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Product Description: Working with the idea of a spectrum of confidence, this helpful, practical guide helps readers take up their position on the spectrum and work toward full confidenceOffering practical techniques and case histories to help readers boost their confidence levels, this invaluable handbook, starts by explaining what confidence is...read more
By Claire Rayner (foreword by)

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9780749940997 | Reprint edition (Piatkus Books, April 1, 2013), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Working with the idea of a spectrum of confidence, this helpful, practical guide helps readers take up their position on the spectrum and work toward full confidenceOffering practical techniques and case histories to help readers boost their confidence levels, this invaluable handbook, starts by explaining what confidence is.

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Product Description: A severed leg is found, but there is not much the police or their pathologist George Barnabus can do. After two further deaths George's suspicions are aroused, and when her lover, Chief Inspector Gus Hathaway, finds himself in trouble, George begins to unravel a dangerous crime...read more

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9781849821322 | Midpoint Trade Books Inc, December 13, 2011, cover price $10.95 | About this edition: A severed leg is found, but there is not much the police or their pathologist George Barnabus can do.

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Product Description: The second installment in Claire Rayner’s medical murder mystery series featuring sensationally scalpel-minded heroine, Dr. George Barnabas. Claire Rayner’s instinctive understanding of character, motive and emotion and, like First Blood, Second Opinion once again interweaves the drama of life in a busy hospital with an intricate and entertaining mystery...read more

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9781849821315 | Midpoint Trade Books Inc, October 18, 2011, cover price $10.95 | About this edition: The second installment in Claire Rayner’s medical murder mystery series featuring sensationally scalpel-minded heroine, Dr.

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780745165394 | Chivers Audio Books, September 1, 1995, cover price $84.95 | About this edition: The second installment in Claire Rayner’s medical murder mystery series featuring sensationally scalpel-minded heroine, Dr.

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Product Description: The first installment in a pathological murder mystery series featuring Claire Rayner’s sensationally scalpel-minded heroine, Dr. George Barnabas―the new pathologist at a big inner city hospital. She is also a police surgeon - and the first woman to hold either post―combining ingenious crime and detection with a lively medical background, an intelligent, spirited heroine and a large and thoroughly engaging cast of characters First Blood gives us the very best of author Claire Rayner...read more

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9781849821162 | Midpoint Trade Books Inc, October 11, 2011, cover price $10.95 | About this edition: The first installment in a pathological murder mystery series featuring Claire Rayner’s sensationally scalpel-minded heroine, Dr.

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Product Description: 'Rayner provides well-written entertainment...for general audiences.' - LIBRARY JOURNAL. This last book in the Poppy Chronicles begins just after the death of Poppy's mother, Mildred, at the age of ninety-seven. It is the beginning of the 1960s, and Poppy is still active in the running of 'Food by Poppy' and its hotel and restaurant offshoots...read more

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9781842325414 | House of Stratus Ltd, January 1, 2001, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: 'Rayner provides well-written entertainment.

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Product Description: London in the Blitz. Poppy is a mature and capable woman. She struggles to enable her family to lead normal lives. The problems they create are known to all mothers-a daughter torn between two men and a difficult and headstrong stepdaughter...read more

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9781842325391 | House of Stratus Ltd, January 1, 2001, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: London in the Blitz.

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Product Description: During the First World War Poppy finds freedom and real love. She marries, but is widowed after a brief but idyllically happy marriage. She is left to cope with Chloe, her determined and strong-willed stepdaughter who is enjoying the life of a bright young thing...read more

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9781842325384 | House of Stratus Ltd, January 1, 2001, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: During the First World War Poppy finds freedom and real love.

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Product Description: The marriage between Mildred Amberly and Lizah 'Kid' Harris, a Jewish boxer from the East End seems a union doomed to failure. However, they have a daughter, Poppy who has the strong will and feistiness of her parents as well as an insatiable appetite for all life's experiences...read more

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9780708984796 | Large print edition (Ulverscroft Large Print Books, August 1, 1988), cover price $23.95 | About this edition: The marriage between Mildred Amberly and Lizah 'Kid' Harris, a Jewish boxer from the East End seems a union doomed to failure.

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9781842325360 | House of Stratus Ltd, January 1, 2001, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: The marriage between Mildred Amberly and Lizah 'Kid' Harris, a Jewish boxer from the East End seems a union doomed to failure.

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9781842325322 | House of Stratus Ltd, January 1, 2001, cover price $9.95

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Product Description: Amy and her brother Fenton, the grandchildren of the dazzling Lilith Lucas, arrive as orphans in the London of the 1860s, determined to find fame and fortune on the stage. But for Amy there is another, deeper quest - which is destined to set ablaze all the old embers of the family feud that has flared and smouldered throughout forty years...read more

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9780708925935 | Large print edition (Ulverscroft Large Print Books, February 1, 1992), cover price $21.95 | About this edition: In the sixth instalment of The Performers family saga, Amy and Fenton, grandchildren of Lilith, arrive as orphans in the London of the 1860s determined to find fame and fortune on the stage.

