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  • New books Issue 13 January 2010 Your regular update of new titles available for loan and sale from RNIB. Contents New books Issue 13 January 2010 Contents Using New books How to borrow books How to purchase books Changing format or cancelling New books RNIB National Library Service catalogue Get in touch Braille Grade 2 Adult fiction Adult non-fiction Children and young adult fiction Children and young adult non-fiction Multi-format CD-ROM Romeo and Juliet; volume editor: Duncan Beal. 2003. The merchant of Venice; volume editor: Tony Farrell. 2003. Much ado about nothing; volume editor: Lawrence Green. 2004. Music Braille music scores Music tuition CDs Giant print - 24 point Adult fiction Adult non-fiction Children and young adult fiction Children and young adult non-fiction Talking books Adult fiction Adult non-fiction Children and young adult fiction
  • Children and young adult non-fiction Books narrated by volunteers Adult fiction Adult non-fiction DAISY books for sale Adult fiction Adult non-fiction A new concept in audio books Being positive and staying positive by Pauline Rowson (MV06), priced £17.99. Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell (MV02), priced £19.99. Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (MV10), priced £10.99. Just William by Richmal Crompton (MV08), priced £11.99. Peter Pan by J M Barrie (MV07), priced £11.99. Persuasion by Jane Austen (MV03), priced £19.59. Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen (MV01), priced £17.49. The Odyssey by Homer (MV04), priced £17.49. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle (MV05), priced £19.99. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (MV09), priced £11.99. Using New books How to borrow books Contact RNIB on 0303 123 9999 to add new titles to your booklist or email library@rnib.org.uk How to purchase books Many titles in this listing are available for sale - where this is the case, the price is listed with the title. Some titles may only be available in the UK due to copyright restrictions. Contact RNIB on 0303 123 9999 or email shop@rnib.org.uk Changing format or cancelling New books New books is free, bimonthly and available in the following formats: DAISY CD, Grade 2 braille, print, by email or by downloading from the website rnib.org.uk/newbooks
  • To change the format you receive or to cancel New books please contact RNIB on 0303 123 9999 or email library@rnib.org.uk RNIB National Library Service catalogue You can also search our catalogue online at rnib.org.uk/librarycatalogue You can check to see what titles we, and other organisations, have by your favourite authors, or a particular title or subject, or simply browse. All our records include a short summary of the book to help you choose. You can find lots of help with choosing books and details of other library services at the library homepage at rnib.org.uk/library Get in touch We welcome suggestions for books you would like to see added to our holdings. Please contact our Reader Services Team on 01733 375333 or email libraryinfo@rnib.org.uk and they will put it forward for consideration. We would also like to hear your thoughts about the books you've read. We are always happy to receive reviews and comments which we can share with other readers. Send them to the Editor, Deborah Ryan, via email to deborah.ryan@rnib.org.uk or phone 0161 355 2082. Our postal address is RNIB National Library Service, PO Box 173, Peterborough PE2 6WS. If you have read a book you particularly enjoyed (or didn't enjoy) and want to share your thoughts with other readers, visit the RNIB Readers' Forum at rnib.org.uk/readersforum and post your review. Braille Grade 2 All braille books are available for loan and sale unless otherwise stated. Some titles may not be available to overseas readers. Adult fiction
  • Adams, Poppy The behaviour of moths. 2009. 4v. Price: £12.99. Order No: TR74B. General fiction. From her lookout on the first floor, Ginny watches and waits for her younger sister to return to the crumbling mansion that was once their idyllic childhood home. Told in Ginny's unforgettable voice, this debut novel tells a disquieting story of two sisters and the ties that bind - sometimes a little too tightly. Anderson, Caroline Their miracle baby; and Making memories. 2008. 6v. Price: £2.99. Order No: 21916602. Mills and Boon romance. Fran Trevellyan is haunted by the one thing she wants most of all, Mike's baby. After three years of trying, their marriage is taking the strain, until Mike injures his leg and has to rely on Fran for everything. Can their renewed bond also give them the courage to try one more time to make the baby they've always longed for? Contains passages of a sexual nature. Andrews, Lyn Days of hope. 2008. 6v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 21925302. General fiction. It's 1945 and the war is finally over. Vivacious Chrissie, craves fun and excitement so when Chrissie meets Pat Kilroy, a handsome Irishman, she's swept off her feet and eagerly follows Pat to Ireland. Chrissie soon realizes she has made a terrible mistake. But the consequences of Chrissie's actions are to be as far- reaching as they are devastating. Bagshawe, Louise Glitz. 2008. 7v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21866402. Chick lit. The four beautiful Chambers girls are rolling in money, thanks to the trust fund set up by their reclusive, super-rich uncle Clem. But when he summons his nieces to his mansion in the Seychelles to announce his engagement to Bai-Ling, a woman young enough to be their baby sister, the girls know the party could be over. Baldacci, David The whole truth. 2008. 6v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21924902. Thriller. Nicolas Creel, a super-rich arms dealer, decides that the best way to boost his business is to start a new cold war, and he won't let anything or anyone get in his way. As international tensions rise
  • and the superpowers line up against each other, the lives of three very different people will never be the same again. Baldwin, James Giovanni's room. 2007. 3v. Price: £4.99. Order No: 21904102. Classic fiction. When David meets the sensual Giovanni in a bohemian bar, he is swept into a passionate love affair. But his girlfriend's return to Paris destroys everything. Unable to admit to the truth, David pretends the liaison never happened - while Giovanni's life descends into tragedy. Contains passages of a sexual nature. Barclay, Alex Blood runs cold. 2008. 6v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21988402. Thriller. Blood runs cold; book 1. When an FBI agent is found dead on the white slopes of Quandary Peak in Colorado, a brilliant but volatile agent is drafted in from Denver to lead the investigation. Fighting personal demons, pressure from Washington and dwindling leads, the case stalls and a career falters but as summer comes, Quandary Peak has disturbing new secrets to give up. Baricco, Alessandro Silk; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein. 2006. 1v. Price: £5.99. Order No: 21915902. Erotic stories. France, 1861. Herve Joncour a young silkworm breeder travels to Japan to smuggle out healthy silkworms. In the course of his secret negotiations with the local baron, Joncour's attention is arrested by the man's concubine, a girl who does not have oriental eyes. Although they are unable to exchange a word, love blossoms between them, conveyed in a number of recondite messages. Contains passages of a sexual nature. Blair, Emma Arrows of desire. 2008. 6v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21924502. Romance. Alone and unmarried and with a baby on the way, Beth must survive by herself in war-torn Glasgow. Then Beth meets handsome Canadian Gene, and he asks her to marry him and live with him on his farm in Canada. But his sister Loretta lives there too and makes it very clear that she will stop at nothing to get rid of Beth - even if it comes to murder.
  • Bourne, Sam The righteous men. 2006. 5v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21857201. Crime fiction. A reporter must infiltrate the secret world of a fundamentalist religious group to stop a serial killer, rescue his kidnapped wife and save the world. Brookfield, Amanda Life begins. 2008. 7v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21947902. Chick lit. Only when Charlotte has faced up to some uncomfortable truths about her past can she finally shed the unhappy skin she's been so comfortable in, and open up her life, and her heart, to all the promise and possibility that her future holds. Brookner, Anita Strangers. 2009. 3v. Price: £16.99. Order No: 22077102. General fiction. Paul Sturgis is a retired bank manager who lives alone in a dark little flat. A chance encounter with a stranger – a recently divorced and demanding younger woman - shakes up his routine and when an old girlfriend appears on the scene, Sturgis is forced to make a decision about how (and with whom) he wants to spend the rest of his days. Brooks, Terry A knight of the word. 2006. 6v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21866002. Fantasy. Word and the void series; book 2. John Ross is about to be drawn once more into the mythic world of the Void and the Word. For he is in great danger from a demon like no other. Brooks, Terry The gypsy morph. 2008. 8v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21874102. Fantasy. Genesis of Shannara; book 3. Demons and once-men swarm the ravaged landscape of the former United States. A small band of survivors - the elves of Cintra and a ragtag group of human children and their protectors - flees northward toward a safe haven promised by the mystical King of the Silver River.
  • Byatt, A S The children's book. 2009. 15v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 22144702. General fiction. Olive Wellwood, a famous writer, writes for each of her children a separate private book, bound in different colours and placed on a shelf. In their rambling house near Romney Marsh the children play in a story-book world - but their lives, and those of their rich cousins, children of a city stockbroker, and their friends, the son and daughter of a curator at the new Victoria and Albert Museum, are already inscribed with mystery. Caldwell, Lucy Where they were missed. 2006. 4v. Price: £10.99. Order No: 21917302. Family stories. It is Belfast in the 1980s. Daisy and Saoirse are living through the hottest summer ever. The yard is too hot, their mother keeps flying off the handle and their father doesn't come home until late. It's clear that their parents are struggling with each other and the political violence outside that is forcing them ever closer together and yet is also smashing them apart. Camilleri, Andrea The paper moon. 2009. 4v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 22077902. Crime fiction. Inspector Montalbano series; book 9. The gruesome murder of a man - shot in the face at point-blank range with his pants down - commands Inspector Montalbano's attention. Add two evasive, beautiful women as prime suspects, dirty cocaine, dead politicians, mysterious computer codes, and a series of threatening letters, and things soon get very complicated. Cather, Willa My Antonia; with a preface by AS Byatt. 1980. 4v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21902302. Classic fiction. The story of an immigrant woman's life on the Nebraska plains, seen through the eyes of her childhood friend, Jim Burden. A warm human tale of a community struggling with an unforgiving terrain in the early days of the 20th century.
  • Celbridge, Yolanda Cherri chastised. 2002. 5v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21017701. Erotic stories. Nineteen-year-old Cherri discovers her ability to submit to even the most arduous punishments, and to suffer the most extreme indignities. And in the wide-open spaces of America, she doesn't have to worry about what the neighbours will think. Contains strong language and passages of a sexual nature. Child, Lee Gone tomorrow. 2009. 7v. Price: £12.99. Order No: TR83B. Thriller. Jack Reacher; book 13. Suicide bombers are easy to spot. They give out all kinds of tell-tale signs. Riding the subway in New York at two o'clock in the morning, Reacher knows the twelve giveaway signs to look out for. Watching one of his fellow-passengers, he becomes sharply aware: one by one, she ticks off every bulletpoint on his list. Grand Central Station is approaching - will Jack act and save lives - including his own? Chopin, Kate The awakening. 1993. 3v. Price: £4.99. Order No: 21894402. Romance. When first published in 1899, this story shocked readers with its honest treatment of female marital infidelity. With perception, artistry and honesty, Kate Chopin portrays a woman trapped in a stifling marriage who finds passionate physical love outside the straitened confines of her domestic situation. Coetzee, J M Summertime: scenes from provincial life. 2009. 4v. Price: £17.99. Order No: 22156602. Biographical fiction. Booker shortlist 2009. A young English biographer is working on a book about the late writer, John Coetzee. He plans to focus on the years from 1972-1977. This, the biographer senses, is the period when he was 'finding his feet as a writer'. Never having met Coetzee, he embarks on a series of interviews with people who were important to him. Contains strong language.
  • Cole, Martina The business. 2008. 9v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 21938302. Thriller. Imelda Dooley is pregnant and on her own. Her father, not a man to mess with, will see that somebody pays for this. So Imelda Dooley tells a lie. A lie that literally causes murders. Set in the East End of London from the tail-end of the seventies up until the present-day, this is a tale of drugs, prostitution and a young girl's fight for survival. Collins, Jackie Married lovers. 2008. 7v. Price: £17.99. Order No: 21912302. Romance. Cameron Paradise, a stunningly beautiful twenty-four-year-old personal trainer, flees Hawaii and her champion-surfer husband, Gregg, and makes her way to LA. She has plans to open her own studio one day, and is more focused on saving money and working hard than getting caught up in the LA scene of wild parties and recreational drugs - until she meets Ryan Lambert. Coonts, Stephen The intruders. 2003. 7v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21916002. Thriller. Jake Grafton series; book 6. The Vietnam War is finally over but for Lieutenant Jake Grafton, just back from two harrowing combat cruises, his own country seems almost as hostile. When his fists get him in trouble, he lands an excruciating eight-month cruise on the aircraft carrier Columbia teaching jarheads - Marines - the nuances of carrier aviation. Coonts, Stephen Traitor. 2007. 7v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21868002. Spy stories. Tommy Carmellini series; book 2. When the Americans discover that the director of the French spy agency has secret investments in the Bank of Palestine, alarm bells go off. Jake Grafton, and Tommy Carmellini uncover an elaborate strategy to infiltrate the highest levels of Al Qaeda with a top-level plant - but who is playing whom?
  • Cooper, Jilly Emily. 2005. 3v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21915002. General fiction. If Emily hadn't gone to Annie Richmond's party, she would never have married Rory Balniel and been carried off to the wild Scottish island of Irasa to live in his ancestral home. Cornick, Nicola The last rake in London and The notorious lord. 2008. 9v. Price: £3.69. Order No: 21854602. Romance. Under a blaze of chandeliers, in London's most fashionable club, Jack Kestrel is waiting. He hasn't come to enjoy the rich at play; he's there to uphold his family name. But first he has to get past the ice-cool owner: the beautiful Sally Bowes. And Jack wants her to warm his bed. Cornwell, Patricia D Scarpetta. 2009. 8v. Price: £12.99. Order No: TR66B. Crime fiction. Dr Kay Scarpetta series; book 16. Kay Scarpetta takes up an assignment in New York City, where the NYPD has asked her to examine an injured patient in a psychiatric ward. The handcuffed and chained patient, Oscar Bane, has specifically asked for her, the story he has to tell turns out to be one of the most bizarre she has ever heard. Cornwell, Patricia D The Scarpetta factor. 2009. 9v. Price: £16.99. Order No: TR90B. Crime fiction. Dr Kay Scarpetta series; book 17. It is the week before Christmas. The effects of the credit crunch have prompted Dr Kay Scarpetta to offer her services pro bono to New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. But in no time at all, her increased visibility seems to precipitate a string of dramatic and unsettling events. Court, Dilly The constant heart. 2008. 7v. Price: £5.99. Order No: 21920602. Romance. To save her family, Rosina agrees to marry Harry, the son of a wealthy merchant. But a chance encounter with a handsome river pirate has turned her head. When her father dies a broken man, Harry goes back on his promise and turns Rosina out onto the streets. In spite of her hardships, she cannot forget her pirate.
  • Cox, Josephine Born bad. 2009. 8v. Price: £12.99. Order No: TR73B. Romance. Eighteen years ago when Harry was a boy, he had made a decision that drove him from the place he knew and loved. But he had never forgotten that warm, carefree girl with the laughing eyes. Now for the first time in all those years, Harry is heading back. Deaver, Jeffery The broken window. 2008. 8v. Price: £16.99. Order No: 21865802. Thriller. Lincoln Rhyme series; book 8. Rhyme's cousin has been arrested for murder. It turns out that the cousin along with other people has been wrongly convicted because the true killer knows every single detail about the lives of the victims he kills and the men he sets up to take the fall for those crimes. Dick, Philip K Do androids dream of electric sheep? 2001. 4v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21892802. Science fiction. War had left the Earth devastated. Through its ruins, bounty hunter Rick Deckard stalked in search of the renegade replicants who were his prey. Then Rick got his big assignment to kill six Nexus-6 targets, for a huge reward. Rick's life quickly turned into a nightmare kaleidoscope of subterfuge and deceit. Dobbs, Michael The edge of madness. 2008. 6v. Price: £17.99. Order No: 21950802. Thriller. An old Russian nuclear reactor goes into Chernobyl-style meltdown while, on the other side of the world, the US Eastern Seaboard is plunged into darkness. No one knows who is responsible for the chaos. The US President, the Russian President and the British Prime Minister have the weekend to save the world. Donaldson, Stephen R Fatal revenant. 2008. 16v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 21839602. Fantasy. The last chronicles of Thomas Covenant; book 2. Linden Avery, transported deep into the Land's past, is forced to confront
  • mysterious strangers, legendary heroes, and ancient evils, and to stand alone against the malevolence of the Despiser's minions. Donovan, Anne Being Emily. 2008. 5v. Price: £10.99. Order No: 21904202. General fiction. Things are never dull in the O'Connell family. Still, Fiona, squeezed between her quiet brother and her mischievous line- dancing twin sisters, thinks life in their tenement flat is far less interesting than Emily Bronte's. But tragedy is not confined to Victorian novels. And life for Fiona in this happy domestic setup is about to change forever. Doyle, Roddy Not just for Christmas. 1999. 1v. Price: £4.99. Order No: 21849502. General fiction. Danny Murphy is going to meet his brother, Jimmy. They haven't seen each other in more than 20 years. On the way to the meeting, Danny remembers the fun and the fights - and the one big fight that drove them apart. Will they fight again, or will they become the friends they used to be? Dunant, Sarah Sacred hearts. 2009. 7v. Price: £16.99. Order No: TR75B. Historical fiction. 1570 in the Italian city of Ferrara, and the convent of Santa Caterina is filled with noble women who are married to Christ because many cannot find husbands outside. Enter sixteen-year- old Serafina, ripped by her family from an illicit love affair. Serafina's spirit and defiance ignite a fire that threatens to engulf the whole convent. Duncan, Glen I, Lucifer. 2003. 5v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21869102. Humorous fiction. The End is nigh, and the Prince of Darkness has been given one last shot at redemption, if he can manage to live out a reasonably blameless life on earth. The Old Dealmaker negotiates a trial run - a month with all the delights of the flesh. But the experience of walking amongst us has more pratfalls and detours than Luce foresaw: instead of teaching us what it's like to be him, Lucifer finds himself beginning to understand what it's like to be human.
  • Eddings, David Castle of wizardry. 2000. 7v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21904002. Fantasy. The Belgariad series; book 4. It all began with the theft of the Orb that had so long protected the West from the evil God Torak. Garion discovered that his aunt was really the Sorceress Polgara and his grandfather was Belgarath, the Eternal Man. Then, on the long quest to recover the Orb, Garion found that he was also a sorcerer. Ellory, R J A simple act of violence. 2008. 10v. Price: £9.99. Order No: 21950602. Crime fiction. Detective Robert Miller is assigned to the case of a serial killer in Washington. Rapidly things begin to get complicated. The victims' personal details do not register on any known systems. The harder Miller works, the less it makes sense. Ephron, Nora Heartburn. 1996. 3v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 22116202. General fiction. Seven months into her pregnancy, Rachel discovers that her husband is in love with another woman. Rachel is a cookery writer, and between trying to win Mark back and wishing him dead, she offers us some of her favourite recipes. Eugenides, Jeffrey The virgin suicides. 2002. 4v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21855102. General fiction. The story of the brief lives of the five entrancing Lisbon sisters. The shocking thing about the girls was how nearly normal they seemed when their mother let them out for the one and only date of their lives. Twenty years on, their enigmatic personalities are embalmed in the memories of the boys who worshipped them and who now recall their shared adolescence. Fischer, Tibor Good to be God. 2008. 4v. Price: £14.99. Order No: 21927402. General fiction. Feeling his previous lack of success might be due to insufficient ambition, Tyndale decides on a new money-making scheme. He will pretend to be someone really important and successful: God. Taking over the Church of the Heavily Armed Christ, his duties
  • involve him in forming a private army, hiring call girls, trafficking coke, issuing death threats and beating off church-jackers. All the while he is working on his grand project, dying and coming back to life. Foulds, Adam The quickening maze. 2009. 3v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 22156702. Historical fiction. Based on real events in Epping Forest on the edge of London around 1840, this novel centres on the first incarceration of the great nature poet John Clare in High Beach Private Asylum. At the same time another poet, the young Alfred Tennyson, moves nearby and becomes entangled in the life and catastrophic schemes of the asylum's owner, the peculiar, charismatic Dr Matthew Allen. This novel describes his vertiginous fall, through hallucinatory episodes of insanity and dissolving identity, towards his final madness. Francome, John Final breath. 2008. 5v. Price: £17.99. Order No: 21902202. Thriller. It's been over a year since Danny Clark's girlfriend Kirsty died in a horrific diving accident in the Caribbean but now he's back on his feet, with a lot of help from Kirsty's best friend, Tara. In fact, Danny has fallen for Tara in a major way. Tara herself is uneasy: unconvinced that Kirsty's death was an accident, she fears that she might fall victim to a fatal 'accident' herself. Garner, Alan Thursbitch. 2004. 2v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21892902. General fiction. John Turner carried salt and silk, travelling distances incomprehensible to his ancient community. John brings ideas as well as gifts, which have come from places as distant as the campfires of the Silk Road. John Turner's death in the eighteenth century leaves an emotional charge which, in the twenty-first century, Ian and Sal find affects their relationship, challenging the perceptions they have of themselves and of each other.
  • Gayle, Mike The life and soul of the party. 2008. 4v. Price: £11.99. Order No: 21868502. General fiction. Set across a year of leaving dos, birthday parties and anniversaries celebrating love, life and those special moments we've all spent in the kitchen at parties. Contains strong language. Gerritsen, Tess Keeping the dead. 2009. 6v. Price: £12.99. Order No: TR81B. Thriller. Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles series; book 7. When an ancient mummy is discovered in the basement of a museum in downtown Boston, excitement starts to mount. A CT scan reveals the image of a bullet. When the preserved body of a second victim is found, and then a third, it becomes clear that taking their lives is not enough for this terrifying killer. Goddard, Robert Found wanting. 2008. 5v. Price: £14.99. Order No: 21912102. Thriller. Richard Eusden is intercepted by his ex-wife, Gemma. She has sad news of his old friend, her other ex-husband, Marty Hewitson. Marty is dying, but needs a favour done for him. Eusden sets off on what should be a simple errand, but turns into a race for his and Marty's life. A mystery that connects Marty's long dead grandfather with the tragic fate of the Russian Royal Family. Gordimer, Nadine The conservationist. 2005. 5v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21893202. General fiction. Mehring has all the privileges and possessions that South Africa has to offer, but his possessions refuse to remain objects. His wife, son and mistress leave him; his foreman and workers become increasingly indifferent to his stewardship; even the land rises up, as drought, then flood, destroy his farm. As the upheaval in Mehring's world increasingly resembles that in the country as a whole, it becomes clear that only a seismic shift in ideas and concrete action can avert annihilation.
  • Grafton, Sue T is for trespass. 2008. 7v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21913002. Crime fiction. Kinsey Millhone; book 20. When her elderly neighbour Gus has an accident, his niece organises a nurse for him. Verifying a background check on Solana Rojas doesn't turn up anything suspicious but Kinsey's not convinced. Especially when Gus seems to be getting worse under his nurse's care. Not only is Solana not who she seems to be but she's more than able to play Kinsey at her own game. Greene, Graham The heart of the matter. 2004. 5v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21947302. Psychological fiction. Scobie, a senior police officer serving in a war-time West African state, is distrusted, being scrupulously honest and immune to bribery. But then he falls in love, and in doing so he is forced to betray everything he believes in and stands for, with drastic and tragic consequences both for himself and for those around him. Gregory, Philippa The other queen. 2008. 8v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 21904502. Historical fiction. Mary is Queen of Scotland but she has been forced to flee her land and take refuge in an England that is ruled by her cousin Elizabeth. Elizabeth's chief advisor, Cecil, devises a plan in which Mary will live under guard with his trusted accomplice: Bess of Hardwick. Bess is newly married to her fourth and most distinguished husband, the Earl of Shrewsbury. But what marriage can withstand the charms of Mary? Grisham, John The associate. 2009. 6v. Price: £12.99. Order No: TR79B. Thriller. Kyle McAvoy is one of the outstanding legal students of his generation but he has a secret from his past. One night that secret catches up with him in the form of a deeply compromising video of the incident that haunts him. It's made clear to Kyle that he no longer owns his own future - that he must do as he's told, or the video will be made public knowledge, with all the unpleasant consequences.
