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bncdoc.id G13 David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Fowles, J bncdoc.date 1988 bncdoc.title The magus. bncdoc.info The magus. Sample containing about 41636 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

` Sunlight . A naked girl . A chair . A towel , a bidet . A tiled floor . A little dog . And he gives the whole of existence a reason . ' I stared at the one on the left , not the one he had inventoried . It showed a girl by a sunlit window with her back turned , apparently drying her loins and watching herself in the mirror at the same time . I was remembering Alison , Alison wandering about the flat naked , singing , like a child . It was an unforgettable painting ; it set a dense golden halo of light round the most trivial of moments , so that the moment , and all such moments , could never be completely trivial again . Conchis moved out on to the terrace , and I followed him . By the westward of the two french doors stood a small Moorish ivory-inlaid table . It carried a bowl of flowers set , as if votively , before a photograph .

bncdoc.id G1X David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Barnes, J bncdoc.date 1990 bncdoc.title A history of the world in 10½ Chapters. bncdoc.info A history of the world in 10½ Chapters. Sample containing about 35909 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

' Miss Logan concealed her astonishment at this curious lecture , but felt bound to enquire further . ` And why might we be going there ? ' ` To intercede for the soul of my father . There is a monastery upon the mountain . ' ` It is a long way to go . ' ` I believe it to be appropriate . ' ` I see . ' Miss Logan was pensive at first , but then brightened . ` And shall we drink the wine there ? ' She was remembering her travels in Italy . ` It is forbidden , ' replied Miss Fergusson . ` Tradition forbids it . ' ` Tradition ? ' ` Heaven , then . Heaven has forbidden it , in memory of the fault into which the grapes betrayed the Patriarch . ' Miss Logan , who would complaisantly allow the Bible to be read to her but was not diligent in turning the pages herself , exhibited a momentary confusion . ` Drunkenness , ' explained Miss Fergusson . ` Noah 's drunkenness . '

bncdoc.id H97 David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Howard, Stephanie bncdoc.date 1992 bncdoc.title Miracles can happen. bncdoc.info Miracles can happen. Sample containing about 49296 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

' Momentarily his fingers stilled against hers . ` Will no man ever be able to take the place of Tony ? ' ` That was n't what I meant . ' ` Then what was it that you did mean ? ' ` All I meant was that I find it hard to imagine myself setting up home with someone else again . ' ` Is n't that the same thing ? ' ` No , it is n't . ' Something clenched inside her as she said it . She was remembering the revelation that had come to her just a few short moments ago , in what seemed like another age now , before Alexander had kissed her . ` In what way is it different ? ' His fingers had tightened a little . ` I do n't understand . Please explain . '

bncdoc.id H9C David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Doherty, P C bncdoc.date 1992 bncdoc.title The prince of darkness. bncdoc.info The prince of darkness. Sample containing about 47412 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

Smear it on your four bedposts every night . It will purify evil vapours from the air , make you breathe more easily and allow more restful sleep . ' The old nun nodded wisely and Corbett felt a twinge of guilt at his incredible lies . He placed the ointment on the table beside her , rose and walked over to the window . He peered down . ` What are you looking at , Master Clerk ? ' ` I am just remembering how you and Dame Martha saw Lady Eleanor on the night before she died . You are sure it was her ? ' ` Oh , yes ! ' The old nun chewed on her gums . ` You see , Dame Martha was standing where you are . She called me over and pointed down . ` Look , ' she said , ` there 's Lady Eleanor ! '

bncdoc.id HA4 David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Pym, Barbara bncdoc.date 1993 bncdoc.title An unsuitable attachment. bncdoc.info An unsuitable attachment. Sample containing about 44445 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1975-1984 Text type Written books and periodicals

