wedding when her fiancé Matthew runs off with her glamorous friend Jo
MacLean. But Stevie knows exactly how to win her man back. Adam
MacLean is also determined to get back his lady, Jo. All he needs to do is
convince Stevie that they should team up - a prospect neither of them finds
attractive, seeing as each blames the other for the mess they now find
themselves in. But what happens when Adam's crazy plan actually starts to
work? Just who will Stevie be dancing with when the music stops?

Subject Interest Code: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1313 AU 116396 The birds and the bees by Milly
Johnson

BOOK 1314
The boy next door by Cathy Woodman
10 Hours and 35 minutes

Terri Mills is going home to London. With only a battered mini and a
bankruptcy order to show for her life in Devon, she's not feeling particularly
proud of herself. At least her nine-year-old daughter Sasha sees their trip as
an adventure. Terri's Gran is keen to lend a hand and has already found Terri
a flat and a job. If only the job wasn't at the local flower shop. Growing up,
Terri had two passions: flowers, and Martin Blake, the boy next door. Now
she's about to walk into his florist's ... and straight back into her past.

Subject Interest Code: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1314 AU 116434 The boy next door by Cathy Woodman

BOOK 1315
The summer wife by Flora Kidd
6 Hours

Deidre had married Rory Malton because he had lost his sight. Soon she had
fallen in love with him, but Deidre was plain, and all the other women in his life
had been beautiful.

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction and Light Romance Fiction
That was Book 1315 AU 122818 The summer wife by Flora Kidd

BOOK 1316
Three bites of the cherry by Emma Blair
13 hours

Georgie Mair and Charlie, both are widowed. Their relationship blossoms into
marriage. Shocking the staid community, she separates from him. But Mair
meets Bailey. Will this third bite at the cherry be something completely
different? This work introduces a family of fascinating characters, all resorting
to unconventional routes to get love.

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction and Family Stories
That was Book 1316 AU 129293 Three bites of the cherry by Emma Blair

BOOK 1317
Tigress by Charlotte Hughes
5 hours and 10 minutes

Caught in a freak snowstorm in the Carolina hills, Natalie Courtland was
certain she'd freeze to death... until Nick Jordan came to the rescue and
convinced her that Bigfoot had carried her off! Stranded in the woods with the
ruggedly virile Nick, Natalie thought she’d go stir crazy, unable to return to her
life as a powerful Atlanta divorce lawyer--but the cabin fever she and Nick
shared came from steamy stolen kisses and sizzling nights wrapped in
blankets in front of the fire. A confirmed bachelor who'd thought his snow-
covered catch was untouchable, an ice princess, Nick was seized by a desire
to tame the sultry woman who was both kitten and tigress, softly vulnerable
but peril to his heart. Tantalized by Nick's muscular body and aflame with
desire, Natalie longed for a life with the wonderful, wild man who'd dared her
to risk loving again. Could they wed their dreams as perfectly as they'd melted
each other's

Subject Interest Code: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1317 AU 129977 Tigress by Charlotte Hughes
BOOK 1318
A time for silence by Philippa Carr
13 hours

For Lucinda Greenham and her friend Annabelinda war had come. The very
attractive Major Merrivale helps them to escape from their finishing school in
Mons, Belgium to England. In England mysterious happenings cause Lucinda
concern; it seemed that there was an enemy in their circle. Her home was
turned into a hospital and casualties were brought in from the Continent and
Gallipoli, among them the Major and Robert, Annabelinda's brother.
Fascinated by the Major yet loving Robert, Lucinda was in a dilemma.

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction and War Fiction
That was Book 1318 AU 130104 A time for silence by Philippa Carr

BOOK 1319
The turbulent years by Margaret Pemberton
13 hours and 30 minutes

Abbra, Serena and Gabrielle - three women with nothing in common except
the Vietnam War - are reunited in Saigon where each embarks on a search
for her missing husband.

Subject Interest Code: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1319 AU 128595 The turbulent years by Margaret
Pemberton

BOOK 1320
A turn in the road by Julie Ellis
9 hours and 30 minutes

Orphaned whilst still in her teens, and forced to give up her illegitimate baby
for adoption, April Winston must make her own way in life. She forges a
successful career as a New York lawyer, and enjoys the wealth and respect
that come with it. But there is something missing.

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction and Romance Mystery
That was Book 1320 AU 128065 A turn in the road by Julie Ellis

BOOK 1321
We'll meet again by Patricia Burns
11 Hours

When duty and love unite Liverpool, 1942: 17-year-old Frankie Franconi falls
in love with charismatic British officer Nick Harper as quickly and as certainly
as the bomb that falls on their shelter. He is impressed by her good looks,
intelligence and the fact that, like him, she speaks fluent Italian. When she
insists on staying to help rescue others who have been trapped, he realises
that she has courage as well. He gives her a business card with a Baker
Street address and suggests she put her skills to good use. Within a month,
Frankie has joined the FANYs and started her training. Stationed first in
England, then Africa and finally Italy, Frankie and her fellow recruits work
tirelessly, decoding messages from agents in the field. But when she signs
the Official Secrets Act, she has no idea of the danger, adventure and terrible
choices that are in store.

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction and War Fiction
That was Book 1321 AU 116174 We'll meet again by Patricia Burns

BOOK 1322
We'll meet again by Philippa Carr
13 hours and 30 minutes

The Second World War has broken out. Twins Dorabella and Violetta find
themselves on the coast of Cornwall. Watching on the cliffs for suspicious
arrivals, they encounter some unexpected nightcomers. This comes as a
shock, particularly to Dorabella, who because of her friendship with the
enigmatic Captain Blake becomes caught up in a terrifying situation. In
London Violetta meets a friend from the past and is drawn into a potential
scandal. Then finally with the coming of peace the waiting years are over, and
the time for rejoicing has come.

Subject Interest Code: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1322 AU 129915 We'll meet again by Philippa Carr

BOOK 1323
Whatever it takes by Lynda Page
11 hours and 30 minutes

Kay Clifton has waited five, long, lonely years for her husband Bob to come
home from the war. Despite her excitement at his return, their whirlwind
romance prior to his departure makes her feel as though she hardly knows
him, so it is not surprising that Kay is apprehensive when she meets him at
the station.

Subject Interest Code: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1323 AU 128532 Whatever it takes by Lynda Page

BOOK 1324
The white marriage by Charlotte Bingham
15 hours

Sunny's mundane country life is changed overnight when handsome, stylist
Gray's Bentley breaks down outside her parents' cottage in Rushington. It
seems that he may have fallen in love with her. Although Sunny herself
remains unconvinced, her best friend Arietta believes that Sunny is soon to be
set on the road to wealth and happiness.

Subject Interest Code: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1324 AU 128343 The white marriage by Charlotte
Bingham

BOOK 1325
Wild fling or a wedding ring? by Mira Lyn Kelly
6 hours and 21 minutes

On her first night in Chicago, Cali McGovern meets seriously sexy surgeon
Jake Tyler. She's still sore after her last relationship, and her head's yelling,
run - but her body's screaming for his touch. For the first time ever, her head
gets overruled! Jake isn't looking for a wife - been there, done that but his hot
new neighbour is in town just long enough for a wild fling, perfect! Yet when
the time's up he can't say goodbye. Is it just because of their sizzling
chemistry or something a whole lot scarier?

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Fiction and Light Romance Fiction
That was Book 1325 AU 129515 Wild fling or a wedding ring? by Mira
Lyn Kelly

BOOK 1326
The wind in the green trees by Mollie Chappell
3 hours and 58 minutes

It was complicated, Belle loved David and her stepbrother Billie loved David's
daughter Katie, in fact the moment Billie met Katie he thought you should
marry me, but David was still married to Katie's mother, and Katie discovering
her father's unfaithfulness was too loyal to her mother to let Belle's brother
come near her.

Subject Interest Code: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1326 AU 129642 The wind in the green trees by Mollie
Chappell

BOOK 1327
The years between by Margaret Bacon
11 hours

Northrop Hall has been turned into a rehabilitation home for soldiers returning
from the First World War. Whilst Diana is proud of husband James' vision for
the Hall, her childlessness and his preoccupation makes her vulnerable to
Sebastian, her teenage love, when he re-enters her life.

Subject Interest Code: Romance Fiction
That was Book 1327 AU 128994 The years between by Margaret Bacon

ROMANCE MYSTERY FICTION

BOOK 1328
Dark legacy by Julie Ellis
7 hours and 30 minutes
Emily Mitchell is shocked to discover that she was adopted, and that her
"new" grandmother, Andrea, is the owner of a profitable corporation and
wants her to come and live with her for a year. If, after the year is over, she
wants no part of the business, she is free to go back to her teaching job, but
she will still inherit a share of the estate. The night before Emily arrives,
Andrea's faithful housekeeper is killed, but even more terrifying events are yet
to unfold.

Subject Interest Code: Romance Mystery
That was Book 1328 AU 129304 Dark legacy by Julie Ellis

BOOK 1329
Infatuation by Claire Lorrimer
8 Hours and 30 minutes

On the eve of Lucy's wedding, her best friend, Vanessa, commits suicide.
Over a month later, Vanessa's elderly aunt is found brutally murdered. Both
Lucy and Vanessa's brother, Tom, believe there is more to this than meets the
eye. Guy, Lucy's new husband, is consumed by jealously over their innocent
meetings of consolation and curiosity. But then there are many things about
Guy of which his new bride is unaware - including the fact that he had been
threatening Vanessa in order to keep dreadful secrets from Lucy. It seems
that marriage to a tall, handsome and wealthy man is not always one of bliss
and happiness.

Subject Interest Codes: Romance Mystery and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1329 AU 114882 Infatuation by Claire Lorrimer

BOOK 1330
Wild orchids by Jude Deveraux
14 hours and 30 minutes

From author Jude Deveraux comes a story of love, tragedy, and mystery in a
small North Carolina town brimming with secrets.

Subject Interest Code: Romance Mystery
That was Book 1330 AU 128212 Wild orchids by Jude Deveraux

SATIRE

BOOK 1331
Fresh by Mark McNay
6 hours and 10 minutes

Sean's days are of a kind. The factory. The line. The chickens. . . the
chickens. And Sean's dreams of escape. Fresh is the tale of one day in Sean
O'Grady's life, the day his brother Archie gets out of jail on early release.
Which would be great if Archie weren't a little loose in the head. And if Sean
didn't still owe him a grand. Sean has spent almost all of Archie's money, and
Archie wants it back. Between working on the chicken line and daydreaming
that he is someone else somewhere else, Sean hustles to pull together the
cash. The tension escalates as Archie's behaviour becomes increasingly
violent and Sean begins to fear for his life, and for the safety of his wife and
daughter.

Subject Interest Codes: Satire and Twenty-First Century Literature
That was Book 1331 AU 129695 Fresh by Mark McNay

BOOK 1332
Salmon fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday
9 hours and 36 minutes

When he is asked to become involved in a project to create a salmon river in
the highlands of Yemen, fisheries scientist Dr Alfred Jones rejects the idea as
absurd. But the proposal catches the eye of several senior British politicians.
And so Fred find himself forced to set aside his research and instead figure
out how to fly ten thousand salmon to a desert country - and persuade them
to swim there.

Subject Interest Code: Satire
That was Book 1332 AU 126443 Salmon fishing in the Yemen by Paul
Torday

BOOK 1333
Short of glory by Alan Judd
15 hours and 32 minutes

Patrick Stubbs, fledgling diplomat, is posted to the British embassy in Lower
Africa where one of his responsibilities is to help find the consul, Arthur
Whelk, who has disappeared. Other responsibilities include Whelk's
enormous house, his maid Sarah, his gardener, Deuteronomy, and a
formidable guard dog. Patrick soon finds that he has also inherited the
attentions of local police chief, Jim Rissik, whose job it is to watch over difficult
"dips".

Subject Interest Code: Satire
That was Book 1333 AU 129512 Short of glory by Alan Judd

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

BOOK 1334
The body social : symbolism, self and society by Anthony Synnott
21 hours and 11 minutes

The author argues that the body is not only a biological phenomenon it is also
a social creation of immense complexity. The attributes, functions and specific
organs of the body and the senses are similarly controversial. The author
explores the history of thought about the body and the senses, paying special
attention both to different ways of thinking about the body over time, and to
the clash of different approaches to the body today. This book aims to
contribute to our understanding of how the body is conceptualized and lived.
Thus the author examines particular parts of the body: the face and hair; and
particular bodily senses: touch, smell, sight. He also provides an up- to-date
survey of relevant literature.