  • Grisham, John Playing for pizza. 2008. 4v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21893602. General fiction. Rick Dockery was the third-string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. In the deciding game of the season, Rick provided what was arguably the worst single performance in the history of the NFL. Overnight, he became a national laughing stock. Rick insists that his agent, Arnie, finds a team that needs him. Arnie locates such a team and informs Rick that he can be a starting quarterback for the mighty Panthers of Parma, Italy. Hall, Sarah How to paint a dead man. 2009. 5v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 22164302. General fiction. Italy in the early 1960s: a dying painter considers the sacrifices and losses that have made him an enigma. In Cumbria 30 years later, a landscape artist finds himself trapped in the extreme terrain that has made him famous. And in present-day London, his daughter, an art curator, is drawn into a world of darkness and sexual abandon. Contains strong language and passages of a sexual nature. Hannah, Sophie The other half lives. 2009. 9v. Price: £12.99. Order No: TR87B. Psychological fiction. Ruth Bussey once did something she regrets, and her punishment nearly destroyed her. Now Ruth is rebuilding her life, and has found a love she doesn't believe she deserves: Aidan Seed. Aidan is also troubled by a past until one day he tells her that years ago he killed a woman called Mary Trelease. Ruth is certain she's heard the name before, and when she realizes why it sounds familiar, her fear and confusion deepen – because the Mary Trelease that Ruth knows is very much alive. Harris, Rosie A dream of love. 2008. 6v. Price: £5.99. Order No: 21902602. Family stories. When Molly's father returns from the war a broken man, the whole family is forced to move into the slums of Liverpool. Despite many difficulties, Molly is determined to make a better life for herself, hoping that one day she'll find love. But abused by a man she trusted and estranged from the boy who was once her best friend, Molly wonders if this dream will ever come true.
  • Harris, Rosie Love against all odds. 2008. 5v. Price: £5.99. Order No: 21915402. Romance. Gaynor's God-fearing father drives her childhood sweetheart away. But a young German soon helps her to forget her sorrows. Until, with war looming, he must return home. And when her parents discover she's pregnant and insist she cannot keep the child, Gaynor runs away to Cardiff. She is taken in by a friendly Spanish family where she falls for the charms of the eldest son, but a telegraph shatters her dreams. Herbert, James The dark. 1994. 7v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21912802. Horror. It came like a malignant shadow with seductive promises of power. And somewhere in the night, a small girl smiled as her mother burned. Asylum inmates slaughtered their attendants and in slimy tunnels once-human creatures gathered. Madness raged as the lights began to fade and humanity was attacked by an ancient, unstoppable evil. Hill, Susan The beacon. 2008. 2v. Price: £10.00. Order No: 21917102. Family stories. The farmhouse was called The Beacon and they had been born and reared there, May, Colin, Frank and Berenice, but only May had been left for the last 27 years. May had been the clever daughter and she had escaped the shelter of The Beacon, just once, to go to university. But in London she had been pursued by nameless terrors, the victim of fears and anxieties. Now she was the spinster daughter, who nursed her father after his accident and looked after her mother in her old age. Frank was the one who got away. He married and moved on. But why does no one ever mention Frank's name? Hill, Susan The various haunts of men. 2005. 8v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21892702. Crime fiction. Simon Serrailler series; book 1. Experienced policemen know that most missing persons either turn up or go missing on purpose. But fresh-faced DS Freya Gresham won't drop it - what could possibly link the people who disappear on 'The Hill', young and old, men and women, even a little dog?
  • Hill, Susan The pure in heart. 2006. 6v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21892602. Crime fiction. Simon Serrailler series; book 2. A little boy is kidnapped as he stands with his satchel at the gate of his home, waiting for his lift to school. An ex-con finds it impossible to stay straight. A severely handicapped young woman dies in the night – has someone who loves her helped her out of this world? Howard, Audrey The long way home. 2008. 8v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21988802. Family stories. Amy Pearson's family is desperately poor - even by the standards of Edwardian Liverpool - but they have each other. Until Amy is torn from her home by her rich aunt. It is the beginning of a long journey for Amy, as she desperately searches for the family she lost, and a home where she can be free at last from her aunt's possessive tyranny. But she will have to endure a forced marriage and a tragic war before she can at last find what she seeks. Jackson, David Bugz contact. 2008. 7v. Price: £19.99. Order No: 21917402. Science fiction. Bugz series; book 1.The Ashcroft family has to face the fact that we are not alone as we make discoveries at CERN in Switzerland. All this is set in 2042 with climate change and food shortages being a petty nothing compared to the imminent annihilation of the planet by rival alien beings. James, P D The private patient. 2008. 8v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 21947502. Crime fiction. Adam Dalgliesh series; book 14. When the notorious investigative journalist Rhoda Gradwyn booked into Mr Chandler-Powell's private clinic in Dorset she was never to leave Cheverell Manor alive. Dalgliesh and his team, called in to investigate the murder, and later a second death, are confronted with problems even more complicated than the question of innocence or guilt.
  • James, Peter Dead man's footsteps. 2008. 8v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21974402. Crime fiction. DS Roy Grace series; book 4. Amid the mayhem of the morning of 9/11, Brighton never-do-well Ronnie Wilson sees his chance to disappear and reinvent himself in another country. Five years later the discovery of a woman's body leads DS Roy Grace on an enquiry spanning the globe and into a race against time to save the life of a woman being hunted down in the streets of Brighton. Kernick, Simon Relentless. 2007. 5v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 22116002. Thriller. John Meron, a happily married father of two who's never been in trouble, receives a phone call that will change his life for ever: his friend Jack Calley, a high-flying City lawyer, is screaming down the phone for help. As Meron listens, Calley is murdered. His last words, spoken to his killer, are the first two lines of Meron's address. Contains strong language and passages of a sexual nature. Kilborn, Jack Afraid. 2008. 5v. Price: £19.99. Order No: 21937902. Thriller. Nestled in the woods of Wisconsin, Safe Haven is miles from everything. A helicopter has crashed on the outskirts of town and unleashed a classified secret weapon programmed to kill anything that stands in its way. And as the body count rises, the county sheriff realizes that maybe death hasn’t come to his little town by accident. King, Stephen Duma Key: a novel. 2008. 11v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21912702. Horror. This is the story of a man who discovers an incredible talent for painting after a freak accident in which he loses an arm. He moves to a 'new life' in Duma Key, off Florida's West Coast; owned by a patroness of the arts whose twin sisters went missing in the 1920s. Here Freemantle is inspired to paint the amazing sunsets. But soon the paintings become predictive, even dangerous to those who buy them.
  • King, Stephen The gunslinger. 2003. 4v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21914202. Fantasy. The dark tower series; book 1. Roland of Gilead, the 'Last gunslinger' is a haunting figure, a loner, on a spellbinding journey into good and evil, in a desolate world which frighteningly echoes our own. In his first step towards the powerful and mysterious 'Dark tower', Roland encounters an alluring woman named Alice, begins a friendship with Jake, a kid from New York, and faces an agonising choice between damnation and salvation as he pursues the 'Man in Black'. King, Stephen The waste lands. 2003. 10v. Price: £3.99. Order No: 21914102. Fantasy. The dark tower series; book 3. Roland, the 'Last gunslinger', is moving ever closer to the 'Dark Tower', which haunts his dreams and nightmares. Pursued by the 'Ageless Stranger', he and his friends follow the perilous path to Lud, an urban wasteland. And crossing a desert of damnation in this macabre new world, revelations begin to unfold about who - and what - is driving him forward. Kingsolver, Barbara Pigs in Heaven. 2007. 7v. Price: £8.99. Order No: 21904402. General fiction. When six-year old Turtle witnesses a freak accident at the Hoover Dam, her insistence on what she has seen, and her mother's belief in her, leads to a man's dramatic rescue. But Turtle's moment of celebrity quickly draws her into a conflict of historic proportions. The crisis rapidly envelops not only Turtle and her mother but everyone who touches their lives in a complex web connecting their future with their past. Koontz, Dean R The darkest evening of the year. 2008. 5v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21854702. Thriller. Amy Redwing recklessly risks everything in her chosen field of dog rescue, when she confronts a violent drunk in order to rescue Nickie, a beautiful golden retriever. Someone is trying to destroy Amy. Amy believes her attacker is Wes Greeley, just released after an eighteen-month stretch, thanks to Amy's testimony, for egregious animal cruelty.
  • Lawson, Mary The other side of the bridge. 2007. 5v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 22117702. Psychological fiction. Arthur and Jake are brothers, yet worlds apart. Arthur is older, shy, dutiful, and set to inherit his father's farm. Jake is younger and reckless, a dangerous man to know. When Laura arrives in their 1930s rural community, am already uneasy relationship is driven to breaking point. Contains strong language. Lessing, Doris Landlocked. 1990. 7v. Price: £8.99. Order No: 21914602. Psychological fiction. Children of violence series; book 4. The Second World War comes to an end as Martha's life in Africa becomes increasingly disillusioned and unhappy. Ambitious and hopeful, determined to be happy, she prepares to leave for England and a new life. Lewycka, Marina We are all made of glue. 2009. 7v. Price: £16.99. Order No: TR64B. General fiction. Georgie Sinclair's husband has walked out; her sixteen-year-old son is busy surfing born-again websites; and all those overdue articles for Adhesives in the Modern World are getting her down. So when Georgie spots Mrs Shapiro, an eccentric old Jewish émigré neighbour rummaging through her skip in the middle of the night, it's just the distraction she needs. Lovric, M R The remedy: a novel of London and Venice. 2006. 8v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21853102. Historical fiction. Two people meet in a crowded London theatre one night in 1785. As a spy for the Venetian state, Mimosina trades in dangerous secrets, and Valentine Greatrakes, the mastermind behind London's quacks, in elaborate lies. As Valentine pursues the murderer of his right-hand man, he gets closer to the truth of his lover's background - and both are forced to admit the similarities between the different kinds of contraband they trade in.
  • McCall Smith, Alexander The lost art of gratitude. 2009. 4v. Price: £16.99. Order No: TR88B. Crime fiction. Sunday philosophy club series; book 6. Isabel Dalhousie, philosopher and amateur solver of other people's problems, meets an old foe, Minty Auchterlonie, at a birthday party attended by their young children. Ambitious Minty, now the head of a small investment bank, is in trouble with her shareholders. Isabel becomes involved, and is drawn into a murky world of financial concealment. McCall Smith, Alexander The Miracle at speedy motors. 2009. 3v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 22118502. Crime fiction. Precious Ramotswe series; book 9. Investigating her latest case, Mma Ramotswe rediscovers the breathtaking beauty of her beloved Botswana and uncovers the truth about an elderly American traveller whose safari proved to be his last journey. McCall Smith, Alexander Tea time for the traditionally built. 2009. 4v. Price: £16.99. Order No: TR67B. Crime fiction. Precious Ramotswe series; book 10. Mma Ramotswe is commissioned to find the traitor in the ailing Kalahari Swoopers football team. And when the glamorous Violet Sephotho sets her sights on Mma Makutsi's unsuspecting fiancé, it becomes exasperatingly clear that some men do not know how to recognise a ruthless Jezebel even when she is bouncing up and down on the best bed in the Double Comfort Furniture Shop. McNay, Mark Fresh. 2008. 4v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21866202. General fiction. Sean's brother Archie gets out of jail on early release. Which would be great if Archie weren't a little loose in the head. And if Sean didn't still owe him a grand. Testing the boundaries of brotherly love, Fresh is a white-knuckle ride that brings to life one unforgettable day.
  • McDermid, Val A darker domain. 2008. 7v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 21868402. Crime fiction. It seemed like an unsolvable mystery at the time: a wealthy heiress and son kidnapped in Fife, then a botched payoff, leaving her dead with no trace of the child. So when, over twenty-five years later, a possible clue is discovered by a journalist in Tuscany, cold case expert DI Karen Pirie doesn't hold much hope of unravelling the infamous enigma. McDonald, Ian Cyberabad days. 2009. 6v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 22117802. Science fiction. 'Cyberabad' is the India of 2047, a new, muscular superpower of one and a half billion people in an age of artificial intelligence, climate-change induced drought, water-wars, strange new genders, genetically improved children that age at half the rate of baseline humanity and a population where males outnumber females four to one. McGraw, Joseph John Silveroo. 2008. 2v. Price: £12.25. Order No: 21915702. Western. Black horse western series. Daco Ward is a drifter with just seventy cents in his pants' pocket when Bill Dodds offers him a job. But Dodds has a way of making enemies. He beats Tucker Lankton at cards and Lankton, backed by his sidekick Ed Crants, vows to get even. Now Daco would find himself in the middle of a deadly game of deceit and murder; the prize being the riches of Silveroo. Manfredi, Valerio The lost army; translated from the Italian by Christine Feddersen-Manfredi. 2008. 8v. Price: £10.00. Order No: 21972502. Historical fiction. Set in the 4th century BC, in Syria. This account of the most celebrated march in history is told from the perspective of the mistress of Xenophon, a general in the army of Greek mercenaries employed to seize the throne of Persia.
  • Manfredi, Valerio The talisman of Troy. 2004. 5v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21852202. Historical fiction. A castaway tossed onto a deserted beach has a terrible, fascinating story to tell - the true reason for which the Trojan War was fought. The protagonist of this tale is Diomedes. Betrayed by his wife, he has no choice but to sail towards Hesperia carrying with him the magic Talisman of Troy, a mysterious, powerful idol that can make the nation that possesses it invincible. Mantel, Hilary Wolf Hall. 2009. 12v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 22145102. Historical fiction. Booker prize winner 2009. England, the 1520s. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is his chief advisor, charged with securing the divorce the pope refuses to grant. Into this atmosphere of distrust and need comes Thomas Cromwell, first as Wolsey's clerk, and later his successor. His reforming agenda is carried out in the grip of a self-interested parliament and a king who fluctuates between romantic passions and murderous rages. Mariani, Scott The Mozart conspiracy. 2008. 6v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21912602. Thriller. Ben Hope; book 2. Former SAS operative Ben Hope is enlisted by the beautiful Leigh Llewellyn to investigate her brother's mysterious death. Ben finds himself caught up in a centuries-old puzzle, involving the death of Mozart, a notable freemason at the hands of a powerful splinter group of the cult. Mawer, Simon The glass room. 2009. 8v. Price: £16.99. Order No: 22165302. General fiction. Booker prize shortlisted 2009. High on a Czechoslovak hill, the Landauer House shines as a wonder of steel and glass and onyx built specially for newlyweds Viktor and Liesel Landauer, a Jew married to a gentile. But the house, with its unique Glass Room, seems to quickly tarnish as the storm clouds of World War Two gather, and eventually the family must flee. But the house's story is far from over, and as it passes from hand to hand.
  • Messud, Claire The professor's history. 2006. 1v. Price: £1.00. Order No: 22167402. Short stories. Picador shots series. A French historian travels to Algeria to uncover the terrible truth about his country's actions in the region. His search leads him to a story which has lain untold but unforgotten for many years. Also available in Grade 1 Order No: 22167403. Milburne, Melanie Single dad seeks a wife. 2008. 3v. Price: £2.99. Order No: 21865502. Romance. Penhally Bay is a world away from everything Eloise Hayden knows. But she's come to Cornwall's coast to find justice. Gorgeous Police Inspector Lachlan D'Ancey is mesmerised by this feisty, stunning Australian doctor. When Eloise uncovers something that is risking his daughter's future he's torn between his duty to his career, his only child, and the woman he's falling in love with. Miller, Henry Tropic of Cancer. 2005. 6v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21846502. Classic fiction. Obelisk trilogy; book 1. A penniless and as yet unpublished writer, Henry Miller arrived in Paris in 1930. Leaving behind a disintegrating marriage and an unhappy career in America, he threw himself into the low-life of bohemian Paris with unwavering gusto. A fictional account of Miller's adventures amongst the prostitutes and pimps, the penniless painters and writers of Montparnasse. Miller, Rebecca The private lives of Pippa Lee. 2008. 4v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21839502. General fiction. Pippa seems to have everything in life. But suddenly she finds her world beginning to unravel. Amid the buzzing lawnmowers and suburban coffee mornings, she starts to wonder how she came to be in this place. The answer is a story of wild youth, unexpected encounters, affairs and betrayals, and the dangerous security of marriage.
  • Mills, Mark The information officer. 2009. 5v. Price: £12.00. Order No: TR69B. Crime fiction. For the people of Malta, suffering daily bombing raids, the British are the last line of defence against the Nazis. And it is Max Chadwick's job as the information officer to ensure the news the Islanders receive maintains morale. So when Max is given proof suggesting a British officer is murdering local women, he embarks on a private investigation, hidden from the eyes of superiors, friends and the woman he loves. Montefiore, Santa The Italian matchmaker. 2009. 6v. Price: £12.99. Order No: TR85B. Romance. Gianluca's high-pressure City job, his seven-figure income, his glossy girlfriends - all have long ceased to satisfy him. In search of serenity and a deeper purpose to his existence, he flees to Italy, to the magical Palazzo Montelimone lovingly restored by his parents, to chill and to assess his future. But life on the sun-drenched Amalfi coast is not as peaceful as Luca anticipates. Montefiore, Sebag Sashenka. 2008. 10v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 21893802. Historical fiction. Winter, 1916: In St Petersburg, Russia is on the brink of revolution. Beautiful and headstrong, Sashenka Zeitlin is just sixteen. As her mother parties with Rasputin and her dissolute friends, Sashenka slips into the frozen night to play her part in a dangerous game of conspiracy and seduction. Twenty years on, around her people are disappearing, although her own family is safe. But she's about to embark on a forbidden love affair which will have devastating consequences. Niffenegger, Audrey Her fearful symmetry. 2009. 7v. Price: £16.99. Order No: TR82B. Ghost stories. Julia and Valentina Poole are normal American teenagers. But everything changes when they receive notice that an aunt whom they didn't know existed has died and left them her flat in an apartment block overlooking Highgate Cemetery in London. They feel that at last their own lives can begin, but have no idea that they've been summoned into a tangle of fraying lives.
  • Niven, Larry Ringworld. 2005. 6v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21846402. Science fiction. The artefact is a circular ribbon of matter six hundred million miles long and ninety million miles in radius. Pierson's puppeteers, the aliens who discovered it, are understandably wary of encountering the builders of such an immense structure and have assembled a team of two humans, a mad puppeteer and a kzin, a huge cat-like alien, to explore it. But a crash landing on the vast edifice forces the crew on a desperate and dangerous trek across the Ringworld. North, Freya Pillow talk. 2008. 7v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21893702. Romance. Petra Flint sleepwalks, the skeletons in her closet make it difficult for her to rest. Arlo Savidge also has ghosts from his past disturb his sleep. Petra and Arlo loved each other from afar during their schooldays. Now, seventeen years later, in a tiny sweetshop one rainy day, they stand before each other once more. Could this be their second chance? North, Freya Secrets. 2009. 7v. Price: £12.99. Order No: TR68B. Romance. Joe has a beautiful house, a great job, no commitments - and he likes it like that. All he needs is a quiet house-sitter for his rambling old place by the sea. When Tess turns up on his doorstep, he's not sure she's right for the job. But there's something about her - even though sparks fly every time they meet. Pearse, Lesley Faith. 2008. 10v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21849702. General fiction. Laura Brannigan is in jail for two years she's been battling for justice - insisting that she didn't kill her best friend, Jackie. With her spirits at their lowest ebb, she receives a letter that takes her back to a different time and memory of an old love. Twenty years ago was a heady time for Laura: she'd escaped an abusive home and together with new best friend Jackie she'd made a fresh start. The pair had sworn to be sisters forever. And Stuart had come into their lives - giving Laura a brilliant summer of love.
  • Perry, Anne The face of a stranger. 1994. 7v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21894202. Crime fiction. William Monk series; book 1. The accident that felled him on a London street has left him without his memory. They tell him he is William Monk, and he is a London police detective. Monk is given an assignment which puts any representative of the police in the precarious position of having to pry into a noble family's secrets. Pope, Dudley Ramage. 2000. 5v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 22117002. Sea stories. Ramage series; book 1. 1796 - sea battles are raging and an attack from the French has left third-lieutenant Ramage the sole officer in charge of his frigate. With orders from Nelson to be obeyed and a daring mission to be completed, young Nicholas Ramage must rise to the challenge. Rankin, Ian Doors open. 2008. 6v. Price: £10.99. Order No: 21910202. Crime fiction. Mike Mackenzie is a self-made man with too much time on his hands and a bit of the devil in his soul. He is looking for something to liven up the days and settles on a plot to rip-off the National Gallery of Scotland. But the real trick is to rob the place for all its worth whilst persuading the world that no crime was ever committed. Rankin, Ian Exit music. 2008. 7v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21942501. Crime fiction. Inspector Rebus series; book 17. As Detective Inspector John Rebus tries to tie up some loose ends before retirement, a murder case intrudes. A dissident Russian poet has been found dead. A high-level delegation of Russian businessmen is in town, and everyone is determined that the case should be closed quickly. Read, Miss Friends at Thrush Green. 1991. 4v. Price: £5.99. Order No: 21909402. Country life fiction. Thrush Green series; book 10. When retired schoolteachers Dorothy Watson and Agnes Fogerty return to visit their friends at Thrush Green they find the village abuzz with gossip. The old
  • schoolhouse has just been sold and everyone is eager to welcome the new owners, the Lesters. Read, Miss The white robin. 1979. 2v. Price: £6.95. Order No: 21915102. Country life fiction. Fairacre series. When one of the pupils at Fairacre School claims to have seen a little white bird in the playground, some thought it was an albino robin. Its untimely end made the villagers seek retribution, making things very uncomfortable indeed. When another white bird was spotted spirits lifted, and this time the village was not disappointed. Read, Miss Village centenary. 2008. 4v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21936802. Country life fiction. Fairacre series. The village school at Fairacre first admitted pupils in 1880, and it was decided that there was to be a celebration. The great centenary year brought its own hopes and fears, friendships and feuds. Rees, Matt The Bethlehem murders: an Omar Yussef novel. 2007. 5v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21868602. Crime fiction. Omar Yussef series; book 1. For decades, Omar Yussef has taught history to the children of Bethlehem. When a favourite former pupil, George Saba, is arrested for collaborating with the Israelis in the killing of a Palestinian guerrilla, Yussef is convinced that he has been framed. It is up to Omar to act, even as bloodshed and heartbreak surround him. Contains strong language. Rhys, Jean Good morning, midnight. 2000. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21848702. General fiction. Sasha has returned to Paris, the city of both her happiest and most desperate moments. Her past lies in wait for her in cafes and bars, blurring all distinctions between nightmare and reality. When she is picked up by a young man, she begins to feel that she is still capable of desire.
