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bncdoc.id AD9 David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Constantine, Storm bncdoc.date 1991 bncdoc.title Hermetech. bncdoc.info Hermetech. Sample containing about 42247 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availabilityWorldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text typeWritten books and periodicals

` Hmmm . ' Leila was alerted by the quick downswivel of Roirbak 's eyes . ` Quincx ? What did I ask ? Did I hit a nerve or something ? ' He stroked her back , wincing at the sharpness of her spine , the ripple of ribs too close to the skin . ` I want you to meet him , ' he said . ` That 's all I 'll say . It may be my brain is getting fuddled despite my attempts at rejuvenation and I 'm imagining things . ' ` What are you talking about ? ' ` Crazy suspicions . ' ` What ? ' ` Either I 'm mad or people reincarnate , or there 's such a thing as possession , or … ' He paused . ` Quincx ? ' Leila looked worried . He shook his head . ` I said more than I meant to , ' he said . ` Forget it . You 'll meet him later , I expect … So , tell me , why have you brought Nathan Junior here ? '

bncdoc.id HA9 David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author bncdoc.date 1993 bncdoc.title Winter challenge. bncdoc.info Winter challenge. Sample containing about 53623 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Ownership has not been claimed Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

` I believe a reservation has been made for me . ' The woman looked at her , an unmistakably speculative gleam in her hazel eyes , and Shannon frowned , wondering at the look . ` Ah , yes , Miss Lea . A room has indeed been booked for you . It 's on the second floor , number twenty-seven . ' Shannon signed the register and took the key , still puzzled by the receptionist 's knowing look . Then she shrugged . She was imagining things . Or else the poor woman could n't help the way she looked ; perhaps it had something to do with those finely arched eyebrows of hers . She made her way to the second floor , her frown deepening as she looked about her , properly taking in her surroundings for the first time . The hotel was a good one , not luxurious , but considerably better than she was accustomed to staying in while working .

bncdoc.id HGT David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Martin, Laura bncdoc.date 1993 bncdoc.title Garden of desire. bncdoc.info Garden of desire. Sample containing about 67546 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

And then she felt him move away and she lifted her head and saw that he was going towards the door . ` W … where are you going ? ' Robyn 's voice quivered . ` It 's OK , I 'll be back . ' She watched him through the open door , saw him click on the gallery light -- tall , virile , handsome , strong … She closed her eyes . And he could be kind ; she was n't imagining it , was she ? He had held her and comforted her , wiped away her tears without any trace of scorn or mockery , had n't he ? She glanced around the room , laying her hot flushed face against the cool pillow , listening to the bang of a cupboard door below , the chinks of crockery . The room seemed empty without him , strange and unfriendly

bncdoc.id HH1 David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Byrne, Julia bncdoc.date 1993 bncdoc.title My enemy, my love. bncdoc.info My enemy, my love. Sample containing about 87955 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

` No , but you 're … Stop shaking , damn it ! It 's tearing me apart . ' ` 'T IS … 't is the cold , ' she stammered . Had her mind gone , or had she really heard that tormented note in his voice ? ` I know . I know , sweetheart . ' He folded her closer , his voice a deep , gentle murmur again . She must be imagining things , Isabel decided . His kindness must have gone to her head , but she would not read too much into it . Now that the nightmare of her captivity had receded somewhat in the safety of his arms , she suddenly remembered , with painful clarity , the way they had parted , the truth still unspoken between them . He still thought her a traitor . He still thought her his enemy . ` I really am all right now , ' Isabel insisted quietly , keeping her face lowered .

bncdoc.id HTR David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Smith, Joan bncdoc.date 1988 bncdoc.title A masculine ending. bncdoc.info A masculine ending. Sample containing about 45051 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Ownership has not been claimed Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

Convinced she was on to something , she felt emboldened . ` How did you get on with him ? ' she asked , taking a sip from her glass to avoid looking directly at his face . She did n't want to give anything away . Jamie paused . ` Gosh , ' he said at last , ` that 's a difficult one . To be absolutely honest , I was in a rather awkward position . ' He stopped , and Loretta looked up . Was she imagining it , or had a look of caution entered his eyes ? He glanced towards the two students at the table , and lowered his voice . ` I do n't know how much you know about Hugh 's private life , but the fact is he had rather a crush on me . It really got very difficult . It took me a while to take in what was going on , of course . When I first arrived , and he seemed interested in me , I was rather flattered .

