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Yearly Archives: 2018

23 11, 2018

Book of The Week: Brief Answers to The Big Questions

2018-11-23T16:29:21+00:00 November 23rd, 2018|Categories: Non-Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: , , |

Brief Answers to The Big Questions by Stephen Hawking In the final book by the groundbreaking and revered astronomer, Stephen Hawking, humankind's biggest questions are given answers. Whether we can predict the future, peer inside a black hole, colonise outer space, travel through time, and investigate the existence of a God, Hawking shows us his [...]

17 11, 2018

BOTW: How To Be Successful Without Hurting Men’s Feelings

2018-11-17T13:03:34+00:00 November 17th, 2018|Categories: Non-Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: , , |

How To Be Successful Without Hurting Men's Feelings by Sarah Cooper If you, like this author, find that "every morning I wake up and ask myself the same question: how dare I?", this book is for you! Going over with a fine-toothed comb the secrets to non-obstructive, non-threatening, non-shrill and non-demanding success in the workplace, [...]

10 11, 2018

Book of The Week: The Story of Brexit

2018-11-10T16:33:50+00:00 November 10th, 2018|Categories: Non-Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: , , , |

The Story of Brexit (A Ladybird Book) We know and love the spoof Ladybird series, and The story of Brexit is one of its many gems. Like always, one finishes the book exactly as mystified as when they began it, and like always, their day is far brighter for it. Not-so-officially explaining Brexit in a [...]

3 11, 2018

Book of The Week: The Tales of Beedle The Bard

2018-11-03T12:55:53+00:00 November 3rd, 2018|Categories: Kids, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Staff Picks|Tags: , , |

The Tales of Beedle The Bard by JK Rowling, illustrated by Chris Riddell "An essential companion to the Harry Potter books" - In this stunningly illustrated edition, you can read Hermione Granger's favourite book of wizarding fairytales in all their colourful splendour! Full of five fantastical tales of magic and adventure, annotated and commented on [...]

27 10, 2018

Book of the Week: Dracul

2018-10-27T12:12:40+00:00 October 27th, 2018|Categories: Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, News, Sci-Fi/Fantasy|Tags: , , , , |

Dracul by Dacre Stoker & J. D. Barker In the year 1868 a young Bram Stoker is locked inside an abbey for what is about to be the the most chilling night of his life - one that would shape the history of horror - this is the true origin story of Count Dracula! Told [...]

20 10, 2018

Book Of The Week: Amelia Fang and the Memory Thief

2018-10-20T14:54:06+00:00 October 20th, 2018|Categories: Fiction, Kids|Tags: , , |

Amelia Fang and the Memory Thief by Laura Ellen Anderson   Join everyone's favourite young vampire, Amelia Fang, as she prepares for her hotly-anticipated birthnight party! One problem, a mysterious forgetfulness is sweeping over her fellow creatures of Nocturnia, and it seems that even Amelia's party is slipping their minds! Fearing that someone may be [...]

13 10, 2018

Book Of The Week: Inside The Villains

2018-10-13T12:25:26+00:00 October 13th, 2018|Categories: Kids, Staff Picks|Tags: , , |

Inside The Villains by Clotilde Perrin We all know of the Big Bad Wolf, we've all heard of the mythical Giant, and everybody knows a story or two about the Witch, but how well do we know them? In this absolutely stunning picture book (for adults, too!) Clotilde Perrin brings to vivid life the fantastical [...]

22 09, 2018

Book Of The Week: No. More. Plastic.

2018-09-22T12:03:18+00:00 September 22nd, 2018|Categories: Non-Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: , |

No. More. Plastic. by Martin Dorey This book is a must-read, and it's about you, "because you are the one person in the world that you inhabit who can make a difference". Martin Dorey encourages all of us in this pocket-sized motivational handbook to reassess our relationship with plastic - it's everywhere! Rather than blaming, [...]

15 09, 2018

Book Of The Week: Oi Duck-Billed Platypus!

2018-09-15T12:21:44+00:00 September 15th, 2018|Categories: Kids, Staff Picks|

Oi Duck-Billed Platypus! by Kes Gray The fourth spectacular installment of the beloved "Oi" series - this book enters a whole new realm of silliness. Witty wordplay and ridiculous rhyming are abundant in this new story in which Frog, on their mission to seat EVERY animal according to what rhymes with their species (cats on [...]