  • Roberts, David Something wicked: a murder mystery featuring Lord Edward Corinth and Verity Browne. 2007. 4v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 21854202. Lord Edward Corinth and Verity Browne; book 8. Edward investigates a series of murders with a Henley connection. His dentist, Eric Silver, has been murdered - shortly after sharing with Edward his suspicions about the deaths of three of his elderly patients. Robinson, Peter All the colours of darkness. 2009. 6v. Price: £11.99. Order No: 21983401. Crime fiction. Inspector Banks series; book 18. A beautiful June day in the Yorkshire Dales, and a group of children discover a man's body, hanging from a tree. DI Annie Cabott soon discovers he is Mark Hardcastle, set designer for the Eastvale Theatre's current production of Othello. Everything points to suicide but why would such a man want to take his own life? Roth, Philip The human stain. 2001. 8v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21902902 Psychological fiction. American trilogy; book 3. Set in 1998, with the backdrop of the impeachment of a president, this novel shows us an America where conflicting moralities and ideological divisions result in public denunciations and houndings, and where innocence is not always a good enough excuse. Contains passages of a sexual nature. Rushdie, Salman The enchantress of Florence: a novel. 2009. 5v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21983701. Historical fiction. This is the story of a woman attempting to command her own destiny in a man's world. It brings together two cities that barely know each other - the hedonistic Mughal capital, and the equally sensual Florentine world, where Machiavelli is learning about the true brutality of power. Ryan, Chris Firefight. 2008. 6v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 21950902. Thriller. Former SAS Captain Tom Jackson is a man with nothing to lose. A veteran of the most dangerous missions the Regiment could throw
  • at him, his life was torn apart the day a terrorist attack killed his family. He leads a life of grief-stricken obscurity, until he accepts a job that will take him straight back into a brutal theatre of war. Only one person can help prevent the disaster that is waiting to happen, and that person is being held by Taliban forces. Contains strong language and violence. Sacher-Masoch, Leopold Venus in furs; translated from the German by Fernanda Savage. 2006. 3v. Price: £5.90. Order No: 21903402. Erotic stories. Severin is a young Galician nobleman with a secret; he can only love a woman with a ruthless heart, who will rain her whip upon him in a shower of bloody kisses. When he meets Wanda, the wealthy and beautiful widow living in the apartment upstairs, he wonders if she might be the one to help him realize his darkest desires. Sallis, Susan Rachel's secret. 2008. 6v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21937802. General fiction. In 1943 two schoolgirls, Rachel and Meriel, best friends in the Gloucestershire city where they have grown up, amuse themselves by tracking down imaginary German spies. It all seems a harmless way of whiling away the long school holidays, until their game turns into a frightening reality, the consequences of which affect their whole lives. Saramago, Jose Blindness; translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero. 2005. 6v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21903102. Classic fiction. No food, no water, no government, no order. This is not anarchy, this is blindness. A driver waiting at the traffic lights goes blind. An ophthalmologist tries to diagnose his distinctive white blindness, but is affected before he can read the textbooks. Trying to stem the epidemic, the authorities herd the blind into a mental asylum. And when fire destroys the asylum, the inmates burst forth and the last links with a supposedly civilised society are snapped.
  • Scanlan, Patricia Forgive and forget. 2009. 7v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 22116402. Family stories. There's nothing like a good wedding to start World War Three! And that's exactly what's going to happen if Connie Adams, the mother of the bride, can't smooth things over between Debbie and her dad. Sebold, Alice The almost moon: a novel. 2008. 5v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21893002. Psychological fiction. Helen Knightly has spent a lifetime trying to win the love of a mother who had none to spare. And as this novel opens, she steps over a boundary she never dreamt she would even approach. Over the next twenty-four hours, her life rushes in at her as she confronts the choices that have brought her to this crossroads. Sisman, Robyn Just friends. 2000. 7v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21853802. Romance. Freya and Jack are just friends - which is fine until she moves into his New York apartment. The strain of living together threatens their friendship, but then Jack escorts Freya to Cornwall for the wedding of her sister. Could intimacy breed romance? Smalley, Peter HMS Expedient: a sea story. 2006. 7v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 22118302. Sea stories. William Rennie; book 1. Set in the 1780s, the HMS Expedient is commissioned for a scientific expedition to the South Seas but is beset by a series of mysterious accidents and setbacks. Is someone trying to sabotage their mission? Smiley, Jane A thousand acres. 2004. 7v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21903802. General fiction. Larry Cook's farm is the largest in his county in Iowa, and a tribute to his hard work and single-mindedness. Proud and possessive, his sudden decision to retire and hand over the farm to his three daughters is disarmingly uncharacteristic. The youngest daughter has misgivings and her father cuts her out - a decision that causes chaos.
  • Smith, Wilbur Assegai. 2009. 10v. Price: £12.99. Order No: TR76B. Adventure. Courtney series; book 13. It is 1913 and ex-soldier turned professional big game hunter, Leon Courtney, is in British East Africa guiding rich and powerful men. One of his clients, German industrialist Count Otto Von Meerbach, has a company which builds aircraft and vehicles for the Kaiser's burgeoning army. But Leon had not bargained for falling passionately in love with Eva, the Count's beautiful and enigmatic mistress. He stumbles on a plot against the British involving the disenchanted survivors of the Boer War. Soyinka, Wole Season of anomy. 1988. 5v. Price: £3.99. Order No: 21851202. General fiction. As mastermind of the Cocoa Corporation's publicity campaign, Ofeyi injects his advertising jingles with subversive propaganda. But these methods are too slow for the Dentist, the young revolutionary Ofeyi meets on a study tour abroad. His way is to pull out the evil by the roots. Their paths cross again when the Dentist fails in his attempt to assassinate the Terrible Quads - the four ruling Chiefs - and while Ofeyi is searching for his kidnapped mistress, the Cocoa Princess of his ads. Steel, Danielle Mixed blessings. 2008. 6v. Price: £5.99. Order No: 21894802. Romance. A tale of three couples who face decisions about having children that will test the ties that bind them as lovers, partners and friends. Their lives, their goals, their feelings about families are on the line, as the word "infertility" begins to unravel their dreams. Steinbeck, John Sweet Thursday. 1996. 4v. Price: £8.99. Order No: 21854102. General fiction. Times have changed on Cannery Row. The war has left it dustier and rustier than even Doc can remember. The Palace Flop-house remains the institution it was, and its boisterous inmates are only to pleased to welcome him back. Mack and the boys know that Doc dreads folks trying to help him through, which is how Mack finds himself planning the most elaborate campaign of his career.
  • Stephens, Amber The secret diary of a sex addict. 2008. 5v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21925202. Erotic stories. Shelley Matthews is married to her job as a journalist at a glossy women's magazine. Which is just as well as she hasn't had sex for over a year. But when her editor decides a re-vamp of the magazine is needed, Shelley is forced to go undercover, as a sex addict. Contains passages of a sexual nature. Stockwin, Julian Command. 2007. 6v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21989602. Sea stories. Kydd series; book 7. Peace is suddenly declared and Kydd is left ashore on half pay. He sets sail as captain of a convict transport for the penal colony in New South Wales and challenges that will test both his seamanship and humanity to the limit. Swarup, Vikas Slumdog millionaire. 2009. 6v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21983002. General fiction. Former tiffinboy Ram Mohammad Thomas has just got twelve questions correct on a TV quiz-show to win a cool one billion rupees. But he is brutally slung in prison on suspicion of cheating. Because how can a kid from the slums know who Shakespeare was, unless he is pulling a fast one. In the order of the questions on the show, Ram tells us which amazing adventures in his street- kid life gave him the answers. Taylor, Elizabeth and Liddell, Robert A view of the harbour. 1987. Price: £3.95. Order No: 21849102. Romance. The war over, retired naval officer Bertram comes to a quiet fishing village intending to paint. There's a lot going on beneath the quiet surface: petty divorcee, Tory, is painfully involved with the local doctor - who also happens to be married to her best friend, Beth. And Beth continues to churn out successful melodramatic novels, oblivious to the relationship developing next door. Thompson, Brian The widow's secret. 2008. 4v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 21894302. Crime fiction. Under the pen name Henry Ellis Margam, Bella Wallis, takes revenge upon the scoundrels that litter London society by
  • destroying them - in print. So when Bella discovers a crested cigar case at the scene of a murdered prostitute she and her friends are determined to solve the mystery and to avenge the wretched girl's death. But the owner of the coat of arms is a dangerous and powerful man. Toews, Miriam A complicated kindness. 2005. 4v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21849002. Family stories. Nomi Nickel lives with her father, Ray, in East Village, a small Mennonite town in Manitoba. She dreams of escaping to the big city, but since her mother and sister left home, it's hard to imagine leaving her father behind. As she begins to piece together the story behind her mother's disappearance, she finds herself on a direct collision course with the town's minister. Updike, John Rabbit, run. 2006. 6v. Price: £8.99. Order No: 21852302. General fiction. Harry Rabbit Angstrom; book 1. It's 1959 and Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrom, one time high school sports superstar, is going nowhere. At twenty-six, he is trapped in a second-rate existence - stuck with a fragile, alcoholic wife, a house full of overflowing ashtrays and discarded glasses, a young son and a futile job. With no way to fix things, he resolves to flee from his family and his home in Pennsylvania. Updike, John Rabbit redux. 2006. 8v. Price: £9.99. Order No: 21852402. General fiction. Harry Rabbit Angstrom; book 2. It's 1969. America is about to land a man on the moon, the Vietnamese war is in full swing, and racial tension is on the rise. Things just aren't as simple as they used to be for Rabbit Angstrom. His wife has left him with his teenage son, his job is under threat and his mother is dying. Suddenly, into his confused life - and home - comes Jill, an eighteen-year-old runaway who becomes his lover. But when she invites her friend to stay, a young black radical named Skeeter, the pair's fragile harmony soon begins to fail.
  • Walker, Fiona Lots of love. 2004. 11v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21853702. Romance. When Ellen breaks up with her boyfriend she agrees to house-sit for her parents in the Cotswolds before going travelling. Under the wing of local sculptor Ophelia Gently, Ellen goes to a village fundraiser and wins a mysterious lot of three wishes donated by the gorgeous Jasper Belling. Warner, Alan Morvern Callar. 1996. 3v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21852012. General fiction. Morvan Callar, a low-paid supermarket employee in a remote Highland sea port, wakes one morning to find her strange boyfriend has committed suicide on the kitchen floor. Morvern's laconic reaction is both intriguing and immoral. And what she does next is even more appalling. Waters, Sarah The little stranger. 2009. 9v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 22165402. Ghost stories. Booker prize 2009 shorlisted. In a dusty post-war summer in rural Warwickshire, a doctor is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand and handsome, is now in decline. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life? Little does Dr Faraday know how closely, and how terrifyingly, their story is about to become entwined with his. Wharton, Edith The house of mirth. 1990. 7v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21866802. Classic fiction. A novel of the aristocratic society of New York in the early 1900s, and the personal tragedy of Lily Bart - beautiful, luxury-loving and intelligent - and eventually destroyed by the standards of her era. White, Edmund Hotel de Dream. 2007. 4v. Price: £14.99. Order No: 21839702. General fiction. Stephen Crane is writing a new story, and it may be his last. Inspired by a real-life encounter Elliott is an impressionable, elusive boy. He finds himself the object of the hopeless affections of Theodore, the staid middle-aged banker, who sets him up in his
  • own apartment and visits him every day. Elliott frequents the Fairy Saloons of turn-of-the-century Manhattan, home to an outrageous, hedonistic group of raggle-taggle transvestites. Widdecombe, Ann An act of peace. 2006. 6v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21894902. Romance. An act of... series; book 2. The story of Klaus-Pierre Dessin, the illegitimate son of a young French woman and a high-ranking German soldier, born during the Nazi occupation in World War II. Told in the first person, KP starts in 1989 as the Berlin wall falls and recollects life - with an aunt in Provence and later with his German family, recovering from war. Yoshimoto, Banana Kitchen; translated from the Japanese by Megan Backus. 2001. 2v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21916802. General fiction. Juxtaposes two tales about mothers, trans-sexuality, kitchens, love, tragedy, and the terms they all come to in the minds of a pair of free-spirited young women in contemporary Japan. Contains strong language. Adult non-fiction Arabic Noor-ul-qur'aan: a Qur'aanic braille primer. 2008. 3v. Price: £25.00. Order No: 22184701. A book of lessons and exercises for learning braille. Astronomy May, Brian Bang!: the complete history of the universe. 2006. 4v. Price: £20.00. Order No: 21184401. Rock legend and experienced amateur astronomer Brian May joins the legendary expert Sir Patrick Moore and Chris Lintott to tell the story of the Universe from the moment time and space came into existence at the Big Bang, through to the infinite future and the ultimate fate that awaits us. Autobiography and biography
  • Abse, Dannie The presence. 2008. 3v. Price: £8.99. Order No: 21884801. Loss, grief and love are the themes of this memoir from one of Britain's most distinguished poets. Some months after Dannie Abse's wife Joan died in a car accident in June 2005, he began to write a diary which is both a record of present grief and a portrait of marriage which lasted more than fifty years. Ashcroft, Michael Special forces heroes: extraordinary true stories of daring and valour. 2008. 6v. Price: £20.00. Order No: 21945701. The stories of forty heroes, all awarded bravery medals for their conduct during special forces missions over the last 150 years. With many incredible stories from the Second World War, including the Cockleshell Heroes, and other conflicts from the twentieth century, such as the Iranian Embassy siege. Contains strong language. Britton, Fern Fern: my story. 2009. 5v. Price: £12.99. Order No: TR63B. Never one to shy away from a good laugh or cry on national TV, Fern Britton has nonetheless never talked about herself to the public, preferring to keep her private life private. Now, for the first time, she is going to tell her story. Cityboy Cityboy: beer and loathing in the Square Mile. 2008. 6v. Price: £17.99. Order No: 21910402. In this no-holds-barred, warts-and-all account of life in London's Square Mile, Cityboy reveals explosive secrets, tricks of the trade and the corrupt, murky underbelly at the heart of financial life in the City. Cornwell, Jane The Corrs: the unofficial book. 1999. 2v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 21986301. The Corrs are one of the biggest music success stories to come out of Ireland in decades. This account of their history traces the family's musical upbringing and influences as well as their motivation.
  • Cowell, Alan The terminal spy. 2008. 8v. Price: £16.99. Order No: 21884401. Documents Litvinenko's life and death, the ensuing police investigation, the reaction from Vladimir Putin and others in Moscow, the Russian émigré set in London, and the implications of this case for nuclear proliferation and international terrorism in the future. Englund, George Marlon Brando: the naked actor. 2005. 4v. Price: £15.99. Order No: 21364103. George Englund remained a close confidant to Brando for many years and here he shares his insight into Brando's life and death. Fisher, John Tony Hancock: the definitive biography. 2009. 12v. Price: £8.99. Order No: 22180302. Tony Hancock was one of post-war Britain's most popular comedians and was known particularly for his radio show 'Hancock's Half Hour'. His private life was wrecked by his ever increasing alcoholism and bouts of depression, and his relationships shattered by his capacity for violence. French, Dawn Dear Fatty. 2008. 5v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 21944701. This is a memoir of an event-packed life in the form of a series of letters by French. From the agonies of being a teenager to the death of her father - and the way in which society defines her by her generous size. Contains strong language. Harding, Jeremy Mother country: a memoir. 2007. 3v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21863601. Mother Country is a powerful true story, full of thrilling revelations, comic confusions and tender memories, about a man looking for the mother he'd never known and finding out how little he knew about the one he had grown up with. Harman, James Kathy Kirby: secrets, loves and lip gloss: a biography. 2006. 2v. Price: £10.99. Order No: 21887401. She had everything. A remarkable voice, stunning looks and was a major TV and recording star. She was the highest paid UK girl
  • singer of the swinging sixties, and had millions in the bank. So what went wrong for Kathy Kirby? Hayden, Torey L Twilight children. 2005. 4v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21465601. Tory Hayden is an educational psychologist and former special education teacher. While working in the children's psychiatric ward of a large hospital she faces three of her most extraordinary challenges chronicled in this book. Healey, Edna Emma Darwin: the inspirational wife of a genius. 2002. 8v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21987501. Emma Wedgwood, granddaughter of the famous Josiah, married Charles Darwin in 1839, three years after he returned from his extraordinary voyage on the Beagle. Their life together was intellectually exciting though overshadowed by personal tragedy. Edna Healey has discovered new material and has had the full support of the Darwin family in writing this major biography. Hunniford, Gloria Always with you. 2009. 5v. Price: £12.99. Order No: TR72B. In 2004, Gloria Hunniford's 41-year-old daughter, Caron Keating, died after a secret seven year battle with cancer. She was consumed with the unimaginable grief that the loss of a child brings and she was alone. Or so she felt. Mandela, Nelson Long walk to freedom: the autobiography of Nelson Mandela. 1995. 12v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 21886401. The story of Nelson Mandela's life. He recreates the experiences that helped shape his destiny: the years operating undercover, classed as a "terrorist"; his 25 years behind bars; and the astonishing moves towards the ANC's near-landslide victory in the multiracial elections of 1994. Moore, Richard Heroes, villains and velodromes: inside track cycling with Chris Hoy. 2008. 5v. Price: £15.99. Order No: 21884601. By shadowing Hoy through a season, Richard Moore has gained an insight into the mind of a World and Olympic champion. He has also attained access to the key members of the British team and support staff. Contains strong language.
  • Mortenson, Greg Three cups of tea: one man's extraordinary journey to promote peace - one school at a time. 2007. 7v. Price: £8.99. Order No: 21986601. An American mountaineer returns to an impoverished Pakistan village to repay the help he received after a disastrous attempt to climb K2. Over the next decade Mortenson built not just one but fifty-five schools in remote villages across Pakistan and Afghanistan, just as the Taliban rose to power. Osborne, Frances The Bolter: Idina Sackville, the woman who scandalised 1920s society and became White Mischief's infamous seductress. 2009. 6v. Price: £12.99. Order No: TR65B. So scandalous was Idina's life - she was said to have had 'lovers without number' - that it was kept a secret from her great- granddaughter, Frances Osbourne. Now Frances explores her tale of betrayal and heartbreak. Parkinson, Michael Parky: my autobiography. 2009. 6v. Price: £12.99. Order No: TR91B. From prize-winning journalist to chat show king on a show voted one of the top ten British TV programmes of all time, Michael Parkinson's career spans over four decades. Contains strong language. Richard, Cliff My life, my way. 2008. 5v. Price: £20.00. Order No: 21941001. Cliff talks freely and frankly about what it is like to be Cliff. Inspirational, hugely talented, a much-loved household name, his story is extraordinary. Richmond, Peter Fever: the life and music of Miss Peggy Lee. 2007. 10v. Price: £8.99. Order No: 21774901. Peter Richmond's biography tells the story of her unhappy, tortured life - an alcoholic father, abusive stepmother, four marriages and a sad decline in later years.
  • Titchmarsh, Alan Knave of spades. 2009. 5v. Price: £16.99. Order No: TR84B. From the first faltering steps in radio and television, to a career in broadcasting and writing, this is Alan's memoir. Tomlin, Jenny Not alone. 2007. 3v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 22116902. Jenny has campaigned on behalf of fellow victims of abuse for charities Barnardo's and Refuge. She has brought her own story together with other tales of resilience, courage and sheer determination to escape victimhood and embrace a better future. Trescothick, Marcus Coming back to me: the autobiography. 2008. 6v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 21946101. The memoir of one of the best batsmen in the game. Trescothick's brave and soul-baring account of his mental frailties opens the way to a better understanding of the unique pressures experienced by modern-day professional sportsmen. Contains strong language. Williams, Shirley Climbing the bookshelves: the autobiography of Shirley Williams. 2009. 7v. Price: £16.99. Order No: TR89B. As well as being influenced by her mother, Vera Brittain, her father George Caitlin, a leading political scientist, encouraged his daughter to have high ambitions for herself - including daring to climb the bookshelves in his library. Film and radio Cryer, Barry The doings of Hamish and Dougal: you'll have had your tea? 2008. 4v. Price: £16.99. Order No: 21883301. A collection of Hamish and Dougal's activities or 'doings' in the village they call home. These are the actual scripts of the show performed on the wireless. Webber, Richard 50 years of Carry On. 2008. 7v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 21939901. Biography of the "Carry On" films, from the first low-budget film of 1958 over the next 20 years.
  • Food and drink Smith, Delia Delia's frugal food. 2008. 3v. Price: £17.99. Order No: 21945401. This cookery book contains some 170 recipes that are cheap and easy to prepare. A few simple tricks, among them: buying fresh produce when it's in season, experimenting with different cuts of meat and being creative with leftovers. Health, family and lifestyle Marshall, Sue Diabetes: the essential guide. 2008. 2v. Price: £8.99. Order No: 21884101. Need-2-Know series. This book, in practical terms, explains diabetes, its causes and effects, and offers strategies for living with the condition, whether you have diabetes yourself, or are a parent with a diabetic child. James, Oliver Contented dementia: 24-hour wraparound care for lifelong well-being. 2008. 4v. Price: £17.99. Order No: 21885001. The SPECAL method (Specialized Early Care for Alzheimer's) outlined in this book works by creating links between past memories and the routine activities of daily life in the present. Rapley, Gill Baby-led weaning: helping your baby love good food. 2008. 4v. Price: £10.99. Order No: 21984101. A practical and authoritative guide to introducing solid food, enabling your child to grow up a happy and confident eater. History Beard, Mary Pompeii: the life of a Roman city. 2008. 4v. Price: £25.00. Order No: 21773901. Beard uses the ruins of Pompeii to write not just a history of this one Roman town, but also a history of 'ordinary' Roman life.