The smaller one seemed to find it necessary to raise her voice , so that Rupert heard a sentence of their conversation before they passed out of earshot . ` The vicar 's wife and her sister -- is n't that just what we look like , ' said Penelope Grandison , ` and laden with parcels too . Not the kind of people who have everything sent . ' ` We 've been shopping , ' said Sophia Ainger , ` so of course we 're laden . ' She spoke rather absently for she was remembering a vase of stiff-looking artificial flowers of an unknown species , seen fleetingly in a funeral director 's window , which now overlaid her memory of the bright Kensington shops and brought her back to the reality of her life in North London . The afternoon 's shopping had been arranged to console her sister Penelope , who at twenty-five was still young enough to suffer disappointments in love as commonly as colds or headaches .

bncdoc.id HDD David Lee's classification S_meeting bncdoc.author bncdoc.date bncdoc.title bncdoc.info Confirmation meeting on the gift of the Holy Spirit: church meeting. Sample containing about 6965 words speech recorded in public context Text availability Ownership has not been claimed Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Spoken context-governed

Have a look at them . They look tired and worn out . They talk quietly amongst themselves sometimes finding it hard to speak . Some of them are near to tears . There 's a sudden noise outside in the street . Immediately they stop talking and look anxiously at the door . Very quietly one gets up and goes noiselessly to check the bolt 's on the door . Everyone is very tense . Can you imagine what they are feeling ? What are they remembering ? What are they saying ? If you 'd like to open your eyes and if you would like to list your response on a piece of paper for me . The questions I asked were are what are they feeling ? What are they remembering ? And what are they saying ? For the feelings you 've used words like frightened nervous worried sad anxious curious shocked numb guilty confused . What are they remembering ? You 've used words like death last supper good times sad times , the past couple of days all that Jesus had said and done their betrayal their cowardice . And what are they saying ?

bncdoc.id HGU David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Neale, Johnathan bncdoc.date 1993 bncdoc.title The Laughter of Heroes. bncdoc.info The Laughter of Heroes. Sample containing about 33908 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

` Forget it , ' she says , and with thumb and forefinger she flicks the cigarette across the room . It lands on top of the tights . She settles back down and makes a gesture for Bill to lie on her lap again . He does . Unusual woman . ` I only have one a day now , ' Alice says . ` At bedtime . ' She catches her double meaning and giggles . ` I started with Al . We always used to have one afterwards . ' She is remembering . ` Camels . ' Al was the Yank she had during the war . Bill stiffens . ` Sorry , ' she says . ` It 's all right , ' he says . He is still stiff ` What happened ? ' Alice asks . ` What do you mean ? '

bncdoc.id HGY David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Richmond, Emma bncdoc.date 1993 bncdoc.title Love of my heart. bncdoc.info Love of my heart. Sample containing about 51646 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

` Oh , yes , ' Ellie agreed , ` that covers it perfectly . What a lovely phrase . Truly blessed . ' ` It will be talked to death for weeks ! ' she added with another laugh . ` In a small village , the most minor event is discussed endlessly because nothing very much ever happens , and everyone knows everything about everyone else … ' For a moment , a shadow moved in her eyes , as though she was remembering something , and then she gave a little shake of her head as though to throw it off , before continuing lightly , ` It can be very irritating . Although it works both ways . If you 're in trouble , or have a problem , everyone pitches in to help . And I expect , ' she added with a twinkle , ` that before long they 'll all be talking about the little English girl who 's staying at the Hall . '

bncdoc.id HGY David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Richmond, Emma bncdoc.date 1993 bncdoc.title Love of my heart. bncdoc.info Love of my heart. Sample containing about 51646 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

` Oh , yes , ' Ellie agreed , ` that covers it perfectly . What a lovely phrase . Truly blessed . ' ` It will be talked to death for weeks ! ' she added with another laugh . ` In a small village , the most minor event is discussed endlessly because nothing very much ever happens , and everyone knows everything about everyone else … ' For a moment , a shadow moved in her eyes , as though she was remembering something , and then she gave a little shake of her head as though to throw it off , before continuing lightly , ` It can be very irritating . Although it works both ways . If you 're in trouble , or have a problem , everyone pitches in to help . And I expect , ' she added with a twinkle , ` that before long they 'll all be talking about the little English girl who 's staying at the Hall . '

bncdoc.id HHA David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Murray, Annabel bncdoc.date 1993 bncdoc.title Only two can share. bncdoc.info Only two can share. Sample containing about 52558 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

