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Author: Andrew Sean Greer

Publisher: Abacus (2018)

Arthur Less is a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the post: it is from an ex-boyfriend of nine years who is engaged to someone else. Arthur can't say yes - it would be too awkward; he can't say no - it would look like defeat. So, he begins to accept the invitations on his desk to half-baked literary events around the world. From France to India, Germany to Japan, Arthur almost falls in love, almost falls to his death, and puts miles between him and the plight he refuses to face. Less is a novel about mishaps, misunderstandings and the depths of the human heart.

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Lions Walk Alone

Author: Susanna Firth

Publisher: Mills & Boon (1983)

After a quarrel with her father that had lasted three years, Nita had been whisked back to her home in Mexico by the forceful Leon Calveto. There she was reunited with her father — which was what Leon had set out to achieve. So why didn’t he go away now, and leave her alone? For, against her better judgement, Nita soon found herself fall in love with him, the one thing she had willed herself not to do. But will power was no defence at all against a man like Leon Calveto ...

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Lisa & Co

Author: Jilly Cooper

Publisher: Corgi (1982)

FOURTEEN WONDERFUL TALES BY 'THE JANE AUSTEN OF OUR TIME' HARPERS & QUEEN LISA & Co Here is a book of stories of great variety and undoubted class from an author who has endeared herself to millions of readers and bewitched them all. As well as Lisa, we meet Hester, Julia, Helen and Caroline, and a host of other devastating girls, falling in and out of love, finding, losing (and often finding again sometimes in the most unexpected places) the men of their dreams. Lisa & Co is a sparkling collection of love stories that are both moving and funny and could only have been written by the unique Jilly Cooper.

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Love Me, Love My Dog

Author: P G Wodehouse


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Love Of My Heart

Author: Emma Richmond

Publisher: Mills And Boon (1993)

When Irish eyes are smiling...there's trouble in store! Ellie was struck by the warmth and kindness of the Irish ; ever since she'd arrived in their country, they'd been only too willing to welcome her, and it seemed that Feargal Mcmahon was no first. He'd taken her from the rain to the country mansion , and soon Ellie was drawn by his looks and charm. But behind Feargal's smiling blue eyes lay a cynicism that Ellie found chilling, especially now he'd discovered her reason for visiting Ireland—and he assumed she'd come to blackmail him! So why did she find him increasingly attractive?

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Love Or Nothing

Author: Natalie Fox

Publisher: Mills & Boon (1993)

'Where to?' he asked. ‘Manacor for a string of pearls, Inca for a pair of shoes, or a romantic drive out to the peninsula of Formentor?' Majorca belonged to Fernando - or so it seemed to Ruth. They had met a year before, and had fallen in love, but it had all come to nothing. Now here she was again, and her wish was his command, or so he promised, but the one thing she really wanted - his heart - she could never have.

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Love Will Tear Us Apart

Author: Holly Seddon

Publisher: Corvus (2018)

Fearing eternal singledom, childhood friends Kate and Paul make the age-old vow that if they don't find love by thirty, they will marry each other. Years later, with the deadline of their 30th birthdays approaching, the unlikely couple decide to keep their teenage promise. After all, they are such good friends. Surely that's enough to make a marriage? Now, on the eve of their 10th wedding anniversary, they will discover that love between men and women is more complex, and more precarious, than they could ever have imagined. As Kate struggles with a secret that reaches far into their past, will the couple's vow become the very thing that threatens their future? Love Will Tear Us Apart is a moving and heart-breaking exploration of modern love and friendship, from the bestselling author of Try Not to Breathe.

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Loves Reward

Author: Robyn Donald

Publisher: Mills & Boon (1989)

It wasn’t easy to ignore Jake Ferrers. Attractive, intelligent and successful, he had an overwhelming Impact on women. Cathy couldn’t deny the sparks that flowed between them from their, very first meeting. But she couldn’t allow herself the luxury of loving him. For, although Jake desired her, he made it all too clear that he despised her and everything she stood for. Was there any Way Cathy could convince him he was wrong about her? And was it worth the heartbreak of even trying?

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Author: Cecelia Ahern

Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers (2016)

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 nobody 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…

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Maggie May

Author: Lyn Andews

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group (2010)

Maggie May, born into the slums of Liverpool in the 1880s, had many difficulties to cope with – a drunken father, the early death of her gentle mother, and the grinding poverty of their lives. But most of all, she had to endure the shame of her name – that of the city's most notorious prostitute. Taking care of her younger brother and desperately trying to live down her name, Maggie manages to escape from Liverpool to enjoy an idyllic new life. But fate forces her back again and into the arms of a stranger who is to bring her both heartbreak and the greatest happiness she will ever know.

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