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Fiction

19 01, 2019

Book of The Week: Once Upon a Dream

2019-01-19T13:10:26+00:00 January 19th, 2019|Categories: Kids, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Staff Picks|Tags: , , |

Once Upon a Dream: A Twisted Tale by Liz Braswell What if Sleeping Beauty was never awoken by the prince's kiss? In this new book series by Disney, absolutely perfect for confident readers seeking adventure, peril, imagination and just a touch of darkness, the classic stories are twisted into marvelous "what if's". Once Upon a [...]

12 01, 2019

Book of The Week: Our Castle by the Sea

2019-01-12T10:58:42+00:00 January 12th, 2019|Categories: Fiction, Kids, Staff Picks|Tags: , , |

Our Castle by the Sea by Lucy Strange With England at war and the sky criss-crossed with planes, Pet, a twelve-year-old girl who has be brought up in a lighthouse listening to tales of fantasy and mysteries, is about to have her family torn apart. Facing the likelihood of becoming an evacuee and her clifftop [...]

5 01, 2019

Book of The Week: The Writer’s Map

2019-01-05T13:05:47+00:00 January 5th, 2019|Categories: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: , , |

The Writer's Map by Huw Lewis-Jones For avid readers of Tolkien, for longtime explorers of The Hundred Acre Wood, and for those well acquainted with the Marauder's Map, this book is for you. The Writer's Map is a jaw-droppingly beautiful atlas, including enchanting essays and illustrations from best-loved and well-known fictional destinations and their fantastical [...]

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 [...]

25 08, 2018

Book Of The Week: VOX

2018-08-25T09:46:47+00:00 August 25th, 2018|Categories: Mystery/Thriller, Staff Picks|Tags: , |

VOX by Christina Dalcher "Shrill" has long been used to describe women who refuse to be silenced. So, if they won't know their place, the new US government introduces a law to enforce women to choose their words carefully. Very carefully - as they can only use 100 per day, enforced by technology-induced pain. Dr [...]

14 07, 2018

Book Of The Week: Hope Never Dies

2018-07-14T12:41:01+00:00 July 14th, 2018|Categories: Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Staff Picks|Tags: , |

Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer   A thrilling, smouldering, unbelievable mystery story that crackles with chemistry - and did we mention that former POTUS Barack Obama and and former vice-POTUS Joe Biden are the detective protagonists? After the dust has settled following their completed second term in the White House, Biden is summoned from [...]

30 06, 2018

Book Of The Week: Sing, Unburied, Sing

2018-06-30T10:22:03+00:00 June 30th, 2018|Categories: Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: , |

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward This book is set in the American Deep South. Looking at the contemporary underbelly of American society it addresses race, prejudice, poverty. This is beautifully written with wonderful dialogue and almost painterly descriptions of landscapes and sensory experiences such as smell and taste. Though shocking and awful, it feels [...]

23 06, 2018

Book Of The Week: Lincoln in The Bardo

2018-06-23T11:57:39+00:00 June 23rd, 2018|Categories: Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: , , , , |

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders   This story takes place over one night. President Lincoln, irreconcilably grieving the loss of his young son, visits the cemetery which is full of restless souls in the state of transition described by Buddhists as the Bardo. All are struggling with accepting the fact of death, and [...]