  • Harvey Wood, Harriet The battle of Hastings: the fall of Anglo-Saxon England. 2008. 5v. Price: £17.99. Order No: 21984301. This book brings to life the world of Harold the King and Duke William in a narrative history. It shows that, rather than bringing culture and enlightenment to England, the Normans' aggressive and illegal invasion destroyed a long-established and highly- developed civilization. It explores the background and lead-up to the invasion and the battle itself. Moore, Lucy Anything goes: a biography of the roaring twenties. 2008. 6v. Price: £19.99. Order No: 21985401. This is a portrait of America in the 1920s, punctuated by terrifying events including the political show trials of Sacco and Vanzetti and the march down Washington DC's Pennsylvania Avenue by the Ku Klux Klan. It also produced a glittering array of artists, musicians and film stars, from F Scott Fitzgerald to Bessie Smith to Charlie Chaplin. Morgan, Michael Hamilton Lost history: the enduring legacy of Muslim scientists, thinkers, and artists. 2008. 7v. Price: £9.99. Order No: 21983301. A look at the Muslim world and its deep connection to all cultures. It reveals the many 'golden ages' of Muslim thought, from Shiite Iran to Mughal India, to the 18th century. Sinclair, Clive Clive Sinclair's true tales of the Wild West. 2008. 6v. Price: £9.99. Order No: 21903502. Two cousins set out to separate Wild West truth from legend. One is Peppercorn, a fading photo-journalist in search of his inner cowboy; the other is Saltzman, lecturer in American Studies at the University of St Albans. On their travels they encounter many of the great heroes of the Wild West - or at least the men and women who impersonate them. Human rights
  • Sands, Philippe Torture team: deception, cruelty and the compromise of law. 2008. 6v. Price: £20.00. Order No: 21883501. This is the biography of a one page memorandum signed by Donald Rumsfeld on 2nd December 2002 authorising 18 techniques of interrogation not previously allowed by the United States. The memorandum was in effect for six weeks during which at least two detainees at Guantanamo and the US airbase at Bagram died and a third was tortured over a period of seven weeks. Hymns Songs of fellowship: 2200 songs and hymns. 2007. Combined words ed. 17v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21942701. Law Clayton, Patricia E Law for the small business: an essential guide to all the legal and financial requirements. 2007. 4v. Price: £15.99. Order No: 22035601. Business enterprise guide series. The book covers all the key issues which affect legal standing, including taxation, cash and credit, patents, copyrights ad trade marks, debt collection, bankruptcy, takeovers and mergers and employment law. Literature Johnson, Deborah Iris Murdoch. 1987. 2v. Price: £4.99. Order No: 21465301. Explores the extent to which Murdoch's writing can be seen to offer feminist perspectives. Maps Map of Kent. [Based on AA Big Road Atlas of Britain 2008]. 2009. 1v. Price: £4.00; £12.00; £21.00. Order No: 21798101. For sale only. The map starts with an overview of Kent in relation to Britain followed by an overview of Kent and the counties that surround it.
  • Map of Dorset. [Based on AA Big Road Atlas of Britain 2008]. 2009. 1v. Price: £4.00; £12.00; £21.00. Order No: 21797301. For sale only. The map starts with an overview of Dorset in relation to Britain, followed by an overview of Dorset and the counties that surround it. Map of Japan. [Based on The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World 2002]. 2009. 2v. Price: £8.00; £24.00; £42.00. Order No: 21814501. For sale only. An overview of Japan showing the 4 main islands - Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku – along with some of the smaller ones. Detailed close-ups of Ryukyu Islands including Okinawa, Bonin and Volcano Islands including Io-jima. Some facts and figures about Japan are also given including the sizes of the main islands. Military history Allingham, Henry Kitchener's last volunteer: the life of Henry Allingham, Britain's oldest man and the oldest surviving veteran of the Great War. 2008. 4v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21939101. Henry Allingham was present at the Battle of Jutland in 1916 with the British Grand Fleet and went on to serve on the Western Front. Van Emden, Richard The soldier's war: the Great War through veterans' eyes. 2008. 7v. Price: £20.00. Order No: 21939501. The story of the First World War as told by the men who were there. It traces the war chronologically, taking stories from each year of the fighting and following the British Tommy through devastating battles and trench warfare to the armistice in 1918. Music literature Barenboim, Daniel Everything is connected: the power of music. 2008. 3v. Price: £16.99. Order No: 21887601. Daniel Barenboim's new book describes his lifelong pursuit of knowledge and understanding, not only of music and of life, but of one through the other. The topics covered in the book range from the problems of timing - whether in a piece of music or a political
  • process - to the philosophy of Spinoza and its relevance to musical interpretation. Walsh, Louis Louis Walsh's fast track to fame: the A-Z guide to superstardom. 2007. 4v. Price: £16.99. Order No: 21886501. X-Factor judge, Louis Walsh, has managed acts such as Westlife, Girls Aloud, Shayne Ward and G4. Now he is sharing his expertise with a new generation of pop wannabees. He takes us through the A-Z of the music business. Natural history Clunes, Martin A dog's life. 2009. 4v. Price: £12.99. Order No: TR71B. Martin embarked on a worldwide quest to look into the history of dogs. He also explores how humans have shaped the dog breeds of today, visiting the Beverly Hills Mutt Club and meeting working dogs in several countries police dogs, hunting hounds and sled dogs. Hoare, Philip Leviathan or, the whale. 2008. 6v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 21884201. Travelling around the globe in search of the whale, Philip Hoare sheds light on our perennial fascination with the strange creatures of the sea, whose nature remains tantalizingly undiscovered. Contains strong language. Personal improvement Lambourne, David How to pass exams: a parent's guide. 2008. 1v. Price: £8.99. Order No: 21992201. Need-2-Know series. Readers will learn how to study and revise successfully, the key attributes of note-taking, the importance of past papers and how coursework assignments and exam essays should be structured. Issues such as confidence, discipline, motivation and health are also tackled. Poetry
  • Burns, Robert Poems of Robert Burns; selected by Ian Rankin. 2008. 2v. Price: £10.99. Order No: 22121602. This new selection by Ian Rankin of verses and lyrics from Scotland's national poet reveals a writer capable of evoking tremendous sympathetic power from his readers and a command of the sounds and rhythms of both standard English and the evocative Scots tongue. Hass, Robert Time and materials: poems 1997-2005. 2008. 1v. Price: £4.99. Order No: 21884901. Hass's work is grounded in the beauty of the physical world, in the smaller details of natural, human life. Politics Paine, Thomas Common sense. 1976. 3v. Price £6.99. Order No: 568262. On January 10, 1776, Thomas Paine published his pamphlet "Common Sense", a persuasive argument for the colonies' political and economic separation from Britain. Psychology Orbach, Susie Between women: facing up to feelings of love, envy and competition in women's friendships. 1994. 3v. Price: £5.99. Order No: 21895002. Addressing issues raised by feminists such as Naomi Wolf, Susan Faludi and Katie Roiphe, this book examines what has happened to female solidarity in contemporary society, and why feelings of envy, competition, guilt and anger threaten even the closest friendships between women. Rogers, Carl R On becoming a person: a therapist's view of psychotheraphy. 2004. 10v. Price: £9.99. Order No: 21773201. In this book a psychologist describes his experiences in helping people to achieve personal growth. He discusses the problems of helping others, of communication, and interpersonal relationships, and the process of becoming a mature person.
  • Thaler, Richard H Nudge: improving decisions about health, wealth, and happiness. 2008. 6v. Price: £18.00. Order No: 21882801. Every day we make decisions. Unfortunately, as the authors observe, we don't always choose well. Thaler and Sunstein show that the way we think can be used to our advantage: it is possible to design environments that make it more likely for us to act in our own interests. Self-help Jeffers, Susan Feel the fear and do it anyway. 2007. 2v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21690002. Everyone has various fears, and they run throughout our lives. This book shows how to break the Catch-22 cycle and work through fear to a resolution. Hook, Patrick The little book of environmental principles. 2008. 4v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 22035501. More than 160 entries, arranged alphabetically, explain key terms and phenomena and examine the importance of certain flora and fauna. Spanish Collins Spanish dictionary. 2007. 4th ed. Capitals, 33v. Price: £8.99. Order No: 21906801. For sale only. This dictionary is designed for anyone of any age who is starting to learn Spanish. Sport Botham, Ian Ian Botham on fishing. 2008. 3v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 22036701. Anecdotes and stories, instructions, compendia of equipment and bait, sections on Botham's favourite rivers and how to fish them, and guides to everything from the life cycle of a game fish to cleaning, gutting, filleting and cooking your catch outdoors.
  • Smith, Giles We need to talk about Kevin Keegan: a bumper book of football writing. 2008. 8v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21894702. A compilation of his most fearless and forthright public declarations, the award-winning "Times" sports columnist invites you to chew with him on football's biggest bullets. Wilson, Bob Googlies, nutmegs and bogeys: the origins of peculiar sporting lingo. 2006. 2v. Price: £9.99. Order No: 21028901. Veteran BBC presenter and football legend Bob Wilson has written this illustrated guide to the true meanings, heritage and evolution of the sporting terms we use today. Travel Boorman, Charley By any means: from Wicklow to Sydney. 2008. 6v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 21945901. Travelling from his home town in Co Wicklow all the way to Sydney, he will use any means he can to reach his destination, via transport as diverse as steam train, horse, boat, kayak, truck, and tuk-tuk. And his beloved motorbike! Dickson Wright, Clarissa Rifling through my drawers. 2009. 4v. Price: £16.99. Order No: TR86B. Clarissa Dickson Wright opens her diary and takes us on a journey around Britain with this collection of stories and anecdotes from her ever-eventful life. Fry, Stephen Stephen Fry in America. 2008. 6v. Price: £20.00. Order No: 21941501. Stephen Fry turns his wit and insight to unearthing the real America as he travels across the continent in his black taxicab. He visits each of its 50 states to discover how such a huge diversity of people, cultures, languages, beliefs and landscapes combine to create such a remarkable nation.
  • Maconie, Stuart Adventures on the high teas. 2009. 5v. Price: £12.99. Order No: TR80B. Everyone talks about 'Middle England'. Sometimes they mean something bad, like a lynch mob of tabloid readers, and sometimes they mean something good, like a pint of ale in a sleepy Cotswold village. But just where and what is Middle England? Women’s studies Woolf, Virginia A room of one's own. 1945. 2v. Price: £5.99. Order No: 21903302. "A Room of One's Own" grew out of a lecture that Virginia Woolf had been invited to give at Girton College, Cambridge in 1928. Ranging over Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte and why neither of them could have written "War and Peace", over the silent fate of Shakespeare's gifted (and imaginary) sister, over the effects of poverty and chastity on female creativity. Quick reads series Dicks, Terrance Revenge of the Judoon. 2008. Single-sided. Double line spacing. Science fiction. Grade 2. 2v. Price: £1.99. Order No: 22118002. Grade 1. 2v. Price: £1.99. Order No: 22118003. The TARDIS brings the Doctor and Martha to Balmoral in 1902. Here they meet Captain Harry Carruthers - friend of the new king, Edward VII. Together they head for the castle to see the king - only to find that Balmoral Castle is gone, leaving just a hole in the ground. The Doctor realizes it is the work of the Judoon - a race of ruthless intergalactic mercenary space police. Mosse, Kate The cave. 2009. Single-sided. Double line spacing. General fiction. Grade 2. 2v. Price: £1.99. Order No: 22148403. Grade 1. 3v. Price: £1.99. Order No: 22148402. It is March 1928. The Great War has been over for ten years, but Freddie still hasn't recovered from the loss of his brother. Even now, on holiday in south-west France, he cannot escape his grief. When his car crashes, Freddie stumbles down from the hills to a
  • village nearby. There he meets Marie who is also mourning a lost generation. Her story of the fate of her family moves him deeply. But it will also lead him to the caves above the village - and to the heart of a shocking secret. Children and young adult fiction Suggested age range 5+ Blyton, Enid The Mr Meddle stories. 1999. Capitals, 3v. Price: £1.99. Order No: 21751302. Short stories. Mister Meddle's mischief - Merry Mr Meddle - Mister Meddle's muddles. Mr Meddle is a very cheerful pixie who just can't stop making muddles! Suggested age range 7+ Colfer, Eoin The legend of the worst boy in the world. 2008. Capitals, 1v. Price: £4.99. Order No: 21924403. Family stories. Will and Marty series; book 3. Will is desperate to win the Giant Jelly Baby competition and be named 'the best boy in the world'. But his big brother Marty always beats him to it. Then one day Will's wish comes true; he's the best boy in the world at last! Marty is not happy, and decides that something must be done. Kingfisher, Rupert Madame Pamplemousse and her incredible edibles. 2008. Capitals, 1v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21912503. Magic and fairy stories. "Madame Pamplemousse" is the story of Madeleine, forced to work in her unpleasant uncle's horrible restaurant, The Squealing Pig. By chance she comes across the most marvellous shop, run by Madame Pamplemousse. A quiet comradeship develops between Madeleine, Madame Pamplemousse, and Madame's cat, Camembert. And together they create some wonderful culinary magic.
  • Lawrence, Michael The poltergoose. 2000. Capitals, 5v. Price: £5.99. Order No: 21991201. Humorous fiction. A Jiggy McCue Story; book 1. Something's after Jiggy McCue! Something which hisses and flaps and stabs his bum and generally tries to make his life a misery. Jiggy calls in his best pals, Pete and Angie, and together the Three Musketeers set out to send the poltergoose back where it belongs. Morpurgo, Michael Kaspar. 2008. Capitals, 2v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 21909803. Animal stories. Kaspar the cat first came to The Savoy Hotel in a basket – Johnny Trott knows, because he was the one who carried him in. Johnny was a bell-boy, you see, and he carried all of Countess Kandinsky's things to her room. RNIB Braille at bedtime [July 2009]. Number 100, stories from "The old man who sneezed", "Adventure stories for 8 year olds", "The story of the year 2" and "The story shop". 2009. 1v. Price: £0.80; £3.80. Order No: 22112402. Short stories. For sale only. Robert goes to fetch a sister / Dorothy Edwards - Odysseus / Geraldine McCaughrean - The black hole / Maggie Butt - Olympic marathon / Morris Gleitzman. RNIB Braille at bedtime [September 2009]. Number 101, stories from "The story of the year 2", "Funny stories for 9-year-olds", and "The story shop". 2009. 1v. Price: £0.84; £3.99. Order No: 22172002. Short stories. For sale only. Making friends / Norma Clarke - The reluctant dragon and the wilful princess / William Raeper - The fallen angel cake / Maggie Pearson Simon, Francesca Horrid Henry and the bogey babysitter. 2002. Capitals, 1v. Price: £4.99. Order No: 21401804. Humorous fiction. Horrid Henry series. Horrid Henry encounters the babysitter from hell, traumatises his parents on a car journey, goes trick-or-treating at Hallowe'en and sabotages his school project.
  • Suggested age range 9+ Baldry, Cherith The buried cross. 2004. Capitals, 3v. Price: £4.99. Order No: 21917203. Crime fiction. The Abbey mysteries series; book 1. Gwyneth and Hereward Mason witness a marvellous discovery deep below the Abbey courtyard. Could this cross found in the oak-tree coffin really prove that these are the bones of the legendary King Arthur? Disaster strikes, the relics have gone! Gwyneth and Hereward must find them in order to save the Abbey's fortunes. Blyton, Enid Five go to Billycock Hill. 1997. Capitals, 3v. Price: £4.99. Order No: 21823602. Adventure. The Famous Five series; book 16. The Famous Five have made a new friend - a real pilot! But now he has disappeared, with top secret equipment. Could their new friend be a spy? Whatever his motives are, the gang feel duty-bound to investigate. McCaughrean, Geraldine Greek heroes. 2007. Capitals, 10v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21011303. Myths and legends. Here are the stories of four heroes, Perseus, Hercules, Theseus, and Odysseus, who follow the path of glory in their many unforgettable adventures. McNish, Cliff The doomspell. 2001. Capitals, 4v. Price: £5.99. Order No: 21914503. Fantasy. The Doomspell trilogy; book 1. A battle between good and evil begins the moment Rachel arrives unexpectedly in the frozen ice world of Ithrea. Along with her brother, Eric, Rachel has been sucked through a terrifying portal to this unhappy world by a witch called Dragwena. Rachel has been chosen to rule by Dragwena's side, and given skills she never thought she had. McNish, Cliff The scent of magic. 2002. Capitals, 4v. Price: £5.99. Order No: 21914403. Fantasy. The Doomspell trilogy; book 2. Rachel, her brother and Morpeth are pursued by Dragwena's vengeful mother, Heebra, who plots evil purposes for the children's magic. They battle against
  • awesome forces; armies of witches and wizards are pitted against each other, children fight children and turn against grown-ups. The climax, an appalling contest at the North Pole, tests all the children's courage and resolve. McNish, Cliff The wizard's promise. 2003. Capitals, 5v. Price: £4.99. Order No: 21937703. Fantasy. The Doomspell trilogy; book 3. Children the world over are flexing their powers, but it is only Rachel and Eric who finally have the skill to confront the Griddas, the terrible creatures unleashed by the High Witch. Muchamore, Robert The escape. 2009. Capitals, 4v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21991101. War stories. Henderson's boys series; book 1. Summer, 1940. Hitler’s army is advancing towards Paris. Amidst the chaos, two British children are being hunted by German agents. British spy Charles Henderson tries to reach them first, but he can only do it with the help of a twelve-year-old French orphan. The British secret service is about to discover that kids working undercover will help to win the war. Suggested age range 11+ Rayner, Jacqueline Winner takes all. 2005. Captials, 5v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21011603. Science fiction. Doctor Who: Ninth Doctor. Rose and the Doctor return to present- day Earth, and become intrigued by the latest craze - the video game "Death to Mantodeans". Is it as harmless as it seems? And why are so many local people going on holiday and never returning? Shan, Darren Killers of the dawn. 2003. Capitals, 3v. Price: £4.99. Order No: 21825502. Horror. The Saga of Darren Shan series; book 9. Pursued by the vampaneze, vigilante mobs and the police, Darren Shan, the Vampire Prince, is public enemy Number One! With their enemies baying for blood, the vampires prepare for deadly confrontation.
  • Suggested age range 13+ Cabot, Meg Give me five. 2007. Capitals, 4v. Price: £5.99. Order No: 21939801. Diary fiction. Princess diaries; book 5. It's nearly Mia's fifteenth birthday. A time when a princess should be getting ready for the biggest night of her life - the Senior Prom, escorted by her ultra-hottie boyfriend Michael. But nothing's going according to plan. Cabot, Meg Sixsational. 2007. Capitals, 4v. Price: £5.99. Order No: 21939701. Diary fiction. Princess diaries; book 6. It's a new school year for the reluctant Princess of Genovia and Mia is facing a whole heap of new worries. A potential eco-disaster in Genovia. And getting used to a new-look Boris who has turned into a total hottie over the summer! But worst of all is the loss of Michael, Mia's one true love. Cabot, Meg The Princess diaries: seventh heaven. 2007. Capitals, 5v. Price: £5.99. Order No: 21991001. Diary fiction. Princess diaries; book 7. Poor Mia. Not only has she made a total ass of herself with JP trying to prove that she's a super-chilled party girl. She's also bankrupted the student council. Grandmere steps in up with a fundraising plan. She's going to stage a musical in front of the world's hottest celebs - and the reluctant star will be none other than Mia! Canavan, Trudi The magician's guild. 2007. Capitals, 10v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21923603. Fantasy. The black magician trilogy; book 1. There is an untrained magician loose on the streets. She must be found before her uncontrolled powers unleash forces that will destroy both her, and the city that is her home. Canavan, Trudi The novice. 2007. Capitals, 12v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21923703. Fantasy. The black magician trilogy; book 2. Sonea knows the other novices in the Magicians' Guild all come from powerful families, but she also knows she can turn to Rothen and Dannyl for help when she
  • needs it. That is, until someone starts spreading malicious rumours about her, and Akkarin, the High Lord, steps in. Gordon, Roderick Deeper. 2008. Capitals, 10v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21866503. Adventure. Will Burrows series; book 2. This sequel finds 14-year-old Will Burrows, his younger brother Cal and friend Chester journey further underground into The Deeps; a place where those banished from the Colony are not expected to survive. Landman, Tanya The goldsmith's daughter. 2008. Capitals, 5v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21912403. Historical fiction. A young girl's struggle to change her destiny, set against the destruction of the Aztec empire. Her father, a goldsmith, discovers her talent and she starts to work secretly as his apprentice. But danger awaits as Spanish strangers invade the city. And when Itacate's work comes to the emperor's attention and she falls in love with a stranger, her life takes an even more perilous turn. McGowan, Anthony The knife that killed me. 2008. Capitals, 3v. Price: £5.99. Order No: 21914303. Crime fiction. Paul Varderman gets involved with the school's most evil bully, Roth and a gang at a nearby school. Paul attempts to distance himself from the feud, but when Roth hands him a knife it both empowers him and scares him at the same time. Malley, Gemma The resistance. 2008. Capitals, 6v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 21920703. Science fiction. The year is 2140. Peter and Anna are now living as 'Legals'. As an agent in the Underground, Peter is tasked with infiltrating Pincent Pharma Corporation and find out what's happening in the secret Longevity programme. Peter must feign a reconciliation and win the trust of his grandfather, Richard Pincent, one of the most powerful men on the planet, whose company, Pincent Pharma, is chasing the holy grail of modern science - a drug which will reverse ageing and make people look young again.
  • Morpurgo, Michael Born to run. 2007. Capitals, 2v. Price: £5.99. Order No: 21990601. Animal stories. When Patrick rescues a litter of greyhound puppies cruelly left to drown, he falls in love with the smallest one. Patrick and his puppy become inseparable until one day the dog is stolen by a greyhound trainer, where he begins a new life as a racing champion. Mussi, Sarah The last of the warrior kings. 2008. Capitals, 7v. Price: £5.99. Order No: 21909503. Thriller. It's a snowy evening, South London. From a bus, Max Wolf and his brother Angelo see a gang ominously tracking a well-known rapper, Mogul King, through the dark streets. Minutes later, Mogul King boards the bus, presses a parcel into Max's hands. Within hours two people are dead and Max is running for his life. And everything leads to the fabulous Benin Bronzes looted from Nigeria over a hundred years ago. Wray, Sarah The trap. 2008. Capitals, 4v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21942301. Thriller. When fifteen-year-old Luke Sheldon is offered a place at an American summer camp for smart kids, he thinks he's in for the trip of a lifetime. Surrounded by forests and built above a labyrinth of underground tunnels, there is more to Camp Hope than meets the eye Zephaniah, Benjamin Teacher's dead. 2007. Capitals, 4v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21893103. Crime fiction. A teacher is dead, murdered by two of his students in front of the school. He was a good man. People liked him. So how could this happen? Why? It just doesn't make sense to Jackson, and he is determined to investigate the case until he understands. Suggested age range 15+ Downham, Jenny Before I die. 2008. Capitals, 5v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21884001. Young adult fiction. Tessa has just a few months to live. Fighting back against hospital visits, endless tests, drugs with excruciating side-effects, Tessa
  • compiles a list. It's her To Do Before I Die list. And number one is sex. Released from the constraints of 'normal' life, Tessa tastes new experiences to make her feel alive while her failing body struggles to keep up. Meyer, Stephenie New moon. 2007. Capitals, 8v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21987802. Fantasy. Twilight series; book 2. Bella and Edward find themselves facing new obstacles, including a devastating separation, the mysterious appearance of dangerous wolves roaming the forest in Forks, a terrifying threat of revenge from a female vampire and a deliciously sinister encounter with Italy's reigning royal family of vampires, the Volturi. Meyer, Stephenie Breaking dawn. 2008. 12v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 22077003. Fantasy. Twilight; book 4. To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, she has endured a tumultuous year of temptation, loss and strife to reach the ultimate turning point. Rennison, Louise 'Luuurve is a many trousered thing...': fab new confessions of Georgia Nicolson. 2008. Capitals, 4v. Price: £5.99. Order No: 21743601. Diary fiction. Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series; book 8. How will Georgia cope juggling all three boys? Have her days on the rack of love really gone for good? Surely not! You'll laugh your knickers off at Georgia's hilarious confessions. Children and young adult non-fiction Framework maths. 7, C. 2002. Capitals, 20v. Price: £14.50. Order No: 21679401. Mathematics. For sale only This Students' Book is written for the Extension tier in Year 7, and is suitable for students working beyond the Framework objectives.