Subject Interest Codes: Science and Technology and Sociology
That was Book 1334 AU 130166 The body social : symbolism, self and
society by Anthony Synnott

SCIENCE FICTION

BOOK 1335
Borders of infinity by Lois McMaster Bujold
9 hours and 30 minutes

A collection of short stories about the adventures of Miles Vorkosigan. In The
Mountains of Mourning, Miles is dispatched to a back-country region of
Barrayar, where he must act as detective, judge, and executioner in a
controversial murder case. In Labyrinth, Miles adopts his alternate persona as
Dendarii Mercenary Admiral Naismith for an undercover mission to rescue an
important research geneticist from Jackson’s Whole. And in the title story,
Miles infiltrates an escape-proof Cetagandan POW camp and plays hero to
the most deeply distressed damsel of his colorful career.

Subject Interest Code: Science Fiction
That was Book 1335 AU 128177 Borders of infinity by Lois McMaster
Bujold

BOOK 1336
Chasm City by Alastair Reynolds
23 hours and 32 minutes

Tanner Mirabel was a security specialist who never made a mistake - until the
day a woman in his care was blown away by Argent Reivich, a vengeful
young postmortal. Tanner's pursuit of Reivich takes him across light-years of
space to Chasm City, the domed human settlement on the otherwise
inhospitable planet of Yellowstone. But Chasm City is not what it was. The
one-time high-tech utopia has become a Gothic nightmare: a nano
technological virus has corrupted the city's inhabitants as thoroughly as it has
the buildings and machines. Before the chase is done, Tanner will have to
confront truths which reach back centuries, towards deep space and an
atrocity history barely remembers.

Subject Interest Code: Science Fiction
That was Book 1336 AU 129875 Chasm City by Alastair Reynolds

BOOK 1337
The Chrysalids by John Wyndham
7 hours and 19 minutes
After the tribulation, with the old people gone and much of the world a
radioactive, barren wasteland, David's stately family lives by the creed "Watch
thou the mutant. Blessed is the norm." But David's strange telepathic power
brings dreadful consequences...

Subject Interest Codes: Science Fiction and Twentieth Century
Literature
That was Book 1337 AU 129589 The Chrysalids by John Wyndham

BOOK 1338
Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold
10 hours and 30 minutes

Kibou-daini is a planet obsessed with cheating death. Barrayaran Imperial
Auditor Miles Vorkosigan can hardly disapprove - he’s been cheating death
his whole life, on the theory that turnabout is fair play. But when a Kibou-daini
cryocorp - an immortal company whose job it is to shepherd its all-too-mortal
frozen patrons into an unknown future - attempts to expand its franchise into
the Barrayaran Empire, Emperor Gregor dispatches his top troubleshooter,
Miles, to check it out. On Kibou-daini, Miles discovers generational conflict
over money and resources is heating up, even as refugees displaced in time
skew the meaning of "generation" past repair. Here he finds a young boy with
a passion for pets and a dangerous secret, a Snow White trapped in an icy
coffin who burns to rewrite her own tale, and a mysterious crone who is the
very embodiment of the warning "Don’t mess with the secretary." Bribery,
corruption, conspiracy, kidnapping... something is rotten on Kibou-daini, and it
isn’t due to power outages in the Cryocombs. And Miles is in the middle - of
trouble!

Subject Interest Code: Science Fiction
That was Book 1338 AU 129054 Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold

BOOK 1339
Eldar prophecy by C. S. Goto
10 hours and 34 minutes

Isolated and alone, the eldar craftworld Kaelor floats through the dark reaches
of space. When the youthful eldar warrior Naois finally comes of age, he is
unaware of a dark destiny that lies on his shoulders. Having trained in the
ancient Aspect Warrior Temple of the Warp Spiders, he seeks to rebuild the
lost power of his once great family. In fulfilment of a secret prophecy, the
young warrior wreaks destruction across his craftworld, exacting vengeance
on those who brought low his ancestors, and bringing his enemies to their
knees. But can the prophecy that drives him be trusted, or are darker forces at
work?

Subject Interest Codes: Science Fiction and Fantasy
That was Book 1339 AU 126324 Eldar prophecy by C. S. Goto
BOOK 1340
The return by Ben Bova
13 hours

After more than a century of exploring the stars, Keith Stoner returns to Earth
to find that the world he has come back to does not match the one he left. The
planet is suffering the consequences of disastrous greenhouse flooding. Most
nations have been taken over by ultraconservative religion-based
governments, such as the New Morality in the United States. With population
ballooning and resources running out, Earth is heading for nuclear war.
Stoner, the star voyager, wants to save Earth’s people. But first he must save
himself from the frightened and ambitious zealots who want to destroy this
stranger and the terrifying message he brings from the stars.

Subject Interest Code: Science Fiction
That was Book 1340 AU 128266 The return by Ben Bova

BOOK 1341
The running man by Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman.
6 hours and 50 minutes

It is 2025, and reality TV has progressed to the point where people are willing
to wager their lives in exchange for a chance at enormous wealth. Ben
Richards is desperate: he needs money to treat his daughter's illness. His last
chance is entering a game show called The Running Man. The objective is to
elude police and specially trained trackers for a month. The reward is a cool
billion dollars. The catch is that everyone else on the planet is watching and
willing to turn him in for a reward.

Subject Interest Codes: Science Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1341 AU 129050 The running man by Stephen King,
writing as Richard Bachman.

BOOK 1342
The stories of Ray Bradbury : vol. 1 by Ray Bradbury
30 hours and 30 minutes

Here in Volume 1, are the Martian stories, the Irish stories and the Mexican
stories. Here are tales whose blend of imagination and wonder make them
Ray Bradbury's most celebrated.

Subject Interest Codes: Science Fiction and Short Stories
That was Book 1342 AU 129439 The stories of Ray Bradbury : vol. 1 by
Ray Bradbury

SEA STORIES

BOOK 1343
Night probe! by Clive Cussler
13 hours and 34 minutes
May 1914. Two top diplomats hurry home by sea and rail, each carrying a
document of world-changing importance. Then the liner Empress of India is
sunk in a collision, and the Manhattan-Line express plunges from a shattered
bridge - both dragging their VIP passengers to watery oblivion. Tragic
coincidence - or conspiracy? Seventy-five years later, a chance revelation
reopens the question. In the energy-starved fear-torn 1980s, those long-lost
papers could destroy whole nations, and Dirk Pitt confronts his biggest
challenge yet.

Subject Interest Codes: Sea Stories and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1343 AU 126235 Night probe! by Clive Cussler

BOOK 1344
Sixty minutes for St George by Alexander Fullerton
10 hours and 17 minutes

On St George's Day, 23 April 1918 the Royal Navy launched a desperate
assault on the German base of Zeebrugge. In the sixty minutes from
touchdown to withdrawal, eleven VCs were won and hundreds lay dead or
wounded. Churchill said the raid 'may well rank as the finest feat of arms of
the Great War'. Alexander Fullerton's descriptions of minelaying operations,
coastal patrols in foul Channel weather and the savagery of clashes with
enemy destroyers are heightened by recreating the war as it was felt and
lived.

Subject Interest Codes: Sea Stories and War Fiction
That was Book 1344 AU 129675 Sixty minutes for St George by
Alexander Fullerton

SHORT STORIES

BOOK 1345
And thereby hangs a tale by Jeffrey Archer
7 hours and 8 minutes

These fifteen brand-new tales showcase Archer’s talent for capturing an
unforgettable moment in time, whether tragic, comic, or outrageous. In India,
Jamwal and Nisha fall in love while waiting for a traffic light to turn green on
the streets of Delhi.From Germany comes "A Good Eye," the tale of a
priceless oil painting that has remained in the same family for over two
hundred years, until...To the Channel Islands and "Members Only," where a
golf ball falls out of a Christmas cracker, and a young man’s life will never be
the same...To Italy and "No Room at the Inn," where a young man who is
trying to book a room at a hotel ends up in bed with the receptionist, unaware
that she...To England, where, in "High Heels," a woman has to explain to her
husband why a pair of designer shoes couldn’t have gone up in flames...

Subject Interest Codes: Short Stories and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1345 AU 128881 And thereby hangs a tale by Jeffrey
Archer

BOOK 1346
Guys and dolls and other stories by Damon Runyon
10 Hours


Slick, upbeat and funny, these stories inspired the popular musical and film
Guys and Dolls. 'Of all the high players this country ever sees, there is no
doubt but that the guy they call the Sky is the highest. He will bet all he has,
and nobody can bet any more than this'.

Subject Interest Code: Short Stories
That was Book 1346 AU 124484 Guys and dolls and other stories by
Damon Runyon

BOOK 1347
Midwinter mysteries 1 edited by Hilary Hale
5 hours and 30 minutes

This collection of midwinter mysteries provides a selection of criminal deeds in
small packages. There is murder, fraud and deception, narrated with
elegance, subtlety and wit from some of the top practitioners of the genre.

Subject Interest Code: Short Stories
That was Book 1347 AU 129815 Midwinter mysteries 1 edited by Hilary
Hale

BOOK 1348
My mind's eye by Writing With A Vision
2 hours and 16 minutes

Writing with A Vision is a writing group for the blind and vision impaired in
Brisbane, Australia.

Subject Interest Code: Short Stories
That was Book 1348 AU 128544 My mind's eye by Writing With A Vision

BOOK 1349
One is a wanderer : selected stories by Francis King
15 hours and 26 minute

'One is a wanderer' is a selection of the author's best short story work over
four decades, the stories in this collection embrace a range of characters and
themes moving from the ordinary to extraordinary and from comic to tragic.

Subject Interest Code: Short Stories
That was Book 1349 AU 127602 One is a wanderer : selected stories by
Francis King
BOOK 1350
Our story begins by Tobias Wolff
13 hours

Selected stories about biding one’s time, experiencing first love, or burying
one’s mother--that come to a variety of characters in circumstances at once
everyday and extraordinary. Includes a retired Marine enrolled in college while
her son trains for Iraq, a lawyer taking a difficult deposition, and an American
in Rome indulging the Gypsy who’s picked his pocket.

Subject Interest Codes: Short Stories, Perceptive Fiction and Twenty-
First Century Literature
That was Book 1350 AU 128301 Our story begins by Tobias Wolff

BOOK 1351
The state of the art by Iain M. Banks
7 hours and 16 minutes

A collection of short stories by Iain Banks, ranging from science fiction to
horror, dark-coated fantasy to morality tale and includes the science fiction
novella - The State of the Art.

Subject Interest Codes: Short Stories, Science Fiction and Horror
That was Book 1351 AU 128932 The state of the art by Iain M. Banks

SOCIOLOGY

BOOK 1352
Gross moral turpitude : the Orr case reconsidered by Cassandra Pybus
11 hours

The Orr case occurred in the 1950s and 1960s. Did Sydney Sparkes Orr
seduce his eighteen-year-old student as she claimed, or was he framed by a
sinister cabal who disliked his politics, as he and his supporters insisted? Was
this a case of sexual exploitation or an example of McCarthyism down under?
The author has examined the evidence and presents a complex and
fascinating picture of the professor whose name has become a watchword for
intellectual freedom.

Subject Interest Code: Sociology
That was Book 1352 AU 129852 Gross moral turpitude : the Orr case
reconsidered by Cassandra Pybus

SPORT AND RECREATION ACTIVITIES

BOOK 1353
The best Australian racing stories : from Archer to Makybe Diva by Jim
Haynes
12 hours

Whether you are a racing tragic, a lover of horses or a two-bob, once-a-year
punter, you will love this horseracing celebration that ripples with all the
laughter, romance, heartbreak and humanity of the sport of kings.