Paperback:

9781842325292 | House of Stratus Ltd, January 1, 2001, cover price $9.95

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9781842834879 | Unabridged edition (Soundings Ltd, March 30, 2005), cover price $84.95 | About this edition: Amy and her brother Fenton, the grandchildren of the dazzling Lilith Lucas, arrive as orphans in the London of the 1860s, determined to find fame and fortune on the stage.

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Product Description: The second novel in THE PERFORMERS family saga. For eighteen years Abel and Lilith had deliberately led separate lives: Abel as a surgeon, Lilith as an actress. During these yearsof isolation Abel becomes a tyrannical father and husband, the situation finally exploding when his eldest son defies him, determined to make his way in the world as a poet, not a doctor...read more

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9780708924525, titled "The Haymarket" | Large print edition (Ulverscroft Large Print Books, August 1, 1991), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: The second novel in THE PERFORMERS family saga.
9780671218126 | Simon & Schuster, October 1, 1974, cover price $8.95 | About this edition: The second novel in THE PERFORMERS family saga.

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9781842325254, titled "The Haymarket" | House of Stratus Ltd, January 1, 2001, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: The second novel in THE PERFORMERS family saga.

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Product Description: It is 1911. At sixteen, Poppy is becoming a woman herself, and she can appreciate that the Suffragette Movement seems to promise a fairer future for all women. Then in 1914 The First World War breaks out and brings catastrophic loss and suffering...read more

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9781842325377 | House of Stratus Ltd, January 1, 2001, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: It is 1911.

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Product Description: Sophie Lackland is the granddaughter of the great surgeon, Abel Lackland. She is twenty-one, alone in the world and virtually penniless. A letter tells her of the death of her step-grandmother and of a strange bequest. This legacy could make it possible to fulfil her ambition of becoming a doctor...read more

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9780708926314 | Large print edition (Ulverscroft Large Print Books, April 1, 1992), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: In the seventh book in The Performers saga, it is 1873 and impoverished Sophie Lackland must marry if she is to escape a lifeof genteel poverty.

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9781842325308 | House of Stratus Ltd, January 1, 2001, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Sophie Lackland is the granddaughter of the great surgeon, Abel Lackland.
9780843910230 | Leisure Books, June 1, 1982, cover price $3.25 | About this edition: In the seventh book in The Performers saga, it is 1873 and impoverished Sophie Lackland must marry if she is to escape a lifeof genteel poverty.

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9781842325407 | House of Stratus Ltd, January 1, 2001, cover price $9.95

The latest in The Performers family saga centres on Martha, now thirty-eight and living at home with her father, Abel. In 1854 herlife is dramatically changed when she is shocked by reports in TheTimes concerning the Crimea. A chance meeting with Sal, a fallen young woman who has many horror tales of the appalling conditions of army camps, convinces Martha to raise money for medicine and food to take to the Crimea. With the help of Lydia, Jonah and Gideon the money is soon raised, and soon Martha faces the horrors of the Crimea with only the irrepressible Sal for support.

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9780708925577 | Large print edition (Ulverscroft Large Print Books, December 1, 1991), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: The latest in The Performers family saga centres on Martha, now thirty-eight and living at home with her father, Abel.

Paperback:

9781842325285 | House of Stratus Ltd, January 1, 2001, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: The Crimean war is raging a world away from London.

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9781842834886 | Unabridged edition (Soundings Ltd, June 30, 2004), cover price $89.95

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A lifetime's passion for proper medical care for all has made Claire Rayner one of Britain's most important and successful campaigners, yet it is as an advice columnist that she is perhaps best known. In this biography, she reveals her childhood, early nursing career and more recent achievements.

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9781844080502 | New edition (Gardners Books, December 4, 2003), cover price $15.20 | About this edition: A lifetime's passion for proper medical care for all has made Claire Rayner one of Britain's most important and successful campaigners, yet it is as an advice columnist that she is perhaps best known.

In the fourth volume in The Performers family saga, it is 1851: the year of the Great Exhibition and Paxton's Crystal Palace. Lydia Mohun, daughter of Lilith, former star of the Haymarket Theatre, arrives to take up residence in Soho Square. Abel's son Jonah, now a widower, is convinced she spells trouble. To his daughter Phoebe, brought up by Aunt Abbey, the introduction to Lydia opened a new world of delight. But for Abby's son Freddy,it set a formidable stumbling block in the path he had planned for his beloved Phoebe. Before the end of that summer of 1851, Freddy and Phoebe were to see both happiness and misery.

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9780708925232 | Large print edition (Ulverscroft Large Print Books, October 1, 1991), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: In the fourth volume in The Performers family saga, it is 1851: the year of the Great Exhibition and Paxton's Crystal Palace.

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9781842325278 | House of Stratus Ltd, January 1, 2001, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: It was the year of the Great Exhibition and Lydia Mohun, daughter of the famous Lilith Lucas, had arrived to take up residence in Soho Square.

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9781842834893 | Unabridged edition (Soundings Ltd, November 30, 2003), cover price $89.95

Young Bridget Preston was a rather lonely girl who, as an orphan, had spent most of her life in boarding school. Her first venture into the wide world was to apply to the Royal to learn nursing. When she began her student training at the Royal, she was delighted to be included in the social life of the hospital, and even more excited to find that the charismatic surgeon, Josh Simpson, was showing such an interest in her...