  • Multi-format CD-ROM For sale only Multi-format CD-ROM contains three formats: braille, large print and DAISY. The braille version is an embossable grade 2 braille file. The printable large print version is in PDF format. The braille and large print versions are available for you to use on screen, or to print one hard copy for personal use only using your home printer. The DAISY version contains full audio and linked text. Romeo and Juliet; volume editor: Duncan Beal. 2003. Braille file on CD, Grade 2. Capitals. Price: £12.99. Order No: TCM01. DAISY 2.02, 1CD, Price: £12.99, Recorded using synthetic speech, Order No: TCM01. Large Print file on CD, Size: 24, Price: £12.99, Order No: TCM01, Nelson Thorne's Shakespeare offers a flexible package that is designed to enhance students' knowledge, understanding and response, with particular reference to GCSE and AS Assessment Objectives and criteria. The merchant of Venice; volume editor: Tony Farrell. 2003. Braille file on CD, Grade 2. Capitals. Price: £12.99. Order No: TCM02. DAISY 2.02, 1CD, Price: £12.99, Recorded using synthetic speech, Order No: TCM02. Large Print file on CD, Size: 24, Price: £12.99, Order No: TCM02. Nelson Thorne's Shakespeare offers a flexible package that is designed to enhance students' knowledge, understanding and response, with particular reference to GCSE and AS Assessment Objectives and criteria. Much ado about nothing; volume editor: Lawrence Green. 2004. Braille file on CD, Grade 2. Capitals. Price: £12.99. Order No: TCM03. DAISY 2.02, 1CD, Price: £12.99, Recorded using synthetic speech, Order No: TCM03. Large Print file on CD, Size: 24, Price: £12.99, Order No: TCM03. Nelson Thorne's Shakespeare offers a flexible package that is designed to enhance students' knowledge, understanding and
  • response, with particular reference to GCSE and AS Assessment Objectives and criteria. Music Braille music scores First solos for treble viol; selected and edited by Alison Crum. 1997. Single line, 1v. Price: £1.40; £4.43; £12.00. Order No: 21362401. This collection of sixty-five pieces for the treble viol aims to provide suitable material for the beginner. After learning the pieces in this book the player will be ready to move on to much of the standard consort and solo repertory. Each item has notes on technique together with suggestions for performance. The wee cooper o'fife: traditional Scottish song; arr. Ken Johnston. 2002. Bass part. 1v. Price: £0.76; £1.26; £2.50. Order No: 22235701. Soprano part. 1v. Prices: £0.76; £1.26; £2.50. Order No: 22188001. ABRSM Specimen sight-singing tests (from 2009). Grades 1-5. 2008. Bar by bar, 1v. Prices: £0.76; £1.90; £5.00. Order No: 22019901. Starting in January 2009. ABRSM Specimen sight-singing tests (from 2009). Grades 6-8; 2008. Open score, Bar by bar, 1v. Price: £0.88; £2.65; £7.50. Order No: 22020001. Starting in January 2009. ABRSM Selected piano exam pieces 2009-2010. Grade 1. 2008. Bar over bar, 1v. Price: £0.76; £1.90; £5.00. Order No: 21666501. List A: Gavot from first book of progressive lessons / William Duncombe - Minuetto / Johann Philipp Kirnberger - L'autunno: from Le quattro stagioni / Antonio Vivaldi - List B: A son of Erin / Thomas Dunhill - Kummer: No.39 from 60 leichte klavierstucke, Op 36 / Aleksandr Fyodorovich Gedike - Early one morning / arr: Carol
  • Barratt - List C: Trudging / Arpad Balazs - Never vex a tyrannosaurus rex! / Paul Drayton - African dance / John Rowcroft ABRSM Selected piano exam pieces 2009-2010. Grade 2. 2008. Bar over bar, 1v. Price: £0.76; £1.90; £5.00. Order No: 21667101. List A: Rondo / Henri Bertini - Allegro grazioso; second movement from Sonatina in C Op 57 No 1 / Albert Biehl - Gypsy dance; No 6 from Zingarese Hob IX28 / Joseph Haydn - List B: Mazurka; from Coppelia / Leo Delibes - Allegro moderato; first movement from Sonatina in G Op136 No 2 / Carl Reinecke - The first snowdrop / Franz Reisenstein - List C: Wonderful tonight / Eric Clapton - Mozzie; from easy little peppers / Elissa Milne - Whistling tune / Giles Swayne ABRSM Selected piano exam pieces 2009-2010. Grade 3. Bar over bar, Volumes: 1, Price: £0.76; £2.65; £6.50. Order No: 21667601. List A: Menuet in G, BWVAnh 2 116, from Clavierbèuchlein vor Anna Magdalena Bach / Anon - Now is the month of maying / Thomas Morley - Andante in C; No1 from XII petites pieces / attrib Mozart - List B: Petit berger; No 8 form Du rythme áa l'expression book 2 Op 108 / Jean Absil - Study in F; Op65 No 25 / CArl Albert Loeschhorn - L'áeláephant; from Le carnaval des animaux / Camille Saint-Saèens - List C: Tell you; from Chinese short pieces / Chow Shu San - Top cat! / William Hanna, Joseph Barbera and Hoyt Curtin - Quajjra / Trevor Hold Andersson, Benny Mamma mia! and other ABBA hits. SSA and piano; Benny Andersson, Stig Anderson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, arr. Lin Marsh. 2003. Full score, 1v. Price: £1.26; £3.79; £11.00. Order No: 22060901. Mama mia - Super-trouper - I have a dream - Money, money, money - The winner takes all. Bonsor, Brian The really easy recorder book: very first solos for descant/soprano recorder with piano accompaniment. 1988. Single line, 1v. Price: £0.76; £1.26; £3.00. Order No: 22036301. Prelude - The musical box - Cantilena - Scherzino - Legend - Herding song / Grieg - Caribbean - The merry go-round - Pensive -
  • The merry peasant / Schumann - Italian song / Tchaikovsky - Italian song / Tchaikovsky - Sweet dreams / Tchaikovsky Byrd, William Mass for five voices. [bass part]; edited with an English text added from the Book of Common Prayer by Sir Richard Runciman Terry. Open score, 1v. Price: £0.76; £1.26; £2.50. Order No: 22061101. Kyrie - Gloria - Credo - Sanctus - Benedictus - Agnus Dei. Copland, Aaron Ching-a-ring Chaw: from old American songs; arr. Irving Fine. c1955. Open score. Bass part. 1v. Price: £0.76; £1.26; £2.50. Order No: 22235401. 1st soprano part. 1v. Price: £0.76; £1.26; £2.50. Order No: 22184301. Copland, Aaron I bought me a cat (children's song): from old American songs; transcribed for chorus by Irving Fine. c1952. Open score. 1st bass part. 1v. Price: £0.76; £1.26; £2.50. Order No: 22235301. Soprano part. 1v. Price: £0.76; £1.26; £2.50. Order No: 22184201. Copland, Aaron Simple gifts: Shaker song; transcribed for chorus by Irving Fine. 1950. Open score. Bass part. 1v. Price: £0.76; £1.26; £2.50. Order No: 22235601. Soprano part. 1v. Price: £0.76; £1.26; £2.50. Order No: 22187901. Elgar, Edward Great is the lord: anthem for SATB and organ or orchestra. op. 67, Open score. Price: £0.76; £1.26; £2.50. 1st bass part. 1v. Order No: 22101701. 2nd bass part. 1v. Order No: 22101801. Haydn, Joseph Mass no.14 in B flat: Harmoniemesse. [bass part] Open score, 1v. Price: £0.76; £1.51; £4.00. Order No: 22061201. Kyrie -- Gloria -- Credo -- Sanctus -- Benedictus -- Agnus Dei.
  • Parry, C Hubert H Blest pair of sirens: At a solemn music: ode by Milton, set to music for chorus and orchestra. [1st soprano chorus part]. Open score, 1v. Prices: £0.76; £1.26; £2.50. Order No: 22128201. Poulenc, Francis Stabat mater: pour soprano solo, choeur mixte et orchestre. [tenor chorus part]. 1951. Open score, 1v. Prices: £0.76; £1.51; £4.00. Order No: 22176101. Rutter, John Lord, thou hast been our refuge. [1st soprano]. 2008. Open score, 1v. Prices: £0.76; £1.26; £2.50. Order No: 22128001. Rutter, John The sprig of thyme: a cycle of folk-song settings for mixed choir with chamber ensemble (or chamber orchestra). 1994. Open score. 1st bass part. 1v. Price: £0.76; £1.51; £4.00. Order No: 22235201. Soprano chorus part. 1v. Prices: £0.76; £1.26; £3.00. Order No: 22184101. The bold grenadier - The keel row -The willow tree - The sprig of thyme -Down by the sally gardens - The cuckoo - I know where I'm going - Willow song - O can ye sew cushions? - The miller of Dee - Afton water. Sullivan, Arthur The gondoliers: or the king of Barataria. [1st soprano chorus]. 1750. Open score, 1v. Price: £0.76; £1.90; £5.00. Order No: 22058201. Suzuki, Shin'ichi Violin school. volume 1, violin part. 2007. Revised ed. Single line, 1v. Price: £1.02; £2.65; £8.50. Order No: 22084901. Preface - Study points - Lessons at the studio - Practice at home - Tuning - Maintenance - Parts of violin and bow - Posture - The bow hold - Placement of bow - Posture for the different strings - Finger patterns of the left hands - Bowing and rhythm exercises - The shape of the left hand - Practicing in first position - Twinkle twinkle little star variations / Suzuki - Lightly row / Trad - Song of the wind / Trad - Go tell aunt Rhody / Trad - O come, little children / Trad - May song / Trad - Long, long ago / TH Bayly - Allegro / Suzuki -
  • Perpetual motion / Suzuki - Allegretto / Suzuki - Andantino / Suzuki - Etude / Suzuki - Minuet 1 / JS Bach - Minuet 2 / JS Bach - Minuet 3 / JS Bach - The happy farmer / Schumann - Gavotte / Gossec - Musical notation guide - Musical terms - The position of the fingers on the fingerboard. Suzuki, Shinichi Violin school. volume 2, violin part. 2007. revised ed. Single line, 1v. Price: £0.76; £1.51; £4.00. Order No: 21624101. Preface - Study points - Positioning of left hand - Tonalization -The point of resonance - Chorus from Judas Maccabaeus / GF Handel - Musette / J.S. Bach - Hunters' chorus / C.M. von Weber - Long, long ago / TH Bayly - Waltz / J. Brahms - Bourrée / GF Handel - The two grenadiers / R Schumann - Theme from Witches' dance / N Paganini - Gavotte from Mignon / A Thomas - Gavotte / JB Lully - Minuet in G / Beethoven - Minuet / L Boccherini - Intervals - New musical terms. Thompson, Randall A girl's garden: from Frostiana. [soprano part]. 1960. Open score, 1v. Price: £0.76; £1.26; £2.50. Order No: 22189401. Thompson, Randall Choose something like a star: from Frostiana. 1960. Open score. Bass part. 1v. Price: £0.76; £1.26; £2.50. Order No: 22236001. Soprano part. 1v. Price: £0.76; £1.26; £2.50. Order No: 22188801. Thompson, Randall Come in: from Frostiana. [soprano part]. 1960. Open score, 1v. Price: £0.76; £1.26; £2.50. Order No: 22189201. Thompson, Randall Stopping by woods on a snowy evening: from Frostiana. [1st bass part]. Open score, 1v. Price: £0.76; £1.26; £2.50. Order No: 22189801. Thompson, Randall The road not taken: from Frostiana. 1960. Open score. Bass part. 1v. Price: £0.76; £1.26; £2.50. Order No: 22235901. Soprano part. 1v. Prices: £0.76; £1.26; £2.50. Order No: 22188201.
  • Thompson, Randall The telephone: from Frostiana. 1960. Open score. 1st bass part. 1v. Price: £0.76; £1.26; £2.50. Order No: 22236301. Soprano part. 1v. Price: £0.76; £1.26; £2.50. Order No: 22189101. Turnbull, David Singing time! step by step instructions for ABRSM and other singing exams, grade 2. 2001. Open score, with chord symbols, Accompaniment, with outline, 1v. Price: £1.64; £5.69; £14.50. Order No: 22060801. Foreward to pupil and teacher - Part 1 Warming up - Part 2 Songs in F major - Part 3 Songs in G major - Part 4 Songs in D and B flat majors - Part 5 Songs in E flat and A majors - Part 6 Beyond major keys - Part 7 Singing with other people - Part 8 Singing at sight - Musical terms and signs - Index of songs. Vaughan Williams, Ralph Toward the unknown region: song for chorus and orchestra. Open score. 1st bass part. 1v. Price: £0.76; £1.26; £2.50. Order No: 22098601. 2nd bass part. 1v. Price: £0.76; £1.26; £2.50. Order No: 22101501. Wastall, Peter Learn as you play saxophone. 1989. Single line, Bar over bar, 2v. Price: £2.04; £5.30; £17.00. Order No: 22085001. Music tuition CDs For UK loan only Guitar by ear Brown, Bill Guitar theory 1. Brown, Bill Chicago blues 1. Brown, Bill Acoustic delta blues 1.
  • Brown, Bill Blues guitar 1. Brown, Bill Blues guitar 2. Giant print - 24 point These titles are for UK loan only. Adult fiction Bennett, Arnold The old wives' tale. 2009. 7v. Classic fiction. Constance, a staid and sensible young woman, marries the estimable and superficially insignificant Samuel Povey, and spends all her life in Bursley. The more passionate and imaginative Sophia elopes with the fascinating but unprincipled Gerald Scales, who carries her off to Paris where she suffers many indignities and is finally deserted. But the sisters are reunited, and spend their last years together in Bursley. Boyd, William The dream lover: short stories. c2008. 3v. Short stories. Funny, moving and sharply observed, twenty-four gripping tales told in bold, distinct voices from Brazil to Africa and from Nice to Hollywood. Boyd, William Restless. 2007. 3v. Thriller. Eva Delectorskaya is a beautiful 28-year-old Russian emigree living in Paris. As war breaks out she is recruited for the British Secret Service by Lucas Romer, a mysterious Englishman, and under his tutelage she learns to become the perfect spy, to mask her emotions and to trust nobody. Now years later she must complete one final assignment and this time she needs her daughter Ruth's help.
  • Boyne, John The dare. 2009. 1v. Family stories. When Danny Delaney's mother returns home one afternoon, flanked by two policemen, he knows that something terrible has happened. Mrs Delaney has accidentally hit a small boy with her car. Consumed by guilt, Danny's mother closes herself off, while Danny and his father are left to pick up the pieces of their fractured family. Brontë, Anne The tenant of Wildfell Hall. 2009. 5v. Classic fiction. The story of Helen Huntingdon and her swaggering, debauched husband and of Gilbert Markham, the man who falls in love with Helen. Brontë, Charlotte Shirley. 2009. 8v. Classic fiction. Romantic hope and the denial of feeling are the focus of this historical novel set in England at the time of the Napoleonic Wars. Brontë, Charlotte Villette. 2009. 6v. Classic fiction. A semi-autobiographical novel about a young, poor and unattractive English teacher who takes a post at a Belgian school where she gains esteem and affection through sheer strength of character. Dickens, Charles David Copperfield. 2009. 11v. Classic fiction. David Copperfield relates the story of his life. On his journey, David encounters a gallery of memorable characters, kind, cruel or grotesque: Mr Micawber, Uriah Heep and Steerforth are among the many who shape his development. Dickens, Charles Little Dorrit. 2009. 10v. Classic fiction. William Dorrit is a long-term inmate in the debtors' prison, Marshalsea. For her entire life so far, his daughter Amy has faithfully nursed him in jail. Trying to keep herself out of debt she works as a seamstress for the stern Mrs Clennam. When Mrs Clennam's son, Arthur, returns home from years abroad working for the family business, Amy's life begins to change.
  • Dickens, Charles Nicholas Nickleby. 2009. 10v. Classic fiction. Nicholas goes as usher to Dotheboys Hall, where he meets the sadistic Squeers and his family. He foils the wicked plans of his uncle Ralph and rescues his sister from Sir Mulberry Hawk. Dickens, Charles A tale of two cities. 2009. 4v. Classic fiction. A story of the French Revolution set in London and Paris. Sydney Carton sacrifices his life on the guillotine for the happiness of Lucie Manette, the French girl he loves. Eliot, George Middlemarch. 2009. 10v. Classic fiction. Dorothea Brooke marries Mr Casaubon, believing his researches into ancient mythologies are worthwhile. But sterility pervades his work and their marriage. Parallel to this runs the story of Lydgate, a young doctor also engaged in research but frustrated by his shallow wife, Rosamond. In contrast to Mr Casaubon, Will Ladislaw, his young cousin, is intensely alive and he and Dorothea are brought together at last. Ford, Richard A multitude of sins. 2006. 3v. Short stories. On the ski slopes of Michigan, a white-trash ex-husband assaults his rich in-law. Outside New Orleans, a teenager goes duck- hunting with the father that abandoned his family the year before to live with another man. In suburban Connecticut, a young wife glibly confesses to her husband her one-night stand with the host of the party they are about to attend. Forster, E M A passage to India. 2005. 4v. Classic fiction. A strange event at the Marabar caves involves Adela Quested, newly come from England, and the presumed guilt of the charming, mercurial Dr Aziz. Hosseini, Khaled The kite runner. 2004. 3v. General fiction. Amir is desperate to win the approval of his father and win the local kite-fighting toumament. His loyal friend Hassan promises to help him but neither of the boys could foresee what would happen to Hassan on the afternoon of the tournament, which was to shatter
  • their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realizes that one day he must return, to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption. Irving, Washington The legend of Sleepy Hollow and other stories. 1999. 1v. Classic fiction. Ichabod Crane, a schoolmaster in Sleepy Hollow, loves Katrina Van Tassel, a wealthy farmer's daughter. His chief rival for her affection is Brom Van Brunt, a powerfully-built mischief-maker known as Brom Bones. At a "merry making" one evening, Crane hears of a headless horseman who haunts the region, and with whom he will soon have a terrifying encounter. Irving, Washington Rip van Winkle and other stories. 1986. 1v. Classic fiction. The legendary enchantment of Rip Van Winkle in the Kaatskill Mountains; the gruesome end of Ichabod Crane, who met the headless horseman of Sleepy Hollow; the spectre bridegroom who turned out to be happily substantial; the pride of an English village and the come-uppance of the over-zealous Mountjoy - these witty, perceptive and captivating tales range from fantasy to romance. Melville, Herman Moby Dick. 2009. 6v. Classic fiction. A young seaman joins the crew of the fanatical Captain Ahab in pursuit of the white whale Moby Dick. Miller, Rebecca The private lives of Pippa Lee. 2008. 2v. General fiction. Pippa suddenly finds her world beginning to unravel. Amid the buzzing lawnmowers and suburban coffee mornings, she starts to wonder how she came to be in this place. The answer is a story of wild youth, unexpected encounters, affairs and betrayals, and the dangerous security of marriage. Miller, Sue Lost in the forest. 2006. 3v. Psychological fiction. One minute John is the cornerstone of Eva's world; the next he is tossed through the air in a traffic accident and killed. His sudden death changes everything.
  • Pearse, Lesley Faith. 2008. 6v. General fiction. Laura Brannigan is in jail for murder. For two years she's been battling for justice - insisting that she didn't kill her best friend, Jackie. With her spirits at their lowest ebb, she receives a letter that takes her back to a different time and memory of an old love. Twenty years ago was a heady time for Laura: she'd escaped an abusive home and together with new best friend Jackie she'd made a fresh start. The pair had sworn to be sisters for ever. And Stuart had come into their lives - giving Laura a brilliant summer of love. Slaughter, Karin Skin privilege. 2007. 4v. Crime fiction. Grant County; book 6. Lena Adams has spent her life struggling to escape her past. She has only unhappy memories of Reece, the small town which nearly destroyed her. A vicious murder leaves a young woman incinerated beyond recognition. And Lena is the only suspect. Steel, Danielle Fine things. 1988. 4v. Romance. Sent to San Francisco to open the smartest department store in California, Bernie Fine becomes aware of the hollowness of his personal life. Despite his success he grows increasingly disenchanted with his existence - until five-year-old Jane O'Reilly gets lost in the store. Through Jane, Bernie meets her mother Liz, who finally offers him the possibility of love. But the rare happiness they find together is disrupted by tragedy and Bernie must face the terrible price we sometimes have to pay for loving. Tremain, Rose The colour. 2004. 4v. Historical fiction. Joseph and Harriet Blackstone emigrate from Norfolk to New Zealand in search of new beginnings and properity. When Joseph finds gold in the creek he is seized by a rapturous obsession with the voluptuous riches awaiting him deep in the earth. Abandoning his farm and family, he sets off alone for the new gold-fields over the Southern Alps, a moral wilderness where many others, under the seductive dreams of 'the colour', are violently rushing to their destinies.