Subject Interest Codes: Sport and Rec Activities
That was Book 1353 AU 125620 The best Australian racing stories : from
Archer to Makybe Diva by Jim Haynes

BOOK 1354
The Changi Brownlow by Roland Perry
12 Hours and 25 minutes

After Singapore falls to the Japanese early in 1942, 70 000 prisoners
including 15 000 Australians, were held as POWs at the notorious Changi
prison, Singapore. To amuse themselves and fellow inmates, a group of
sportsmen led by the indefatigable and popular Chicken Smallhorn, created
an Australian Football League, complete with tribunal, selection panel,
umpires and coaches. The final game of the one and only season was
between Victoria and the Rest of Australia , which attracted 10 000
spectators, and a unique Brownlow Medal was awarded in this unlikely setting
under the curious gaze of Japanese prison guards. Meet the main characters
behind this spectacle: Peter Chitty, the farm hand from Snowy River country
with unfathomable physical and mental fortitude, and one of eight in his
immediate family who volunteer to fight and serve in WW2; Chicken
Smallhorn, the Brownlow-medal winning little man with the huge heart; and
Weary Dunlop, the courageous doctor, who cares for the POWs as they
endure malnutrition, disease and often inhuman treatment.This is a story of
courage and the invincibility of the human spirit, and highlights not only the
Australian love of sport, but its power to offer consolation in times of extreme
hardship.

Subject Interest Codes: Sport and Rec Activities, History, Australian
History and War Non-Fiction
That was Book 1354 AU 124532 The Changi Brownlow by Roland Perry

BOOK 1355
LBW : laughter before wicket : 100 years of humorous cricket short
stories edited by Peter Haining
12 hours and 6 minutes

J.M. Barrie, Anthony Trollope, P.G. Wodehouse, A.A. Milne and Ben Travers -
apart from being famous literary figures - were all cricket writers and
unashamed enthusiasts. This collection celebrates, in their words, the
humourous side of the game.

Subject Interest Codes: Sport and Rec Activities and Wit and Humour
Non-Fiction
That was Book 1355 AU 126645 LBW : laughter before wicket : 100 years
of humorous cricket short stories edited by Peter Haining

BOOK 1356
Me and the bee : the battles of a bumbling bee-keeper by May Abbott
5 hours and 3 minutes

A Fleet Street journalist amusingly recounts her venture into bee-keeping
when she suddenly felt the need to commune with nature.

Subject Interest Codes: Sport and Rec Activities and Biography – Sports
That was Book 1356 AU 121568 Me and the bee : the battles of a
bumbling bee-keeper by May Abbott

BOOK 1357
The Natwest boundary book : a Lord's Taverners Australia miscellany of
cricket compiled and edited by Leslie Frewin
18 hours and 20 minutes

An anthology of over 100 pieces collected of cricket stories, experiences and
memories by players, writers and aficionados.

Subject Interest Codes: Sport and Rec Activities
That was Book 1357 AU 126856 The Natwest boundary book : a Lord's
Taverners Australia miscellany of cricket compiled and edited by Leslie
Frewin

BOOK 1358
On the punt : true tales from the track by Patrick Bartley
4 hours and 30 minutes

This collection of anecdotes from the track provides a peek into into the world
of punting on horses. The columns, originally published in The Age, give
insight into some of the big wins, huge losses, long odds and colourful
characters that have made Australia's racetracks so lively over more than
thirty decades, all written with Bartley's characteristic wit and sharp
observations.

Subject Interest Codes: Sport and Rec Activities
That was Book 1358 AU 126272 On the punt : true tales from the track by
Patrick Bartley

BOOK 1359
So many books, so little time : a year of passionate reading by Sara
Nelson
8 hours and 30 minutes

Sara Nelson set out to chronicle a year's worth of reading, to explore how the
world of books and words intermingled with the 'real' world. She had a system
set up, fifty two weeks, fifty two books --- and it all fell apart in the first week.
That's when she discovered that the books chose her as much as she chose
them.

Subject Interest Codes: Sport and Rec Activities
That was Book 1359 AU 127754 So many books, so little time : a year of
passionate reading by Sara Nelson

SPORT AND RECREATION FICTION

BOOK 1360
The damned Utd by David Peace
12 hours and 35 minutes

Overachieving and eccentric football manager Brian Clough was on his way to
take over at the country's most successful, and most reviled, football club:
Leeds United, home to a generation of fiercely competitive but ageing players.
The battle he'd face there would make or break the club - or him. David
Peace's novel tells the story of a world characterised by fear of failure and
hunger for success set in the bleak heart of the 1970s.

Subject Interest Code: Sport and Recreation Fiction
That was Book 1360 AU 125910 The damned Utd by David Peace

SPY FICTION

BOOK 1361
The amateur spy by Dan Fesperman
16 hours

Freeman Lockhart is working for his old friend Omar in Amman, Jordan - and
spying on him too. Hoping to prevent his own secrets from ever coming to
light, Freeman has agreed to report back on his friend to a clandestine agency
interested in Omar's finances. Meanwhile, in Washington DC, Aliyah Rahim is
spying on her husband Abbas. A brilliant doctor, Abbas is crushed by the
death of their daughter, which he blames on the post-9/11 mood of hostility
towards Arab-Americans. Aliyah fears he may be planning a terrifying act of
revenge. Both Freeman and Aliyah are pitched into the same deadly game, in
which the only rules are violence and deceit.

Subject Interest Codes: Spy Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1361 AU 116198 The amateur spy by Dan Fesperman

BOOK 1362
Angel from hell by Christopher Nicole
11 hours

When in March 1938, Germany invades Austria, 17-year-old Annaliese is
separated from her parents and taken into Gestapo custody. She has an IQ of
173, is the head girl of the convent, and speaks English fluently. This story
tells how she is taken off to an SS training camp and later inducted into the
SD, the most secret of German secret services.

Subject Interest Codes: Spy Fiction, Suspense Fiction and War Fiction
That was Book 1362 AU 128712 Angel from hell by Christopher Nicole

BOOK 1363
Are you afraid of the dark? by Sidney Sheldon
8 hours and 30 minutes

In New York, Denver, Paris and Berlin, four people have died separately in
apparent accidents. The widows of two of the dead find themselves under
ruthless attack. Meanwhile, an international Think Tank is on the verge of a
discovery which could alter the future of the world. Are the deaths connected
to this volatile secret?

Subject Interest Code: Spy Fiction
That was Book 1363 AU 128339 Are you afraid of the dark? by Sidney
Sheldon

BOOK 1364
At risk by Stella Rimington
11 hours

Liz Carlyle, an M15 Intelligence Officer, receives a report from M16 which will
test her to the limit and put her own life in jeopardy. As she sifts the incoming
evidence and gets reports from her agents, she realises that there is an
imminent terrorist threat.

Subject Interest Codes: Spy Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1364 AU 128047 At risk by Stella Rimington

BOOK 1365
Dead spy running by Jon Stock
9 hours and 42 minutes

Daniel Marchant, a suspended MI6 officer, is running the London Marathon.
He is also running out of time. A competitor is strapped with explosives. If he
drops his pace, everyone around him will be killed, including the US
ambassador to London. Marchant tries to thwart the attack, but is he secretly
working for the terrorists? There are those in America who already suspect
Marchant of treachery.

Subject Interest Code: Spy Fiction
That was Book 1365 AU 130145 Dead spy running by Jon Stock

BOOK 1366
Death is forever by John Gardner
11 hours and 30 minutes
Cabal had been the most extensive and successful Western Intelligence
network in the Eastern bloc. When case officers sent to track down the
surviving Cabal agents are killed, James Bond, together with the CIA's
Elizabeth Zara, are sent to pick up the pieces of the investigation; before long
they are on the trail of a fanatical Communist spymaster and a terrifying
conspiracy to turn back the tide of European democracy.

Subject Interest Code: Spy Fiction
That was Book 1366 AU 129842 Death is forever by John Gardner

BOOK 1367
Declare by Tim Powers
24 hours and 35 minutes

A cryptic phone call forces ex-MI6 agent Andrew Hale to confront the
nightmare that has haunted his adult life: an ultra-secret wartime operation,
codenamed Declare. Operation Declare took Hale from Nazi-occupied Paris
to the ruins of post-war Berlin and the trackless wastes of the Arabian desert,
culminating in a night of betrayal and mind-shattering terror on the glacial
slopes of Mount Ararat. Now, with the Cold War at its height, his superiors
want him to return to the mountain and face the dark secret entombed within
its icy summit. Hale has no choice but to comply, for Declare is the key to a
conflict far deeper, far colder, than the Cold War itself.

Subject Interest Codes: Spy Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1367 AU 129823 Declare by Tim Powers

BOOK 1368
Exit by Duncan Kyle
11 hours

Who was Peterkin? Perth lawyer John Close knew him only as a client.
Peterkin's death in prison leaves Close with a mystery to solve. He follows the
carefully laid trail, from Western Australia to London to Yorkshire. He's not the
only one interested: there's a remnant of the KGB, CIA operatives and a
British SIS agent, all intent on uncovering what Peterkin had hidden so
carefully.

Subject Interest Codes: Spy Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1368 AU 129709 Exit by Duncan Kyle

BOOK 1369
Gone without trace by C.J. Carver
10 Hours and 35 minutes

Ex-army captain Jay McCaulay works for TRACE, an international aid agency
that helps to track and unite families separated by conflict, and her old job
seems far away - until she spots someone from her past. When Milot Dumani,
an organised crime boss from Albania, appears on the streets of Bristol, Jay's
specialist knowledge means she is the perfect candidate for an MI6 mission to
trail him. Thrown into a world that inspires paranoia, where brutal Mafia thugs
give no quarter and where her family and loved ones are threatened, Jay is
forced to confront a trail of murder, corruption and evil.

Subject Interest Codes: Spy Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1369 AU 116732 Gone without trace by C.J. Carver

BOOK 1370
The loner by Clive Egleton
7 hours and 30 minutes

Mills was the SIS agent who went down for a massive theft operation of a
million dollars worth of bonds. That defection went bad. At the time, he wasn't
a bad man. Now he's embittered, dangerous - and due for release. And he
wants to know the truth about what happened, whoever he has to hurt to get
to it ... before someone else gets to him.

Subject Interest Codes: Spy Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1370 AU 128691 The loner by Clive Egleton

BOOK 1371
The long suit by Philip Davison
7 hours

On the second green of a Long Island golf course there are three golf balls
and a corpse with a bullet-hole in his forehead. The call goes out for Harry
Fielding - the guardian angel with wet wings and a five o'clock shadow - to
come in from the cold.

Subject Interest Codes: Spy Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1371 AU 128138 The long suit by Philip Davison

BOOK 1372
A matter of conscience by Palma Harcourt
9 hours

In his last moments of awareness, an English courier spy gasps a garbled
phone message to his Polish wife in London. When he fails to return home,
she resists revealing his secret message to his masters even though it
appears he has defected.

Subject Interest Codes: Spy Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1372 AU 129972 A matter of conscience by Palma
Harcourt

BOOK 1373
The payback by Mike Lawson
11 hours and 25 minutes
Sent to investigate what he thinks is a case of fraud at a US naval base, all
round good-guy and Washington troubleshooter Joe DeMarco soon realises
that he's stumbled on something even more lethal. Accompanied by Emma,
an ex Defence Intelligence Agent, DeMarco comes up against a ruthless and
vengeful woman, whose hatred of his colleague stems back to when both
women were submerged in the Cold War. DeMarco has never been near a
spy in his life, and now he is faced with one of the deadliest in the business of
espionage, and what's more he's not convinced this is someone he can fight.
But this time, it's not just his own life at stake.

Subject Interest Codes: Spy Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1373 AU 116259 The payback by Mike Lawson

BOOK 1374
Peace on earth by Gordon Stevens
15 hours and 31 minutes

A story in which the lives of three families converge: a Jewish family finally
allowed out of Russia after years of persecution; a Palestinian family
displaced by the Israelis from their ancestral home in Bethlehem; and an
English family from Hereford, home of the SAS: hostage, hijacker, rescuer, all
tied together by the threads of a terrorist plot, which begins with a hijack plan
in the name of the Palestinian cause and grows to involve OPEC, the IRA,
freedom fighters in Germany and the British Special Forces

Subject Interest Codes: Spy Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1374 AU 130208 Peace on earth by Gordon Stevens

BOOK 1375
Smokescreen by Ted Allbeury
6 hours and 15 minutes

For all the magnitude of the misson, it would come down to one man. One
man going into East Berlin... to bring out another man. The man who knew
what happened , and why.

Subject Interest Codes: Spy Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1375 AU 127104 Smokescreen by Ted Allbeury

BOOK 1376
Sons of heaven by Terence Strong
17 hours and 55 minutes

They are the Pessarane Behesht. Sons of heaven. Spawned in war-torn
Beirut. Nurtured in revolutionary Iran to wreak vengeance on the enemies of
Allah. When the freighter Clarion Call disappears mysteriously in the Gulf, she
is carrying a secret consignment of French arms for the Pessarane Behesht in
return for the release of a diplomat held hostage. Ex-SAS Major Robert
D'Arcy, whose international security firm was protecting the ship, finds himself
in the midst of a deadly battle of wills between state-sponsored terrorists and
rival Western intelligence agencies with conflicting interests. As the Iranians
resort to kidnap and assassination in their thirst for revenge, D'Arcy must act
alone to prevent a horrifying carnage.

