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              The Good Wife of Bath: A (Mostly) True Story

              The Good Wife of Bath: A (Mostly) True Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Brooks, Karen

              • RRP: $35.00
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              In the middle ages, a poet told a story that mocked a strong woman. It became a literary classic. But what if the woman in question had a chance to tell her own version? Who would you believe?

              ISBN 9781489277466
              Published NZ 7 Jul 2021
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers (S2)
              Interest Age General Audience
              Availability
              999 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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              The Brewer's Tale

              The Brewer's Tale (Paperback)

              By Brooks, Karen

              • RRP: $22.99
              • $20.69
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              It had been Mother's secret and mine, one passed down through the de Winter women for generations. I would ensure it was kept that way, until I was ready to pass it on. When Anneke Sheldrake is forced to find a way to support her family after her father is lost at sea, she turns ...to the business by which her mother's family once prospered: brewing ale. Armed with her Dutch mother's recipes and a belief that anything would be better than the life her vindictive cousin has offered her, she makes a deal with her father's aristocratic employer: Anneke has six months to succeed or not only will she lose the house but her family as well. Through her enterprise and determination, she inadvertently earns herself a deadly enemy. Threatened and held in contempt by those she once called friends, Anneke nonetheless thrives. But on the tail of success, tragedy follows and those closest to her pay the greatest price for her daring. Ashamed, grieving, and bearing a terrible secret, Anneke flees to London, determined to forge her own destiny. Will she be able to escape her past, and those whose only desire is to see her fail? A compelling insight into the brewer's craft, the strength of women, and the myriad forms love can take.
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              ISBN 9781489208248
              Published NZ 23 May 2016
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers (S2)
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Mira Regular
              Availability
              127 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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              The Locksmith's Daughter

              The Locksmith's Daughter (Paperback)

              By Brooks, Karen

              • RRP: $22.99
              • $20.69
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              A powerful and dramatic story of spies, secrets and one man's quest to save Elizabethan England. What if the key to your heart lies in your enemy's hands? In a world where no one can be trusted and secrets are currency, one woman stands without fear. Mallory Bright is the only da...ughter of London's master locksmith. For her there is no lock too elaborate, no secret too well kept. Sir Francis Walsingham, spymaster and protector of Queen Elizabeth - the last of the Tudor monarchs - and her realm, is quick to realise Mallory's talent and draws her into his world of intrigue, danger and deception. With her by his side, no scheme in England or abroad is safe from discovery; no plot secure. But Mallory's loyalty wavers when she witnesses the execution of three Jesuit priests, a punishment that doesn't fit their crime. When Mallory discovers the identity of a Catholic spy and a conspiracy that threatens the kingdom, she has to make a choice - between her country and her heart. Mallory, however, carries her own dark secrets and is about to learn those being kept from her - secrets that could destroy those she loves. Once Sir Francis's greatest asset, Mallory is fast becoming his worst threat ... and everyone knows there's only one way Sir Francis deals with those.
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              ISBN 9781489257833
              Published NZ 21 Jan 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers (S2)
              Interest Age General Audience
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              646 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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              The Chocolate Maker's Wife

              The Chocolate Maker's Wife (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Brooks, Karen

              • RRP: $32.99
              • $29.69
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              Australian author Karen Brooks rewrites women back into history with this breathtaking, scrupulously researched tale set in 17th century London. Damnation has never been so sweet... When Rosamund Tomkins enters the world with her darkling eyes and strange laughter, the midwives a...re afraid, believing her a changeling. But Rosamund's life is set to be anything but enchanted... Born into poverty, brutalised and ignored by her family, it is only when she is married off to a nobleman that her life undergoes a transformation, as her husband recognises in Rosamund a magic she does not know she possesses, but which affects almost all who encounter her. Presiding over a luxurious chocolate house where men go to be seen, exchange news and indulge in the sweet and heady drink to which they have become addicted, Rosamund feels blessed. But disaster strikes and Rosamund stands on the brink of losing all she has worked so hard to achieve. Forced to make a choice, she can either walk away from all she has grown to love with her soul intact, or make a deal with the devil... Set against the backdrop of Restoration London, the plague and the Great Fire, this is a tale of cruelty, revenge, redemption, love and hope, and the sweet, sinister temptation of chocolate.
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              ISBN 9781489261458
              Published NZ 18 Feb 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers (S2)
              Interest Age General Audience
              Availability
              46 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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              The Locksmith's Daughter
               

              The Locksmith's Daughter (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              Read by Brooks, Karen; Producer Elbl, Brian

              • RRP: $54.99
              • $46.74
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              What if the key to your heart lies in your enemy's hands? In a world where no one can be trusted and secrets are currency, one woman stands without fear. Mallory Bright is the only daughter of London's master locksmith. For her there is no lock too elaborate, no secret too well k...ept. Sir Francis Walsingham, spymaster and protector of Queen Elizabeth - the last of the Tudor monarchs - and her realm, is quick to realise Mallory's talent and draws her into his world of intrigue, danger and deception. With her by his side, no scheme in England or abroad is safe from discovery; no plot secure. But Mallory's loyalty wavers when she witnesses the execution of three Jesuit priests, a punishment that doesn't fit their crime. When Mallory discovers the identity of a Catholic spy and a conspiracy that threatens the kingdom, she has to make a choice - between her country and her heart. Mallory, however, carries her own dark secrets and is about to learn those being kept from her - secrets that could destroy those she loves. Once Sir Francis's greatest asset, Mallory is fast becoming his worst threat ...and everyone knows there's only one way Sir Francis deals with those.
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              ISBN 9781489379061
              Published NZ 28 Feb 2017
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Availability
              3 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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              The Darkest Shore
               