  • Trollope, Joanna A village affair. 1990. 3v. General fiction. Alice moves with her family to a peaceful village in Gloucestershire where she hopes to overcome post-natal depression. Verne, Jules Journey to the centre of the earth. 1996. 2v. Classic fiction. Professor Lidenbrock, a neurotically impatient scientist, discovers a cryptic manuscript written by a long-dead explorer; with the help of his nephew, he decodes the cryptogram to read an account of a journey to the center of the earth begun beneath a dormant volcano in Iceland. Woolf, Virginia A room of one's own. 2002. 1v. Classic fiction. "A room of one's own" grew out of a lecture that Virginia Woolf had been invited to give at Girton College, Cambridge in 1928. Ranging over Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte and why neither of them could have written "War and peace", over the silent fate of Shakespeare's gifted (and imaginary) sister and over the effects of poverty and chastity on female creativity. Adult non-fiction Autobiography and biography Vonnegut, Kurt A man without a country. 2006. 1v. Written over five years in the form of a loose memoir, with the examples of Mark Twain, Jesus Christ, Abraham Lincoln, and a saintly doctor named Ignaz Semmelweis powerfully in mind, "A man without a country" is an intimate and tender communication from one individual to his fellow humans - sometimes kidding, at other times despairing, always searching. Drama Russell, Willy Shirley Valentine. 1991. 2v. The filmscript specially adapted by Willy Russell into a full-length play. Shirley Valentine has no one to talk to but the kitchen wall. Surely there's more to life than egg and chips on Tuesdays and
  • steak on Thursdays? On a Greek island, husband left behind, her dream of escape turns into reality. Children and young adult fiction Suggested age range 0-4 Vere, Ed Banana! 2007. 1v. Animal stories. Getting what you want can be tricky, especially if you don't ask in quite the right way. Follow one little monkey's journey through many emotions as he tries every trick in the book to get hold of his friend's banana, until he finally hits on the magic word - please Suggested age range 5+ Ahlberg, Janet and Ahlberg, Allan Burglar Bill. 1999. 1v. Children's stories. Who's that creeping down the street? Who's that climbing up the wall? Who's that coming through the window? Who's that? ... It's Burglar Bill. Dalton, Annie Tilly Beany saves the world. 1997. 1v. Children's stories. Tilly Beany series. A hole in the ozone layer, extinct species, dolphins in tuna nets...Tilly can't bear to hear any more about how we are destroying our world. If only she could meet some future people who would tell her what to do. Dalton, Annie The real Tilly Beany. 2004. 1v. Children's stories. Tilly Beany series. Five-year-old Tilly Beany can be anyone she wants to be: a witch one day, a mermaid the next. But what if she got stuck pretending, and lost the way back to being the real Tilly Beany? With lots of love from her parents and big sister Kate, and some magic from Mrs Gladwell, Tilly discovers herself again. Dalton, Annie Tilly Beany and the best friend machine. 2004. 1v. Children's stories. Tilly Beany series. Until Miss Minchin makes them do the Best Friend Project, Tilly never thought about needing one special friend
  • of her own. But Bernice, the new girl, likes Stephanie best and suddenly Tilly sees that everyone in the world goes around in twos. Suggested age range 7+ Mooney, Bel I can't find it! 2002. 1v. Family stories. Kitty and friends series. Kitty is always losing things. If Mum hears 'I can't find it!' one more time, she's going to lose her temper. Luckily, because Kitty loses things so often, she's good at finding them, too. So, when Mum loses the car keys and Dad's about to miss his appointment at the dentist, it's Kitty who finds them, just in time. Mooney, Bel I don't want to! 1990. 1v. Family stories. Kitty and friends series. Kitty's favourite word is NO! She doesn't want to clean her teeth or wash or eat her vegetables or - worst of all - play with her boring cousin Melissa. But saying no gives Kitty more problems than she bargained for - and somehow she ends up always wanting to say yes! Mooney, Bel I'm scared! 1995. 1v. Family stories. Kitty & friends series. Kitty always seems brave and tough, but really she gets scared like everyone else. All sorts of things are frightening for her and her friends, from ghosts to the audience at the school play. And one day Kitty finds out that even her older brother gets scared - and she can help. Mooney, Bel It's not fair! 2002. 1v. Family stories. Kitty and friends series. "It's not fair" is Kitty's plaintive cry. Why is she the shortest in her class? Why can't anyone in her family take a joke? Why can't she go to bed as late as the boy next door? Mooney, Bel Why not? 2002. 1v. Family stories. Kitty and friends series. Kitty finds herself saying 'Why not?' all the time and it makes her even more cross when They simply say 'Because'. 'Why can't I walk to school on my own?' 'Because.' 'Why can't I go trick-or-treating?' 'Because.' Kitty wishes they'd give her
  • a proper answer! But soon she discovers that sometimes a compromise is the best answer of all. Strong, Jeremy There's a Viking in my bed. 1992. 1v. Children's stories. After falling overboard from his longboat, Sigurd the Viking finds himself in modern-day Flotby - a small English seaside town. Finding refuge in the aptly named Viking Hotel, Siggy's attempts to embrace modern ways end in disaster. Wilson, Anna Puppy love. 2008. 1v. Animal stories. Honey series. I was officially over the moon when I finally got the most absolutely softest and velvetest Golden Labrador you have ever imagined. Since she moved in we have had some extremely funny adventures while dealing with my weird sister April. Wilson, Anna Pup idol. 2008. 1v. Animal stories. Honey series. Make way for Honey, superstar pooch-in-training! Suggested age range 9+ Cross, Vince Blitz: a wartime girl's diary, 1940-1941. 2008. 1v. Historical fiction. It's 1940 and with London under fire Edie and her little brother are evacuated to Wales. Miles from home and missing her family, Edie is determined to be strong, but when life in the countryside proves tougher than in the capital she is torn between obeying her parents and protecting her brother. Lacey, Josh Bearkeeper. 2008. 2v. Adventure. A fearless boy with a fierce friend Pip is a blacksmith's apprentice - but he longs to be a famous knife-fighter like his dead father. Alone in London, he meets great danger and two odd allies. One is hairy and hungry. The other is William Shakespeare. Pip's extraordinary adventures have begun.
  • Lively, Penelope Astercote. 1996. 1v. Horror. Mair Jenkins and her brother enter forbidden territory and find themselves caught up in an atmosphere of medieval superstition. Magorian, Michelle Just Henry. 2008. 4v. Children's stories. It's 1949 and life is bleak for Henry. One day in the cinema queue he meets Mrs Beaumont who also loves films, and lends Henry a camera for his school project. Henry is disgusted that he's been put in a group with Jeffries, the son of a man who went AWOL, and Pip, who was born illegitimate; but he's about to learn that tolerance and friendship are more important than social stigmas. Oldfield, Pamela Workhouse. 2008. 1v. Historical fiction. It's January 1871 when Edith, the sheltered daughter of a wealthy widow, pays her first eventful visit to the workhouse for the poor. There she meets Rosie, a rebellious quick-tempered orphan who is always getting into trouble. Price, Willard Amazon adventure. 1993. 2v. Adventure. Adventure series. Hal and Roger Hunt are on an exciting trip down the Amazon; it turns into a struggle against hostile Indians, wild animals and the raging flood. Price, Willard South Sea adventure. 1993. 2v. Adventure. Adventure series. Hal and Roger Hunt are searching for exotic sea-life and they have a mission to collect pearls from the oyster- beds of a secret lagoon. But do the crew and passengers of Lively Lady know more than they should? Price, Willard Underwater adventure. 1993. 2v. Adventure. Adventure series. Hal and Roger Hunt are on board "Lively Lady", studying submarine life and searching for the treasure of the "Santa Cruz", sunk three centuries ago. But also on board is an unscrupulous former school-mate of Hal's who is after the treasure himself.
  • Price, Willard Volcano adventure. 1985. 1v. Adventure. Adventure series. Hal and Roger Hunt are helping Dr Dan Adams to research volcanoes in the Pacific. When Mount Myojin erupts, the doctor's strange behaviour endangers them all as they flee an eruption big enough to devastate a city the size of New York. Sleigh, Barbara Carbonel. 2005. 1v. Fantasy. Carbonel series; book 1. Rosemary's plan to clean houses over the summer takes a strange turn after she acquires a cat who turns out to be enchanted. Suggested age range 11+ Gibbons, Alan Scared to death. 2008. 2v. Horror. Paul makes a new friend, John Redman - daring and enigmatic, just as Paul longs to be. Redman charms Paul at once, but also a girl called Jude they meet on a night about town. A few days later, Paul learns that Jude has mysteriously died, and Redman has disappeared. In uncovering the truth about Redman Paul learns shocking facts about himself. The spree of death - camouflagued as copycat Jack the Ripper- style murders - will continue until Paul confronts the demon in himself head on. Kidd, Richard The giant goldfish robbery. 1999. 1v. Adventure. An adventure story about a little boy who befriends an elderly gentleman who is a collector of Koi Carp, and how he unexpectedly tackles the burglars who try to steal the fish with the help of the school bully and several hundred alarm clocks. Lisle, Rebecca Amethyst. 2006. 2v. Fantasy. Amy jumps at the chance to leave her gloomy aunt and uncle and go to the mountains. But once there, she finds that she must to go to stay with the alien clan, the Wood People, and betray them. Worse still, when she meets the Woods she likes them, and her traitorous position there makes her more and more uncomfortable.
  • Ure, Jean Star crazy me! 2008. 1v. School stories. Carmen is in Year 9 and has serious ambitions to be a rock star. The school is having a Top Spot contest for would-be pop stars, and Carmen eagerly puts her name on the list. But when Carmen hears a spiteful girl at her school make comments about her weight, she bunks off school and swears she is never going back! Walden, Mark The overlord protocol. 2008. 2v. Adventure. HIVE; book 2. Otto and Wing have special permission to leave HIVE's secret island location to attend a funeral (all too common in their line of business). But before they reach their destination they are ambushed. Who would risk assassinating Otto Malpense, star pupil of the Higher Institute of Villainous Education and favourite of Number One, the most powerful villain alive? White, Ellen Emerson Titanic: an Edwardian girl's diary 1912. 2008. 1v. Historical fiction. Margaret Anne dreams of leaving the orphanage behind, and she can hardly believe her luck when she is chosen to accompany wealthy Mrs Carstairs aboard the great Titanic. But when the passengers are woken on a freezing night in April 1912, she finds herself caught up in an unimaginable nightmare... Suggested age range 13+ Cassidy, Cathy Just jealous. 2009. 2v. Thriller. Elise has a crush. She's been infatuated with her best friend, Carl, for as long as she can remember. When he starts dating an American girl who's just arrived at their school, Elise thinks it will just be a short fling. When she realizes it's not, she decides she needs to take matters into her own hands. McCombie, Karen Dates, double dates and big, big trouble. 2006. 1v. Romance. Ally's world; book 2. Ally's feeling inadequate. Still, Ally's not sure what's more worrying - not having a boyfriend, or being invited on a double date with Kyra, Ricardo and Ricardo's mate - wonder what he's going to be like.
  • Morris, Mark Ghosts of India. 2008. 2v. Science fiction. Doctor Who: Tenth Doctor. India in 1947 is a country in the grip of chaos - a country torn apart by internal strife. When the Doctor and Donna arrive in Calcutta, they are instantly swept up in violent events. Barely escaping with their lives, they discover that the city is rife with tales of 'half-made men', who roam the streets at night and steal people away. Mussi, Sarah The last of the warrior kings. 2008. 2v. Thriller. It's a snowy evening, South London. From a bus, Max Wolf and his brother Angelo see a gang ominously tracking a well-known rapper, Mogul King, through the dark streets. Minutes later, Mogul King boards the bus, presses a parcel into Max's hands. Within hours two people are dead and Max is running for his life. And everything leads to the fabulous Benin Bronzes looted from Nigeria over a hundred years ago. Nicholls, Sally Ways to live forever. 2008. 1v. General fiction. Sam loves facts. He wants to know about UFOs and horror movies and airships and ghosts and scientists, and how it feels to kiss a girl. And because he has leukaemia he wants to know the facts about dying. Sam needs answers to the questions nobody will answer. Russell, Gary Beautiful chaos. 2008. 2v. Science fiction. Doctor Who: Tenth Doctor. Donna Noble's grandfather is especially overjoyed - he's discovered a new star and had it named after him. He takes the Doctor, as his special guest, to the naming ceremony. But, the Doctor is suspicious about some of the other changes he can see in Earth's heavens. Something is coming to Earth, an ancient force from the Dark Times. Strachan, Ian Throwaways. 1997. 1v. General fiction. Sky and Chip, abandoned by their parents, join the growing army of children who have taken to eeking out a living as Pickers on the rubbish tips, living in shanties on the outskirts of the rich city. Even the help Dig, their guide and champion, gives them cannot
  • persuade Sky to accept her lot. She refuses to remain a throwaway. She must find a way out. But how? Swift, Amanda The Boys' club. 2004. 1v. School stories. Joe is twelve and very worried about girls. Girls turn boys into dribbling wrecks. Joe wants none of it. So he comes up with the Boys' Club: a top-secret organization where boys can be boys and have nothing to do with girls. But things do change. And, with the arrival of Alex, a new face around school, Joe's life is about to change more than most... Valentine, Jenny Broken soup. 2008. 1v. Family stories. When the good-looking boy with the American accent presses the dropped negative into Rowan's hand, she's sure it's all a big mistake. So when she finds out that Bee from school saw the whole thing, it piques her curiosity. Who was the boy? Why was he so insistent that the negative belonged to Rowan? Suggested age range 15+ Gray, Keith Ostrich boys. 2008. 2v. General fiction. After the depressing funeral of their best friend, 15 year old Ros, Kenny, Sim and Blake decide to steal the urn containing his ashes. They want to take him to the place named Ross, in southern Scotland. He changed their lives through his friendship, but little do they realize just how much he can still affect life for them even though he's dead. Lloyd, Saci The carbon diaries 2015. 2008. 2v. Science fiction. It's January 1st, 2015, and the UK is the first nation to introduce carbon dioxide rationing, in a drastic bid to combat climate change. As her family spirals out of control, Laura Brown chronicles the first year of rationing with scathing abandon. In these dark days, Laura deals with the issues that really matter: love, floods and pigs. Wilkins, Rose So super starry. 2005. 2v. Young adult fiction. Octavia wants just one thing: to be normal. Her mum - star of a U.S. sitcom - despairs of her daughter's lack of hunger to be
  • photographed at the right party, in the right dress, on the arm of Mr Right. But then Octavia meets handsome, A-list Alexis. Can an oversized, under-glamorous girl like Octavia ever really belong at the top? Children and young adult non-fiction Suggested age range 9+ Deary, Terry The smashing Saxons. 2007. 1v. History. Horrible histories.! Want to know: who got cow pats as Christmas presents? Why wearing a pig on your head is lucky? How to make a dead Saxon happy? Dahl, Roald and George, Richard R Roald Dahl's James and the giant peach: a play. 2001. 1v. Play. This dramatization of Roald Dahl's hugely popular book can be staged in school, acted out at home or simply read together by a group of friends. With suggestions for staging, props and lighting. Suggested age range 15+ Ridley, Philip Sparkleshark: a play. c1997. 1v. Play. It combines magic and comedy with tragedy and debate. The author, as well as entertaining the audience/reader, also, through the book, conveys several serious moral points about bullying, and different levels at a school - the geeks, the bullies, the cooldudes and the 'wannabes'. Talking books Adult fiction Asimov, Isaac The mammoth book of vintage science fiction. 1990. Read by Multiple narrators, 23 hours 4 minutes. TB 10306. Science fiction.
  • Brown, Christy Down all the days. 1970. Read by Marie McCarthy, 9 hours 29 minutes. TB 8245. Family stories. Pushed around the streets of Dublin by his boisterous brothers, the small crippled occupant of a boxcar is silent witness to the city's joys and woes. Contains strong language and passages of a sexual nature. Byatt, A S The children's book. 2009. Read by Judy Franklin, 32 hours 56 minutes. TB 16724. General fiction. Booker prize shortlisted 2009. Olive Wellwood, a famous writer, writes for each of her children a separate private book, bound in different colours and placed on a shelf. In their rambling house near Romney Marsh the children play in a story-book world - but their lives, and those of their rich cousins, children of a city stockbroker, and their friends, the son and daughter of a curator at the new Victoria and Albert Museum, are already inscribed with mystery. Contains strong language. Cabot, Meg Size doesn't matter. 2007. Read by Laurel Lefkow, 9 hours 53 minutes. TB 16354. Crime fiction. Heather Wells series; book 3. Heather should be happy. She's finally got a boyfriend and things are getting serious. On the down side, her boss may well be the most boring man on the face of the planet - but that hardly seems reason enough to put a bullet through his head. Campbell, Judy Jumping to conclusions. 2000. Read by Becky Hindley, 5 hours 22 minutes. TB 12353. Mills & Boon romance. Desperate for help in her practice, Dr Kathy Macdowell has little choice about accepting Dr Will Curtis. But how can she work with him when there is such bad feeling between their families? Despite that, Kathy soon recognises what a good doctor Will is - more, that she is becoming deeply attracted to him! Yet how can she do anything about it, when Will is clearly keeping something from her?
  • Child, Lee Tripwire. 2000. Read by Garrick Hagon, 16 hours 54 minutes. TB 16798. Thriller. Jack Reacher series; book 3. Being invisible has become a habit for Jack Reacher. So when a private detective comes nosing around and asking questions, Reacher is not pleased. Especially when he later finds the guy dead. What does the vicious Wall Street honcho Hook Hobie have to do with it? And what about the reappearance of a woman from Reacher's own troubled past? Contains strong language. Coetzee, J M Summertime: scenes from provincial life. 2009. Read by Multiple narrators, 8 hours 48 minutes. TB 16776. Biographical fiction. Booker shortlist 2009. A young English biographer is working on a book about the late writer, John Coetzee. He plans to focus on the years from 1972-1977. This, the biographer senses, is the period when he was 'finding his feet as a writer'. Never having met Coetzee, he embarks on a series of interviews with people who were important to him. Contains strong language. Coonts, Stephen Deep black. 2004. Read by Garrick Hagon, 11 hours 44 minutes. TB 16674. Spy stories. When the National Security Force intercepts and decodes an obscure e-mail message indicating a severe threat to the US, the American President considers his options. What if the same technology that made the interception possible could be used as an offensive weapon? Armed with satellites, ships, planes and an array of sophisticated hardware, the NSA proves as competent at covert action as it is at spying. Cornwell, Bernard Sharpe's skirmish: Richard Sharpe and the defence of the Tornes, August 1812. 2002. Read by Alistair Maydon, 2 hours 22 minutes. TB 16739. Short stories. It is the summer of 1812 and Richard Sharpe is given an easy duty; to guard a Commissary Officer posted to an obscure Spanish fort. But unknown to the British, the French are planning a lightning raid across the River Tornes, and they reckon the obscure Spanish fort, which guards an ancient bridge across the river, will be lightly guarded.
  • Cussler, Clive Pacific vortex! 2008. Read by Michael Fitzpatrick, 8 hours 44 minutes. TB 16749. Thriller. Dirk Pitt series; book 1. The nuclear submarine Starbuck sailed into the calm Pacific Ocean for sea trials - and vanished. Maritime troubleshooter Dirk Pitt finds a single, chilling clue the log of the Starbuck. A crazed journal of madness and death, and the Captain's final note locates the Starbuck's grave hundreds of miles from her last known position! Deaver, Jeffery The bodies left behind. 2008. Read by Michael Fitzpatrick, 13 hours 21 minutes. TB 16690. Thriller. A call to police emergency from a distant lake house is cut short. Off-duty deputy Brynn McKenzie leaves her family's dinner table and drives up to the deserted lake to find out and stumbles onto the scene of a murder. Deprived of her phone, weapon and car, Brynn flees, along with the only survivor of the crime. Contains strong language and passages of violence. Eddings, David Queen of sorcery. 2006. Read by Bob Rollett, 13 hours 28 minutes. TB 16751. Fantasy. The Belgariad series; book 2. The master Sorcerer Belgarth and his daughter Polgara the arch-sorceress were on the trail of the Orb, seeking to regain it before the final disaster. With them went Garion, a simple farm boy only months before, but now in the focus of the struggle. Fforde, Jasper The Well of Lost Plots. 2004. Read by Kate Rawson, 13 hours 24 minutes. TB 16666. Fantasy. Thursday Next series; book 3. Pursued by a sinister multinational corporation and an evil genius with a penchant for clothes shopping and memory modification, literary detective Thursday Next is on the run. Take refuge in the Well of Lost Plots - the place where all fiction is created - Thursday ponders her next move from inside an unpublished novel. Contains strong language.
  • Foulds, Adam The quickening maze. 2009. Read by Damian Lynch, 7 hours 3 minutes. TB 16755. Historical fiction. Based on real events in Epping Forest on the edge of London around 1840, this novel centres on the first incarceration of the great nature poet John Clare in High Beach Private Asylum. At the same time another poet, the young Alfred Tennyson, moves nearby and becomes entangled in the life and catastrophic schemes of the asylum's owner, the peculiar, charismatic Dr Matthew Allen. Contains passages of a sexual nature. Unsuitable for family reading. Gerritsen, Tess The Mephisto Club. 2007. Read by Lorelei King, 9 hours 47 minutes. TB 16704. Crime fiction. Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles series; book 6. Christmas Eve in Boston in a rundown house a woman has been dismembered. The last person called from the dead girl's phone is Dr Joyce O'Donnell, a celebrity psychiatrist who's made her name defending serial murderers. But there are other clues that make the police wonder if this slaying was part of a Satanic ritual. Gordon, Abigail Dr Bright's expectations. 2000. Read by John Livesey, 5 hours 9 minutes. TB 12201. Mills and Boon romance. Nurse Antonia Bliss first met consultant paediatrician Jonathan Bright when she was dressed as an Easter Bunny, entertaining the children's ward! Was that why he thought she wasn't woman enough to know her own mind about him? But Jonathan's expectations of love and marriage were so battered that, despite his own deepening feelings for Antonia, he needed some excuse to keep her at a distance. Green, Jane Second chance. 2008. Read by Jilly Bond, 12 hours 1 minute. TB 16753. Chick lit. Holly Macintosh is sitting round her kitchen table with her oldest friends she hasn't seen since school - now reunited by an unexpected tragedy and catching up on the past 20 years. Paul and Anna are struggling to have a baby, Saffron the actress is still waiting for that really big break and Olivia is newly single and mourning her lost love. Can Holly and her husband Marcus get their marriage back on track?
  • Greene, Graham Twenty-one stories. 2001. Read by Stephen Grief, 7 hours 18 minutes. TB 16738. Short stories. Written between 1929 and 1954, comic, sad, shocking and tragic, they recount the tales of Mr Maling's loud stomach, destructive gangs of children, indiscretions revealed and secrets uncovered. Contains strong language. Grey, India Taken for revenge, bedded for pleasure. 2009. Read by Natalie Macaluso, 5 hours 33 minutes. TB 16692. Mills and Boon romance. Dangerously handsome Olivier Moreau is still hungry for revenge on the Lawrence family. What better vengeance than to seduce innocent Bella Lawrence and cast her aside when he's had his fill? But when cold, calculating revenge turns to red-hot passion, Olivier has no intention of letting her go. Contains some passages of a sexual nature. Hall, Sarah How to paint a dead man. 2009. Read by Joan Walker, 9 hours 10 minutes. TB 16725. General fiction. Italy in the early 1960s: a dying painter considers the sacrifices and losses that have made him an enigma. In Cumbria 30 years later, a landscape artist finds himself trapped in the extreme terrain that has made him famous. And in present-day London, his daughter, an art curator, is drawn into a world of darkness and sexual abandon. Contains strong language and passages of a sexual nature. Hart, Jessica Honeymoon with the boss. 2009. Read by Joan Walker, 5 hours 10 minutes. TB 16781. Mills and Boon Romance. Top tycoon Tom Maddison is used to calling the shots - until his convenient marriage falls through. But rather than waste his honeymoon he'll take his boardroom to the beach and bring his oh- so-sensible PA Imogen on a tropical business trip.
  • Hesse, Hermann Demian. 1995. Read by Denys Hawthorne, 5 hours 49 minutes. TB 11801. General fiction. "Demian" traces the development of Emil from his childhood years to late adolescence. Suffering from bullying, Emil turns to Max Demian, a friend and mentor. He draws Emil away from a normal home life towards acceptance of corruption and evil. Hill, Lawrence The book of negroes. 2009. Read by Adjoa Andoh, 17 hours 8 minutes. TB 16702. Historical fiction. The story of Aminata, a young girl abducted from her village in Mali aged 11 in 1755 sold into slavery She is brought to New York, where she escapes her owner, and finds herself helping the British by recording all the freed slaves on the British side in the Revolutionary War in The Book of Negroes (a real historical document that can be found today at the National Archives at Kew). Hislop, Victoria The return. 2009. Read by Ginita Jimenez, 16 hours 5 minutes. TB 16653. General fiction. Sonia Cameron knows nothing of Granada's shocking past; she is here to dance. But in a quiet cafe, a chance conversation and an intriguing collection of old photographs draw her into an extraordinary tale. Seventy years earlier, the cafe is home to the close-knit Ramirez family. In 1936, a coup led by Franco shatters the country's fragile peace, and the family witnesses the worst atrocities of conflict. Contains strong language. Holland, James The burning blue. 2004. Read by Gordon Dulieu, 17 hours 45 minutes. TB 16537. Romance. Joss Lambert has always been a loner until he finds friendship and solace with Guy Liddell, and his family, who welcome him into their home. Joss comes to depend upon the Liddells. With war looming, Joss becomes a fighter pilot in the RAF and begins to fall madly in love with Stella - Guy's twin. Contains strong language and passages of a sexual nature.