Subject Interest Codes: Spy Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1376 AU 118738 Sons of heaven by Terence Strong

BOOK 1377
The ultras by Eoin McNamee
8 hours and 12 minutes

In 1970s Ireland the British establishment conducted its struggle with the IRA
in the "dirty war". This novel, set around the real-life figure of Captain Nairac,
recreates the intrigue, loyalism and violence of a time when friend could turn
foe overnight and nothing was ever quite as it seemed.

Subject Interest Codes: Spy Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1377 AU 129650 The ultras by Eoin McNamee

SUPERNATURAL FICTION

BOOK 1378
A jealous ghost by A. N. Wilson
6 hours and 30 minutes

There is something rather disquieting about Sallie Declan, a young American
in London, and it is not just her obsession with Henry James' turn of the
screw, the subject of her PhD thesis.

Subject Interest Code: Supernatural Fiction
That was Book 1378 AU 128643 A jealous ghost by A. N. Wilson

SUSPENSE FICTION

BOOK 1379
Angel by Belle Grey
16 hours

Cast adrift in late-Victorian London, Sylvie Lazar finds success on the stage,
and notoriety as the model for The Angel, painted by the Pre-Raphaelite artist
Will MacKenzie. But she cannot forget her childhood in Budapest, or the
nightmare that the financier Jack Nye made of her life. It takes all the financial
skill that she has and Will's growing love to give Sylvie the confidence at last
to confront the ghosts of her past and her father's murderer.

Subject Interest Codes: Suspense Fiction and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1379 AU 129746 Angel by Belle Grey

BOOK 1380
The art of drowning by Frances Fyfield
13 hours and 30 minutes

Reassessing her life, Rachel Doe meets the charismatic Ivy Wiseman. Ivy
inspires Rachel, as do her farming parents in their ramshackle house close to
the sea. During a sultry summer, Rachel is told of how Ivy's parents are
desperate to locate her ex-husband and their grandson and Rachel sets out to
find them. But in her naivete, Rachel is unaware that, in murderous family
battles, there is no justice.

Subject Interest Code: Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1380 AU 128889 The art of drowning by Frances Fyfield

BOOK 1381
Blind eye by John McLaren
11 hours

When is simply following orders no longer morally defensible? When will the
person nearest the action decide that he has a better vantage point than the
top brass. And if he refuses to follow orders, what can the government do
about it? Especially if that man is in command of the ultimate floating war
machine...

Subject Interest Codes: Suspense Fiction and War Fiction
That was Book 1381 AU 127733 Blind eye by John McLaren

BOOK 1382
The brutal art by Jesse Kellerman
14 Hours and 30 minutes

An elderly tenant has mysteriously disappeared, leaving behind a huge
collection of disturbing but brilliant artwork. For 40 years he came and went in
solitude, his genius undiscovered. No one knows anything much about him.
For art dealer Ethan Muller this is the discovery of a lifetime. He displays the
pictures in his gallery and watches as they rocket up in value. But when the
police start asking questions, the drawings begin to look less like art and more
like evidence. Sucked into an investigation four decades cold, Ethan will
uncover a secret legacy of shame and death - one that will leave him fearing
for his own life.

Subject Interest Code: Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1382 AU 116022 The brutal art by Jesse Kellerman

BOOK 1383
Charlie Muffin's Uncle Sam by Brian Freemantle
9 hours

Charlie Muffin has agreed to guard Tsar Nicholas II's priceless stamp
collection for the insurers. What he doesn't know is that the stamps are going
to be stolen by the Mafia, and that the FBI has set it up. He isn't expecting a
bloodbath in the finest American tradition.

Subject Interest Codes: Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1383 AU 129619 Charlie Muffin's Uncle Sam by Brian
Freemantle

BOOK 1384
The charmer by Mandasue Heller
12 hours and 10 minutes

Maria Price has inherited a large house in the best part of Manchester and
more money than she ever dreamed of. Orphaned at age eleven, she has
survived the care system and thought she would never know family or security
again. Then she meets, handsome, considerate and charming Joel Parry. And
he just happens to need a place to stay. Before long, Joel has moved into
Maria's new house and is happy to help her spend her money. But Joel is not
all he seems. Deeply involved in Manchester's drug scene, his terrifying past
is about to catch up with him.

Subject Interest Code: Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1384 AU 114597 The charmer by Mandasue Heller

BOOK 1385
The club by Mandasue Heller
12 hours

Jenna Lorde knows she's taking on a challenge when she inherits her dad's
beloved nightclub. But Zenith comes with a top class reputation and a location
other clubs would kill for, so she reckons she's more than up for it….Until she
starts to realise that the dangers aren't just from other clubs. Beneath the
glamour of the VIP lounge and the pumping music, sleaze and corruption are
starting to creep in, and it'll take everything Jenna has to stop the rot - the
club's survival, and her own, depends on it.

Subject Interest Code: Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1385 AU 114616 The club by Mandasue Heller

BOOK 1386
Coralena by Michael Mail
11 hours and 33 minutes

Sophia awakes in her new apartment. She is glad to be there, glad to have
broken free of the quiet suffocation of her parental home and glad finally to
have struck out on her own. And good fortune has brought her to this curious
building - The Coralena - tucked away in the only part of the city that had
survived the ravages war. She is leaving her troubled past behind and life
seems full of possibility. She awakes, full of these promises, and sees written
in the morning condensation on the inside window, one word - RAGE. So it
begins for Sophia. Set against the background of 1970s Germany, a country
in political and spiritual turmoil, she is forced upon a terrifying journey of
discovery where past and future collide.

Subject Interest Code: Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1386 AU 128251 Coralena by Michael Mail

BOOK 1387
Dartmouth conspiracy by James Stevenson
10 hours

September, 1942. Karl Deichman knows that if he carries out orders to lead a
precision bomb attack on the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, he will
probably kill his English cousin with whom, long ago, he swore friendship until
death. But a pilot from the German Luftwaffe has no choice - the attack must
proceed. After the war, and consumed by guilt, Karl returns to London on a
quest to find out the fate of his cousin and uncover the secret of the
Dartmouth conspiracy, but tension mounts as he is unwittingly drawn into a
lethal trap. It isn't until Karl's final visit to Dartmouth, in 2005, that the final
jigsaw piece is slotted into place.

Subject Interest Codes: Suspense Fiction and War Fiction
That was Book 1387 AU 114969 Dartmouth conspiracy by James
Stevenson

BOOK 1388
Demon by Christopher Nicole
10 hours

Frances Ogilvie let a stranger hypnotize her whilst holidaying in the Bahamas.
She thought it was just a party trick but when she returns to England, and is
plunged into a nightmare world of coercion and murder, she is forced to
unlock the secret of his power.

Subject Interest Code: Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1388 AU 128295 Demon by Christopher Nicole

BOOK 1389
The followers by Christopher Nicole
9 hours

When Detective Sergeant Jessica Jones is instructed to take a month's stress
leave she is resentful and frustrated. With a month to kill she accepts the job
of recovering the missing son of a millionaire - and a journey to Nigeria. It all
seems straightforward but Jessica and her partner Andrea soon find
themselves in the middle of a terrifying adventure.

Subject Interest Code: Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1389 AU 127755 The followers by Christopher Nicole

BOOK 1390
The graveyard position : a novel of suspense by Robert Barnard
8 hours

After a twenty year absence, Merlyn Cantelo returns to London to attend his
aunt Clarissa's funeral. Years before his clairvoyant aunt foresaw a future of
violence and death for him and insisted he flee the family home. Now he is
back and must come to terms with his tragic past and delve into the murky
history of the Cantelo family.

Subject Interest Codes: Suspense Fiction and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1390 AU 128050 The graveyard position : a novel of
suspense by Robert Barnard

BOOK 1391
Home from home by Carol Smith
9 hours and 30 minutes

Anna's decision to swap houses with Don Sutherland exchanges her New
York house for his villa in Tuscany and a chance to finish her novel in peace.
After two blissful weeks she is refused access to her bank account. Then she
finds her house is up for sale. Someone has taken her identity.

Subject Interest Code: Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1391 AU 128364 Home from home by Carol Smith

BOOK 1392
The hourglass by Julie Parsons
11 hours

Old Ma Beauchamp's private existence is interrupted when a stranger arrives
- a young man called Adam who becomes one of Lydia's most welcome
contacts with the outside world. When Lydia sets her new confidante a
challenge, he eagerly accepts - Adam must travel to Dublin to find her
estranged daughter. But it is a task tainted by an air of menace.

Subject Interest Code: Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1392 AU 128716 The hourglass by Julie Parsons

BOOK 1393
The killer inside me by Jim Thompson
5 hours and 51 minutes

Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford is a pillar of the community in his small Texas town,
patient and thoughtful. Some people think he's a little slow and boring but
that's the worst they say about him. But then nobody knows about what Lou
calls his 'sickness'. It nearly got him put away when he was younger, but his
adopted brother took the rap for that. Now the sickness that has been lying
dormant for a while is about to surface again - and the consequences are
brutal and devastating.
Subject Interest Codes: Suspense Fiction and Crime Fiction
That was Book 1393 AU 130174 The killer inside me by Jim Thompson

BOOK 1394
No place like home by Mary Higgins Clark
14 hours

Growing up under an assumed identity after accidentally shooting her mother
and escaping her abusive father, Liza Barton, still fearful that her past will
reclaim her, is shocked when her husband inadvertently buys her childhood
home.

Subject Interest Code: Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1394 AU 129225 No place like home by Mary Higgins
Clark

BOOK 1395
On the warpath by Gerald Hammond
5 hours

Helen has always been a fighter. At the age of eighty she is making attempts
to settle down to retirement when a con-man fixes on her beloved grandson.
But Helen is no sweet little old lady, she has fought for justice before, and if
this criminal thinks he can get away with insulting her and hers, he has a
surprise coming to him.

Subject Interest Code: Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1395 AU 128348 On the warpath by Gerald Hammond

BOOK 1396
One day at a time by Julie Ellis
8 hours and 30 minutes

Some 20 years after they graduated from college Claudia Adams is the envy
of her friends. Her husband Todd is a successful investment banker, whose
money pays for glamorous Caribbean holidays and a desirable New York
home. But appearances are not everything. Todd's business success turns
out to be founded upon fraud.

Subject Interest Codes: Suspense Fiction and Psychological Fiction
That was Book 1396 AU 129145 One day at a time by Julie Ellis

BOOK 1397
A shadow on the sun by Francis Cottam
7 hours and 30 minutes

Polish war exile Julia Smollen has escaped the horrors of a Nazi labour camp
to forge a new life in California with her daughter, Natasha. But Julia cannot
keep the past away from her daughter forever. A sinister figure has tracked
them down, with his own dark, vengeful agenda.
Subject Interest Codes: Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1397 AU 128470 A shadow on the sun by Francis Cottam

BOOK 1398
A shadow on the wing by Kerry Jamieson
12 hours

In 1927, Charles Lindbergh was the first lone pilot to cross the Atlantic. Soon
after he landed, however, the flight log was stolen from the cockpit of the
Spirit of St Louis. It was never recovered. That much is fact... Hella Köll first
meets Lindbergh in 1923, and falls in love with him. She is determined to
acquire the flight log as the ultimate souvenir of her hero, so when it becomes
available on the Black Market she makes her bid, only to find she is not the
only person willing to go to great, even murderous, lengths to obtain it.

Subject Interest Code: Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1398 AU 114661 A shadow on the wing by Kerry
Jamieson

BOOK 1399
Shafted by Mandasue Heller
12 hours and 50 minutes

Larry Logan is a small-time TV star with a mile-wide ego. Gutted when his
latest show is axed, he's less than impressed when the only work he can get
is fronting a fake game show - actually an undercover police sting to entrap
criminals. His reluctance evaporates when the show rockets his career back
to prime time stardom. And when lovely, shy Stephanie enters his life he
thinks he finally has it made. But then it all begins to go wrong. Larry is
arrested, on-screen, for a shocking crime. He's shafted some dangerous men
- is this their revenge?

