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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 [...]

26 05, 2018

Book Of The Week: Children of Blood and Bone

2018-05-26T12:17:48+00:00 May 26th, 2018|Categories: Fiction, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Staff Picks|Tags: , |

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi Recommended for ages 12+ Zelie is learning to fight to protect her village from the evil king. Her people, the Maji, used to have magic to protect themselves; to protect the balance of power in the Kingdom, but no longer. Not since magic, and the gods that [...]

17 02, 2018

Book Of The Week: The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club

2018-02-17T13:44:15+00:00 February 17th, 2018|Categories: Fiction, Kids, Staff Picks|Tags: , , , |

In a world of magic, mystery and exploration a baby girl is rescued from the frigid wastes of the Arctic by the famous, and slightly odd, explorer: Felix Pearl.  Felix gave his new daughter his last name, but asked the fairies to give her a first name.  The fairies gave her two: Stella Starflake, and [...]

28 10, 2017

Book of The Week: Magnus Chase and The Ship of The Dead

2017-10-26T13:50:57+00:00 October 28th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Staff Picks, Teen|Tags: , , |

Magnus Chase and The Ship of The Dead by Rick Riordan   Magnus was always worried about how he was going to manage the sea voyage, but when your cousin is dating the son of the sea god, things should be fine right?  Of course by the time the team from floor 19 of the [...]

21 10, 2017

Book of The Week: Mort(e)

2017-10-21T11:55:59+00:00 October 21st, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Staff Picks|Tags: , , |

Mort(e) by Robert Repino   Sebastian is a house cat who loves this neighbour Sheba, a beautiful dog. He also loves his family until things start to change. The father becomes paranoid and dangerous, the mother and children more cautious and afraid. But Sebastian too is changing, growing in both body and understanding. Sebastian gains [...]

7 10, 2017

Book of The Week: Origin

2017-10-07T12:13:51+00:00 October 7th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Staff Picks|Tags: |

Origin by Dan Brown   I just finished Origin this morning, and - I have to say - this is classic Robert Langdon! The twists. The turns. The gasps. The "OMG I need my Gaudi reference books" panic. This is a completely rollicking read. Origin is a fast-paced mystery, and I just loved every single [...]

30 09, 2017

Book of The Week: The Impossible Fortress

2017-10-07T12:12:05+00:00 September 30th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Staff Picks, Teen|Tags: |

The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak   Sometimes we face the fortress in our own minds, sometimes it is a computer game, and sometimes it is a local shop that stocks both computers and Playboy magazine. If you’re a fourteen year old boy in 1987, the Impossible Fortress is a combination of all three and [...]

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 [...]