AS IN LIFE, a library can lead you down many paths, often with surprising forks along the way. The heroine of the latest offering from Erica James illustrates the point perfectly.
James’s Song of the Skylark is among a new batch of titles added to the English Library shelves this month, together with a new work by the prolific Mary Higgins Clark and the concluding title in Jeffrey Archer’s Clifton Chronicles, This was a Man.
The true story of a detective’s dogged pursuit of an arrogant serial killer in 1950s Scotland is among the new DVDs now on our shelves.
Song of the Skylark
by Erica James
LIZZIE HAS AN UNFORTUNATE knack of attracting bad luck, but this time she’s hit the jackpot. Losing her heart to her boss leads to her losing her job and now she’s had to move back home with her parents. But then she meets Mrs Dallimore, a seemingly ordinary woman with an astonishing past.
Mrs Dallimore tells Lizzie the story of a young girl who left for America before the outbreak of World War Two and, in crossing an ocean, found herself embarking on a new life she couldn’t have imagined.
As Lizzie listens to Mrs Dallimore, she realises that sometimes life has a way of surprising you…
As Time Goes By
by Mary Higgins Clark
JOURNALIST DELANEY WRIGHT is on the brink of stardom after she begins covering a sensational murder trial for the evening news.
She should be thrilled, yet her growing desire to locate her birth mother consumes her thoughts. When Delaney’s friends offer to look into the mystery surrounding her birth, they uncover a shocking secret they do not want to reveal…
On trial for murder is Betsy Grant, widow of a wealthy doctor who has been an Alzheimer’s victim for eight years. When her lawyer urges her to accept a plea bargain, Betsy refuses: she will go to trial to prove her innocence.
As the trial unfolds and the damning evidence against Betsy piles up, Delaney is convinced that Betsy is not guilty and frantically tries to prove her innocence – before it’s too late.
This was a Man
by Jeffrey Archer
A SHOT IS FIRED, but who pulls the trigger… and who lives and who dies?
In Whitehall, Giles Barrington discovers the truth about his wife Karin from the Cabinet Secretary. Is she a spy or a pawn in a larger game?
Harry Clifton sets out to write his magnum opus, while his wife Emma completes her ten years as Chairman of the Bristol Royal Infirmary, and receives an unexpected call from Margaret Thatcher offering her a job.
Sebastian Clifton becomes chairman of Farthings Kaufman bank, but only after the resignation of Hakim Bishara for personal reasons.
Lady Virginia is about to flee the country to avoid her creditors but the death of the Duchess of Hartford offers an opportunity to clear her debts and trump the Cliftons and Barringtons.
The captivating final instalment of the Clifton Chronicles.
DVD – In Plain Sight
THIS ATMOSPHERIC DRAMA based on a chilling true story sees a determined detective taunted by an arrogant serial killer as he fights to bring him to justice.
The trial and execution of Peter Manuel in 1958 was a media sensation and attracted worldwide press attention. Never before had one man been tried simultaneously for eight murders.
This gripping series dramatises the real-life story of Detective William Muncie’s dogged battle to prove Manuel’s guilt – and the killer’s personal vendetta against the policeman on his trail.