  • Hope-Walker, Sarah The gift of shame. 2008. Read by Dominique Fox, 9 hours 54 minutes. TB 16719. Erotic fiction. Jeffrey is little more than a stranger to Helen when he tells her to do things no other man has hinted at. In the secrecy of a London apartment, in the debauched opulence of a Parisian retreat, they become partners of perversity and shame. Emerging from the shadows of guilt, a virtuous young widow is transformed into a voracious wanton woman. Contains strong language and passages of a sexual nature. Kearsley, Susanna Sophia's secret. 2008. Read by Sally Armstrong, 16 hours 46 minutes. TB 16689. Romance. When bestselling author Carrie McClelland visits the windswept ruins of Slains Castle, she is enchanted by the stark and beautiful Scottish landscape. The area is strangely familiar to her but she puts aside her faint sense of unease to begin her new novel, using the castle as her setting, and one of her own ancestors, Sophia, as her heroine. Then Carrie realizes her writing is taking on a life of its own and the lines between fact and fiction become increasingly blurred. Kennedy, Lena Queenie's castle. 1994. Read by Josephine Tewson, 5 hours 50 minutes. TB 10241. Crime fiction. After a violent incident in a fog shrouded East End, Joe Walowski finds himself imprisoned for a murder he did not commit. Whilst inside, he recalls mention at the scene of the crime of "the Gaffer" and "Queenie" and, on his release, he goes back to London to discover the truth. There, among a host of underworld characters, he meets the formidable and mysterious Queenie, proprietor of the Ship and Castle pub. Contains strong language. Larsson, Stieg The girl with the dragon tattoo. 2008. Read by Matt Addis, 16 hours 11 minutes TB 16729. Crime fiction. Millenium trilogy; book 1. Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder - and that the killer is a member of his dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent
  • computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. Contains strong language and passages of a sexual nature. Lessing, Doris The grass is singing. 1989. Read by Helen Bourne, 9 hours 42 minutes. TB 16730. Family stories. Set in Rhodesia, this is the story of Dick, a failed white farmer and his wife, Mary, dependent and disappointed. Both are trapped by poverty, and in the heat of the brick and tin house, hemmed in by the bush, Mary finds herself seeking solace in the arms of the houseboy. Contains strong language. Lever, James Me Cheeta: the autobiography. 2009. Read by Jeff Harding, 10 hours 52 minutes. TB 16723. Humorous fiction. James Lever's novel is a spoof biography of a monkey stolen from deepest Africa and forced to make a living among the fake jungles and outrageous stars of Hollywood's golden age. Cheeta the Chimp, who starred alongside the greatest Hollywood Tarzan, Johnny Weissmuller, and Maureen O'Sullivan, his Jane, is alive and well, retired in Palm Springs as an abstract painter. Contains strong language and passages of a sexual nature. McCaffrey, Anne Dragonsinger: harper of Pern. 1978. Read by Karen Cass, 8 hours 13 minutes. TB 16227. Fantasy. Pern series; book 4. When Menolly arrived at the Harper Craft Hall, she came in style, aboard a bronze dragon, followed by her nine fire lizards. The Masterharper of Pern, aware of her unique skills, had chosen her as his only girl apprentice. But Menolly had to overcome many heartaches in this strange new life before she was finally accepted and could fulfil her destiny. McDonagh, Margaret Dr Devereux's proposal. 2008. Read by Sarah Kants, 6 hours 44 minutes. TB 16774. Mills and Boon Medical romance. Dr Gabe Devereux has come to the idyllic Cornish town to escape life - instead he walks straight into the heart of the community. And there's one woman who intrigues him more than most. Lauren is overawed by Gabe's attention to her. But she doesn't want her secret to force him to stay. Little does she realize that, as her sight declines, Gabe is ready to lead her up to the aisle and be her one and only guiding light.
  • Mansell, Jill Miranda's big mistake. 1999. Read by Patricia Jones, 13 hours 26 minutes. TB 12371. Romance. Miranda is thrilled when she meets Greg. He's gorgeous, keen and funny. Greg likes Miranda a lot. She's young, she's pretty, and she never talks about babies. Of course he hasn't told her everything about himself - even the sweetest girls can be a bit funny about a man who's just left his newly pregnant wife. But there's no way she's going to find out - or is there? Contains strong language. Mantel, Hilary Wolf Hall. 2009. Read by Christopher Oxford, 25 hours 11 minutes. TB 16735. Historical fiction. Booker prize winner 2009. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is his chief advisor, charged with securing the divorce the pope refuses to grant. Into this atmosphere of distrust and need comes Thomas Cromwell. Ruthless in pursuit of his own interests, he is as ambitious in his wider politics as he is for himself. His reforming agenda is carried out in the grip of a self- interested parliament and a king who fluctuates between romantic passions and murderous rages. Contains strong language. Mawer, Simon The glass room. 2009. Read by Daniel Philpott, 14 hours 38 minutes. TB 16757. General fiction. Booker prize shortlisted 2009. High on a Czechoslovak hill, the Landauer House shines as a wonder of steel and glass and onyx built specially for newlyweds Viktor and Liesel Landauer, a Jew married to a gentile. But the house, with its unique Glass Room, seems to quickly tarnish as the storm clouds of World War Two gather, and eventually the family must flee. But the house's story is far from over, as it passes from hand to hand. Contains strong language and passages of a sexual nature. TB 16757. Michener, James Albert The covenant. 1980. Read by Norma West, 52 hours 8 minutes. TB 5704. Historical fiction. A multitude of stories about individuals, families and whole generations are set against the background of the founding of South Africa.
  • Mills, Mark The information officer. 2009. Read by Richard Burnip, 10 hours 2 minutes. TB 16737. Crime fiction. For the people of Malta, the British are the last line of defence against the Nazis. And it is Max Chadwick's job as the information officer to ensure the news the islanders receive maintains morale. So when Max is given proof suggesting a British officer is murdering local women, he embarks on a private investigation, hidden from the eyes of superiors, friends and the woman he loves. Contains strong passages of violence. Neville, Katherine The eight. 2006. Read by Charlotte Strevens, 24 hours 38 minutes. TB 16684. Thriller. For centuries a secret has been carefully hidden from those who would abuse its power. With France aflame in revolution, and the power of her king checked, the nuns of Montglane Abbey are forced to unearth a secret buried for a thousand years within their fortress walls. As the women scatter across the world they take with them the pieces of a mythical chess set given to Charlemagne by eight mysterious Moors. Embedded in each piece of the chess service is a code. Contains strong language. O'Loughlin, Ed Not untrue and not unkind. 2009. Read by Jonathan Forbes, 10 hours 9 minutes. TB 16758. General fiction. In Dublin, a newspaper editor called Cartwright is found dead. One of his colleagues, Owen Simmons, discovers a dossier on Cartwright's desk. And in the dossier Owen finds a photograph, which brings him back to a dusty road in Africa and to the woman he once loved. Contains strong language and passages of a sexual nature. Parker, Una-Mary The palace affair. 1992. Read by Lindsay Sandison, 14 hours 40 minutes. TB 10133. General fiction. Three women are anticipating the royal garden party with differing degrees of excitement and trepidation. But this garden party turns out to hold some nasty shocks. Contains passages of a sexual nature.
  • Pargeter, Edith Lost children. 1993. Read by Rosemary Davis, 12 hours 23 minutes. TB 9961. Romance. Rosalba and her autocratic great aunt live in the lodge of their Victorian gothic mansion, now owned by the National Trust. Eugene, embittered, deprived and artistic, is doing his national service in the army, and when they meet their lives are changed irrevocably. Rosalba is awakened by love, while Eugene finds renewal and hope, but is it doomed? Peace, David. The damned Utd. 2007. Read by David Thorpe, 12 hours 35 minutes. TB 16775. General fiction. Overachieving and eccentric football manager Brian Clough was on his way to take over at the country's most successful, and most reviled, football club: Leeds United, home to a generation of fiercely competitive but ageing players. The battle he'd face there would make or break the club - or him. Contains strong language. Pearse, Lesley Secrets. 2005. Read by Antonia Beamish, 19 hours 3 minutes. TB 16765. Family stories. Adele Talbot is twelve when her younger sister is killed, and her mother Rose, devastated by the loss, begins to abuse her. Adele is sent to a children's home, but soon runs away to trace her grandmother. Eventually the two forge some sort of bond and Honour allows Adele to stay. When real love and friendship enters her life, she feels she can finally put her hurtful past behind her, but there a few unpleasant surprises to come. Contains strong language and passages of a sexual nature. Peters, Ellis Flight of a witch. 1990. Read by Derek Hutchinson, 6 hours 57 minutes. TB 10184. Crime fiction. An Inspector Felse series; book 1. Annette Beck's breathtaking beauty affects young teacher Tom Kenyon, a lodger at her parent's house. When she vanishes from the Hallowmount, Annette is sure she was away two hours, but there is irrefutable evidence that she has been gone for five days. What is the explanation: is it deceit, amnesia, or witchcraft? Then Detective Inspector Felse finds a link between those five missing days and a death.
  • Picoult, Jodi Nineteen minutes. 2008. Read by Sarah Borges, 23 hours 41 minutes. TB 16676. Psychological fiction. Sterling is a small, ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happens - until a student enters the local high school with an arsenal of guns and starts shooting, changing the lives of everyone inside and out. The daughter of the judge sitting on the case should be the state's best witness - but with her boyfriend dead and her childhood friend charged with murder, she's struggling to remember what happened in front of her own eyes. Contains strong language. Pownall, David The white cutter. 1988. Read by Raymond Sawyer, 14 hours 25 minutes. TB 8775. Historical fiction. "The white cutter" is the true confession of Hedric, greatest builder of his generation. It tells of his complex and unique education at the hands of The Four, a secret junta ruling mediaeval England; his sexual apprenticeship; his heresy; his love for two men: Master Henry de Reyns, the charismatic Master of the Royal Masons, and his own turbulent father, whom he kills. Remington, Henry Morgan's war. 2007. Read by Jay Benedict, 3 hours 27 minutes. TB 16780. Western. On the slopes of the volcano lay the mines of Matarote and Mike Morgan would reap a lucrative contract if his railroad company could be first to lay track to them up from the Mexican coast. But he was little prepared for the dirty tricks of a rival outfit. When his workers were murdered, his tunnel destroyed and a locomotive blown sky high, he knew he had a war on his hands. Roberts, Gregory David Shantaram. 2005. Read by Steve Hodson, 48 hours 8 minutes. TB 16530. Adventure. Greg Roberts turned to heroin when his marriage collapsed, feeding his addiction with a string of robberies. Caught and convicted, he escaped from a maximum-security prison. Hiding in Bombay, he established a medical clinic for slum-dwellers, worked in the Bollywood film industry and served time in the notorious Arthur Road prison. He was recruited by one of the branches of the Bombay mafia for whom he worked as a forger, counterfeiter, and
  • smuggler, and fought alongside a unit of mujaheddin guerrilla fighters in Afghanistan. Contains strong language. Ryan, Chris Firefight. 2008. Read by Mark Elstob, 10 hours 50 minutes. TB 16678. Thriller. Former SAS Captain Tom Jackson's life was torn apart the day a terrorist attack killed his family. He leads a life of grief-stricken obscurity until he accepts a job that will take him straight back into a brutal theatre of war. Only one person can help prevent the disaster that is waiting to happen, and that person is being held by Taliban forces. Contains strong language and passages of violence. Smith, Wilbur Assegai. 2009. Read by Jon Cartwright, 18 hours 4 minutes. TB 16727. Adventure. Courtney series; book 13. It is 1913 and ex-soldier turned professional big game hunter, Leon Courtney, is in British East Africa guiding rich and powerful men. One of his clients, German industrialist Count Otto Von Meerbach, has a company which builds aircraft and vehicles for the Kaiser's burgeoning army. But Leon had not bargained for falling passionately in love with Eva, the Count's beautiful and enigmatic mistress. He stumbles on a plot against the British involving the disenchanted survivors of the Boer War. Contains passages of a sexual nature. Steel, Danielle Kaleidoscope. 1987. Read by Norma West, 11 hours 29 minutes. TB 7015. Romance. Sam Walker returns to America after the First World War with his lovely French bride, but their happiness is not to last and their three little girls are taken to separate adoptive homes. Cut off from every source of love, Hilary swears that one day she will confront the man who has destroyed her family and find her beloved sisters again. Contains strong language and passages of a sexual nature. Tinniswood, Peter Hayballs. 1989. Read by Richard Owens, 6 hours 54 minutes. TB 7946. Humorous Fiction. For all the outlandish ways of his brood, Grample Hayballs, the ancient family head, is a friend of the local aristocrat the Duke of Wiltshire. But the Duke's son has ambitions to redevelop the
  • village, destroying its cricket pitch and ancient green. Enter Winston and his enthusiastic ally, Nancy Empson, a newcomer to the village of Winterlead Gunner. Contains strong language. Toibin, Colm Brooklyn. 2009. Read by Grainne Gilis, 7 hours 45 minutes. TB 16726. General fiction. Leaving her family and home in Ireland in the 1950s, Eilis sets off to forge a new life for herself in Brooklyn, USA. But when tragic news summons her back to Ireland, she finds herself facing a terrible choice: between love and happiness in the land where she belongs and the promises she must keep on the far side of the ocean. Contains strong language and passages of a sexual nature. Trevor, William Love and summer. 2009. Read by Kevin Moore, 5 hours 46 minutes. TB 16756. General fiction. It's summer and nothing much is happening in Rathmoye. So it doesn't go unnoticed when a dark-haired stranger appears on his bicycle and begins photographing the mourners at Mrs Connulty's funeral. But Mrs Connulty's daughter, liberated at last by the death of her imperious mother, resolves to keep an eye on Florian Kilderry, and comes to witness the events that follow. Ward, Amanda Eyre Forgive me. 2008. Read by Regina Reagan, 6 hours 32 minutes. TB 16624. General fiction. Nadine is a 35-year-old journalist at a crossroads in her life. The story of a lifetime comes up and, leaving behind her boyfriend, she leaves America for Capetown. There she meets war photographer George. As events unfold, Nadine discovers she is pregnant and is forced to choose whether to return home to a secure married life with her boyfriend or pursue a life of independence and adventure. Waters, Sarah The little stranger. 2009. Read by Simon Vance, 15 hours 54 minutes. TB 16895. Ghost stories. Booker shortlisted 2009. In a dusty post-war summer in rural Warwickshire, a doctor is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand and handsome, is now in decline. But are they haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life? Little
  • does Dr Faraday know how closely, and how terrifyingly, their story is about to become entwined with his. White, Jim The diary of Darren Tackle. 1998. Read by John Cormack, 6 hours 32 minutes. TB 11761. Humorous fiction. Darren Tackle's diary takes a look at the life-style of a top Premiership professional, showing that it's not all flash motors and birds, and a kick-about on a Saturday afternoon. Contains strong language. Adult non-fiction Animal stories Clunes, Martin A dog's life. 2008. Read by Adam Booth, 6 hours 57 minutes. TB 16641. Martin embarked on a world wide quest to look into the history of dogs. He also explains how humans have shaped the dog breeds of today, visiting the Beverley Hills Mutt Club and meeting working dogs in several countries, police dogs, hunting hounds and sled dogs. Katz, Jon A home for Rose: how my life turned upside down for the love of a dog. 2008. Read by Jeff Harding, 9 hours 46 minutes. TB 16691. Jon Katz leaves the suburbs for a remote farm in order to give Border Collie puppy Rose a true taste of herding life. Rose's adventures start early, going head to head with a head-butting ram the day the sheep arrive. Autobiography and biography Annett, Marta Winning through: how people have triumphed over tragedy. 1987. Read by Christopher Scott and Anne Jameson, 6 hours 11 minutes. TB 8330. Many people have a crisis in their lives - the blow of the death of a loved one, a physical disability to bear, or fighting the terrors of
  • wartime or simply coping with the set-backs of ordinary life. This compilation consists of the recollections of famous people who share their private triumphs over adversity. Ashcroft, Michael Special forces heroes: extraordinary true stories of daring and valour. 2008. Read by Jon Cartwright, 10 hours 30 minutes. TB 16660. The stories of forty heroes, all awarded bravery medals for their conduct during special forces missions over the last 150 years. With many incredible stories from the Second World War, including the Cockleshell Heroes, and other conflicts from the twentieth century, such as the Iranian Embassy siege. Contains strong language. Bailey, Paul An English madam: the life and work of Cynthia Payne. 1982. Read by Gretel Davis, 6 hours 34 minutes. TB 4560. This biography of a high-class brothel keeper, Cynthia Payne, christened 'Madame Sin' by the tabloids on her arrest in December 1978, is both honest and explicit. Unsuitable for family reading. Berg, A Scott Goldwyn: a biography. 1989. Read by Liza Ross, 23 hours 44 minutes. TB 8300. At the age of 16, Schmuel Gelbfisz left his native town and made his way to New York. Here, as Samuel Goldfish, he worked as a glove salesman until a Bronco Billy western inspired him to enter the film business. In 1916 he formed the Goldwyn Picture Corporation and changed his name again to Samuel Goldwyn. Bristow, Eric The crafty cockney: Eric Bristow: the autobiography. 2008. Read by Ian Redford, 7 hours 21 minutes. TB 16670. A candid account of Eric Bristow's rise to the top from his humble beginnings in London's East End, where gangs ruled the streets through a mix of fear and torture. Cat burglar, shoplifter, thug: Bristow was all of these during his early street-fighting years, but darts proved to be his salvation. Contains strong language.
  • Burnside, John A lie about my father. 2006. Read by Matthew Zajac, 9 hours 35 minutes. TB 14934. A memoir of two lost men: a father and his child. The story of this failed relationship is an evocation of a lost and damaged world of childhood. Contains strong language. De Courcy, Anne Snowdon: the biography. 2009. Read by Judy Franklin, 18 hours 3 minutes. TB 16769. Addressing the facts behind the myths - the secret courtship of Margaret, the love child born just weeks after the royal marriage, the affairs on both sides, the suicide of the mistress and the birth of an illegitimate son to another. Forbes, Bryan Ned's girl: the authorised biography of Dame Edith Evans. 1977. Read by Phyllis Boothroyd, 17 hours 45 minutes. TB 3241. The life of Edith Evans, famous actress and extraordinary woman who occupied the centre of the English stage for sixty years. Fraser, Flora The unruly queen: the life of Queen Caroline. 1996. Read by Rosemary Davis, 24 hours 49 minutes. TB 10886. Queen Caroline's story is one of a long courageous fight by an extraordinary individual to see justice done to her, in the face of an overwhelming and powerful authority. Grant, Elizabeth Memoirs of a Highland lady. 1988. Read by Frances Jeater, 12 hours 37 minutes. TB 10122. The second volume of Elizabeth Grant's autobiography begins with her family's arrival in Edinburgh in 1814 when she was seventeen. The trauma of a broken engagement is an echo of the overall problems suffered by her father as his legal and political ambitions collapsed with the direst of consequences for his family. Kaye, M M Enchanted evening. 2000. Read by Di Langford, 14 hours 53 minutes. TB 16700. Autobiography; book 3. Begins in 1932 with Mollie, aged 24, reluctantly accompanying her parents and sister to north China
  • and return to India. Later we see Mollie move to cramped digs in London, where she begins her career as a writer. Finally, among the cool hills, scented blossoms and sparkling lakes of Kashmir, this chapter of her story closes as she meets the one true love of her life. Last, Nella Nella Last's war: the Second World War diaries of Housewife 49. 2006. Read by Lesia Melnyk, 13 hours 55 minutes. TB 16772. In September 1939, housewife and mother Nella Last began a diary. Writing each day for the "Mass Observation" project, Nella, a middle-aged housewife from the bombed town of Barrow, shows what people really felt during this time. This was the period in which she turned 50, saw her children leave home, and reviewed her life and her marriage. Lynn, Vera Some sunny day: my autobiography. 2009. Read by Diana Bishop, 7 hours 38 minutes. TB 16787. Dame Vera Lynn had a successful radio career with Joe Loss and Charlie Kunz in the 1920s and 30s, but it was with World War II that she became the iconic figure that captured the imagination of the public. McLaren, Bill My autobiography. 2005. Read by Andrew Watson, 7 hours 16 minutes. TB 16732. As well reliving the highlights of his illustrious career as a commentator, Bill talks of the game today and his regrets that rugby went professional. Price, Katie Being Jordan: my autobiography. 2004. Read by Candida Gubbins, 8 hours 41 minutes. TB 16235. Much has been written about Jordan in the press but here, for the first time, is the real story of Katie in her own words. Contains strong language and passages of a sexual nature.
  • Sandison, Bruce Tales of the loch. 1990. Read by Joe Dunlop, 7 hours 47 minutes. TB 8347. Bruce Sandison involves the reader in a journey through times past and present. He is a keen angler and an acute observer of the Scottish scene, instilling his love of its history, wildlife, family and friends. Secombe, Harry Arias and raspberries: an autobiography. 1990. Read by John Cording, 6 hours 41 minutes. TB 8732. The arch practical joker as a schoolboy in Swansea, in his first job he was renowned for tormenting his boss with spoof phone calls from the irate chairman. Lance Bombardier Secombe's misadventures, his post war days as a stand-up comedian and his early fame as a member of the Goons are all part of his life story. Spurling, Hilary Ivy when young: the early life of I Compton-Burnett, 1884-1919. 1981. Read by Rosalind Shanks, 13 hours 43 minutes. TB 5444. In describing the early years of this twentieth century novelist, the author provides a penetrating view of Victorian family life. Some of the characters and events are even stranger than those appearing in her stories. Thompson, Flora Heatherley. 1998. Read by Frances Jeater, 7 hours 56 minutes. TB 16734. Flora picks up the story of her life a year after she left 'Candleford Green' and her native Oxfordshire to arrive in 'heathery' Hampshire. She took up her duties at Grayshott post-office in 1898 and she lived here, off and on, for the next 30 years of her life. Tomalin, Claire Jane Austen: a life. 1997. Read by Rosemary Davis, 15 hours 58 minutes. TB 11828. Jane Austen herself appears in a series of episodes - from the child growing up to the girl in love; from the poor relation to the woman who accepts and then turns down a proposal of marriage; and as the writer whose fame grows.
