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Her beauty saved her life... and condemned her. In 1942, Cilka Klein was sixteen-years-old when she was taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Noticing her beautiful long hair, Commandment Schwarzhuber forced her to separate from the other women prisoners. Cilka was then charged as a collaborator by the Russians and sent to Vorkuta, a prison camp in Siberia. Once again, Cilka faced a familiar and horrifying battle for survival. Befriending a woman doctor, Cilka learnt to nurse the ill in the camp... eventually tending to a man named Alexandr. The story of Cilka's discovery that there is room in your heart for love, despite all unimaginable circumstances. A powerful testament to the triumph of human will, based on what is known of Cilka Klein's experiences. The sequel to the No.1 Bestseller - The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781785769047• Author: Heather Morris• Publisher: Zaffre• Format: Hardback• Pages: 401• Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 4cm

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Delve into the first novel of Julia Quinn's world famous Bridgerton series, now a major Netflix show. This is the gripping story of Daphne Bridgerton and the Duke: welcome to the ballrooms of Regency London . . . Can there be any greater challenge to London's Ambitious Mamas than an unmarried duke? -Lady Whistledown's Society Papers, April 1813 By all accounts, Simon Basset is on the verge of proposing to his best friend's sister, the lovely - and almost-on-the-shelf - Daphne Bridgerton. But the two of them know the truth - it's all an elaborate plan to keep Simon free from marriage-minded society mothers. Their ruse works like a charm - at first. But as Daphne waltzes across ballroom after ballroom with Simon, it's hard to remember that their courtship is a complete sham. Maybe it's his devilish smile, certainly it's the way his eyes seem to burn every time he looks at her. It wasn't the plan, but it seems she's falling for the duke, for real. And amidst the glittering, gossipy, cut-throat world of London's elite, there is only one certainty: love ignores every rule . . . 'Powered by a surfeit of dazzling wit and graced with a cast of unforgettable characters' – Booklist Product Information: • ISBN: 9780349429212 • Author: Julia Quinn • Publisher: Piatkus • Format: Paperback • Pages: 352 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.6 x 2.4 cm

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Delve into the fantasty fiction masterpiece that is The First Law Trilogy, now available in a stunning box set! From The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged to Last Argument of Kings, this is the  perfect gift for fans of a Game of Thrones and a must-have for fans of Joe Abercrombie! Included in this title: The Blade Itself Before They Are Hanged Last Argument of Kings Product Information: ISBN: 9781473213708 Author: Joe Abercrombie Publisher: Gollancz Format: Box Set Dimensions: 23.5 x 12.8 x 10.6cm

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The Nazis spared their lives because they were twins. In the summer of 1944, Eva Mozes Kor and her family arrived at Auschwitz. Within thirty minutes, they were separated. Her parents and two older sisters were taken to the gas chambers, while Eva and her twin, Miriam, were herded into the care of the man who became known as the Angel of Death, Dr. Josef Mengele. They were 10 years old. While twins at Auschwitz were granted the 'privileges' of keeping their own clothes and hair, they were also subjected to Mengele's sadistic medical experiments and were forced to fight daily for their own survival. In a narrative told simply, with emotion and astonishing restraint, The Twins of Auschwitz shares the inspirational story of a child's endurance and survival in the face of truly extraordinary evil. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781913183578 • Author: Eva Mozes Kor, Lisa Rojany Buccieri • Publisher: Monoray • Format: Paperback • Pages: 240 • Dimensions: 19.2 x 12.6 x 2 cm

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Become acquainted with India Black, the Madam of Espionage, in this three-book collection of Victorian crime capers!  Written by Carol K. Carr, you'll be thoroughly entertained as you follow the amusing murder mysteries. The first self-titled novel to star India Black finds India keeping her tarts in line and avoiding the police, but when Sir Archibald Latham of the War Office dies of a heart attack while visiting her brothel, the madam finds herself thrust into a deadly game of blackmail and deceit between British and Russian agents... Product Information: ISBN: 9781783297306 Author: Carol K. Carr Publisher: Moonraker Books Format: Book Collection Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.7 cm

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Delve in the absorbing reimagining of one of the most notable archaeological discoveries in Britain and recent Netflix original series, The Dig! Staging an evocative human drama of passion, rivalry and regret on the threshold of the Second World War, this is a brilliantly realised account of the most famous archeological dig in British history, now a major motion picture starring Ralph Fiennes, Carey Mulligan and Lily James. It is a long hot summer in 1939 and Britain is preparing for war... On a riverside farm in Suffolk there is excitement of another kind however: Mrs Petty, the widowed farmer, has had her hunch proved correct that the strange mounds on her land hold buried treasure. As the dig proceeds against a background of mounting national anxiety, it becomes clear that this is no ordinary find... John Preston's recreation of the Sutton Hoo dig - the greatest Anglo-Saxon discovery ever in Britain - brilliantly and comically dramatizes three months of intense activity when locals fought outsiders, professionals thwarted amateurs, and love and rivalry flourished in equal measure. 'A delicate evocation of a vanished era' - Sunday Times. Product Information: ISBN: 9780241989630 Author: John Preston Publisher: Penguin Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.5cm