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9780753161210 | Large print edition (Isis Large Print Books, August 1, 2001), cover price $32.50 | About this edition: Young Bridget Preston was a rather lonely girl who, as an orphan, had spent most of her life in boarding school.

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9780753163825 | Large print edition (Isis Large Print Books, October 1, 2001), cover price $21.99

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Product Description: The streets of London in the 1800's are no place for a respectable gentleman to take his evening stroll, but Jesse Constam is no ordinary man. So when Abel Lackland tries to pick his pocket, he doesn't hand the child over to the law...read more

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9780708924136, titled "Gower Street" | Large print edition (Ulverscroft Large Print Books, April 1, 1991), cover price $19.95
9780671215507 | Simon & Schuster, August 1, 1973, cover price $7.95 | About this edition: Jesse Constam is no ordinary man, having escaped the squalor of the slums and now living in fashionable Gower Street.

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9781842325247, titled "Gower Street" | House of Stratus Ltd, January 1, 2001, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: The early 1800's.

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9781859035573, titled "Gower Street" | Unabridged edition (Ulverscroft Soundings Ltd, April 30, 2002), cover price $99.95 | About this edition: The streets of London in the 1800's are no place for a respectable gentleman to take his evening stroll, but Jesse Constam is no ordinary man.

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9781859034545, titled "Gower Street" | Unabridged edition (Ulverscroft Soundings Ltd, September 30, 2001), cover price $89.95 | About this edition: The streets of London in the 1800's are nop pace for a respectable gentleman to tale his evening stroll, but Jesse Constam is no ordinary man.

Hardcover:

9780753161197 | Large print edition (Isis Large Print Books, January 1, 2001), cover price $35.50

Paperback:

9780753163368 | Large print edition (Isis Large Print Books, August 1, 2001), cover price $21.99

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Product Description: Embarrassing Medical Problems is a clear and informative guide, packed with useful tips and advice for curing or coping with an A-Z range of problems. Dr. Margaret Stearn provide medical explanations and solutions for a variety of embarrassing problems form hairy backs to twitching eyes, baldness to impotence, and much, much more...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Claire Rayner (foreword by) and Margaret Stearn

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9781578260676 | Hatherleigh Pr, March 1, 2001, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Embarrassing Medical Problems is a clear and informative guide, packed with useful tips and advice for curing or coping with an A-Z range of problems.

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Product Description: The latest in THE PERFORMERS family saga. PADDINGTON GREEN follows the fortunes of the children of Abel and Dorothea and Lilith's daughter Celia. Abel's first born, Jonah, his heart set on a theatrical career, married Celia. But all his hopes have been lost in his desire to provide for his family...read more

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9780708924860 | Large print edition (Ulverscroft Large Print Books, August 1, 1991), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: The latest in THE PERFORMERS family saga.
9780671221904 | Simon & Schuster, February 1, 1976, cover price $8.95 | About this edition: The latest in THE PERFORMERS family saga.

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9781842325261 | House of Stratus Ltd, January 1, 2001, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: The latest in THE PERFORMERS family saga.
9780449232651 | Fawcett Books, August 1, 1977, cover price $1.95 | About this edition: The latest in THE PERFORMERS family saga.

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Product Description: In the eleventh book in The Performers family saga the wedding between Letty Lackland's nephew Harry and Leah Landis, eight yearshis senior, provokes some uncharitable gossip. The Landis family,however, are more worried about the future of their cousins in Hitler's Germany...read more

Hardcover:

9780708927762 | Large print edition (Ulverscroft Large Print Books, December 1, 1992), cover price $29.99

Paperback:

9781842325346 | House of Stratus Ltd, January 1, 2001, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: In the eleventh book in The Performers family saga the wedding between Letty Lackland's nephew Harry and Leah Landis, eight yearshis senior, provokes some uncharitable gossip.

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Product Description: In the twelfth and final volume in The Performers family saga it is October 1946 and along with London, the Lackland and Lucas families are trying to pick up the pieces of a new life. At Queen Eleanor's Hospital, known as "Nellie's," the family, along with the Board of Governors, has to find money to rebuild following theblitz...read more

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9781842325353 | House of Stratus Ltd, January 1, 2001, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: In the twelfth and final volume in The Performers family saga it is October 1946 and along with London, the Lackland and Lucas families are trying to pick up the pieces of a new life.

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Product Description: In the tenth instalment in The Performers family saga everyone except Theo Caspar seems to be celebrating the end of the First World War. Too sickened by his experiences in the trenches, Theo cannot join the family's merrymaking. Letty Lackland, now a respected film producer, seizes on the aimless but beautiful Theo as a highly promotable new star...read more

Hardcover:

9780708927359 | Large print edition (Ulverscroft Large Print Books, October 1, 1992), cover price $29.99

Paperback:

9781842325339 | House of Stratus Ltd, January 1, 2001, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: In the tenth instalment in The Performers family saga everyone except Theo Caspar seems to be celebrating the end of the First World War.

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