The siege of Troy has lasted almost ten years. Inside the walled city, food is becoming scarce and the death toll is rising. From the heights of Mount Olympus, the gods keep watch.
Hester Fielding was once the leading ballerina of her day. Her life is the stuff of drama: a bleak Yorkshire childhood transformed by the discovery of her amazing gifts as a dancer; a dangerous love affair that can only lead to heartbreak; and a secret that would topple her from her pinnacle of fame if it ever came out. Now Hester has returned to Yorkshire, to Wychwood, where, each year at Christmas, a ballet is performed on Twelfth Night in the little theatre.
Eva was once a legendary fashion designer. Now widowed, she lives with her family in Salix House. Megan is a journalist working in London who interviewed Eva for a magazine. Torn apart by the brutal end of a love affair, Megan is drawn back to Salix House and Eva. Both are hiding something, but perhaps together they can confront their fears and discover the truth of Salix House's secrets.
The siege of Troy has lasted almost 10 years, and the citizens are suffering. But life does go on within the walls. This is the story of two devoted sisters, Xanthe and Marpessa, both servants in the royal palaces of Troy. Marpessa is a strange, silent girl who can see and speak to the gods. She relies on her stronger sister, sweet-natured Xanthe. But then the goddess of desire decides it would be amusing to make them both fall in love with the same man.
On paper, Iris Atkins is an estate agent, but she has a gift: Iris is able to see into people's lives and understand exactly what is missing and what they need - and not just in bricks-and-mortar terms, either. Of course this doesn't leave much time for examining her own problems, and while she may know what's best for everyone else, she doesn't necessarily know what's best for herself - and what she finds out could make her happier than she ever dreamed of.
Rob Stone comes back from the horrors of the First World War with a ruined face and a broken heart. Lonely, unable to forget the things he has seen, and haunted by the ghost of his dead Captain, all that Rob has left is a picture of the Captain's family. Rob sets out to find them, hoping that by bringing them the picture, he can bring peace to the Captain's ghost - and to his own troubled heart.
When Constance Barrington dies, she leaves behind a wealthy estate and a complex family network. But when the whole family gathers to hear her last will and testament, they are in for a terrible shock. Constance - possessed of a long memory and a spiteful disposition - altered her will shortly before her death. The new provisions are far from fair; some benefit hugely and others hardly at all.
Pass auf dich auf! Alles Gute! Immer wieder begleiten wir geliebte Menschen mit solchen Worten in einen neuen Lebensabschnitt. Diese warmherzige Hörbuchfassung schickt stellvertretend einen kleinen Hasen auf eine Reise in die Welt und in die Selbstständigkeit. Wie findet er sich ohne seine Eltern zurecht? Wohin wird sein Weg ihn führen? Und wird er Freunde finden?
A delightful short story collection with the Cats of Cuckoo Square quartet: Blossom’s Revenge. Blossom, a plump and contented cat, is horrified when six-year-old Prissy comes to stay with 'her' family. Suddenly there is nowhere she can go and doze without being disturbed; no place can she hide from Prissy. And when Prissy pulls her tail (no-one has done that since she was a little kitten!), Blossom makes up her mind: Prissy must go!