Pat Shipley

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Sophie’s Journey

Sophie’s Journey traces the path of this remarkable young girl. It is told through the words of the many people who have helped her, supported her and loved her – friends and family, hospital staff, emergency workers and high-profile supporters. [click to continue…]

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The Diamond Anchor

An unexpected letter from her childhood friend Grace forces May to relive their extraordinary past and confront the events that drove them apart fifty years earlier. [click to continue…]

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As Darkness Falls

Haunted by her failures, Detective Isabelle O’Connell is recalled to duty by DCI Alec Goddard to investigate the abduction of yet another child from her home town. [click to continue…]

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Skin Painting

Brave, haunting and evocative, this powerful volume is poetry as memoir. [click to continue…]

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The Stopping Place

Ruby works at the library. Shelving, mainly. Not in the archive; that’s Mrs Atkinson’s magical white-gloved domain, where she stands watch over the historical photos and the special files of the lost boys who went to war. [click to continue…]

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My Steve

My Steve is an uplifting, humorous and heart-breaking account of Terri’s relationship with Steve, the work they carried out together, and their unswerving commitment to wildlife conservation. [click to continue…]

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Burnt Sunshine

Sydney, 1930, and Greta Osborne is a burgeoning stage star on the verge of joining the famous Palace Theatre in New York. But meeting British naval officer Andrew Flight at a New Year’s Eve party changes everything. [click to continue…]

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She May Not Leave

Hattie has a difficult if loving partner, Martyn, an absentee mother, Lallie, and a cynical if attentive grandmother Frances. She tries to do the right and moral thing in a tricky world, and always has. [click to continue…]

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The Jury

The Sisterhood have decided that the next revenge mission will be Nikki Quinn’s. The vigilante organization avenge crimes not dealt with by the legal system, in which ever way their victim chooses. [click to continue…]

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After Jodie

When Prue’s childhood friend Jodie dies in what appears to be a tragic accident on a Cornish cliff, Prue is devastated. But as a single mother with a young toddler, in desperate need of employment, she is persuaded by her landlady, Mary, and Mary’s brother Ian, to apply for Jodie’s old job at the exclusive Boscothey Manor Hotel. [click to continue…]

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The Dallancy Bequest

Laura Wainwright works as a genealogist near Oxford, in partnership with her father Ronald, a former teacher whose recent divorce and growing deafness have made him increasingly bitter and difficult.

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Secrets of the Sea

Ben Coulson, Sam’s middle son, has turned his back on whaling to follow other pursuits. His father is convinced that this is a mere excuse to carouse, gamble and womanise and has little time for him.

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Where Sparrows Nest

In the late summer of 1952, amidst the turmoil of people moving en masse out of Cotton Street to pastures new, Edie Birch and her only child Maggie must say a sad farewell to old friends and neighbours.

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The Stormweaver and the Sand

When the three runaways – Sal, Shilly and Skender – finally arrive at the remote island of the Haunted City, home of the Sky Wardens, Sal’s great-aunt, the Syndic, is determined to keep them under control. And if that means imprisonment, so be it.

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