Lyrebird: Beautiful, moving and uplifting: the perfect holiday read


Author: Cecelia Ahern
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0007501889
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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‘An emotional love story with great heart’ Sunday Express The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller

Lyrebird


Author: Cecelia Ahern
Publisher: Charnwood
ISBN: 9781444837667
Category: Imitation
Page: 480
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In the south-west of Ireland, rugged mountains meet bright blue lakes and thick forests. Deep in the woods, a young woman lives alone, forever secluded from the world, her life a well-kept secret. She possesses an extraordinary talent, the likes of which no-one has seen before: a gift that will earn her the nickname Lyrebird. When Solomon stumbles into Laura's solitary existence, her life is turned on its head. Pulled from her peaceful landscape to the cacophony of Dublin, she is confronted by a world desperate to understand her. But while Solomon knows the world will embrace Laura, will it free her to spread her wings - or will it trap her in a gilded cage? Like all wild birds, she needs to fly free...

Perfect


Author: Cecelia Ahern
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 1250135613
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 352
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In Cecelia Ahern's thrilling sequel to Flawed, Celestine must make a choice: save just herself or risk her own life to save all Flawed people. Celestine North lives in a society that demands perfection. After she was branded Flawed by a morality court, Celestine's life has completely fractured--all her freedoms gone. Since Judge Crevan has declared her the number one threat to the public, she has been a ghost, on the run with Carrick--the only person she can trust. But Celestine has a secret--one that could bring the entire Flawed system crumbling to the ground. A secret that has already caused countless people to go missing. Judge Crevan is gaining the upper hand, and time is running out for Celestine. With tensions building, can she prove that to be human in itself is to be Flawed?

Flawed

A Novel
Author: Cecelia Ahern
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 125008024X
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 320
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Celestine North lives a perfect life. She's a model daughter and sister, she's well-liked by her classmates and teachers, and she's dating the impossibly charming Art Crevan. But then Celestine encounters a situation in which she makes an instinctive decision. She breaks a rule and now faces life-changing repercussions. She could be imprisoned. She could be branded. She could be found FLAWED. In her breathtaking young adult debut, bestselling author Cecelia Ahern depicts a society in which obedience is paramount and rebellion is punished. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her everything.

The Gift

A Novel
Author: Cecelia Ahern
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061706264
Category: Fiction
Page: 302
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New York Times bestselling author Cecelia Ahern spins a witty, warm, and wise modern-day fable of love, regret, hope, and second chances. extremely successful executive, Lou Suffern is always overstretched, immune to the holiday spirit that delights everyone around him. The classic workaholic who never has a moment to spare, he is always multitasking while shortchanging his devoted wife and their adorable children. And ever since he started competing for a big promotion, he has barely seen his family at all. One frigid morning in an uncharacteristic burst of generosity, he buys a cup of coffee for Gabe, a homeless man huddled outside his office building. Inspired by his own unexpected act of kindness, Lou decides to prolong his charitable streak and contrives to get Gabe a job in his company's mailroom. But when Gabe begins to meddle in Lou's life, the helping hand appears to be a serious mistake. Gabe seems to know more about Lou than Lou does about himself, and, perhaps more disturbingly, Gabe always seems to be in two places at once. With Lou's personal and professional fates at important crossroads and Christmas looming, Gabe resorts to some unorthodox methods to show his stubborn patron what truly matters and how precious the gift of time is. But can he help him fix what's broken before it's too late?

Roar


Author: Cecelia Ahern
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780008283490
Category:
Page: 352
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'These stories sing and cry and shout and whisper from the page. They're sharp, clever, witty...a joy to read.' Donal Ryan, international bestselling author of The Spinning Heart

The Marble Collector


Author: Cecelia Ahern
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007501816
Category:
Page: 400
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A forgotten childhood. A discovered life. Sometimes the smallest secret can become the biggest lie. Sabrina Boggs life is ordinary, until the day she opens a box full of marbles. The father she thought she knew is a stranger to her. Fergus Boggs life is uneventful: he can t remember much from one day to the next. But his childhood dances in front of his eyes as vividly as when he lived it. As Sabrina pieces together the story of her father s collection, she learns how little we know of the people close to us. We all have little secrets. We all want to be loved. But when you hide a part of yourself away, how can anyone know who you really are?"

Girl in the Mirror: Two Stories


Author: Cecelia Ahern
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 000742504X
Category: Fiction
Page: 96
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Two powerful and unforgettable short stories from the Number One bestselling author

Irish Girls Are Back in Town


Author: Cecelia Ahern,Patricia Scanlan,Gemma O'Connor,Sarah Webb
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743499263
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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An anthology of nineteen short stories about family, friendship, and love features contributions from such popular Irish women authors as Cecelia Ahern, Patricia Scanlan, Gemma O'Connor, Suzanne Higgins, and Morag Prunty.

