Book of the Week

4 Nov 2019

His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman

Now a spectacular BBC series...

There are worlds beyond our own -

the Compass will show the way...

When Lyra is given the strange and secret alethiometer,

she begins an extraordinary journey that will take her to

the frozen lands of…

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Book of the Week for Halloween

28 Oct 2019

For our older readers...

'A delicious Victorian ghost story, nostalgically and expertly comforting'-(Spectator)

A mysterious depiction of masked revellers at the Venice carnival hangs

in the college rooms of Oliver's old professor at Cambridge.

On this cold winter's night, as they sip…

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Book of the Week

7 Oct 2019

I am not who I say I am.

Marla isn't who she thinks she is.

I am a girl trying to forget.

Marla is a woman trying to remember.

Allison has run away from home.

With nowhere to live, she finds herself hiding in the shed

of what she thinks is an abandoned house.

Except the house…

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Book of the Week

9 Sep 2019

An astonishing and funny novel about a girl who - 

by disappearing - will write herself into your heart forever...

Twelve-year-old Ethel only meant to cure her spots,

not turn herself invisible.

It's terrifying at first - and exciting - but the effect fails to wear off

and Ethel is…

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Book of the Week

13 May 2019

The third book in the INK trilogy...

INK taught Leora that all is not what it seems.

SPARK taught her that there are two sides to every story.

Now Leora has had enough of lessons-

she wants to make her own story.

The explosive finale to the INK trilogy sees Leora

struggling to…

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Book of the Week

11 Mar 2019

By the multi award-winning author of 'Slated'...

'Gripping, Chilling...Unputdownable'.

The first in the 'Dark Matter' trilogy...

Callie is missing.

Her brother Kai is losing hope of ever seeing her again.

Then he meets Shay, a girl who saw Callie the day

she disappeared, and his…

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Book of the Week

21 Nov 2016

Before the Name Became a Legend

Before the Boy Became the Man

Kidnap    Violence    Explosions    Murder

This action-packed book is not for the faint-hearted!

In a north London cemetery a professor is kidnapped at gunpoint.

A suspicious letter crammed with cryptic clues arrive at…

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Book of the Week

14 Nov 2016

For our older readers...

The heart-stopping Young Adult debut from

internationally best-selling author Cecilia Ahern

Celestine North lives a perfect life. She's a model daughter and sister and she's well-liked by her classmates and teachers, and she's dating the impossibly charming Art…

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Book of the Week for Remembrance Day

7 Nov 2016

Discover the First World War -

a conflict so vast that it was once called 'the war to end all wars'.

This book tells the dramatic story of The First World War of 1914-1918.

Packed wih facts, photographs, documents and maps, it brings the key events vividly to life.

From the horrors of…

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Book of the Week

24 Oct 2016

Especially for Halloween...

Make sure you lock the doors before you dare open this collection of the very best ghost stories ever written.

It includes tales of terror from MR James, E Nesbit, Robert Louis Stephenson and many more.

 

A door slams in the night.

A footstep creaks on…

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Book of the Week

17 Oct 2016

For our older readers and now a major motion picture....

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of peculiar photographs.

It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel

that mixes fiction and photography in a…

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