WHSmith 225th Anniversary Charity Books: Exclusive Short Stories by Best-Selling Authors

WHSmith 225th Anniversary Charity Books: Exclusive Short Stories by Best-Selling Authors

The End – James Patterson

If the mission fails, it’s World War III. Any questions?

Owen Taylor is about to be betrayed on his final convert mission. It will take everything he has to make it home alive, and to save the woman he loves.

£1 for every copy of this book sold will be shared between Cancer Research and the National Literacy Trust.

The Senior Vice President – Jeffrey Archer

Global bestseller Jeffrey Archer returns with an exclusive short story from his brand new collection Tell Tale, publishing November 2017.

Arthur Dunbar, the senior vice president of the National Bank of Toronto, is a decadent, honest man, until the bank he has served for twenty-five-and-a-half years makes him redundant – just months before he will qualify for a full pension. Until that moment, committing a crime would never have crossed Arthur’s mind. However when one of his clients dies, Arthur sees an opportunity to begin a new life, as a multi-millionaire. But unfortunately a woman changes all that…

Wonderfully engaging and brimming with Jeffrey Archer’s wit, this is the master storyteller at his compelling best. This exclusive edition also features an extract from Only Time Will Tell, the brilliant first novel in the bestselling Clifton Chronicles series.

£1 for every copy of this book sold will be shared between Mind, Cancer Research and the National Literacy Trust.

Sunshine with a Chance of Snow – Carole Matthews

In this exclusive collection of short stories, brought together in print for the first time, Sunday Times bestselling Carole Matthews will transport you to worlds filled with love, family and sunshine. Join Carole as she introduces you to happily married couples who face their biggest challenges yet, tales of romance and secret admirers, and stories of chance encounters and unrequited love. So put your feet up and lose yourself in these wonderfully warm-hearted stories from the most romantic of storytellers.

Added extra alert! Contains the opening chapters from Carole’s Top Five Sunday Times bestselling novel, Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses.

£1 for every copy of this book sold will be shared between Mind, Cancer Research and the National Literacy Trust.

The Grown Up – Gillian Flynn

A young woman is making a living faking it as a cut-price psychic (with some illegal soft-core sex work on the side). She makes a decent wage mostly by telling people what they want to hear. But then she meets Susan Burke.

Susan moved to the city one year ago with her husband and 15-year-old stepson Miles. They live in a Victorian house called Carterhook Manor. Susan has become convinced that some malevolent spirit is inhabiting their home. The young woman doesn’t believe in exorcism or the supernatural. However when she enters the house for the first time, she begins to feel it too, as if the very house is watching her, waiting, biding its time…

£1 for every copy of this book sold will be shared between Cancer Research and the National Literacy Trust.

Shine – Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult introduces characters from her new novel SMALL GREAT THINGS in this original short story.

Dalton is the school of the rich and famous, and it’s eight-year-old Ruth Brooks’s first day. Growing up in Harlem she never dreamed she’d be given this opportunity, and she’s determined not to waste it. But right from her first lesson Ruth is treated differently. The harder she tries, the clearer it becomes that to some people it’s not the similarities that matter, but the differences – and there are plenty of those between Ruth and her new classmates.

As the days pass, she has a difficult lesson to learn: being in this new world is not the same as becoming a part of it – and becoming a part of it is starting to feel impossible.

£1 for every copy of this book sold will be shared between Mind, Cancer Research and the National Literacy Trust.

The Tree House Fun Book – Jill Griffiths, Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton

Stuff to write! Pictures to draw! Puzzles to solve! And so much more . . .

Plunge into the crazy world of the bestselling Treehouse series by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton in an activity book like no other.

Andy, Terry and Jill have brought you all their favourite treehouse things to do: create your own treehouse levels; imagine some amazing ice-cream flavours; draw yourself with Andy, Terry and Jill; spot the difference; find your way out of the Maze of Doom and and answer treehouse trivia. So what are you waiting for? Come on up!

£1 for every copy of this book sold will be shared between Mind, Cancer Research and the National Literacy Trust.

A Wartime Secret – Annie Murray

Grace and Ted Chapman married at the beginning of the war, but then Ted was called up to fight… Grace was left alone, fearful that her beloved Ted would never return. With the passage of time, Grace began to create a new life and found comfort in the arms of another man. Then along came the birth of a little girl, baby Barbara.

One morning. Grace receives a telegram out of the blue, and learns that Ted is alive and on his way home. News of his return sends Grace into a sick panic, and she begs her sister Joan to look after her daughter. When Ted returns to Birmingham, he is shell-shocked and fragile – and all the while Grace is tormented.

Just how far is Grace willing to go in order to protect her secret?

£1 for every copy of this book sold will be shared between Mind, Cancer Research and the National Literacy Trust.