Subject Interest Code: Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1399 AU 116209 Shafted by Mandasue Heller

BOOK 1400
Slainte by James Morrow
8 hours and 30 minutes

C.J. McCormick is a Belfast journalist. When his wife, Julie contracts multiple
sclerosis and is denied the expensive drug that could help her, C.J. and their
family doctor devise a fund-raising Round Ireland Golf Challenge to buy the
drug for her. But C.J. becomes involved with a breakaway terrorist group who
threaten to kill him unless he hands over the money Julie so desperately
needs.

Subject Interest Code: Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1400 AU 128215 Slainte by James Morrow
BOOK 1401
Ten days to zero-zero by William Breton
14 hours

When the Kremlin dares the new US President, Daniel Galbraith, to sign an
agreement getting rid of all remaining strategic weapons he is warned by his
Intelligence advisers that a high-tech female poisoner has been recruited to
assassinate both himself and the Soviet leader. Galbraith calls upon the only
man he can trust to see him through: his oldest friend, and brother-in-law,
Jack Lowel.

Subject Interest Code: Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1401 AU 130103 Ten days to zero-zero by William Breton

BOOK 1402
This time the flames by David Crackanthorpe
11 hours

Briony West's father has a past as a missionary in Rhodesia that has always
haunted her. When Briony finds out his secret - that he fathered a son by an
African woman - she visits Africa. But her arrival coincides with political unrest
in a country in the midst of war.

Subject Interest Code: Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1402 AU 128134 This time the flames by David
Crackanthorpe

BOOK 1403
A thousand suns by Alex Scarrow
15 hours

It's early April of 1945 and the dog-days of World War II. The Nazi regime is
being slowly throttled by the oncoming Russian and Allied armies and Hitler
rages uselessly in his Berlin bunker. But the high command have one more
throw of the dice to make... An audacious plan is hatched to save the
Fatherland and beat off the oncoming apocalypse. All it will take is a hodge-
podge squadron of escort fighters, a captured US bomber and one suicidally
brave pilot to fly it over the Atlantic into the beating heart of America. A rusting
plane is discovered, sunk with its crew, off the coast of New York. Chris
Roland, a young photographer, is sent to take photos of this time capsule. But
it is only when he discovers fragments of Nazi uniforms on the decaying
corpses that he realises that he has come across a secret so terrible that it
could kill him.

Subject Interest Codes: Suspense Fiction and War Fiction
That was Book 1403 AU 128725 A thousand suns by Alex Scarrow

BOOK 1404
Where the east wind blows by Alistair Mair
8 hours and 14 minutes
After 6 years of restful and contented oblivion on a remote Hebbridean Island
Dr. Philip McAdam is understandably annoyed to find his routine disturbed by
a series of rather menacing visitors. Unwilling and resentful he is drawn father
and further into an ever more intricate web of blackmail and espionage,
agents and double agents, traders and lovely temptresses. Before it is all over
the Doctor comes to see that the life he valued so low, can still prove very
dear to him.

Subject Interest Code: Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1404 AU 126653 Where the east wind blows by Alistair
Mair

BOOK 1405
Without warning by Carol Smith
7 hours and 30 minutes

It is summer 2005 in central London. The Circle line is packed beyond its
limits. When a young woman falls to her death in front of a train, it looks like
an accident. But, when the police lift the body, they see a knife. Undercover
officers have a race against time to stop another knife attack.

Subject Interest Code: Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1405 AU 128845 Without warning by Carol Smith

TRAVEL AND CULTURE

BOOK 1406
Books, baguettes and bedbugs : the Left Bank world of Shakespeare
and Co. by Jeremy Mercer
9 hours

After his life as a crime reporter in a Canadian city takes a terrifying turn for
the worse, Jeremy packs his bags and heads to Paris to see in the new
millennium. With no friends, no job, no money and no prospects, he happens
upon the fairy-tale world of Shakespeare and Co. and is taken in. What
follows is his tale of his time there, the curious people who came and went,
the realities of being down and out in the 'city of light' and, in particular, his
relationship with the beguiling octogenarian owner, George.

Subject Interest Code: Travel and Culture
That was Book 1406 AU 128664 Books, baguettes and bedbugs : the Left
Bank world of Shakespeare and Co. by Jeremy Mercer

BOOK 1407
The explorer's daughter : a young Englishwoman rediscovers her Arctic
childhood by Kari Herbert
14 hours and 30 minutes
Tells the story of Kari Herbert's return to The Arctic, a place of savage beauty,
where her childhood friends hunt with ferocious huskies and eat bloody whale
meat; and where she rediscovers a compelling world where light and
darkness dominate life, and where past and present uneasily coexist.

Subject Interest Code: Travel and Culture
That was Book 1407 AU 128892 The explorer's daughter : a young
Englishwoman rediscovers her Arctic childhood by Kari Herbert

BOOK 1408
Four quarters of light : a journey through Alaska by Brian Keenan
15 hours

From dog-mushing on a frozen lake, to camping in a two-dollar tent in the
tundra of the Arctic Circle, from skinning hides with an ageing shaman and his
wife, to boating in the Bering Sea, Brian Keenan seeks out the ultimate
wilderness experience.

Subject Interest Code: Travel and Culture
That was Book 1408 AU 129360 Four quarters of light : a journey
through Alaska by Brian Keenan

BOOK 1409
Fried eggs with chopsticks by Polly Evans
12 hours

Squeezed up against Buddhist monks, squawking chickens and on one happy
occasion a soldier named Hero, Polly clattered along pot-holed tracks from
the snow capped mountains of Shangri-La to the bear-infested jungles of
south China. And, as she travelled, she attempted to solve the ultimate gastric
conundrum; just how does one eat a soft-fried egg with chopsticks?

Subject Interest Code: Travel and Culture
That was Book 1409 AU 128458 Fried eggs with chopsticks by Polly
Evans

BOOK 1410
Hold the enlightenment by Tim Cahill
11 hours and 30 minutes

This is a collection of the essays of Tim Cahill who travels the globe, taking us
to sites as far-flung as Saharan salt mines, the Congolese jungle, and
Hanford, Washington, home of the largest toxic waste dump in the western
hemisphere.

Subject Interest Code: Travel and Culture
That was Book 1410 AU 128019 Hold the enlightenment by Tim Cahill

BOOK 1411
India seen afar by Kathleen Raine
14 hours

India Seen Afar reaches out to the heart of India and its culture at a time when
the East looks to the West and the West to the East for guidance. In this
narrative of her travels the author speaks of those human depths that are
beyond all superficial divisions, invoking the timeless order which is the
culture of India.

Subject Interest Code: Travel and Culture
That was Book 1411 AU 129692 India seen afar by Kathleen Raine

BOOK 1412
Mr. Wonderful takes a cruise : the adventures of an old age pensioner by
John Nott
6 hours

What happened when former Tory cabinet-minister and now bus-pass
wielding old age pensioner, Sir John Nott, decided to discover modern
London for himself? Real London. Beyond Kensington and Chelsea. As far,
even, as Tooting ... it all began when Sir John decided to take a crash course
in ballroom dancing for an upcoming cruise holiday.

Subject Interest Code: Travel and Culture
That was Book 1412 AU 129211 Mr. Wonderful takes a cruise : the
adventures of an old age pensioner by John Nott

BOOK 1413
Over forty in Broken Hill : unusual encounters outback and beyond by
Jack Hodgins
8 hours

When Canadian writer Jack Hodgins sets off on an outback adventure he is
unprepared for the challenges of the bush. Whether waiting beside the track,
bogged to the axles, or sojourning in Hay, Broken Hill, Charleville and many
other important outposts of civilisation, this bemused visitor tries to make
sense of what is for him an overwhelming landscape, peopled by exotic
characters and even stranger idioms.

Subject Interest Code: Travel and Culture
That was Book 1413 AU 129731 Over forty in Broken Hill : unusual
encounters outback and beyond by Jack Hodgins

BOOK 1414
Tales from the torrid zone : travels in the deep tropics by Alexander
Frater
18 hours

Part memoir, part travelogue, "Tales from the Torrid Zone" is rooted in Alex
Frater's birthplace, the tiny tropical republic of Vanuatu. From this obscure
South Seas group he ranges over the hot, wet, beautiful swathe of the world
that has haunted him ever since.

Subject Interest Codes: Travel and Culture and Adventure Non-Fiction
That was Book 1414 AU 129254 Tales from the torrid zone : travels in the
deep tropics by Alexander Frater

TWENTIETH CENTURY LITERATURE

BOOK 1415
Anything for Billy by Larry McMurtry
11 hours

'Anything for Billy' follows Billy the Kid on an erratic journey through the real
West into Western myth, in a novel that is vibrant with excitement, humour
and tragedy, rich in legend and peopled with a cast of unforgettable
characters.

Subject Interest Codes: Twentieth Century Literature and Westerns
That was Book 1415 AU 129769 Anything for Billy by Larry McMurtry

BOOK 1416
Blue skies by Helen Hodgman
3 hours and 45 minutes

A young wife and mother watches a clock that seems forever stuck at three-
in-the-afternoon. Her neighbour obsesses over the front lawn, and the women
at the local beach chatter about knitting patterns. Her husband didn’t come
home last night.She lives for Tuesdays and Thursdays, when the baby is with
Mother-in-law and she can escape to a less humdrum life. Jonathan, man
about town, is Tuesday. Ben, a freethinking artist, is Thursday. But Jonathan
is in serious trouble, and Thursdays are turning sour. Very sour.

Subject Interest Codes: Twentieth Century Literature, Australian Fiction
and Psychological Fiction
That was Book 1416 AU 127230 Blue skies by Helen Hodgman

BOOK 1417
Call for the dead by John Le Carre
4 hours and 18 minutes

Pulled back from overseas duty during World War II, George Smiley was
redirected to face the threats of the Cold War. Investigating circumstances
that make no sense to him, he meets a twisted former hero of the German
underground, a once beautiful woman with a terrifying secret, a high-ranking
pompous bureaucrat, and a suspect British civil servant. Smiley, is bitter and
weary he has seen too much and done too much yet he cannot refuse one
last desperate call for his services. He gradually uncovers a spy ring and is
led into a lethal duel of wits with the best of his war-time pupils.
Subject Interest Codes: Twentieth Century Literature, Suspense Fiction
and Spy Fiction
That was Book 1417 AU 128308 Call for the dead by John Le Carre

BOOK 1418
A curate in Bohemia by Norman Lindsay
5 hours

A Curate in Bohemia follows the path of a young man considering the
priesthood, who instead spends his time and money on alcohol and food with
some artists.

Subject Interest Codes: Twentieth Century Literature, Australian Fiction
and Wit and Humour Fiction
That was Book 1418 AU 126938 A curate in Bohemia by Norman Lindsay

BOOK 1419
Emergency ward by Barbara Weiner
16 hours

Jennifer Bartlett-Stafford, daughter of Sprague General Hospital's most
influential benefactor, lies critically ill with an insidious form of blood
poisoning. Although her very life is in danger, the doctors are engaged in a
heated dispute over the next stage of her treatment. Jennifer's nurse is Jackie
O'Neil, the young and dedicated head of the Intensive Care Unit. Struggling to
keep Jennifer alive, Jackie finds herself enmeshed in the politics surrounding
this important patient.

Subject Interest Code: Twentieth Century Literature
That was Book 1419 AU 130059 Emergency ward by Barbara Weiner

BOOK 1420
Farewell, the tranquil mind by R. F. Delderfield
13 hours and 7 minutes

The story of David Treloar, his journey from Devon to Paris at the time of the
French Revolution and his return to England with his lover, Charlotte, to be
welcomed as a spy.

Subject Interest Codes: Twentieth Century Literature, Great Britain
Fiction and Historical Fiction
That was Book 1420 AU 26519 Farewell, the tranquil mind by R. F.
Delderfield

BOOK 1421
A gift upon the shore by M. K. Wren
19 hours

Would the survivors of nuclear holocaust have any reason to go on living?
That is the question that must be answered by two women who have lived
through the final conflict and now face the devastating nuclear winter that
follows it. Mary and Rachel, the only survivors in their area, believe that
choice makes us human, and they choose to affirm their humanity by
preserving whatever knowledge can still be saved. Desperately longing for
companionship, they hope eventually to meet other survivors. But when
contact finally comes, more hard choices come with it.