They had been conversing easily all afternoon . Yet , the nearer they approached to the canal , the more spasmodic their exchanges became . For her part , Robbie was aware of slowing steps and mounting nerves . The sun might be going down , but she had no need of its heat to stimulate her feelings for Fen Marshall . And in a very short while they would be back in the enforced intimacy of Water Gypsy 's cabin . She cast a sidelong glance at Fen . Was he remembering last night too ? Unlikely . It would scarcely hold the same significance for him . He believed her to be promised to Hugh -- and then there was Petula . Damn and blast Petula . For a moment she was afraid she 'd said it aloud , because Fen stopped suddenly . But just as she was waiting apprehensively , he said , ` You do n't have to worry , you know . '

bncdoc.id HTG David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Dudley Edwards, Ruth bncdoc.date 1993 bncdoc.title Clubbed to death. bncdoc.info Clubbed to death. Sample containing about 46879 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Ownership has not been claimed Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

I was never any good at committees . Not even when I was working . I did everything I could to avoid them . I do n't like people arguing . It upsets me . So I do n't listen . ' ` What was your work , sir ? ' ` I was a librarian . I had a job in the British Museum , in the library there . I liked that . It was a very ordered life . ' ` You 're interested in books ? ' Milton was remembering what Amiss had said about the adventure books in Glastonbury 's bedroom . ` I do n't really read books , but I liked cataloguing them and arranging them and making sure they were well looked after and all that kind of thing . ' ` Did you work as a librarian all your life ? '

bncdoc.id J13 David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author James, Russell bncdoc.date 1993 bncdoc.title Payback. bncdoc.info Payback. Sample containing about 44607 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

` I like the music . ' ` Very loud , I 'll say that for it . Were you meeting someone there ? ' ` No . ' Kellard does n't say anything . He does n't do anything . He just settles himself into the cushion of the rear seat and waits for me to speak . If he had a pipe , he might light it . From the untroubled expression on his face , you 'd think he was remembering the taste of its tobacco . I realise that I have little I need to hide . I had wanted to keep Tamsin 's name out of it , but it 's too late now . He has seen the photographs . So I tell him about the search for her , and he sits and listens . When I have finished , he says , ` Bit of a long shot , was n't it , trying the pubs ? '

bncdoc.id JXY David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Keane, Lucy bncdoc.date 1990 bncdoc.title False impressions. bncdoc.info False impressions. Sample containing about 46460 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

Rachel was invited to join them and she was happy to do so , but for the rest of the day she could n't forget that moment when David had moved so close to her ; she could n't forget the look in his eyes , a look that had implied that the conclusions drawn by others about his intentions towards her could be well founded . And later that afternoon when he drove her home in his car and he seemed unusually quiet , she sensed that he too was remembering that moment . He brought the car to a halt outside her flat and they sat motionless , staring at a group of boys who were playing on skateboards . ` Are you going to ask me in ? ' he asked at last .

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

I 'm very relieved there was nothing seriously wrong . ' Irene glanced around the room . ` The flowers are very nice . ' Juliet had put on the percolator earlier . Now she fetched in the tray , and they all sat down . She had butterflies inside , nerving herself for the questions she was about to ask . ` It was n't as bad as you expected , was it ? ' she said brightly . ` Oh , no , not nearly as bad . I suppose I was remembering all those tests I had so long ago , all those nasty little operations -- ' Irene broke off , looking intently into her cup of coffee , as if it were to blame . Juliet took a quick breath . ` Over twenty years ago , you mean . ' Irene nodded , and sipped her coffee .

bncdoc.id JY1 David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Steele, Jessica bncdoc.date 1991 bncdoc.title His woman. bncdoc.info His woman. Sample containing about 45851 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