              The Darkest Shore (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Brooks, Karen; Read by Nash, Willow

              • RRP: $59.99
              • $50.99
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              1703. The wild east coast of Scotland. Returning to her home town of Pittenweem, fishwife and widow Sorcha McIntyre knows she faces both censure and mistrust. After all, this is a country where myth and legend are woven into the fabric of the everyday, a time when those who defy ...custom like Sorcha are called to account. It is dangerous to be a clever woman who 'doesn't know her place' in Pittenweem - a town rife with superstition. So, when a young local falls victim to witchcraft, the Reverend Cowper and the townsfolk know who to blame. What follows for Sorcha and her friends is a terrifying battle, not only for their souls, but for their lives, as they are pitted against the villagers' fear: a malevolent man and the might of the church.
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              ISBN 9781867572633
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2021
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Availability
              999 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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              Illumination
               

              Illumination (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Brooks, Karen; Read by Oxer, Eloise

              • RRP: $44.99
              • $38.24
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              Talented candlemaker. Intoxicating courtesan. Lethal assassin. Must Tallow become what she has always denied ...or is it too late? Against a backdrop of bloodshed and turmoil, Tallow flees a city on the brink of war to enter the Limen, determined to find the Estrattore and meet h...er destiny. Betrayed, manipulated and hunted, Tallow is a pawn in a deadly game. In order to win, she will have to sacrifice everything ...including the man she loves.
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              ISBN 9781743136416
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2012
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Curse of the Bond Riders
              Availability
              3 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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              The Locksmith's Daughter
               

              The Locksmith's Daughter (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              Read by Brooks, Karen; Producer Elbl, Brian

              • RRP: $54.99
              • $46.74
              • Save $8.25
              • In Stock At Publisher

              What if the key to your heart lies in your enemy's hands? In a world where no one can be trusted and secrets are currency, one woman stands without fear. Mallory Bright is the only daughter of London's master locksmith. For her there is no lock too elaborate, no secret too well k...ept. Sir Francis Walsingham, spymaster and protector of Queen Elizabeth - the last of the Tudor monarchs - and her realm, is quick to realise Mallory's talent and draws her into his world of intrigue, danger and deception. With her by his side, no scheme in England or abroad is safe from discovery; no plot secure. But Mallory's loyalty wavers when she witnesses the execution of three Jesuit priests, a punishment that doesn't fit their crime. When Mallory discovers the identity of a Catholic spy and a conspiracy that threatens the kingdom, she has to make a choice - between her country and her heart. Mallory, however, carries her own dark secrets and is about to learn those being kept from her - secrets that could destroy those she loves. Once Sir Francis's greatest asset, Mallory is fast becoming his worst threat ...and everyone knows there's only one way Sir Francis deals with those.
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              ISBN 9781489379054
              Published NZ 28 Feb 2017
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Availability
              3 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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              The Brewer's Tale
               

              The Brewer's Tale (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Brooks, Karen; Read by Norris, Hannah; Producer Walker, Sean; Johnson, Ben

              • RRP: $49.99
              • $42.49
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              An unforgettable tale of love, treachery and ale in medieval England. It had been Mother's secret and mine, one passed down through the de Winter women for generations. I would ensure it was kept that way, until I was ready to pass it on. When Anneke Sheldrake is forced to find a... way to support her family after her father is lost at sea, she turns to the business by which her mother's family once prospered: brewing ale. Armed with her Dutch mother's recipes and a belief that anything would be better than the life her vindictive cousin has offered her, she makes a deal with her father's aristocratic employer: Anneke has six months to succeed or not only will she lose the house but her family as well. Through her enterprise and determination, she inadvertently earns herself a deadly enemy. Threatened and held in contempt by those she once called friends, Anneke nonetheless thrives. But on the tail of success, tragedy follows and those closest to her pay the greatest price for her daring. Ashamed, grieving, and bearing a terrible secret, Anneke flees to London, determined to forge her own destiny. Will she be able to escape her past, and those whose only desire is to see her fail? A compelling insight into the brewer's craft, the strength of women, and the myriad forms love can take.
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              ISBN 9781486240371
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2014
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Availability
              3 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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              The Brewer's Tale
               

              The Brewer's Tale (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Brooks, Karen; Read by Norris, Hannah; Producer Walker, Sean; Johnson, Ben

              • RRP: $54.99
              • $46.74
              • Save $8.25
              • In Stock At Publisher

              An unforgettable tale of love, treachery and ale in medieval England. It had been Mother's secret and mine, one passed down through the de Winter women for generations. I would ensure it was kept that way, until I was ready to pass it on. When Anneke Sheldrake is forced to find a... way to support her family after her father is lost at sea, she turns to the business by which her mother's family once prospered: brewing ale. Armed with her Dutch mother's recipes and a belief that anything would be better than the life her vindictive cousin has offered her, she makes a deal with her father's aristocratic employer: Anneke has six months to succeed or not only will she lose the house but her family as well. Through her enterprise and determination, she inadvertently earns herself a deadly enemy. Threatened and held in contempt by those she once called friends, Anneke nonetheless thrives. But on the tail of success, tragedy follows and those closest to her pay the greatest price for her daring. Ashamed, grieving, and bearing a terrible secret, Anneke flees to London, determined to forge her own destiny. Will she be able to escape her past, and those whose only desire is to see her fail? A compelling insight into the brewer's craft, the strength of women, and the myriad forms love can take.
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              ISBN 9781486240364
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2014
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Availability
              36 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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