Subject Interest Codes: Twentieth Century Literature and Science
Fiction
That was Book 1421 AU 126905 A gift upon the shore by M. K. Wren

BOOK 1422
Helpless by Barbara Gowdy
9 hours

Ron, an appliance repairman, spots nine-year-old Rachel one day outside her
school. Though Rachel is a stranger to him, he convinces himself that she is
his responsibility. His feelings for her are at once tender, misguided and
chillingly possessive. At all costs, he knows he must protect her from "bad"
men - bad men who want to harm her .When Rachel disappears one summer
night, her mother Celia is stricken with guilt and terror. As the media coverage
of the abduction escalates, Celia longs for the return of her angelically
beautiful daughter.

Subject Interest Code: Twenty-First Century Literature
That was Book 1422 AU 114375 Helpless by Barbara Gowdy

BOOK 1423
The man who was Thursday: a nightmare by G. K. Chesterton
5 Hours and 26 minutes

Widely considered to be Chesterton's masterpiece, The Man Who Was
Thursday is a spellbinding psychological thriller which defies easy
classification. Both a fascinating detective mystery and a surreal exploration
of truth and relativism, it centers on seven anarchists in turn-of-the-century
London who call themselves by the names of the days of the week. Hearing of
this council of anarchists bent on the destruction of society, law, and religion,
the young poet Gabriel Syme joins a chapter of detectives with the mission to
fight this monstrous conspiracy. But when he accidentally walks into a
meeting of the Council of Seven Days itself, Syme boldly asks to be made a
replacement for a recently deceased member, Thursday. As he does his best
to undo his colleagues while staying undercover himself, a bizarre series of
pursuits and unmaskings unfolds.

Subject Interest Codes: Twentieth Century Literature and Detective and
Mystery Fiction
That was Book 1423 AU 124200 The man who was Thursday: a
nightmare by G. K. Chesterton

BOOK 1424
A murder of quality by John Le Carre
4 hours and 18 minutes

Ex-undercover agent George Smiley emerges from retirement to solve a
baffling, bloody crime. This time it is not a Cold War spy that he is hunting but
the solution to the brutal murder of a harmless housewife in the seemingly
peaceful setting of a prestigious British boys’ school. It is there, at Carne
School, where he becomes entangled with a woman as dangerous as she is
charming and with a tottering, brilliant man haunted by a perverse secret of
his past. Smiley pursues the murderer amid the hollow pomp and ceremony of
the school’s establishment, where a man's fate is decided over tea and a
sentence of death can be passed out with biscuits and sherry.

Subject Interest Codes: Twentieth Century Literature, Suspense Fiction
and Spy Fiction
That was Book 1424 AU 129038 A murder of quality by John Le Carre

BOOK 1425
My love must wait : the story of Matthew Flinders by Ernestine Hill
21 hours and 18 minutes

When Matthew Flinders, the first man to chart and circumnavigate Australia,
set sail from England in July 1801, he left behind the intrigues of his homeland
but also his young bride of only a few weeks, Ann Chappell. He didn't see her
again for more than nine years. During that time he carried out incredible feats
of seamanship and navigation, made the first charts of much of the coastline
of Australia, and was shipwrecked and later held prisoner by the French on
Mauritius. Meticulously researched and written with great insight and
sensitivity, My Love Must Wait is both a tender portrayal of faithful devotion,
and a stirring re-creation of the courage and endurance of one of history's
greatest seamen.

Subject Interest Codes: Twentieth Century Literature, Australian Fiction,
Biographical Fiction and Historical Fiction
That was Book 1425 AU 123987 My love must wait : the story of Matthew
Flinders by Ernestine Hill

BOOK 1426
The noise from the zoo and other stories by Janice Elliott
8 hours and 12 minutes

A collection of short stories in which the author blends the magical with the
mundane, the world of the imagination with the reality of everyday life, the
beautiful with the grotesque, the humorous with the tragic. The stories include
"The Serpent She Loved" and "The Interior of Henry".

Subject Interest Codes: Twentieth Century Literature and Short Stories
That was Book 1426 AU 126522 The noise from the zoo and other stories
by Janice Elliott
BOOK 1427
The red and the black by Stendhal
18 hours

The Red and the Black is a powerful character study of Julien Sorel, a clever
and idealistic young opportunist who attempts to rise above his station
through a combination of talent, deception and hypocrisy. Sorel uses his
powers of seduction and charm to secure advancement, only to find himself
betrayed by his own passions and outwitted by the larger political and social
intrigues of post-Napoleonic France. His doomed quest for fortune and love is
both heroic and satirical, reflecting the inner tensions and outer pretensions
that result from desiring what is not ours.

Subject Interest Code: Twentieth Century Literature
That was Book 1427 AU 128263 The red and the black by Stendhal

TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY LITERATURE

BOOK 1428
The best Australian stories 2010 edited by Cate Kennedy
10 hours and 45 minutes

In The Best Australian Stories 2010, Cate Kennedy presents a seductive line-
up of the year’s most exciting short fiction, featuring the best work from
publications around the country alongside pieces published here for the first
time. A literary feud unfolds, blow by comical blow, in the books pages of a
Sydney newspaper. Ned Kelly’s mother has her day in court. And as flood
waters slowly rise in a small Australian town, a woman quietly watches and
waits. By turns playful, heart-wrenching, intimate and exuberant, these
twenty-nine stories reveal the strength and variety of Australian fiction today.
The authors include first-timers as well as established masters, and the result
is a stimulatingly diverse collection.Contributors include: Robert Drewe, Nam
Le, Karen Hitchcock, Paddy O’Reilly, John Kinsella, Anna Krien, David
Francis, Chris Womersley, Ryan O’Neill, Dorothy Simmons, Louise D’Arcy,
Joshua Lobb, Tim Herbert, Michael Sala, Sherryl Clarke, A.S. Patric,
Josephine Rowe, Mike Ladd, Meg Mundell, David Mence, Fiona McFarlane,
Cory Taylor, Antonia Baldo, Suvi Mahonen, David Kelly, Joanne Riccioni,
Stephanie Buckle, Gillian Essex, Michael McGirr

Subject Interest Codes: Twenty-First Century Literature, Australian
Fiction and Short Stories
That was Book 1428 AU 125328 The best Australian stories 2010 edited
by Cate Kennedy

BOOK 1429
The crime of Huey Dunstan by James McNeish
6 hours and 15 minutes

A young man stands in the dock accused of murder. A brutal murder,
apparently motiveless. When Professor Chesney, a psychologist specialising
in trauma, is called as an expert witness, he is at first baffled. This young
man, Huey Dunstan, was a bubbly, smiling child not so long ago. What
brought him to bludgeon an old man to death? Why does he seem determined
at all cost to incriminate himself? As Ches delves into Huey's past, with the
sensitive insight that perhaps only a blind man could have, a psychological
mystery unravels. And the jury is asked to consider an unthinkable defence...

Subject Interest Codes: Twenty-First Century Literature, Legal Fiction
and Psychological Fiction
That was Book 1429 AU 125326 The crime of Huey Dunstan by James
McNeish

BOOK 1430
Desert fish by Cherise Saywell
7 hours and 25 minutes

'Gilly. You know we'll die here, don't you?' Pete's eyes are glazed and red-
rimmed. 'Yes.' 'Aren't you afraid?''No, I'm not,' I tell him. 'I can't believe you,'
he says. 'I don't believe you're not afraid.' He wants us to be joined now, at
this moment. He doesn't want to die alone. But I mean it. I'm not afraid." Gilly
lives in a drought-ridden small town in 1970s Australia. She's left school but
hasn't found a job, it's always hot and life seems a little pointless.Then Pete
arrives. Golden-skinned with a kind smile and relaxed attitude, he boards with
Gilly and her family and breaks the tension between her philandering father
and anxious-to-please mother. Gilly can't help but fall in love with him and one
sultry night, she gets what she wants. A few weeks later, Pete disappears and
Gilly finds out she's pregnant. She wants Pete so badly she'll do what it takes
to find him and keep him, at any cost.

Subject Interest Codes: Twenty-First Century Literature, Australian
Fiction and Psychological Fiction
That was Book 1430 AU 127744 Desert fish by Cherise Saywell

BOOK 1431
The fable of all our lives by Peter Kocan
18 hours and 40 minutes

Who are your heroes? At the age of thirty, things are looking up for Tait.
Freed after ten years of confinement, he has gained a literary grant and is
eager to find a home and to succeed in his work. As he settles in an idyllic
spot, two worlds begin to converge for him. One is that of the local community
in which he discovers fellowship and the chance for love. The other is that of a
larger drama of historical forces, one he comes to see as a tremendous moral
fable of good and ill. As the two worlds make deepening claims on him, the
pressure mounts. Should he welcome intimacy and accept whatever
happiness is offered, or is he meant to follow another road?

Subject Interest Codes: Twenty-First Century Literature, Australian
Fiction and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1431 AU 127395 The fable of all our lives by Peter Kocan
BOOK 1432
Home by Larissa Behrendt
11 hours and 39 minutes

Candice is a young woman setting out on her first visit to the traditional land of
her Aboriginal grandmother. When she arrives at the ‘place where the two
rivers meet’, the twentieth century falls away and the story of Candice’s family
comes to life. Here in 1918, her grandmother Garibooli was taken from her
family. Garibooli is sent to work as a housemaid, but marriage soon offers
escape from the terror of the master’s night time visits. Her displacement
carries into the lives of her seven children their stories witness to the impact of
orphanage life and the consequences of having dark skin in postwar Australia.
Vividly rekindled, the lives of her family point the direction home for Candice.

Subject Interest Codes: Twenty-First Century Literature, Australian
Fiction and Indigenous Fiction
That was Book 1432 AU 128481 Home by Larissa Behrendt

BOOK 1433
The house at midnight by Lucie Whitehouse
12 hours and 55 minutes

After the suicide of his uncle, Lucas Heathfield inherits Stoneborough Manor
in Oxfordshire. He imagines it as a place where he and his tight-knit group of
friends can spend time away from London. But from the beginning, the house
changes everything. It begins to have a strange effect on Lucas and he
becomes haunted by the death of his uncle, obsessed by cine films of his
uncle's friends at Stoneborough 30 years earlier. Within the claustrophobic
confines of the house over a hot, decadent summer, secrets slide out of the
past and sexual tensions escalate, shattering the group's friendship and
changing their lives irrevocably.

Subject Interest Codes: Twenty-First Century Literature and Romance
Mystery
That was Book 1433 AU 116232 The house at midnight by Lucie
Whitehouse

BOOK 1434
I know this much is true by Wally Lamb
34 hours and 19 minutes

Every waking moment of his life Dominick Birdsey feels split in two - he is the
sane twin to a schizophrenic brother. Dominick is bound to his brother by love
and resentment, anger and fear. From childhood, he fights for both
separation and belonging in a house dominated by their stepfather Ray. This
story is a search for identity, love and wholeness, and for answers to the dark
secrets of his family. It journeys from a blue-collar town in New England to
the foothills of Sicily's Mount Etna where Dominick's vengefully proud
grandfather was born. And in his grandfather's handwritten memoirs,
Dominick finds confessions and a legacy of contrition.

Subject Interest Codes: Twenty-First Century Literature and Perceptive
Fiction
That was Book 1434 AU 129892 I know this much is true by Wally Lamb

BOOK 1435
Kindling by Darren Groth
5 hours

Nate Monk is Kieran's father. He's a single parent of a 'differently wired' child,
a talented musician who once stood on the cusp of success and a man
resigned to a pragmatic life of responsibility over opportunity. Both share the
scarred aftermath of the Infernal Day. On a perfect autumn April noon five-
and-a-half years before, wife and mother Felicity died saving her only child
from a raging house fire. Although Kieran's inadvertent hand was complicit in
the tragedy, Nate refused to apportion blame.The tragic circumstances of the
blaze, however, constituted a secret that a fearful father dared not share with
his 'different' son. But now, as the burning forests of nearby Pendarra Hill fill
the sky with smoke and the TV screen with concern, Kieran will discover the
devastating truth. And driven by a desire to make amends for the 'stupid little
kid' of half a decade before, he will disappear into the night...