Abruptly she looked up -- straight into the night-black eyes of Naylor Massingham . For long seconds , his expression serious , he looked down into her large green eyes , then , ` You 're trembling ! ' he observed . For a few moments Leith felt transfixed -- there seemed to be a hint of kindness in his look . Then his glance flicked down to her mouth , lingered there for a moment -- and she just knew that he was remembering those kisses they had shared . Abruptly she pulled out of his hold . ` Men ! ' she snapped angrily . His hands at once fell from her arms , and the only kindness in his glance , she realised quickly , had been in her imagination . For there was nothing but mockery there as he scorned loftily , ` Do n't tell me you 've taken the cure ? ' Leith put her head in the air , took a side-step , and marched on her way

bncdoc.id JY1 David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Steele, Jessica bncdoc.date 1991 bncdoc.title His woman. bncdoc.info His woman. Sample containing about 45851 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

` Out -- at this time ? ' his mother protested worriedly . ` Do n't fret , there 's a love . I promise to return to sleep in my own bed ! ' Leith saw Naylor 's mouth firm and thought it must be on account of the anxiety that Travis was causing his mother . It could not , by any stretch of the imagination , be because Naylor was remembering another Saturday night when Travis had not slept in his own bed , but a bed Naylor thought was hers . ` Do n't make a noise when you come in , ' Guthrie warned his son , and Travis uttered his adieux and went on his way . Cicely put on a cheerful expression and tactfully , as though thinking to leave the newly engaged couple to say goodnight in private , she smiled , ` If you 'll excuse us , Leith , Guthrie and I always go and check on the horses before we go up to bed .

bncdoc.id JY6 David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Wilder, Quinn bncdoc.date 1993 bncdoc.title One shining summer. bncdoc.info One shining summer. Sample containing about 52001 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

He turned back towards her . Even in the darkness she caught the sweep of his eyes touching her naked shoulders . But his voice was all business . ` OK . Now I 'm going to pull down a whole pile of these things and make a nest out of them so we 'll be warm and cosy until we 're rescued from each other . ' So he , too , realised that the real trap was not the locked door . Was he too remembering the last time they had decided to keep each other warm ? She squinted through the darkness at him , wishing it were dark enough to hide the hard gleam of his muscles , the masculine perfection of him . But it was n't . If anything , watching bits and pieces of his perfectly chiselled anatomy appear out of the murky darkness , and then disappear again , was an experience that was faintly and uncomfortably erotic .

bncdoc.id JY6 David Lee's classification W_fict_prose bncdoc.author Wilder, Quinn bncdoc.date 1993 bncdoc.title One shining summer. bncdoc.info One shining summer. Sample containing about 52001 words from a book (domain: imaginative) Text availability Worldwide rights cleared Publication date 1985-1993 Text type Written books and periodicals

But there was something so grim , so untouchable in the set of his face that there was a pause in the upward fluttering of her heart -- a pause , and then a downward plunge to earth . ` What 's the matter , Matthew ? ' ` What makes you think that something is the matter ? ' He leaned a big shoulder against the door-jamb , and his eyes swept her . A lip turned up at the towel in her hair , as if he was remembering that first time they 'd seen each other , but the quirk of that lip was cruel . ` What do you want , Matthew ? ' She folded her arms over her chest , uncomfortably aware of the shabbiness of her old pink housecoat , uncomfortably aware of an anger sizzling at the back of those eyes . Mrs Foster had told them Matthew was a bad-tempered boy , and she 'd certainly been right about the bad-tempered part , though this was no boy standing here looking at her with such menace .

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

Penry stood back , looking grim and formidable . ` I ca n't , Leonora . All I can say is that there was an innocent explanation for what you saw . If you ca n't accept that , and trust me , then there 's nothing more I can say . ' Leonora straightened her shoulders , pale and vulnerable in the plain black sweater and skirt she wore in the shop . She saw Penry 's eyes on the silver brooch on her shoulder , knew he was remembering their time together on the island , and for a moment she was tempted to throw herself into his arms , to assure him that nothing mattered as long as he loved her , Leonora Fox , not Melanie . Then her resolve hardened . ` I saw what I saw , Penry , and I do n't blame you . It 's crystal-clear that whatever defects your former wife possesses you 're still attracted to her . Who can blame you ?
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