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 law of estoppel is a modern concept with a medieval label. It concerns the enforcement of obligations outside the law of contract and tort; we might call it the law of consistency, which obliges people to stand by things they have said. This is a book for lawyers, but will be of interest to other readers as a picture of how the law has tried to deal with its own shortcomings. The book will be of interest practitioners and scholars in other jurisdictions particularly Australia and New Zealand.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To escape the distress of her divorce, Faith Collins buys a rundown house on the Dorset Coast. But unknown to her, the retreat is the obsession of a complete stranger: a woman whose unspeakable childhood makes her pursue both the house and Faith, with terrible consequences. This edition is the first publication of this title outside the United Kingdom.
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"Secrets of a Small Hotel" is the on-going story of adventures taking place in the Hotel Marcel in Paris near the Eiffel Tower, a sequel to the original There's a Small Hotel, published in 2014. The narrator, an attractive American widow in her 60s, returns to find much has changed, not only in the lives of apartment residents across the street, but within the Hotel Marcel itself. She encounters a deceptive English woman involved in art fraud; a young African-American in search of his father; even a violent murder, partially seen by the narrator from her balcony. She also finds an unexpected and exciting romantic liaison, and witnesses the opening of a grand, new hotel next door, named The Majestic. "Secrets of a Small Hotel" takes place in the month of May in Paris. The narrator determines to come back again to the Hotel Marcel at Christmas, her adventures to be continued in a new book titled, The Hotel Next Door.