Where Rainbows End


Author: Cecelia Ahern
Publisher: HarperTorch
ISBN: 9780007260829
Category: Friendship
Page: 584
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From naughty children to rebellious teenagers, Rosie and Alex have stuck by each other through thick and thin. But just as they're discovering the joys of teenage nights on the town and dating disasters, they're separated. Alex's family moves from Dublin to America - and Alex goes with them. For good.Rosie's lost without her best friend. But on the eve of her departure to join Alex in Boston, Rosie gets news that will change her life forever - and keep her at home in Ireland.Their magical connection sees them through the ups and downs of each other's lives but neither of them knows whether their friendship can really survive the years and miles - as well as new relationships. And at the back of Rosie's mind is whether they were meant to be more than just good friends all along. Misunderstandings, circumstances and sheer bad luck have kept them out of each others' arms, but when presented with the ultimate opportunity, will they gamble everything - including their friendship - for true love?Destiny, Alex and Rosie discover, is a funny thing and fate isn't quite done with them yet ...

How to Fall in Love


Author: Cecelia Ahern
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: 9780007481583
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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She has just two weeks. Two weeks to teach him how to fall in love - with his own life. Adam Basil and Christine Rose are thrown together late one night, when Christine is crossing the Ha'penny Bridge in Dublin. Adam is there, poised, threatening to jump. Adam is desperate - but Christine makes a crazy deal with him. His 35th birthday is looming and she bets him that before then she can show him life is worth living . Despite her determination, Christine knows what a dangerous promise she's made. Against the ticking of the clock, the two of them embark on wild escapades, grand romantic gestures and some unlikely late-night outings. Slowly, Christine thinks Adam is starting to fall back in love with his life. But is that all that's happening...?

The Yellow House


Author: Emily O'Grady
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781760632854
Category: Fiction
Page: 324
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Ten-year-old Cub lives with her parents, older brother Cassie, and twin brother Wally on a lonely property bordering an abandoned cattle farm and knackery. Their lives are shadowed by the infamous actions of her Granddad Les in his yellow weatherboard house, just over the fence. Although Les died twelve years ago, his notoriety has grown in Cub's lifetime and the local community have ostracised the whole family. When Cub's estranged aunt Helena and cousin Tilly move next door into the yellow house, the secrets the family want to keep buried begin to bubble to the surface. And having been kept in the dark about her grandfather's crimes, Cub is now forced to come to terms with her family's murky history.

There's No Place Like Here


Author: Cecelia Ahern
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 140139468X
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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From the bestselling author of P.S. I LOVE YOU and LOVE, ROSIE, comes a tale of a woman who learns that sometimes it takes losing everything to truly find yourself... Since Sandy Shortt's childhood classmate disappeared twenty years ago, Sandy has been obsessed with missing things. Finding what is lost becomes her single-minded goal--from the lone sock that vanishes in the washing machine to the car keys she misplaced. It's no surprise, then, that Sandy's life's work becomes finding people who have vanished from their loved ones. Sandy's family is baffled and concerned by her increasing preoccupation. Her parents can't understand her compulsion, and she pushes them away further by losing herself in the work of tracking down these missing people. She gives up her life in order to offer a flicker of hope to devastated families...and escape the disappointments of her own. Jack Ruttle is one of those devastated people. It's been a year since his brother Donal vanished into thin air, and he has enlisted Sandy Shortt to find him. But before she is able to offer Jack the information he so desperately needs, Sandy goes missing too...and Jack now finds himself searching for his brother and the one woman who understood his pain. One minute Sandy is jogging through the park, the next, she can't figure out where she is. The path is obscured. Nothing is familiar. A clearing up ahead reveals a camp site, and it's there that Sandy discovers the impossible: she has inadvertently stumbled upon the place-- and people--she's been looking for all her life, a land where all the missing people go. A world away from her loved ones and the home she ran from for so long, Sandy soon resorts to her old habit again, searching. Though this time, she is desperately trying to find her way home...

My Brilliant Career: Text Classics


Author: Miles Franklin
Publisher: Text Publishing
ISBN: 192192179X
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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Written with all the high spirits of youth, My Brilliant Career is the unforgettable tale of Sybylla Melvin, a headstrong country girl - passionate, endearing, stubborn, honest - and her fraught journey from rags to riches to rags. Introduction by Jennifer Byrne. Miles Franklin was born in central New South Wales, in 1879. By the age of twenty, Franklin had completed her first novel, My Brilliant Career. After it was rejected by local publishers, she sent it to Henry Lawson, who called it 'the first great Australian novel'. He helped her to get it published in Britain in 1901. Miles Franklin published nineteen novels and provided for the creation of the Miles Franklin Award, Australiaâ€TMs premier literary award. Jennifer Byrne has worked as an award-winning journalist in print, television and radio. She now hosts the popular ABC programs First Tuesday Bookclub and Jennifer Byrne Presents. textclassics.com.au 'The book is true to Australia - the truest I ever read.' Henry Lawson

