A classic Blandings novel from P.G. Wodehouse, the great comic writer of the 20th century. Blandings is now a major BBC One show starring Jennifer Saunders and Timothy Spall. The first appearance in a novel of The Empress of Blandings - the prize-winning pig and all-consuming passion of Clarence, Ninth Earl of Emsworth - which has disappeared. Suspects within the Castle abound... Did the butler do it? 'A cavalcade of perfect joy.' - Caitlin Moran 'Sunlit perfection... Bask in its warmth and splendour.' - Stephen Fry 'The best English comic novelist of the century.' - Sebastian Faulks 'The greatest chronicler of a certain kind of Englishness' - Julian Fellowes
Edith Parker operated the Farmer and Maid Matrimonial Service. Jefferson Dane, a Missouri rancher, asked Edith to help him choose between three possible brides. Edith, believing that marriage should be a commitment, at first refused to select the winner. But her own growing attraction to the rancher proved a powerful incentive to convince Jefferson she would be the best mother for his daughters—and wife to him. American Historical Romance by Cynthia Bailey Pratt writing as Lydia Browne; originally published by Jove Homespun
Irrepressible Terrell Calder is a cigarette-smoking, lunch trading, school skipping six-year old boy growing up in a migrant work camp during the last days of the Great Depression under growing rumors of World War II. Son of the camp manager, Terry has no interest in school, and instead is drawn into an unlikely friendship with Mr. McCree, an eccentric old man living in the cracks of civilization. Together they prowl the Everglades in search of rattlesnakes, epiphytes, and adventure, until the law and society change their lives forever. Based on a true story the award-winning Summer Lightning has been reprinted in 15 languages since its first publication in 1978.
“Weyrich’s novels are an ingenious blend of history and the stuff of legends.”—Affaire de Coeur Captain Damien Clay, a fearless, freewheeling member of Morgan’s Raiders, disguises himself as a woman to help win the war for the Confederates. But beneath the veil of his charade, he is all man. Lavinia Rutledge cut off her striking red hair to go undercover as Private Vinnie Rutledge of Thunderbolt Plantation. But under the façade is a voluptuous, hot-blooded woman. When this unlikely pair find one another, sparks fly and the flame of forbidden passion ignites.
If you love Lesley Pearse, you're sure to fall for Tamara McKinley. Miriam Strong has been looking forward to her family arriving at Bellbird Station to celebrate her seventy-fifth birthday, and she can't imagine how anything could go wrong. But then questions are raised about a stolen inheritance, and everyone is surprised to discover that Miriam has hidden the existence of a dangerous personal enemy. Miriam's granddaughters are drawn into the conflict, and a hero emerges in the person of Jake Connor, a high-minded lawyer determined to discover the truth. Summer Lightning is a feel-good family epic with a dark heart.
A moving love story set against the stormy background of an English community in Portugal - Four young people are playing tennis beneath a hot Portuguese sun. A wedding has been arranged between Lucy and Andrew and the small community at San Domingos is looking forward to the celebrations. But for the people who live and work around the thriving copper mine, life is not so serene. The heat raises tensions, suspicions of infidelity flourish and tempers fray. Only Eduardo, the young Portuguese doctor, seems untroubled by the gathering storm.