The Safest Place

  • Filename: the-safest-place.
  • ISBN: 9780330544962
  • Release Date: 2013-03-14
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Suzanne Bugler
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Some dreams will cost you everything How cosy I made it sound. How easy. Sam and Ella both looked at me for a moment, their faces a mixture of apprehension and wistfulness. I smiled back at them indulgently, feeling so pleased with myself. Now, I look back and I want to grab my old self by the shoulders and shake, hard. I want to slap the smug smile off my face. I wasn’t just complacent; I was blind. Jane Berry has always dreamed of moving to the country. When she uproots her family and takes them to live in a rural paradise, at first it all seems perfect. She has the house and the space she always longed for and is determined to make a better life for herself and her children. But when her marriage comes under pressure the dream starts to fall apart. A seemingly promising new friendship shows its dark side and Jane finds her life spiralling out of control. Then one night a line is crossed that threatens to ruin her and break apart her family forever.

The Last Safe Place on Earth

  • Filename: the-last-safe-place-on-earth.
  • ISBN: 078578988X
  • Release Date: 1996-01
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Richard Peck
  • Publisher: Turtleback

Fifteen-year-old Todd sees his suburban world start to unravel when his sister has her mind poisoned by a member of a fundamentalist sect and he notices signs of censorship in his community.

Bleeding London

  • Filename: bleeding-london.
  • ISBN: 9781590209288
  • Release Date: 1998-09-01
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Geoff Nicholson
  • Publisher: The Overlook Press

Three strangers in search of London's heart and soul, mapping out their stories from Acton to Hackney, Chelsea Harbour to Woolwich, in a comic dance of sex and death. Mick is on his way to the Smoke from the provinces. He's got six guys to find with only their names to go on and no more help than the phone book and an A-Z. Stuart is determined to walk each of the capital's roads, streets and alleyways. But what will he do when there's nothing left of his A-Z but blacked out pages? Judy is set on creating her own unique map of each of the metropolis' boroughs…an A-Z of sex in the city.

The Killing of Osama Bin Laden

  • Filename: the-killing-of-osama-bin-laden.
  • ISBN: 1784784362
  • Release Date: 2016-03-29
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Author: Seymour M. Hersh
  • Publisher: Verso

Electrifying investigation of White House lies about the assassination of Osama bin Laden In 2011, an elite group of US Navy SEALS stormed an enclosure in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad and killed Osama bin Laden, the man the United States had begun chasing before the devastating attacks of 9/11. The news did much to boost President Obama s first term and played a major part in his reelection victory of the following year. But much of the story of that night, as presented to the world, was incomplete, or a lie. The evidence of what actually went on remains hidden. At the same time, the full story of the United States involvement in the Syrian civil war has been kept behind a diplomatic curtain, concealed by doublespeak. It is a policy of obfuscation that has compelled the White House to turn a blind eye to Turkey s involvement in supporting ISIS and its predecessors in Syria. This investigation, which began as a series of essays in the "London Review of Books," has ignited a firestorm of controversy in the world media. In his introduction, Hersh asks what will be the legacy of Obama s time in office. Was it an era of change we can believe in or a season of lies and compromises that continued George W. Bush s misconceived War on Terror? How did he lose the confidence of the general in charge of America s forces who acted in direct contradiction to the White House? What else do we not know?"

The Great Fire of London of 1666

  • Filename: the-great-fire-of-london-of-1666.
  • ISBN: 0823944859
  • Release Date: 2003-10-01
  • Number of pages: 48
  • Author: Magdalena Alagna
  • Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

Recounts the events leading up to the 1666 fire that destroyed most of London, tracing its course and aftermath, as well as the city's recovery.

The Blitz

  • Filename: the-blitz.
  • ISBN: 0237533936
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Author: Stewart Ross
  • Publisher: Evans Brothers

Published in association with the Imperial War Museum, this series uses primary source evidence such as diaries, posters, newspaper cuttings and oral accounts to portray life on the Home Front.

The Past and Other Lies

  • Filename: the-past-and-other-lies.
  • ISBN: 9781742661735
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Number of pages: 376
  • Author: Maggie Joel
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin

A captivating novel about sisters, faded memories and long-hidden secrets spanning three generations. At the height of Britain's General Strike in 1926 a red double-decker bus driven by a volunteer crashes into a low bridge in West London. Almost eighty years later Jennifer Denzel reveals on daytime television that as a teenager she'd found her sister Charlotte hanging by a school tie in their bedroom. But Charlotte can't believe her ears -- it was, she protests, Jennifer who tried to suicide all those years ago. Their grandmother Bertha dreams of a distant time: of a young man she met at a Socialist rally, an unexpected wedding and of a sister, long dead. Meanwhile her daughter, Deirdre, remembers a night during the War forty years earlier, when a V-2 rocket destroyed an entire street, and when she made a shocking discovery. Brimming with vivid detail of London past and present, The Past and Other Lies is full of warmth, atmosphere, subtle wit and exquisite surprises. 'Warm and full of surprises' Sunday Telegraph 'Silences follow whispered secrets, unresolved issues originate from jealousies and lies, and misunderstandings and coincidences flow throughout the novel. The tension is sustained with all that is left unsaid. This ensures riveting reading for even the most discerning booklover' Bookseller + Publisher 'highly evocative of wartime London. the really explosive secrets are saved for the end. Joel leaves a carefully laid trail of little clues for the reader to follow and she lets each separate storyline unfold slowly and with great skill' Sydney Morning Herald

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