bncdoc.id HTR David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Smith, Joan bncdoc.date 1988 bncdoc.title A masculine ending. bncdoc.info A masculine ending. Sample containing about 45051 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Ownership has not been claimed Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

When I first arrived , and he seemed interested in me , I was rather flattered . I mean , I was just an obscure first-year , and he went out of his way to encourage me . But after a while I began to think there was more to it than that , and I did n't know how to handle it . He was always inviting me to little supper parties and so on , and it became so noticeable that other people began to make snide comments . I was n't imagining it , honestly . I do n't have any delusions about myself . But I did n't know what to do . He was my tutor , after all . I could n't risk falling out with him completely . So , although I 'm sorry he 's dead , I 'm rather relieved to have Bridget this year . ' ` I 'm sure you are , ' Loretta said warmly , congratulating herself on her powers of deduction .

bncdoc.id HWE David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Cookson, Catherine bncdoc.date 1993 bncdoc.title The house of women. bncdoc.info The house of women. Sample containing about 33001 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Ownership has not been claimed Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

` Oh , God in heaven ! woman , shut up ! ' Peggy stepped back from the old woman . ` Shut up ! You know nothing about it . Turning my back on my husband , you say ; and yes , I did , because I could still smell the whores of Bog 's End on him . Is that news to you ? His evening jaunts to this meeting or that are all phoney . ' ` You 're imagining things , girl . It 's right what he says : it 's impossible to talk to you . ' ` Oh , does he ? So he says that ? Well , he does n't find it impossible to talk to you , does he ? He 's given you a new lease of life , has n't he , with his flattery , his sucking-up . ' ` You 'd better leave me before I lose my temper with you , girl , and say something I 'll be sorry for . '

bncdoc.id HWP David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Burley, W J bncdoc.date 1989 bncdoc.title Wycliffe and the Windsor Blue. bncdoc.info Wycliffe and the Windsor Blue. Sample containing about 43883 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Ownership has not been claimed Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

` What had he planned ? ' ` How he could cause the maximum unpleasantness to those he left behind -- mainly to me . Nobody , of course , will believe it : ` He was such a nice man -- a bit sarcastic at times but only in a playful sort of way . ' That 's what people said about him . Even my friend , Celia Bond , says I 'm imagining things , that I 'm suffering from delayed shock or some such nonsense . We had words about it and I told her to go ! Of course Celia was an only child -- and spolit ; she ca n't believe that a father would get pleasure by humiliating his children . She 's no idea ! ' It was astonishing . Beryl was perfectly composed ; she was no longer flushed and her hair was tidy ; she even had a small smile on her lips .

bncdoc.id JY0 David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Grey, Alice bncdoc.date 1993 bncdoc.title Hearts in hiding. bncdoc.info Hearts in hiding. Sample containing about 64220 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

Juliet wondered why he was willing to do it all again . Perhaps he 'd fallen in love with the girl . Perhaps it had n't turned out well , and he 'd been blamed . But he 'd traced the mother , he 'd said so , so it could n't be that . Perhaps , thought Juliet , her heart thudding against her ribs , perhaps if he helps me he thinks he might fall in love with me too . Perhaps he 's regretting his impulsive offer . Yet I was n't imagining it , I did see something in his expression -- Her shoulders slumped . I suppose he 's still in love with the other girl . Her vivid imagination created someone tall and slim , blonde and attractive . Someone like Sara Calvert . ` You 're not listening . ' David tugged a lock of black hair . She jumped up . ` Sorry , I was -- miles away . ' For a moment a guarded expression crossed his face . Then he smiled , a professional smile that did n't reach his eyes .

bncdoc.id JY2 David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Wilkinson, Lee bncdoc.date 1992 bncdoc.title Joy bringer. bncdoc.info Joy bringer. Sample containing about 55442 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

She faltered to a halt . His fingers tightened , while silvery-green eyes looked deep into gold . ` Perhaps we could ignore what is past and start again ? ' he suggested . She nodded , all her doubts dispelled as night 's shadows were dispelled by the light of day . Gladness filled her , irradiating her whole face , making her eyes glow . ` You 're quite lovely , ' he said softly . ` I can see how easily you 'd bewitch any man . ' Was she just imagining an underlying bitterness in his remark ? Before she could be sure his mouth covered hers , banishing thought , leaving nothing but feeling . Her whole being was centred on him , wrapped up in him . His kiss was pure joy , winging happiness , as if her spirit was soaring into a clear sky . She floated down to earth slowly , to find him studying her dazed face with an unmistakable gleam of triumph in his eyes .

