Written by the Law Commissioner responsible for land law, this second edition is an invaluable resource for students new to the subject. It provides a clear overview of the subject, details key cases, and offers both a clear explanation of how the law works and insights into how property lawyers think.
The Cavendish family of Rutherford Park secretly dreams of freeing themselves from the rigid constraints and rules of the English aristocracy in the early 20th century in this new novel from the author of the international best-seller The Ice Child. Original.
This book is an examination of the law of land registration in England and Wales, in the light of the Land Registration Act 2002, and in particular at the way land registration is influenced by, and in turn influences, the evolution of land law as a whole. It examines the legal problems that have arisen in connection with land registration and considers the effect of the 2002 statute, drawing extensively upon the law in other jurisdictions and considering possibilities for future development. This is a book which will be essential reading for students, their teachers, and practitioners who will have to grapple with the intricacies of the new Act when it comes into force.
Anna Miles has hidden from the world for months. But on a storm-lashed night, a stranger arrives at her door: a mute girl with the body of an old woman in her car. Who is the girl, and what is her strange connection to Anna? And from whom has Anna been hiding all this time? Chief Inspector Robert Wilde assumes the task of investigating the elderly passenger’s death, a case which turns out to be the strangest and most disturbing of his career. This edition is the first publication of this title outside the United Kingdom.
"The third in the Rutherford series...continues the story of the Cavendish family through World War One and opens with the wedding of the youngest daughter, Charlotte. How realistic are Charlotte's misgivings? What is happening to the Cavendish's son, Harry, in France? And where is Jack Armitage, who volunteered to join? We are in April 1917 and the war rages; close to Rutherford, at Catterick Camp, a large prisoner-of-war camp has been established"--Provided by author.
From acclaimed author Elizabeth Cooke comes a passionate, richly atmospheric novel set in England and Sicily about two women bound by blood—and the secret that could turn them into strangers Zeph’s world is blown apart when she finds out that her husband, Nick, has been unfaithful. Devastated by his betrayal, she takes their two-year-old son and leaves. Hoping to find refuge at her mother’s farm, she instead finds a journal she wasn’t meant to see. Now Zeph views her parents and her childhood in a very different light and finds herself questioning everything she once believed about love and marriage. Alternating between the perspectives of Zeph and her mother, Cora, and filled with b...
A shared obsession with a Victorian painter brings together two strangers in Elizabeth Cooke’s extraordinary novel about the timelessness of art and love Catherine Sergeant loses people. First her parents died, leaving her alone in the world. Now her husband, Robert, has just walked out without warning or explanation. Catherine conceals her pain and sticks to life’s comforting routines, reporting for work as usual at the fine-arts auction house she co-owns. Then she meets widowed architect John Brigham. Catherine and John feel an immediate connection. They are both fascinated by the paintings of Richard Dadd, a Victorian artist who murdered his father and was locked away in an insane asylum. Interweaving the present with fleeting snapshots of the past—Dadd in moments of lunacy and lucidity that culminate in the act of creation—The Girl in the Green Glass Mirror takes readers to that exalted place where reality and creativity intersect. Filled with vibrant, unforgettable characters, it is a novel of discovery, reawakened passion, and the ability of art to shape lives and transcend madness, tragedy, and even time itself.
One of history’s great unsolved mysteries is the basis for Elizabeth Cooke’s exhilarating and deeply moving extreme-adventure novel about Arctic exploration, survival, and the unshakable bond between parents and children In 1845 Sir John Franklin and his crew of 128 men set out for the Arctic in search of the Northwest Passage. They were never seen or heard from again. Now, in an eerie replay of that tragedy, renowned archaeologist and Cambridge professor Douglas Marshall has vanished in Greenland while attempting to solve the centuries-old mystery. When journalist Jo Harper interviews Marshall’s wife, it is the beginning of her own obsession with the lost expedition . . . and with Douglas Marshall. This suspenseful, keenly touching tale of adventure, love, and survival shifts back and forth between the doomed 1845 voyage, told from the perspective of young ship hand Augustus Peterman, and Jo Harper’s present-day relationship with an extraordinary man who will change her profoundly, inspiring her to undertake her own seemingly impossible journey.
An accident victim desperate to return to her family, a child with Asperger’s syndrome, and a man discovering the daughter he never knew are brought together by love in this suspenseful, moving novel by acclaimed author Elizabeth Cooke After a car accident, single mother and painter Anna Russell lies in a coma in a Boston hospital. Her ten-year-old daughter, Rachel, who has Asperger’s syndrome, a mild form of autism, is in the next room with a fractured arm. Botanist David Mortimer can name any tree or form of plant life, but he can’t commit to anything—not even to writing his masterpiece about the rare flowers that fascinate him in the mountains of China. But almost as soon as he gets the call from Anna’s mother, he’s flying across the Atlantic to meet the daughter he never knew he had. Anna left him eleven years ago when he was mapping out an exotic journey for them, but David has never forgotten her. With help from Rachel, he comes up with a plan that might help Anna find her way back to them.
This is the poignant story of the bond created between a ninety-two-year-old widow who lives alone and an eleven-year-old toy poodle, with one good eye, who is a graduate of a puppy mill. Told in the little dogs voice, it depicts the love and solace they find together and the value of adopting an aging pet to share ones golden years.