Let Her Go

An emotional and heartbreaking tale of motherhood and family that will leave you breathless
Author: Dawn Barker
Publisher: Canelo
ISBN: 1911591703
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
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Could you share your child with someone else? Zoe wanted a baby more than anything. But her dreams will come at a price... After years of struggling to conceive, Zoe and her husband face the prospect of never having a family. When Zoe’s stepsister, Nadia, offers to be a surrogate it presents the perfect solution. A healthy girl, Louise, is born. But no one imagined just how hard it would be to know someone else was also mother to your child. As the pressure on Zoe and Nadia mounts, they make choices that there is no going back from. Years later, Louise is in desperate need of her family’s help. Can they put their painful history aside to save the child they love so much? Don’t miss this explosive and moving drama. Perfect for fans of Amanda Prowse, Kelly Rimmer and Kerry Fisher. Readers have been raving about Let Her Go: 'A moving and emotional read with brilliant characters... 5*. Highly recommended.' Goodreads reviewer 'This book was amazing! I was unable to put it down!' NetGalley reviewer 'Fab story with parts that brought me to tears.' NetGalley reviewer 'A really heart-wrenching story... of love, loss, heartbreak... I loved this book.' Goodreads reviewer 'Excellent and emotional book, great read couldn't put it down.' NetGalley reviewer 'A riveting piece of fiction that will keep the reader engrossed from the first page!' NetGalley reviewer

The Patterson Girls


Author: Rachael Johns
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 0857994336
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
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How can four sisters build the futures they so desperately want, when the past is reaching out to claim them? When the Patterson daughters return home to Meadow Brook to be with their father after their mother's death, they bring with them a world of complication and trouble. The eldest sister, obstetrician Madeleine, would rather be anywhere but her hometown, violinist Abigail has fled from her stellar career, while teacher Lucinda is struggling to have the children she and her husband so desperately want. The black sheep of the family, Charlie, feels her life as a barista and exercise instructor doesn't measure up to that of her gifted and successful sisters. Dealing with their bereft father who is determined to sell the family motel, their loves old and new and a series of troublesome decisions doesn't make life any easier, but when they go through their mother's possessions and uncover the shocking secret of an old family curse, they begin to question everything they thought they knew. A warm and wise novel about secrets revealed, finding your soulmate and the unique bond between sisters.

One Hundred Names

A Novel
Author: Cecelia Ahern
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062248642
Category: Fiction
Page: 496
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Internationally bestselling author Cecelia Ahern's One Hundred Names is the story of secrets, second chances, and the hidden connections that unite our lives—a universal tale that will grip you with its emotional power and mesmerize you with its magic. Scandal has derailed Journalist Kitty Logan's career, a setback that is soon compounded by an even more devastating loss. Constance, the woman who taught Kitty everything she knew, is dying. At her mentor's bedside, Kitty asks her—what is the one story she always wanted to write? The answer lies in a single sheet of paper buried in Constance's office—a list of 100 names—with no notes or explanation. But before Kitty can talk to her friend, it is too late. Determined to unlock the mystery and rebuild her own shaky confidence, Kitty throws herself into the investigation, using her skills and savvy to track down each of the names on the list and uncover their connection. Meeting these ordinary people and learning their stories, Kitty begins to piece together an unexpected portrait of Constance's life. . . and starts to understand her own.

Ronan's Echo


Author: Joanne van Os
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.
ISBN: 1743518250
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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"Did we have any relatives die in the First World War?" Forensic Anthropologist Kat Kelso's innocent question begins the unravelling of a hundred years of family history, lies and secrets. In 1916 twin brothers Denny and Connor Ronan are eager to get to the war before it's all over; Bridie O'Malley, their childhood friend and the woman they both love, watches them leave, understanding too late that war is about more than heroes and handsome boys in uniform. Nearly a century on from the disastrous battle of Fromelles, Kat Kelso, Bridie's great granddaughter, is on site in France identifying the recovered bodies of lost Australian soldiers. The discovery of her own relative amongst the dead men brings Kat, her mother Fiona and great-aunt Hattie, far more questions than answers. The wounds of love and war have devastating consequences that ripple across time.

The Lore of the Lyrebird


Author: Ambrose Pratt
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447480848
Category: History
Page: 92
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Lyrebirds are native to Australia and were only scientifically documented in the late 18th Century and are still the subject of exhaustive study to this day. Their amazing calls and exceptional skills of mimicry have led them to becoming the subject of many tall tales, this is a well written guide to the real Lyrebird by a man who has been into the wild outback to find them. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Secrets of a Happy Marriage


Author: Cathy Kelly
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 153872880X
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
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Bess is happy and in love with her new husband Edward, a recent widow. However, when she plans a big celebration for Edward's birthday, this May-December romance goes into a tailspin. She quickly realizes that joining a family isn't going to be as easy as she thought. Especially when it comes to getting along with her step-daughter, Jojo who can't seem to come to terms with her fathers new marriage, all the while battling inner-demons of her own. Jojo relies on her cousin Cari a fierce career-woman who isn't unnerved by anything except for facing the man who left her at the alter--the man who Bess invited to the party. Thanks to laughter, tears and a big surprise, the Brannigans might just discover the secrets of a happy marriage. . . But will they find out before it's too late?