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Holy Bones and Ava Jones
Ava joins forces with a boy named Tal to find the legendary Head of Bran which can get people anything they want. But Ava and Tal soon find out that they are not the only ones searching for the Head. Despite their bravery and ingenuity they get into serious danger and realise it needs greater powers than theirs to save it from destruction.
When Larry loses his job he rather unwillingly becomes a house husband. But its not quite as he expected. As domestic pressures start to build, the balance is thrown into confusion as the family try to work out who is playing what role, and why.
The Last Place You Look
Faye Reading has given second place to her career as a lighting designer in order to be a good wife and mother – to her husband, Nick, their adopted son Samuel and their daughter Isabel. If her lifestyle has been on the reckless side, Nick’s conscience, sense and good nature have always compensated, giving her the security she has craved since childhood. At least until now.
For a message on the answerphone, a visit to the doctor and the return of Samuel’s natural mother – Nick’s wayward young sister – are about to upset the balance of their lives, casting shadows where there was light, and doubt where there was certainty. As they each confront their own personal demons, Faye and Nick must find a way forward, but first they must learn where to look…
Theirs is a story of courage, tenderness, fear and faith, which Norma Curtis deftly recounts with her unique blend of dry humour, warmth, wisdom and originality.
Living it Up, Living it Down
Catrin and William are thirty-somethings with thriving media careers and a happy, loving marriage. Everything about their lives seems perfect. But then a dreadful accident changes everything...
Jonathan and Amelia are another pair of high-flyers who seem just right for each other. Jonathan, with his good looks and charm, seems to be Amelia’s ideal man. Until she realizes that they might not be able to have it all…
Marilyn and Harry are proof that opposites attract. Practical, capable Marilyn finds Harry’s gentle nature irresistible. But will he ever stand up for himself and act like the real man that Marilyn wants?
In an unpredictable and often cruel world, these six lives intertwine as the very different characters all strive towards the same goal – to find love, whatever it takes.
‘Living it Up, Living it Down’ is a funny, sad, hopeful book about getting it right - or at least or trying to…
'An enthralling read.' - Holly Kinsella, best-selling author of 'Uptown Girl'.