Alcott, Louisa May - Newcastle City Council

Alcott, Louisa May - Newcastle City Council

Tartt, Donna

The Little Friend

Harriet Cleve Dusfrenes grows up haunted by the

murder of her brother. His killer was never

identified, and the family never recovered from

the tragedy. Harriet lives largely in the world of

her imagination, alone even in company. Then

one day she decides to find his murderer and

exact her revenge.

Taylor, Andrew

The American Boy

Thomas Shield, a new master at a school just

outside London, is tutor to a young American

boy and the boy's sensitive best friend, Charles

Frant. Drawn to Frant's beautiful, unhappy

mother, Thomas becomes caught up in her

family's twisted intrigues. Despite his efforts,

Shield is caught up in a deadly tangle of sex,

money, murder and lies. What of the strange

American child at the heart of these macabre

events, what is the secret of the boy named

Edgar Allen Poe?

Taylor, Debbie

Hungry Ghosts

After two miscarriages and years of IVF

treatment, Sylvia is obsessed with finding a cure

for her infertility. She abandons her hospital job

and buys a derelict cottage on the Greek island

of Crete. Her desire for a baby is gradually

eclipsed by a new obsession: to find out more

about Martin, the builder she hires to help

renovate the cottage. Where does he vanish to

each night? A sensual, disturbing novel about

desire and loss, and the healing warmth of the

Mediterranean sun.

Thomas, Rosie

Iris and Ruby

Stiflingly quiet and claustrophobic, Iris Black's

Cairo house is suddenly disturbed by the

unexpected arrival of her wilful granddaughter,

Ruby. Teenage Ruby has run away from England

to seek solace with the grandmother she hasn't

seen for years. An unlikely bond is formed as the

two open themselves up to one another.

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