bncdoc.id JY3 David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Ash, Rosalie bncdoc.date bncdoc.title Love by design. bncdoc.info Love by design. Sample containing about 51729 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Ownership has not been claimed Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

Even more disturbing , though she shrank from admitting it , was this subtle sexual threat . It lurked tormentingly just below the surface . And it alarmed her , to say the least . She liked to be in control , and this feeling gave the impression it could get out of control … She thrust her hands into her pockets , and gritted her teeth . This was crazy . She must be imagining it . There was no way Guy Sterne could be remotely interested in her , and as for the other way around … She shivered . After what happened with Mortimer , she 'd voted herself off men for life . And as for this particular man ? She 'd rather throw herself to the lions … ` Yes . I like it … ' She dropped her head back to relieve the tension in her neck , and gazed up at the rigging . The snowy white mainsail was stretched on a taut closehauled setting in the wind .

bncdoc.id JY5 David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Elliot, Rachel bncdoc.date 1992 bncdoc.title Lover's charade. bncdoc.info Lover's charade. Sample containing about 53825 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

` And maybe pigs can fly . Look , I know something 's going on here -- and I want to get to the bottom of it . ' Rory flinched . This was exactly what she had been afraid of -- flibbertigibbet though she was in most things , Candy could be positively terrier-like if she got her teeth into a mystery , refusing to let go until she 'd solved everything to her satisfaction . Persuading her that nothing was going on could turn out to be a Herculean task . ` You 're imagining things , ' she said now with a nonchalant shrug . ` Sure . ' Candy 's returning glance was worryingly unconvinced . ` OK . You want to work -- let's work . What exactly is the plan for this promotions night ? ' Rory felt a faint but definite niggle of alarm in the pit of her stomach . This was a new tactic , one she was n't familiar with .

bncdoc.id JYC David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author George, Catherine bncdoc.date 1991 bncdoc.title Out of the storm. bncdoc.info Out of the storm. Sample containing about 54713 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

After all , I 've seen myself in the mirror . You 'd have to be pretty desperate to want -- anything like that with someone who looks like me . ' ` I would n't say that , exactly . ' There was an unsettling gleam in his eye as he got up . ` You 're very appealing , Leonora , black eye or not . Which does n't mean I intend to leap into bed with you just because fate washed you up on my beach . And if you 're imagining I pine for the delights of the conjugal bed now my wife 's left me , you 're a bit off-beam there , too . I was accustomed to a lonely bed long before she left me for someone else . ' He checked himself , his face suddenly harsh . ` And why the hell I told you that I do n't know . It 's not something I want broadcast to the world . ' Indignation cancelled out any stray pang of compassion . Leonora eyed him angrily .

bncdoc.id JYC David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author George, Catherine bncdoc.date 1991 bncdoc.title Out of the storm. bncdoc.info Out of the storm. Sample containing about 54713 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

` I was against it from the first . I could n't put my finger on what it was I disliked about him , yet now it seems plain as the nose on your face . What a ghastly thing to happen to you . I could kill him ! ' ` Penry felt like that , too . ' Elise looked across at her searchingly . ` Ah , yes . The impressive Dr Vaughan . Full marks to him , anyway . ' Her eyes narrowed . ` Was I imagining things , or was there a definite hint of electricity in the air between you and the dashing doctor ? ' ` Certainly not . ' ` Liar ! ' Leonora shook back her hair , looking fierce . ` If you do n't mind I 'd like to drop the subject now . As far as I 'm concerned I 'd like to forget that the last couple of weeks ever happened . ' Elise jumped up , looking contrite .




bncdoc.id CK0 David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Andrews, Lucilla bncdoc.date 1986 bncdoc.title Hospital circles. bncdoc.info Hospital circles. Sample containing about 41076 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1960-1974 Text type Written books and periodicals

