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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 [...]

12 07, 2017

Book of The Week: The One-in-a-Million Boy

2017-07-22T11:21:13+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, News, Staff Picks|Tags: |

The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood 104 year old Ona Vitkus never expected to open her heart or share her story with the particular young boy who feeds her birds. Ona knows something is wrong when the boy doesn't show up one week, and his taciturn and estranged father, Quinn, takes his place. In a [...]

3 07, 2017

Book of The Week: The Wangs vs. The World

2017-07-13T10:29:14+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Fiction, News|Tags: |

The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang With quintessentially American confidence, wildly successful immigrant Charles Wang over-leverages his grander dreams and loses everything. So begins a hilarious family road trip across the US to gather his daughters and son and take them “home” to China. Meanwhile, his wife and children have other plans and [...]

16 06, 2017

Our Independent Bookshop Week Celebrations!

2017-07-22T11:21:13+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Categories: News|

In celebration of Independent Bookshop Week (IBW), we at The Bookshop would like to welcome all and any to join us in our week of events! Kicking off on Saturday the 24th of June, we will be hosting a family game day with slots for children 4+ and 8+ to dive in and engage in [...]

22 04, 2017

I’d Tell you I Love you but then I’d have to Kill you

2017-07-22T11:21:13+00:00 April 22nd, 2017|Categories: Kids, Teen|Tags: |

By Ally Carter. Cammie goes to boarding school, a very special boarding school where she and her friends are training to be spies.  They learn many useful skills: hand to hand combat, weapons training, surveillance, R&D; all the things a girl might need, but with one very large gap in their education: Boys.  But Cammie [...]

22 04, 2017

A Month in the Country

2017-07-22T11:21:13+00:00 April 22nd, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: |

By J.L. Carr Post World War I England distilled.  Although closely focused on a tiny patch of English ordinariness, it allows a much wider sense of human experience; gentle but with glimpses of horror.  A Jewel of a book whose impact I still carry with me. Recommended by Anne