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23 09, 2017

Book of The Week: Oi Cat!

2017-09-23T10:33:51+00:00 September 23rd, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Kids, News, Staff Picks|Tags: |

Oi Cat is the Independent Booksellers Children's Book Of The Season! This children's picture book is ridiculous in the very best way. A hilarious and totally silly story about animals and on what/whom they should sit depending on what rhymes with their species - you'll find alpacas on cream crackers and armadillos on soft pillows, [...]

16 09, 2017

SKETCHY REVIEW #1 • The Hate U Give

2017-09-16T12:59:56+00:00 September 16th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, News, Sketchy Reviews, Staff Picks, Teen|Tags: , , , |

Welcome to our new column! In SKETCHY REVIEWS, we will be reviewing and celebrating some of our favorite books - giving you a treat for the mind and the eye, with our signature "only-a-little-nonsense" approach. Without further ado...   The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas gave me, conversely, zero hate. What it did give [...]

9 09, 2017

Book of The Week: This is Going to Hurt

2017-09-09T11:59:30+00:00 September 9th, 2017|Categories: News, Non-Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: , , |

This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay   Doctors see more in a day than most of us see in our lifetimes. They are also apparently funny, feeling, and incredibly dedicated. Well, they rather have to be, given how appallingly they are treated by politicians (always) and patients (more often than fair). Junior Doctors [...]

31 08, 2017

Book of The Week: My Absolute Darling

2017-08-31T16:02:46+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: |

My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent   A spectacular debut: horrifying, beautiful, brutal and uplifting. Quite simply magnificent. The language, the characters, the setting, the confusion. A truly visceral experience.   Recommended by Antonia   Use the 10% OFF code on our Instagram (@thebookshopbridport) for a discount at the till

24 08, 2017

Book of The Week: Dark Matter

2017-08-24T16:15:05+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Staff Picks|Tags: |

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch   When Jason Dessen is kidnapped and held hostage in a laboratory his only thought is to escape back to his wife. That journey ends up being a little more complicated than originally thought as Jason has to travel through alternate worlds to reunite his family. This is a fantastically [...]

17 08, 2017

Book of The Week: Ready Player One

2017-08-17T09:54:31+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Staff Picks|Tags: |

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline   This book may or may not be a complete geekfest, but it is most certainly a rollicking read; funny as hell with 80's references on every page amidst a great mystery and a treasure hunt! It will take readers on an adventure like no other.   Recommended by [...]

9 08, 2017

Book of the Week: Gilded Cage

2017-08-09T10:17:56+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Staff Picks, Teen|Tags: |

Gilded Cage by Vic James Modern Britain is ruled by a magical elite, but those without the skill must give 10 years servitude in slave towns. Luke's parents decide the family will serve together once his little sister turns ten, but Luke is taken away and must find his own destiny...

3 08, 2017

Book of the Week: Best Laid Plans

2017-08-17T09:33:45+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Fiction, News, Staff Picks|Tags: |

Best Laid Plans by Kathy Lette Normal secondary school English teachers simply don't get arrested for trying to solicit prostitutes on behalf of their autistic, and sexually challenged sons.  But, as the single mother of an autistic young man, Lucy has a whole new definition for normal.  Heartrending, hilarious and raunchy, Best Laid Plans is [...]

27 07, 2017

Book of the Week: Miss Jane

2017-07-27T15:10:16+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, News, Staff Picks|Tags: |

Miss Jane by Brad Watson I've not come across Brad Watson before and was delighted with this read. Set within a powerful evocation of farming and the sheer toughness of the rural life in early 20th century America, it is a tale of family, friendships and kindnesses. It is beautifully written through the eyes of [...]

21 07, 2017

Book of The Week: Rosie Revere, Engineer

2017-07-22T11:21:13+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Kids, Staff Picks|Tags: |

Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty Rosie is an inventor by nature but loses her nerve when laughed at by a beloved relative. All until Great Aunt Rose, with her riveting engineering skills, encourages her to shoot for the stars, and teaches her to learn from mistakes. Rosie soon learns that every success is worth [...]