Subject Interest Codes: Twenty-First Century Literature, Australian
Fiction and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1435 AU 127397 Kindling by Darren Groth

BOOK 1436
The legacy by Kirsten Tranter
13 hours and 59 minutes

What has happened to Ingrid? Beautiful Ingrid, who leaves Australia, and her
friends, and Ralph who loves her, to marry Gil Grey and set up home amid the
New York art world. There she becomes the stepmother to Gil's teenage artist
daughter Fleur, a former child prodigy, and studies ancient artefacts known as
'curse scrolls' at Colombia University. But at 9am on the morning of
September 11, 2001, she has an appointment Downtown. And is never seen
again. Or is she? Searching for clues about Ingrid's life a year later, her friend
Julia uncovers only further layers of mystery and deception.

Subject Interest Codes: Twenty-First Century Literature, Australian
Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1436 AU 128545 The legacy by Kirsten Tranter

BOOK 1437
The Mary Smokes boys by Patrick Holland
5 hours and 42 minutes
Grey’s mother dies giving birth to his sister Irene and the tragedy haunts his
life in the small town of Mary Smokes. Grey prays that his mother will be
returned to him in some form, so he might protect her from the world as his
father did not. This prayer, Grey believes, is answered in his sister Irene. He
becomes obsessed with protecting her purity and innocence. With his mother
gone and his father turned to drink, Grey begins running with the wild boys,
horse-handlers and fox hunters and part-time timber workers - members of a
small, vanishing tribe who find themselves caught between an old relationship
with place and a new one that is exemplified by the highway that threatens
their town. A rash gamble by Grey and Irene’s broken father means he and
the Mary Smokes boys must steal horses to ensure Irene’s safety. The
consequences seem set to fall on Greys’ closest friend, ‘Ook’ Eccleston. As
Grey’s, Eccleston’s and Irene’s lives are put at stake, his allegiances falter
and the world of Mary Smokes slips into a heightened state of darkness and
threat.

Subject Interest Codes: Twenty-First Century Literature, Australian
Fiction, Psychological Fiction and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1437 AU 125794 The Mary Smokes boys by Patrick
Holland

BOOK 1438
The Ottoman Motel by Christopher Currie
8 hours

Welcome to Reception... Simon and his parents arrive in the small town of
Reception and check in to the Ottoman Motel. Then, while Simon is asleep,
his parents disappear. Are they lost? Has something terrible happened to
them? Have they simply driven away and left him? All Simon knows is that he
is alone in a strange town. And, as a desultory police investigation begins, he
realises he is unsure who he can trust.The local police constable is kind; a
B&B owner gives Simon a place to stay. The citizens of Reception have taken
him in - but why does it seem as if no one is trying to find his parents?

Subject Interest Codes: Twenty-First Century Literature, Australian
Fiction and Psychological Fiction
That was Book 1438 AU 129876 The Ottoman Motel by Christopher
Currie

BOOK 1439
Playing with the moon by Eliza Graham
9 Hours

Shattered by a recent bereavement, Minna and her husband Tom retreat to
an isolated village on the Dorset coast. Walking on the beach one day, they
unearth a human skeleton. The remains are soon identified as those of a
black American GI who, it seems, drowned during a wartime exercise 60
years before. Growing increasingly preoccupied with the dead soldier's fate,
Minna befriends a melancholy elderly woman, Felix, who lived in the village
during the war. As Minna coaxes Felix's story from her, it becomes clear that
the old woman knows more about the dead GI than she initially let on.

Subject Interest Codes: Twenty-First Century Literature and War Fiction
That was Book 1439 AU 116313 Playing with the moon by Eliza Graham

BOOK 1440
The right attitude to rain by Alexander McCall Smith
9 hours and 30 minutes

When friends from Dallas arrive in Edinburgh and introduce Isabel to Tom
Bruce - a bigwig at home in Texas - several confounding situations unfurl at
once. Tom's young fiance's roving eye leads Isabel to believe that money may
be the root of her love for Tom. But what, Isabel wonders, is the root of the
interest Tom begins to show for Isabel herself? And she can't forget about her
niece, Cat, who's busy falling for a man whom Isabel suspects of being an
incorrigible mama's boy. Of course Grace and Isabel's friend Jamie counsel
Isabel to stay out of all of it, but there are irresistible philosophical issues at
stake - when to tell the truth and when to keep one's mouth shut, to be precise
- and philosophical issues are meat and drink to Isabel Dalhousie, editor of
the Review of Applied Ethics. In any case, she's certain of the ethical basis for
a little sleuthing now and again - especially when the problems involve
matters of the heart...

Subject Interest Codes: Twenty-First Century Literature and Detective
and Mystery Fiction
That was Book 1440 AU 128356 The right attitude to rain by Alexander
McCall Smith

BOOK 1441
Solar by Ian McEwan
10 hours and 15 minutes

Michael Beard is a Nobel prize-winning physicist whose best work is behind
him. Trading on his reputation, he speaks for enormous fees, lends his name
to the letterheads of renowned scientific institutions and half-heartedly heads
a government-backed initiative tackling global warming. A compulsive
womaniser, Beard finds his fifth marriage floundering. But this time it is
different: she is having the affair, and he is still in love with her. When Beard's
professional and personal worlds collide in a freak accident, an opportunity
presents itself for Beard to extricate himself from his marital mess,
reinvigorate his career and save the world from environmental disaster.

Subject Interest Code: Twenty-First Century Literature
That was Book 1441 AU 125852 Solar by Ian McEwan

BOOK 1442
Speak to me by Sarah Hopkins
10 hours
Michael, a psychiatrist, is trying to put his life together after a brain tumour.
His lawyer wife Elizabeth is wrestling with her new role as carer and
breadwinner. Their teenage children are acting out the chaos their parents
refuse to confront.This is the story of a troubled daughter who cannot talk to
her mother, a mother who does not know how to listen, a father who listens
but cannot see, and a son who will only talk to God. Over the course of one
week, events will threaten to tear this family apart -- but also bring them from
the brink of darkness towards a kind of redemption.

Subject Interest Codes: Twenty-First Century Literature, Australian
Fiction and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1442 AU 127229 Speak to me by Sarah Hopkins

BOOK 1443
Spinner by Ron Elliott
13 hours

A simple boy with an amazing gift. A promise to a dying man. And a nation
that wants to believe. Can a twelve year old boy be the hero his country
needs? David Donald is a 12-year-old boy with an amazing bowling arm. He’s
a spinner who becomes the stuff of legend. His guardian, Uncle Michael, is
also a spinner - a great Australian bull artist, a shyster and mythmaker. It’s
between the wars. It’s the glory days of cricket. Together, David and Michael
will rout the English and reveal more than a little about the shaping of the
Australian psyche.

Subject Interest Codes: Twenty-First Century Literature, Australian
Fiction and Sport and Recreation Fiction
That was Book 1443 AU 131126 Spinner by Ron Elliott

BOOK 1444
The trial by Franz Kafka
8 hours

Josef K. is an employee at a bank, an Everyman without any particular
qualities or ambitions. His inconsequence makes doubly strange his "arrest"
by an officer of the court, made with no formal charges or explanation.
Disoriented and consumed with guilt for a "crime" he does not understand,
Josef K. must justify his life to a "court" with which he cannot communicate.
The defendant can only ask questions, but receives no answers to clarify the
surreal world in which he is compelled to wander. Through the court’s
relentless bureaucratic proceedings and absurd juxtapositions of different
hypotheses of cause and effect, the whole rational structure of the world is
undermined. The trial of Josef K. becomes a chilling existential metaphor for
life itself, where every sentence is a sentence of death.

Subject Interest Codes: Twentieth Century Literature and Philosophical
Fiction
That was Book 1444 AU 129045 The trial by Franz Kafka
BOOK 1445
Trust by Kate Veitch
11 hours and 35 minutes

I'm a lucky woman, thinks Susanna Greenfield. And why wouldn't she? Her
handsome, successful husband is a loving father to their two teenage
children. Her mother is her dearest friend, and her scatty but adored younger
sister seems to have finally found some stability in her life. Susanna has a
solid career as an art teacher, and if, as she's recently discovered, there's a
hole inside her where her creative spirit used to be - is that really such a big
price to pay? But beneath the carefully maintained surface, seismic forces are
at work. Fault lines are forming, not only in Susanna, but within each beloved
member of her family. In a single, tragically ill-judged moment, the fabric it has
taken a lifetime to construct can be torn apart.

Subject Interest Codes: Twenty-First Century Literature, Australian
Fiction and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1445 AU 127191 Trust by Kate Veitch

BOOK 1446
The umbrella club by David Brooks
7 hours and 55 minutes

During World War 1 a friendship is forged on the battlefields of France
between Axel and Edward, two young Englishmen. There, inspired by barrage
balloons, they develop a mutual fascination that will change the course of their
lives. After the war, as Axel’s passion for flight and freedom consume him, he
sets off to balloon across the highlands of New Albion, a largely unexplored
island north of Australia. When he fails to return, Edward travels to the island
to solve the mystery of his friend’s disappearance and retrace his final
journey. What he finds there will haunt him for the rest of his life.

Subject Interest Codes: Twenty-First Century Literature, Australian
Fiction. Adventure Fiction and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1446 AU 128487 The umbrella club by David Brooks

BOOK 1447
When colts ran by Roger McDonald
10 hours and 33 minutes

In this sweeping epic of friendship, toil, hope and failed promise, Roger
McDonald follows the story of Kingsley Colts as he chases the ghost of
himself through the decades, and in and out of the lives and affections of the
citizens of 'The Isabel', a slice of Australia scattered with prospectors, artists,
no-hopers and visionaries. Against this spacious backdrop of sheep stations,
timeless landscapes and the Five Alls pub, men play out their fates, conduct
their rivalries and hope for the best. Major Dunc Buckler, 'misplaced genius
and authentic ratbag', scours the country for machinery in a World War that
will never find him. Wayne Hovell, slave to 'moral duty', carries the physical
and emotional scars of Colts's early rebellion, but also finds himself the
keeper of his redemption. Normie Powell, son of a rugby-playing minister,
finds his own mysticism as a naturalist, while warm-hearted stock dealer Alan
Hooke longs for understanding in a house full of women. They are men
shaped by the obligations and expectations of a previous generation, all
striving to define themselves in their own language, on their own terms.

Subject Interest Codes: Twenty-First Century Literature, Australian
Fiction and Country Life Fiction
That was Book 1447 AU 125024 When colts ran by Roger McDonald


BOOK 1448
The world beneath by Cate Kennedy
14 hours and 20 minutes

Once, Rich and Sandy were environmental activists, part of a world-famous
blockade in Tasmania to save the wilderness. Now, twenty-five years later,
they have both settled into the uncomfortable compromises of middle age -
although they've gone about it in very different ways. The only thing they have
in common these days is their fifteen-year-old daughter, Sophie.When Rich
decides to take Sophie, whom he hardly knows, on a trek into the Tasmanian
wilderness, his overconfidence and her growing disillusion with him set off a
chain of events that no one could have predicted. Instead of respect, Rich
finds antagonism in his relationship with Sophie; and in the vast landscape he
once felt an affinity with, he encounters nothing but disorientation and
fear.Ultimately, all three characters will learn that if they are to survive, each
must traverse not only the secret territories that lie between them but also
those within themselves.

Subject Interest Codes: Twenty-First Century Literature, Australian
Fiction and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1448 AU 124100 The world beneath by Cate Kennedy

WAR FICTION

BOOK 1449
Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada
25 hours and 46 minutes

Berlin, 1940, and the city is filled with fear. At the house on 55 Jablonski
Strasse, its various occupants try to live under Nazi rule in their different
ways: the nervous Frau Rosenthal, the bullying Hitler loyalists the Persickes,
the retired judge Fromm and the unassuming working-class couple Otto and
Anna Quangel. Then the Quangels receive the devastating news that their
beloved son has been killed fighting in France. Shocked out of his quiet
existence, the usually taciturn factory foreman Otto is provoked into an action
that will endanger both his and Anna's life.

Subject Interest Codes: War Fiction and Suspense Fiction
That was Book 1449 AU 129455 Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada
BOOK 1450
Last night another soldier by Andy McNab
1 hours and 48 minutes

The story of four of the young men in a Rifle section, partly told from the point
of view of eighteen-year-old squaddie, David 'Briggsy' Briggs.

Subject Interest Code: War Fiction
That was Book 1450 AU 125857 Last night another soldier by Andy
McNab

BOOK 1451
Lily, my lovely by Lena Kennedy
16 hours and 3 minutes

Born in Canning Town, the only world that Lily knows is the close-knit East
End community. At eighteen she marries George Brown but with the outbreak
of the Second World War her cosy world is totally changed. George goes off
to fight ... and into Lily's life comes Kasie, a Dutch seaman ....