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What will you find from his story? Nuri is a beekeeper, his wife, Afra, an artist. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo - until the unthinkable happens. When all they care for is destroyed by war, they are forced to escape. As Nuri and Afra travel through a broken world, they must confront not only the pain of their own unspeakable loss, but dangers that would overwhelm the bravest of souls. Above all - and perhaps this is the hardest thing they face - they must journey to find each other again. Moving, powerful, compassionate and beautifully written, The Beekeeper of Aleppo is a testament to the triumph of the human spirit. Told with deceptive simplicity, it is the kind of book that reminds us of the power of storytelling. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781838770013• Author: Christy Lefter• Publisher: Manilla Press• Format: Paperback• Pages: 384• Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.8 x 19.8 cm

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Newly married to dashing RAF officer, Tom, Irene Farley leaves behind her safe countryside life to move in with his family by the docks in South Shields.  Little can prepare Irene for the Jerry bombers – or that she would be living under her mother-in-law's roof, alongside Tom's three brothers and two wives! Irene's only escape is her job at the local biscuit factory, packing up a little taste of home for the brave boys fighting across the channel. As the threat of war creeps ever closer to the Sixteen Streets, the biscuit factory girls bond together, because no one can get through this war alone... Product Information: • ISBN: 9781409196464 • Author: Elsie Mason • Publisher: Orion • Format: Paperback • Pages: 368 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 2.4 cm

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London, 1754. Six years after leaving her illegitimate daughter Clara at London's Foundling Hospital, Bess Bright returns to reclaim the child she has never known. Dreading the worst, that Clara has died in care, Bess is astonished to be told she has already claimed her. Her life is turned upside down as she tries to find out who has taken her little girl - and why. Less than a mile from Bess's lodgings in the city, in a quiet, gloomy townhouse on the edge of London, a young widow has not left the house in a decade.  When her close friend - an ambitious young doctor at the Foundling Hospital - persuades her to hire a nursemaid for her daughter, she is hesitant to welcome someone new into her home and her life.  But her past is threatening to catch up with her and tear her carefully constructed world apart… Product Information: • ISBN: 9781838771409 • Author: Stacey Halls • Publisher: Manilla Press • Format: Paperback • Pages: 400 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.9

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The Postmistress: One ordinary street in Lancashire is getting ready for war, who knows what else is going on behind the net curtains? Vicky Parrot wanted more out of life than working all hours in her father’s Post Office. Her dreams were ruined when tragedy came calling, and now happiness seems impossible. The other townsfolk have their problems too. Sylvia Barker runs the haberdashery shop and she’s hiding more than a few secrets behind the bales of wool in the shop window. Her daughter Rosie wants more out of life than needles and cotton, but her headstrong ways are about to get her into trouble. Life goes on for the people of Greenhill, what they can’t know is that their world is about to change forever… Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008419868 • Author: Maggie Sullivan • Publisher: One More Chapter • Format: Paperback • Pages: 400 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.2 cm

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Unexpectedly bequeathed some money, Tam Crawford decides to settle down in the village of Ellindale, Lancashire 1934. He knows he can be impulsive, but this time he is determined to rule by his head and big heart... However, after one day, he has taken on a fiancee and two children to keep them out of the poorhouse and now Tam and his new family realise tat his act of charity is the best thing that could have happened to them! Meanwhile, with local benefactor Finn Carlisle's attempts to help the unemployed, Tam's cousin-by-marriage Hilda Kerkham is struggling to even feed her son! Will the people of Ellindale come together to help one another in these hard times? Product Information: ISBN: 9781473673298 Author: Anna Jacobs Publisher: Hodder Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2.5cm

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Online Only! Get more for less with The Work’s expertly hand-picked Book Bundles. These are a collection of great quality products, grouped together to give you amazing value. Calling all Bridgerton-fans... this is the must-have collection of No 1,2,3,4 and 5 of the Bridgerton classic novels! Including Bridgerton: The Duke and I, The Viscount Who Loved Me, An Offer From A Gentleman, Romancing Mr Bridgerton, To Sir Phillip, With Love, delve into the delightful Bridgerton world that inspired the new and deeply-loved Netflix TV Series!