` Jo , darling ! What on earth are you doing here and up ? I was just about to go round and ask Night Home Sister if there was a chance of your being called early . ' I gaped at the speaker as if she were a mirage . She was a youngish woman of my own height , build , and colouring . She wore a cream linen suit , a black straw boater , and black gloves . The fact that I had never seen my aunt looking so elegant added to my impression that I was imagining this . She never visited Benedict 's . She said she did n't hold with looking back . ` Jo , what 's up ? ' In answer I did something I had not done in years . I flung my arms round my astonished aunt 's nick and burst into tears on her shoulder . She asked no more questions . She swept me away from the door , along a line of cars , into her aged scarlet mini , gave me a handkerchief , and let me cry it out .




bncdoc.id AD1 David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Hill, Susan bncdoc.date 1969 bncdoc.title Gentleman and ladies. bncdoc.info Gentleman and ladies. Sample containing about 43055 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1960-1974 Text type Written books and periodicals


And it is not , she thought , sliding the mottled skin deftly off her fish , it is not as though we are starving . No , we are lucky , we live comparatively well . There are so many others who do not have a portion of the things we have , in our state . Isabel coughed . Her grey hair had a dusty look , as though it had been powdered like a flunkey 's wig . She coughed again and looked reproachfully at Kathleen . Bones , the look said . ` They were fillets , ' Kathleen countered . ` So I am imagining a bone ? ' ` I did n't say that , Isabel . ' ` You implied it . ' After a short silence , Kathleen took courage , feeling sorry for her sister . ` If you are still anxious about the will … ' she began . Isabel stiffened . ` They do need money , you know . For … well , I suppose for research and so on . It is a worthy cause . '




bncdoc.id B20 David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Butters, Roger bncdoc.date 1991 bncdoc.title Look about and die. bncdoc.info Look about and die. Sample containing about 41196 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals


` She 's a more determined person than you might think . ' ` Yes , ' agreed the Hungarian . ` And hot-headed , too , just like … ' A shadow crossed his face ; evidently , thought Karelius , what there had been between him and Louise Müller was not yet dead , and perhaps never would be . Some things survived the grave . ` By the way , ' Aranyos was continuing , so completely in his usual languid manner that Karelius could have been imagining things , ` I suppose I owe you an explanation about Louise Müller . It 's true we were acquainted , with the result that I discovered the imposture as soon as her doppelgänger arrived . I was engaged in enquiry into the matter when I learnt of the attack upon her sister . Of course , the deception was bound to come to light sooner or later . It strikes me as a decidedly short-term scheme . ' ` With what object ? '

Spoken

bncdoc.id KDS David Lee's classification S_conv bncdoc.author bncdoc.date bncdoc.title bncdoc.info 14 conversations recorded by `Rosemary' (PS0NR) between 14 and 16 April 1991 with 6 interlocutors, totalling 2252 s-units, 14407 words (duration not recorded). Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Spoken demographic

He walked out I walked out of here in a huff Did he ? Yeah See er John 's a bit too , well he 's a bit oldish or old in his ways to to have the responsibility of youngsters . Mm . He , he ca n't let them go . He 's worried about them the whole time . I think that Ryan was saying something that John fell out with him because of his motorbike . Yeah . He says John 's wo n't speak to me now because of the motorbike and er I says oh Ryan you must be imagining things , he says no he says he just wo n't talk to me because I 've got the motorbike . Well I said maybe maybe he 's worried about you falling off it or Well he is worried about them having an accident with it but , but he 's not er worried about him having the motorbike , no he cos he would have done the same as a er child anyway well things like that ,

bncdoc.id KP6 David Lee's classification S_conv bncdoc.author bncdoc.date bncdoc.title bncdoc.info 10 conversations recorded by `Catriona' (PS52C) on ?? ?? 1993 with 9 interlocutors, totalling 3658 s-units, 33704 words, and over 1 hour 20 minutes 19 seconds of recordings. Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Spoken demographic

Yeah . Whereabouts ? Oh I do n't know for God 's sake how do I know ? Erm and yeah two birds I met in Portugal and , and then Kathy just like stormed out . It was a really insensitive thing to say . Do n't you think ? Yeah . Really pissed off , oh I have n't done any prep at all . Thing is I , I do n't know if I 'm just imagining that I have n't got any , this this does n't really work . Or if I really have n't . Fridays . I ca n't work on Fridays . I felt really erm did you get , by the way , th that letter I put on your desk Yeah . you 've got to ask your parents to wear those badges to come to erm the meeting with the badges on . What 's the letter about ? Some cookery book I think I heard .
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