The Comfort Of Strangers

As their holiday unfolds, Colin and Maria are locked into their own intimacy. They groom themselves meticulously, as though there waits someone who cares deeply about how they appear. Then, they meet a man with a disturbing story to tell and become drawn into a fantasy of violence and obsession.

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Couture Wedding Cakes

Your wedding is the most important day of your life, and you will want the occasion to be perfect. The cake is often the focus of the celebration and as such is a vital ingredient in the success of the day. This book offers designs which range from exquisitely iced cakes to opulent chocolate sculptures and quirky cakes.

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The Thief Lord

Two orphaned children are on the run, hiding among the crumbling canals and misty alleyways of the city. Befriended by a gang of street children and their mysterious leader, the Thief Lord, they shelter in an old, disused cinema. On their trail is a bungling detective, obsessed with disguises and the health of his pet tortoises.

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The Death of Faith

Maria Testa, better known to Brunetti as the nun who once cared for his mother, turns up at the Commissario’s door. Maria has left her nursing convent after the suspicious deaths of five patients. Is she creating fears to justify abandoning her vocation, or is there a more sinister scenario?

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The Shakespeare Stories 16 Book Box Set RRP £63.84: Julius

Boasting 16 of William Shakespeare’s most popular and enduring plays, this brand new collection features more Shakespeare Stories than ever before. From the tragedy of Macbeth to the humour of Much Ado About Nothing, this superb collection of paperbacks makes an excellent introduction to Shakespeare for younger readers. The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross’s engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be …

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The Glassblower of Murano

Nora Manin decides to leave her fractured life in London to start again in Venice – and there begins to unravel the story of her ancestor, Corradino Manin, an artist of glass that the famous island of Murano ever produced. This book is a combination of mystery, historical intrigue and love.

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The Merchant of Venice (York Notes)

‘York Notes’ on English literature are packed with summaries, commentaries, exam advice, margin and textual features to offer a wider context to the text and encourage a critical analysis.

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Miss Garnet’s Angel

The new edition of Salley Vicker’s sensational debut novel. ‘Miss Garnet’s Angel’ is a voyage of discovery; a novel about Venice but also the rich story of the explosive possibilities of change in all of us at any time.

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Acqua Alta

Commissario Guido Brunetti of the Venice Questura is shocked to hear that his friend Brett Lynch, lover of La Scala diva Flavia Petrelli, has been savagely beaten. Then a man’s body is found and a terrible confrontation awaits Brett in the Capra family palazzo.

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Othello (Cambridge School Shakespeare)

Modern editions of a popular and trusted series.

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