Subject Interest Codes: War Fiction and Romance Fiction
That was Book 1451 AU 110717 Lily, my lovely by Lena Kennedy

BOOK 1452
A light in the darkness by John Kidd
12 hours and 30 minutes

In 1916 Corporal George Bowman gains a reputation as a courageous and
selfless soldier at the Somme. He returns home with a string of medals and a
permanent disability. An encounter with a voluntary nurse begins the next
phase of George's life but this time the battle is played out against an
entrenched class divide.

Subject Interest Codes: War Fiction and Perceptive Fiction
That was Book 1452 AU 129280 A light in the darkness by John Kidd

BOOK 1453
My enemy's cradle by Sara Young
12 hours and 10 minutes

Holland, 1941: Anneke and Cyrla are cousins, almost identical in every
respect except that Cyrla cannot be safe. She is half-Jewish and in hiding -
and the neighbours have started to whisper. Anneke is pregnant and will soon
move to the Lebensborn, the maternity home for Aryan girls carrying the
children of German soldiers. But when Anneke dies suddenly, Cyrla must
make the terrible choice between certain discovery in her cousin's home and
taking Anneke's place in the Lebensborn. If she takes refuge in the enemy's
lair, can Cyrla fool the doctors, nurses and other mothers to be?
Subject Interest Codes: War Fiction
That was Book 1453 AU 117369 My enemy's cradle by Sara Young

BOOK 1454
Secrets of the heart by Gilda O'Neill
8 hours and 20 minutes

The new, gripping saga of the families who live and work in and around the
Turnbury Buildings Britain is at war and the proximity of the docks means that
life in and around London's Turnbury Buildings is hard and dangerous, and
feelings about foreigners are running high. Sixteen-year-old Freddie Jarrett is
secretly seeing a girl from the local Chinese community - a relationship that
would be frowned on by both families. His sister Grace has her own secret to
hide - a secret that no one outside the immediate family must ever know. As
the threat of the Luftwaffe looms over the docks, the community is threatened
with being torn apart by prejudice, fear and separation...

Subject Interest Codes: War Fiction and Family Stories
That was Book 1454 AU 116102 Secrets of the heart by Gilda O'Neill


WAR NON-FICTION

BOOK 1455
The enemy at the gate : Habsburgs, Ottomans and the Battle for Europe
by Andrew Wheatcroft
13 hours and 13 minutes

In 1683, two empires - the Ottoman, based in Constantinople, and the
Habsburg dynasty in Vienna - came face to face in the culmination of a 250-
year power struggle: the Great Siege of Vienna. Within the city walls the
choice of resistance over surrender to the largest army ever assembled by the
Turks created an all-or-nothing scenario: every last survivor would be
enslaved or ruthlessly slaughtered. Both sides remained resolute, sustained
by hatred of their age-old enemy, certain that their victory would be won by
the grace of God.

Subject Interest Codes: War Non-Fiction, Politics, History and European
History
That was Book 1455 AU 130230 The enemy at the gate : Habsburgs,
Ottomans and the Battle for Europe by Andrew Wheatcroft

BOOK 1456
A long way gone by Ishmael Beah
8 hours and 35 minutes

It is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers fighting in conflicts
worldwide. This is how modern wars are fought: by children, hopped up on
drugs and wielding AK-47s. Until now, there has not been a first-person
account of how someone came through this hell and survived. Ishmael Beah
has a riveting story to tell: at the age of 12 in Sierra Leone, he fled attacking
rebels and wandered a land unrecognisable by violence. By 13, he'd been
picked up by the government army, and, though at heart a gentle boy, found
he was capable of truly terrible acts. This is a rare and mesmerising account,
told with heartbreaking honesty.

Subject Interest Codes: War Non-Fiction and Autobiography
That was Book 1456 AU 116186 A long way gone by Ishmael Beah

BOOK 1457
Medic : saving lives - from Dunkirk to Afghanistan by John Nichol and
Tony Rennell
16 hours and 15 minutes

Doctors, nurses, medics and stretcher bearers go where the bullets are
thickest, through bomb alleys and mine fields, ducking mortars and rockets,
wherever someone is hit and the shout goes up - 'Medic! This is the story of
those brave men and women who go to war armed with bandages not bombs,
scalpels not swords, and put saving life above taking life.

Subject Interest Codes: War Non-Fiction, History and European History
That was Book 1457 AU 129706 Medic : saving lives - from Dunkirk to
Afghanistan by John Nichol and Tony Rennell

BOOK 1458
The world crisis : vol. 1, 1911-1918 by Winston Churchill
28 hours and 21 minutes

Winston Churchill's superlative account of the prelude to and events of the
First World War is a defining work of twentieth-century history. Churchill
reconstructs the action on the Western and Eastern Fronts, the wars at sea
and in the air and the advent of tanks and U-boats. He describes the
Lusitania's sinking, the heroics of the Battle of Jutland, Verdun's 'soul-stirring
frenzy', the bloodshed of Gallipoli, the Somme and Passchendaele, and the
USA's entry into the conflict.

Subject Interest Codes: War Non-Fiction, History and European History
That was Book 1458 AU 129067 The world crisis : vol. 1, 1911-1918 by
Winston Churchill

BOOK 1459
The world crisis : vol. 2, 1915 by Winston Churchill
25 hours and 32 minutes

This volume deals with a year of ill-fortune to the cause of the Allies. Brilliant
opportunities presented themselves in vain; grave mistakes were made, and
losses were incurred measureless in their pain. The assignment and the
division of the responsibility for these events as a task at once difficult and
invidious.
Subject Interest Codes: War Non-Fiction, History and European History
That was Book 1459 AU 129076 The world crisis : vol. 2, 1915 by
Winston Churchill

BOOK 1460
The world crisis : vol. 3, 1916-1918 by Winston Churchill
28 hours and 36 minutes

Covering the last three years of the First World War, in the words of the
author, this volume seeks "to guide the reader to those points where the
course of events is being decided, whether it be on the battle field, in a
conning tower, in Council, in Parliament, in a lobby, a laboratory or a
workshop."

Subject Interest Codes: War Non-Fiction, History and European History
That was Book 1460 AU 129080 The world crisis : vol. 3, 1916-1918 by
Winston Churchill

BOOK 1461
The world crisis : vol. 4, the aftermath by Winston Churchill
21 hours and 46 minutes

This volume completes the task the author undertook nearly ten years ago of
making a contemporary contribution to the history of the Great War. As in
previous volumes, the record and discussion of world-famous events is strung
upon the thread of personal narrative. This method will justify itself to the
reader who seeks to form his own opinion from a number of similar authentic
accounts.

Subject Interest Codes: War Non-Fiction, History and European History
That was Book 1461 AU 129083 The world crisis : vol. 4, the aftermath by
Winston Churchill

BOOK 1462
World war one : a short history by Norman Stone
4 hours and 40 minutes

In 1914, prosperous countries across Europe at last mobilised their vast
armies. Each nation was confident of victory. Instead, Europe destroyed itself.
The First World War still haunts us all nearly a century after its outbreak. What
was meant to be a grab for imperial loot or a settling of scores turned into a
nightmare with millions of men killed by hideous technologies. Ultimately
almost all the principal states engaged in the war were ruined, with even the
notional winners irreparably damaged: the loot proved worthless and the
world was doomed to an even more terrible settling of scores only 20 years
later.

Subject Interest Code: War Non-Fiction
That was Book 1462 AU 116071 World war one : a short history by
Norman Stone
BOOK 1463
World War II wasn't all hell by Keith Smith
9 hours and 23 minutes

There is not much to laugh at during a war, but for one recruit at least much of
World War II was hilarious. Keith Smith a young radio announcer and writer
called up for compulsory service by the army in 1940, joined a rather
unmilitary unit, the 15th field service ambulance and served with it through
good times and bad, in Australia, New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

Subject Interest Codes: War Non-Fiction and Wit and Humour Non-
Fiction
That was Book 1463 AU 126939 World War II wasn't all hell by Keith
Smith

WESTERNS
BOOK 1464
The 1/4-second draw by J. T. Edson
6 hours and 30 minutes

This is a fast moving Rockabye County story of the modern west and the
lawmen of today. A gang of killers puts Operation Scare-Off into action
against the wives of interfering peace officers. When Deputy Brad Counter is
faced with a member of the gang armed with a sawed-off shotgun, only one
thing can save him, his traditional skill and deadly speed on the draw. At that
moment either Brad or the outlaw has only a quarter of a second left to live.

Subject Interest Code: Westerns
That was Book 1464 AU 130064 The 1/4-second draw by J. T. Edson

BOOK 1465
Arkansas Smith by Jack Martin
4 hours and 12 minutes

Arkansas Smith: the name was legend. Once he had been a Texas Ranger,
but now he was something else entirely. Some said he was an outlaw, a killer
of men and a fast draw. Others claimed he was a kind of special lawman,
dispensing frontier justice across the West and bringing law to the lawless.
Arkansas Smith arrives in Red Rock looking for those who shot and left his
friend for dead. He vows to leave no stone unturned in his quest to bring the
gunmen to justice and, soon, those who go against him must face the
legendary fast draw that helped tame the West.

Subject Interest Code: Westerns
That was Book 1465 AU 125850 Arkansas Smith by Jack Martin

BOOK 1466
Big country : volume 3 ; stories of Louis L'Amour by Louis L'Amour
4 hours and 18 minutes

Riding for the Brand: Jed Asbury was stripped naked by Indians and forced to
run the gauntlet. He ran it better than they had expected and escaped with
only a few minor wounds. Still on the dodge, Jed encounters a covered wagon
in which the horses and humans have been killed, the wagon and what it
contains left to stand. He is able to outfit himself from clothes and guns he
finds in the wagon, but he also learns what the intentions were of those who
had driven the wagon and the possible reason they were killed. Jed decides
that he will push forward and accomplish precisely what they had intended to
do. Four Card Draw: Allen Ring drew four cards in a poker game with Ben
Taylor, and he won a small ranch. The ranch cabin sits on a low ledge of
grass backed up against a cliff of red rock, with a spring not more than fifty
feet away. The ranch is all he had hoped ever to have. Only it isn’t going to be
that simple. Ross Bilton is the town marshal. He shows up with two deputies
and tells Allen that, whether he has a deed or not, no one is allowed to live on
the ranch because a killing had taken place there years before and it is still
unsolved. But that’s not enough to persuade Allen to leave. His Brother’s
Debt: Rock Casady is considered a coward. What proved his cowardice was
when gunman Ben Kerr made him back down. Instead of fighting, Casady
fled. He rode on to new range and got himself a job. He did well at it, but
everyone noticed that he avoided going to town, and he avoided people. That
was before Sue Landon, niece of the ranch’s owner, asked Rock to
accompany her to town to make needed purchases. That might mean a
confrontation with rustler and hardcase Pete Vorys. Rock agrees, but minding
his own business proves not to work when Vorys decides that this stranger
has to be cut down to size. The Turkeyfeather Riders: Jim Sandifer swings
down from his buckskin and stands for a long minute, staring across the
saddle toward the dark bulk of Bearwallow Mountain. For three years he has
been riding for the B Bar, and for two of those years he has been ranch
foreman. Now he knows that what he is about to do will bring that to an end,
an end to his life here, to his chance to win the girl he loves. He stopped a
raid by some B Bar men on the Katrischen spread, and now he has to tell the
B Bar’s owner what he did and take the consequences. The Nester and the
Paiute: The Paiute is the local bad man. But as bad as his rustling and killing
has been, Sheriff Todd had never caught him with real evidence so could only
keep his eye on the Paiute and hope to catch him in the act. That was before
the nester rode in, looking for the Paiute. Sheriff Todd is out of town. That
doesn’t matter to the nester. He’s been following the Paiute’s tracks all the
way here and now wants to know where he lives. That’s easily told, but Sheriff
Todd isn’t going to like it if there’s a shoot-out between the nester and the
Paiute. What no one knows is that the sheriff has already run into the Paiute,
and that the Paiute has finished him. For the Paiute, this has become the end
game.

Subject Interest Codes: Westerns
That was Book 1466 AU 128306 Big country : volume 3 ; stories of Louis
L'Amour by Louis L'Amour

BOOK 1467
Bounty hunter by Ben Taggart
4 hours and 30 minutes

A retired bounty hunter is forced to fight th