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A girl called Rhonda has vanished from her boarding school. Maybe she ran away, but there are disturbing similarities to the disappearance of two other young women - those too thought not to be suspicious. Detective Edgar Stephens is under pressure to solve Rhonda's disappearance, but it is his wife Emma, herself a former detective now frustrated at being just a housewife, who concludes there might be a connection between the three cases. Edgar's friend, magician Max Mephisto, is reinventing himself as a movie star and trying not to envy his daughter Ruby's television fame. Little do either of them know how close they are to being drawn into the deadly web of abduction and murder about to trap them all. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781786487360 • Author: Elly Griffiths • Publisher: Quercus • Format: Paperback • Pages: 368 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.8 x 3cm

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When her unfaithful husband, Craig, dies in a car accident, shortly after moving out of the family home, Laura Wells decides to leave Australia and go back to her native Lancashire to help nurse her ailing mother. After all, Laura’s two children, Ryan and Deb, are grown up now, and Deb has made it plain that she holder her mother responsible for her father’s desertion and death. Laura has an uphill struggle to face as she starts to rebuild her life. Desperate to find a job and a place to live, a simple wish at a wishing well leads her to Kit Mallinder – a man in heed of a live-in housekeeper. Kit is a former journalist, who is convalescing after a car accident and he’s still finding it hard to come to terms with a slight disability that prevents him from running or leading an active life. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781788636162• Author: Anna Jacobs • Publisher: Canelo• Format: Paperback• Pages: 357• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2.5cm

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Online Only! Get more for less with The Work’s expertly hand-picked Book Bundles. These are a collection of great quality products, grouped together to give you amazing value. Calling all Bridgerton-fans... this is the must-have collection of No 1,2,3 and 4 of the Bridgerton classic novels! Including Bridgerton: The Duke and I, The Viscount Who Loved Me, An Offer From A Gentleman and Romancing Mr Bridgerton, delve into the delightful Bridgerton world that inspired the new and deeply-loved Netflix TV Series!

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'Happiness had never been something she'd looked for. A quiet day with no insults or wallops, that was the best she could imagine.' London, 1920s. Kate Goss lives in a freezing cold garret, bullied by her aunt and cousins. She dreams of being rescued by her handsome father. No one knows where he is, or what he is doing, just that he is sure to come back a rich man. By the time Kate is seventeen, she has learnt to cope alone. When her aunt throws her out, she finds a job as a cleaner in the Bermondsey Bookshop and Reading Room. Here she will discover a world she never knew existed. But trouble is never far away and long-held secrets are about to burst into the open, ensnaring her in a web of lies and violence. Will she ever be able to escape? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781788542654 • Author: Mary Gibson • Publisher: Head of Zeus • Format: Paperback • Pages: 448 • Dimensions: 19.69 x 12.7 x 2.79 cm

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Within Lancashire, 1612, Fleetwood Shuttleworth is only 17 years old but married and pregnant for the fourth time... However, she still has no living child and her husband Richard is itching for an heir. But when she crosses paths with Alice Gray, a young midwife, she promises to help Fleetwood give birth to a healthy baby. Meanwhile, Alice is drawn into witchcraft accusations that are sweeping the north-west and Fleetwood risks everyone to try and help her. But the legendary witch trials are approaching and Fleetwood's stomach is growing by the minute... Are both of their lives at stake? 'Assured and alluring' - Jessie Burton. Product Information: ISBN: 9781785766145 Author: Stacey Halls Publisher: Zaffre Format: Paperback Pages: 420 Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 3.5cm

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Lottie Lane is all alone in the world... As a chambermaid at one of London’s busiest inns, condemned to a life of drudgery and at the mercy of a vicious landlady, Lottie is too worn out to even dream of a better life. Until one night an injured soldier is brought to The Swan. Lottie nurses him back from the dead and suddenly everything changes. She finds herself following the drum of the soldiers, all the way from the docks of Chatham to the darkness and despair of a far flung battlefield. When tragedy strikes, Lottie is alone once more and thrown back into the jaws of London’s streets. With the threat of destitution nipping at her heels, Lottie is in dire need of a miracle... Product Information: ISBN: 9780008137441 Author: Dilly Court Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Paperback Pages: 496 Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 3.1cm

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A charming new saga by Sheila Newberry, author of The Nursemaid's Secret and The Winter Baby, for fans of Call the Midwife. Sunny grew in the Mother and Baby Home on Grove Lane, London. The daughter of a wartime nurse and a pilot, she was abandoned by her mother shortly after her birth and taken in by Nan, the warm and gentle proprietor of the home. Never having known her parents, Sunny has always felt like she doesn't quite fit in, but now at sixteen-years-old, she is ready to find her place in the world. Heading out to start her first job, she finally feels she has some idea of who she wants to be. As 1950s London is changing at a rapid pace, so is Sunny. And when someone from her past returns, Sunny has some tough decisions to make. Decisions that could affect the rest of her life . . . Will she find the happiness she’s been searching for? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781838771454 • Author: Sheila Newberry • Publisher: Zaffre • Format: Paperback • Pages: 416 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.3 cm

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