Into this turmoil come D. H Lawrence and his German wife, Frieda hoping to escape the war-fever that grips London. But as he approaches the end of his assault, the speech suddenly dissolves into incoherence when he stumbles over a name — a name he normally takes such pains to avoid — that takes him back forty years to a special time and a special place. Note: this is set in Lamorna, Cornwall.
In , Judith Dunbar is left behind at a British boarding school when her mother and baby sister go off to join her father in Singapore. Some might call it running away.
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But after a scandalous Hollywood divorce, Blythe Stowe considered it damage control for body and soul. The pain, the humiliation, the daily tabloids shouting details as her famous husband dumped her for her own sister demanded a serious getaway: to the wild coast of Cornwall and a cottage by the sea that her Wyoming grandmother claimed had been home to her ancestors. Will Pagett receives an unexpected gift on his fortieth birthday, two weeks at a perfect beach house in Cornwall. But the cottage and the stretch of sand before it seem somehow familiar and memories of a summer long ago begin to surface.
Moorgate is an enchanting old country house that belongs to Maudie Todhunter, a spirited widow who has been holding on to the place for the sake of her beloved granddaughter. But Maudie can no longer afford a second home, so she reluctantly puts it up for sale. Moorgate immediately attracts more buyers than Maudie knows what to do with. A beautifully written novel with great emotional appeal, of family secrets and wartime heritage, set in Cornwall, London and Warsaw.
The house and the cottage overlooking the sea, on the corner of the big estate, was home to three generations of the Tremain family. Fred Tremain, the country doctor who — with his wife, Martha, came first to this beloved corner of England: Anna, the difficult, determined older child, now a highly successful solicitor; and Barnaby, the easy-going second child, now a vicar to the parish: and the beloved granddaughter, Lucy. Her release from an upstate New York prison throws the Judds, formerly of London but now scattered, back together.
Note: this is set across London, Cornwall and New York.
A secure and secluded retreat for the rich and powerful becomes the setting for an unsettling series of murders. Combe Island off the Cornish coast is a restful haven for the elite. Commander Adam Dalgliesh is called in to handle the sensitive case, but at a difficult time for him and his depleted team. Note: this is part of a 14 book series.
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In an expensive London restaurant Julia Lovat receives a gift that will change her life. It appears to be a book of exquisite 17th-century embroidery patterns but on closer examination Julia finds it also contains faint diary entries. In these, Cat Tregenna, an embroideress, tells how she and others were stolen out of a Cornish church in by Muslim pirates and taken on a brutal voyage to Morocco to be auctioned off as slaves. When Tim Harding is sent by his employer to buy an antique ring at auction, little does he realize that he is about to restart a chain of events which began many years before.
The ring was first lost in a sinking off the isles of Scilly in When centuries later it is rediscovered in , once again its appearance coincides with a terrible tragedy. But before it can be sold, the ring is stolen and looks set to disappear forever. Note: this novel is set in The Isles of Scilly and Cornwall.
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When troubled artist Rachel Kelly dies painting obsessively in her attic studio in Penzance, her saintly husband and adult children have more than the usual mess to clear up. She leaves behind an extraordinary and acclaimed body of work — but she also leaves a legacy of secrets and emotional damage that will take months to unravel. Note: set in Penzance, Cornwall. After the senseless murder of his wife, Detective Superintendent Thomas Lynley retreated to Cornwall, where he has spent six solitary weeks hiking the bleak and rugged coastline.
On the forty-third day of his walk, at the base of a cliff, Lynley discovers the body of a young man who appears to have fallen to his death. A foundling, an old book of dark fairy tales, a secret garden, an aristocratic family, a love denied, and a mystery. Cassandra is lost, alone and grieving. Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accident ten years ago, feels like she has lost everything dear to her.
Note: this novel is set between Cornwall and Australia. But Eva must also confront the ghosts from her own past, as well as those from a time long before her own. Evie Flynn has always been the black sheep of her family — a dreamer and a drifter, unlike her over-achieving elder sisters. Somehow life seems to be passing her by. Then her beloved aunt Jo dies suddenly in a car crash, leaving Evie an unusual legacy — her precious beach cafe in Cornwall. When Maddie inherits a house in Cornwall shortly after the death of her husband, she hopes it will mean a fresh start. Maddie is enchanted by it and is keen to learn as much as she can about its past.
In a gorgeous quay-side hotel in Cornwall, the long weekend is just beginning. She ensures everything runs smoothly — until an unexpected arrival checks in and turns her whole world upside down. And the rest of the guests arrive with their own baggage. Straying husbands lured into the sea can be fetched back, for a fee.
Magpies whisper to lonely drivers late at night. Trees can make wishes come true — provided you know how to wish properly first. Houses creak, fill with water and keep a fretful watch on their inhabitants, straightening shower curtains and worrying about frayed carpets. The year has been pretty dramatic for the Outcasts, a covert team of operatives seeking to protect the Church of the Moon from the madness of the alien Horus on Earth.
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As Gold struggles with the dual role of friend and detec To drive the war effort into mobilization, Horus takes action. Amy Dayne has not had a happy life. Abused by her brothers, dumped by her husband, and addicted to heroin, she's started to work her way back to a relatively normal life as a call girl with the aid of her best friend, Starr. But things change when sh A simple home renovation leads to the discovery of a skeleton in the basement.
Northville homicide detectives Dan Gold and Xander Nicholson now have a seventeen year-old cold case on their hands, one that initially appears linked to a serial killer o As she attempts to recover from the event and cope with the return of her previous personalit Obviously, East West Corrie is the perfect girl. She lives in a nice middle-class home, gets perfect grades, dresses perfectly, and never causes trouble.
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