  • Waite, Terry Footfalls in memory: reflections from solitude. 1995. Read by Patrick Romer, 4 hours 17 minutes. TB 10714. Recalling his captivity in Beirut, Terry Waite has collected selections from the books he remembered, the books he received and the books he wished he had been given. Wilkerson, David The cross and the switchblade. 1962. Read by Patrick Romer, 7 hours 13 minutes. TB 4021. David was a country parson until the night he saw the face of a young killer in a magazine. Then he knew that his mission was to go to New York. There, later, he founded "Teen Challenge", a fast- growing movement to help lost teenagers to find a new life in the Holy Spirit. Wilson, Derek A Peter the Great. 2009. Read by David Learner, 11 hours 3 minutes. TB 16778. The story of Peter I, Emperor of all the Russias, and the impact this one man made not only on Russia, but also on the wider world. Wynne, Frank I was Vermeer. 2008. Read by Richard Burnip, 8 hours 8 minutes. TB 16718. In 1945, a small-time Dutch art dealer was arrested for selling a forgery of a priceless painting by Vermeer - to Hitler's right hand man. The charge was treason; the only possible sentence death. This account of greed, hubris, excess, treason and fine art is the story of a failed artist and the greatest forger of all time. Cookery Karmel, Annabel Annabel Karmel's new complete baby and toddler meal planner: 200 quick, easy and healthy recipes for your baby. 2008. Read by Sherry Baines, 6 hours 26 minutes. TB 16701. The recipes are arranged by age for easy reference, and time- saving menu charts are included to help you shop and plan ahead.
  • Thompson, Antony Worrall Healthy eating for diabetes. 2009. Read by James Hutchinson, 5 hours 27 minutes. TB 16768. This is a collection of 100 recipes created by Antony Worrall Thompson, who has been diagnosed with Syndrome X, a condition that can lead to diabetes. Carefully monitored by diabetes dietician Azmina Govindji, these recipes use the healthiest ingredients and cooking methods. Finance Ferguson, Niall The ascent of money: a financial history of the world. 2009. Read by Terry O'Brien, 13 hours 53 minutes. TB 16759. Niall Ferguson reveals financial history as the essential back-story behind all history. The evolution of credit and debt was as important as any technological innovation in the rise of civilization, from ancient Babylon to the silver mines of Bolivia. Health Stoppard, Miriam New pregnancy and birth book. 2004. Read by Emma Powell, 11 hours 38 minutes. TB 16680. Taking you and your partner through every stage of pregnancy and birth this updated handbook explains the physical and emotional changes you will experience during pregnancy. With advice on nutrition, exercise, antenatal care and your choices in childbirth. History Evans, Richard J The coming of the Third Reich. 2004. Read by Jon Cartwright, 20 hours 11 minutes. TB 16789. They started out as little more than a gang of extremists and thugs, yet in a few years the Nazis had turned Germany into a one-party state and led one of Europe's most advanced nations into moral, physical and cultural ruin and despair. Evans reveals how and why it happened.
  • Guy, John Tudor England. 1990. Read by Robin Houston, 22 hours 41 minutes. TB 16652. Provides an account of political and religious developments from the advent of the Tudors in the 1460s to the death of Elizabeth I in 1603. Includes character studies of the monarchs and politicians, aiming to bring to life their personalities as well as their policies. McCullough, David G 1776: America and Britain at war. 2006. Read by Kenneth Jay, 12 hours 55 minutes. TB 16731. This book tells two stories: how a group of squabbling, disparate colonies became the United States, and how the British Empire tried to stop them. A story with a cast of amazing characters from George III to George Washington, to soldiers and their families, through historical narrative. Spence, Jonathan D The Gate of Heavenly Peace: the Chinese and their revolution, 1895-1980. 1982. Read by Garard Green, 17 hours 2 minutes. TB 4443. The Gate of Heavenly Peace guards the southern approaches to the former imperial palace in Peking, a meeting place for political activists for the last 100 years. This history of a century of revolutions is written in the context of Chinese life and literature. Humour Clarkson, Jeremy And another thing: the world according to Clarkson volume two. 2007. Read by Graham Padden, 9 hours 7 minutes. TB 16638. The world according to Clarkson; book 2. Taking a hilarious look at life in the 21st century - from the Playstation and men's inability to look after children for long periods to astronomy, David Beckham and 70's rock. Military history
  • Hood, Ann Submarine: an anthology of first-hand accounts of the war under the sea, 1939-1945. 2007. Read by Jon Cartwright, 21 hours 42 minutes. TB 16770. Submariners of almost all the participating nations recall their service. There are chapters on how submarines were worked, on life aboard and on the particular perils of the service - depth charges, being rammed and staying submerged for many hours. Mythology Hamilton, Virginia In the beginning: creation stories from around the world. 1992. Read by Norma West, 3 hours 17 minutes. TB 9105. The origin of the universe has always been a cause for wonder, and for thousands of years people have made up stories to explain it away. Here is a collection of twenty five creation myths. Poetry Burns, Robert Poems of Robert Burns. 2008. Read by Hugh Ross, 2 hours 45 minutes. TB 16767. This selection by Ian Rankin of verses and lyrics from Scotland's national poet reveals a writer capable of evoking tremendous sympathetic power from his readers and a command of the sounds and rhythms of both standard English and the evocative Scots tongue. Dante, Alighieri La vita nuova: (poems of youth). 2004. Read by Daniel Philpott, 6 hours 58 minutes. TB 16671. The poems themselves tell the story of his love for Beatrice, from their first meeting, through Dante's sufferings and his attempts to conceal the true object of his devotion, to his overwhelming grief at her death, ending with the transformative vision of her in heaven. Dennis, Felix Homeless in my heart. 2008. Read by Felix Dennis, 2 hours 24 minutes. TB 16698. A collection of poetry ranging from ironic tales of darkness and savagery to hymns of praise for the glories of nature.
  • Housman, A E A Shropshire lad. 2009. Read by Gordon Dulieu, 1 hour 8 minutes. TB 16740. This coming of age in the countryside describes lovers in secluded lanes, cricket and church bells, cherry trees hung with snow and woods full of bluebells. Yet the fields and hills are also places of loss and sorrow, where men die young or are sent far away to fight in foreign wars. Religion Andrew, Brother God's smuggler. 1967. Read by Derek Chandler, 10 hours 40 minutes. TB 4024. The author recounts his adventures while carrying contraband Bibles past armed border guards to the people behind the Iron Curtain. Johnston, William Being in love: the practice of Christian prayer. 1988. Read by Ray Jones, 6 hours 5 minutes. TB 7748. William Johnston believes that prayer is the only way that human beings can discover their true selves and give their lives to the love of God. Johnston explains the way of praying with the whole being, looks at meditation, and the problems associated with prayer. Science Cairns, Warwick About the size of it. 2008. Read by Christian Rodska, 2 hours 56 minutes. TB 16752. Why does the size of a space shuttle's fuel tanks have more to do with a horse's rump than rocket science? Is there a correlation between the humble pint and the capacity of the human bladder? And why is an old Wellington boot as important an instrument of spatial awareness as was ever invented? A history of traditional weights and measures that will make you look at your everyday world in a completely different way.
  • Sport Botham, Ian Ian Botham on fishing. 2008. Read by Geoffrey Neland, 14 hours 53 minutes. TB 16673. Anecdotes and stories, instructions, compendia of equipment and bait, sections on Botham's favourite rivers and how to fish them, and guides to everything from the life cycle of a game fish to cleaning, gutting, filleting and cooking your catch outdoors. Carlin, John Playing the enemy: Nelson Mandela and the game that made a nation. 2008. Read by Paul Herzberg, 9 hours 39 minutes. TB 16672. 24 June 1995. Ellis Park in Johannesburg. The Springboks versus The All Blacks in the Rugby World Cup final. Nelson Mandela steps onto the pitch wearing a Springboks shirt and, before a global audience of millions, a new country is born. Contains strong language. Kervin, Alison Thirty bullies: a celebration of twenty years of the Rugby World Cup. 2009. Read by Sally Burnett, 14 hours 29 minutes. TB 16746. The players' stories, the history of the competition from the perspective of those who took part. Contains strong language. McIlvanney, Hugh McIlvanney on boxing. 2002. Read by Jonathan Hackett, 18 hours 23 minutes. TB 16426. In-depth analysis of the build-up, climax and aftermath of over 25 classic showdowns, recreating the drama and spectacle of such encounters as Ali v Cooper, Pedroza and McGuigan, and Tyson and Bruno. Contains strong language. White, John The horse racing miscellany. 2009. Read by Terry O'Brien, 8 hours 51 minutes. TB 16663. This book contains hundreds of facts about both flat racing and steeple-chasing, covering a range of topics from horses, jockeys, owners and trainers to racetracks and betting coups. It includes biographies of racing personalities - both human and equine, lists of winners, famous quotations, racing records and much more.
  • Travel Fry, Stephen Stephen Fry in America. 2008. Read by Gene Foad, 12 hours 19 minutes. TB 16367. Stephen Fry turns his wit and insight to unearthing the real America as he travels across the continent in his black taxicab. He visits each of its 50 states to discover how such a huge diversity of people, cultures, languages, beliefs and landscapes combine to create such a remarkable nation. True crime Ruddick, James Death at The Priory. 2008. Read by Alistair Petrie, 6 hours 20 minutes. TB 16717. It took three tortured days in 1876 for Charles Bravo to die from the poison that burned its way through his body. The dramatic inquest was covered in sensational detail by the press, but no one was convicted of his murder. Over a century later James Ruddick draws on new evidence to solve one of the most famous murders in criminal history. Welsh Jones, Geraint V Teulu Lord Bach. 2008. Read by JO Roberts, 24 hours 30 minutes. TB 16550. Nofel uchelgeisiol yn cwmpasu pedair cenhedlaeth a phedwar rhyfel yn ystod yr ugeinfed ganrif. Wrth i feibion Blaendyffryn wynebu eu ffawd, boed honno yn y chwarel, yn y fyddin, yn y lofa neu yn y llu awyr, rhaid iddynt fod yn ddewr, bob un yn ei ffordd ei hun. Ond meistres greulon yw ffawd, fel y gŵyr teulu Lòrd Bach yn dda. Lewis, Caryl Jackie Jones. 2008. Read by Casi Wyn, 2 hours. TB 16608. Nofel yn y gyfres o gyfrolau byr a chyflym Stori Sydyn. Stori ddirgelwch yw hon am y gyfreithwraig Jackie Jones, sy'n byw ei
  • bywyd cymdeithasol ar y we. Er cymaint yw'r hwyl mae'n ei gael ar wefan rhwydweithio cymdeithasol mae mewn peryg o golli llawer mwy? Children and young adult fiction Suggested age range 5+ Donaldson, Julia Stick Man. 2008. Read by Dave Anderson, 6 minutes. TB 16556. Adventure. It's dangerous being a Stick Man. A dog wants to play with him, a swan builds her nest with him. He even ends up on a fire! Fardell, John Manfred the baddie. 2008. Read by Dave Anderson, 7 minutes. TB 16558. Crime fiction. Manfred the Baddie is the baddest baddie of all. He kidnaps brilliant inventors and forces them to build him diabolical crime machines. But the day comes when he realizes he is so bad that nobody likes him. Can Manfred change his ways? Rickards, Lynne. Pink! 2008. Read by Dave Anderson, 7 minutes. TB 16557. General fiction. Patrick wakes up one day to find he's turned pink overnight. What will his friends think? Poor Patrick runs away in search of pink playmates. He crosses the ocean where he finds some flamingos - but will he ever fit in with them? Suggested age range 7+ Bussell, Darcey Delphie and the glass slippers. 2008. Read by Emma Powell, 58 minutes. TB 16800. Fantasy. Magic ballerina series; book 4. Delphie and her friends are preparing a special dance for their ballet teacher, Madame Za-Za. But suddenly, Delphie is catapulted to the magical world of Enchantia. Can she help Cinderella meet her handsome prince and still make it back in time for the show?
  • Doyle, Malachy Amadans alert. 2007. Read by Hugh Lee, 4 hours 9 minutes. TB 16713. Fantasy. Amadans series; book 2. The Amadan fairies help Jimmy against a gang of lads stealing bikes. Johnson, Pete 2 power: the Korski code. 2007. Read by Glen McCready, 1 hour 36 minutes. TB 16708. Adventure. 2 Power series; book 1. Sam and Ella are just ordinary brother and sister, until they discover two amazing things - they can send thought messages to each other, and they have incredible super powers. Johnson, Pete The creeper. 2008. Read by Jan Francis, 2 hours 34 minutes. TB 16706. Horror. Lucy and her friend Jack listen to an old audio tape, which tells the frightening tale of the Creeper, a horrific monster formed from the ashes of a murdered man and bent on revenge against all wrongdoers. And Lucy has just done something truly terrible to her best friend. Kemp, Gene Gowie Corby plays chicken. 1979. Read by Bruce Montague, 3 hours 54 minutes. TB 4238. General fiction. Gowie is a 'Baddy' with only two allies: a pet rat and Rosie, a black girl. Kemp, Gene Seriously weird. 2008. Read by Lisa Coleman, 2 hours 47 minutes. TB 16615. Family stories. Troy is a boy living in a secret locked-up world. His family thinks he is crazy, mad, nutty, barmy - all except his mother, who prefers to pretend there's nothing really wrong. Even she has to take notice when policemen start knocking on doors and Troy gets excluded from school. Suggested age range 9+
  • Boston, Lucy M An enemy at Green Knowe. 1977. Read by Ann Beach, 3 hours 51 minutes. TB 7286. Fantasy. Green Knowe series; book 5. The queer thing about Granny's stories", Tolly explained to Ping, "is that bits of them keep coming true now, although they are all so old". This particular story is about Dr Vodel, who had stayed at Green Knowe hundreds of years ago and delved into black magic. Bourke, Anthony Christian the lion. 2009. Read by Sarah Kants, 1 hour 57 minutes. TB 16742. Animal stories. It's almost Christmas and there is a lion for sale in the famous store, Harrods. Ace and John take him home and name him Christian. A year of fun and mischief later, Christian has grown up and Ace and John must find him a new home back in his native Africa. Deary, Terry The king in blood red and gold. 2006. Read by Toby Longworth, 5 hours 9 minutes. TB 16705. Historical fiction. Tudor chronicles; book 2. When a mysterious stranger turns up at Marsden Manor asking for help, young Will Marsden and his grandfather jump at the opportunity for adventure. But neither of them realizes what danger the handsome stranger is leading them into. DiCamillo, Kate The tale of Despereaux: being the story of a mouse, a princess, some soup, and a spool of thread. 2004. Read by Regina Reagan, 4 hours 1 minute. TB 16743. Magic and fairy stories. A fairytale but with a modern twist. It is the story of a tiny, mouse with a huge heart; of a beautiful princess who inspires love and courage in the unlikely hero; of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in a dungeon and longs for the light and of a servant-girl, whose one wish is to be a princess. Docherty, James The ice cream con. 2008. Read by Martin Docherty, 3 hours 55 minutes. TB 16389. Crime fiction. When Jake Drake gets mugged twice in ten minutes, he comes up with a plan to con the criminals on his estate. With the help of his
  • closet pals, he starts a rumour about a new gangster in town - the Big Baresi, the biggest, gangster that never was. Soon Jake and his gang are in trouble. Jennings, Paul Quirky tails. 2006. Read by Steven Pacey, 2 hours 54 minutes. TB 16633. Horror. A Santa Claws, a train full of terrrible roses, ghosts for hire, stuffed (and not so stuffed) toads, a copying machine with a difference and more. Nine stories - each bizarre and each with a twist in the tail. Muchamore, Robert The escape. 2009. Read by Matthew Field, 5 hours 46 minutes. TB 16685. Spy stories. Henderson's boys series; book 1. Summer, 1940. Hitler’s army is advancing towards Paris. Amidst the chaos, two British children are being hunted by German agents. British spy Charles Henderson tries to reach them first, but he can only do it with the help of a twelve-year-old French orphan. The British secret service is about to discover that kids working undercover will help to win the war. Unsuitable for family reading. Paterson, Katherine The great Gilly Hopkins. 1979. Read by Bruce Montague, 4 hours 57 minutes. TB 12932. General fiction. Galadriel, named out of Tolkien, is a tough, clever, angry 11-year- old and victor of many a foster home and despair of the social services lady! This time she meets her match. Rae, Gwynedd The Mary Plain omnibus. 1976. Read by Andrew Timothy, 10 hours 43 minutes. TB 2988. Adventure. Four books of the adventures of Mary Plain, the bear cub from Berne, and her travels to England with her special friend the Owl Man. TB 2988. Riordan, Rick Percy Jackson and the lightning thief. 2006. Read by Peter Brook, 9 hours 45 minutes. TB 16687. Magic and fairy stories. Percy Jackson and the Olympians; book 1. I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. That's when things
  • started really going wrong. Now I spend my time fighting with swords, battling monsters with my friends, and generally trying to stay alive. Sachar, Louis Someday Angeline. 2008. Read by Alanis Peart, 2 hours 55 minutes. TB 16712. General fiction. When Angeline is moved up a class at school she finds that her intelligence doesn't equip her entirely for dealing with the pressures of being with the older group. Soon she is finding refuge with a teacher and her tropical fish and another unlikely student. Stewart, Trenton Lee The mysterious Benedict Society. 2008. Read by James Hutchinson, 12 hours 59 minutes. TB 16686. Adventure. The Mysterious Benedict Society; book 1. When a peculiar advertisement appears in the newspaper, children everywhere sit a series of mysterious tests, hoping to be chosen to take part in a secret mission. In the end, just four children succeed. Wilson, Jacqueline Dustbin baby. 2007. Read by Lucy Scott, 3 hours 28 minutes. TB 16779. Family stories. April Showers because she cries so much, April Fool because her birthday is on 1st April and Dustbin Baby, because that's how April started out in life - abandoned in a rubbish bin. Now she's turned 14, April's determined to find out the truth about her history. Age range 11+ Impey, Rose Hothouse flower. 2008. Read by Sophie Aldred, 4 hours 36 minutes. TB 16707. General fiction. Chloe is the only child of egg-head parents - and she's been home-schooled for years because her parents are sure it's the best way to nurture her 'special talents'. But when Chloe is in an accident and ends up on the children's ward of a hospital, for all of her super-education she realizes she's got a lot to learn about real life!
  • Morpurgo, Michael Alone on a wide wide sea. 2007. Read by Sarah Kants and Terry O'Brien, 6 hours 43 minutes. TB 16665. General fiction. When orphaned Arthur Hobhouse is shipped to Australia after World War II he loses his sister, his country and everything he knows. When he meets a nurse whose father owns a boat-building business, all the pieces of his broken life come together. Now, at the end of his life, Arthur has built a special boat for his daughter Allie, that will take her to England solo, in search of her father's long-lost sister! Will the threads of Arthur's life finally come together? Peyton, K M. No turning back. 2008. Read by Evelyn McLean, 3 hours 43 minutes. TB 16626. Historical fiction. Roman pony series; book 2. When Minna's true love Theo leaves the lonely fort of Othona for the big city, Minna cannot bear to be left behind and steals away on her beloved pony, Silva, to follow him. But she has no idea that her actions will condemn Theo to fight a deadly duel - with her life as the prize. Suggested age range 13+ Blackman, Malorie Double cross. 2008. Read by Laurence Dobiesz and Emma Noakes, 11 hours 6 minutes. TB 16657. General fiction. Noughts and Crosses series; book 4. Everyone assumes the bomb that killed Callie Rose's grandmother was the work of a nought terrorist. But Callie Rose knows the truth. Her boyfriend Tobey, a nought boy, hopes to keep out of trouble, go to university, get a good job and leave the dangerous streets of his childhood behind. Then he is offered the chance to earn some ready money just making a few 'deliveries'. He little realizes how his decision will bring violence down on both himself and Callie and how far he will go in fighting back. Bowler, Tim River boy. 1997. Read by Rachel Atkins, 4 hours 4 minutes. TB 11535. General fiction. Jess and her parents take her grandfather back to his childhood home so that he can finish his last painting "River Boy". While out swimming, Jess meets a boy who challenges her to swim down the
  • river to the sea. Then she discovers that this was one of her grandfather's childhood ambitions. Brooks, Kevin Martyn Pig. 2005. Read by David Thorpe, 6 hours 40 minutes. TB 16697. Thriller. With his father lying dead at his feet, Martyn Pig has two choices - he can either tell the police what happened, that it was an accident, or he can get rid of the body and pretend to get on with the rest of his life. He decides on the latter and with the help of Alex, a girl who has become more to him than just-a-friend, he travels down a frightening road where the escalating lunacy of events is quite breathtaking. Cabot, Meg The princess diaries: third time lucky. 2003. Read by Anne Hathaway, 5 hours 6 minutes. TB 16709. Diary fiction. Princess diaries; book 3. Mia's love life is a disaster - and being heir to the throne of Genovia sure doesn't help. Because while Mia's finally got herself a boyfriend, the one she really wants is Michael. But he's not available now he's going out with Judith who clones fruit flies. Canavan, Trudi The magician's guild. 2004. Read by Emma Powell, 14 hours 20 minutes. TB 16667. Fantasy. The black magician trilogy; book 1. There is an untrained magician loose on the streets. She must be found before her uncontrolled powers unleash forces that will destroy both her, and the city that is her home. Canavan, Trudi The novice. 2004. Read by Emma Powell, 18 hours 14 minutes. TB 16668. Fantasy. The black magician trilogy; book 2. Sonea knows the other novices in the Magicians' Guild all come from powerful families, but she also knows she can turn to Rothen and Dannyl for help when she needs it. That is, until someone starts spreading malicious rumours about her, and Akkarin, the High Lord, steps in.
  • Croggon, Alison The gift. 2004. Read by Beverly Longhurst, 18 hours 1 minute. TB 16250. Fantasy. Pellinor series; book 1. Maerad is a slave in a desperate and unforgiving settlement. She is unaware that she possesses a powerful gift. It is only when she is discovered by Cadvan, one of the great Bards of Lirigon, that her true heritage and extraordinary destiny unfolds. Cusick, Richie Tankersley The harvest: Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 1997. Read by Laurence Bouvard, 2 hours 55 minutes. TB 12066. Fantasy. Buffy the Vampire Slayer series; book 1. Buffy Summers, is 16 years old and a new student at Sunnydale High. But it is no coincidence that Buffy has come to this town at this time. Once in a century comes The Harvest: a night when the Master Vampire can draw enough power to break free and open the portal between his world and ours. McNish, Cliff Breathe: a ghost story. 2007. Read by Lucy Scott, 6 hours 7 minutes. TB 16793. Ghost stories. Jack has always had an affinity with the supernatural, people who lived long ago and whose spirits remain in this world. Following his father's death, he and his mother move to an isolated house. Instantly, Jack senses the presence of the previous owner. But he is soon aware of other spirits reaching out to claim him. Paolini, Christopher Brisingr: or the seven promises of Eragon Shadeslayer and Saphira Bjartskular. 2008. Read by David Thorpe, 29 hours 42 minutes. TB 16696. Fantasy. Inheritance series; book 3. More awaits the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by promises he may not be able to keep, including his oath to cousin Roran to help rescue his beloved Katrina. Conflict, action, adventure and one devastating death await as Eragon battles on behalf of the Varden.
  • Peyton, K M Flambards. 1967. Read by Andrew Timothy, 18 hours 29 minutes. TB 3970. Family stories. Flambards series; book 1. The story of a young orphan girl, Christina, who goes to live in the country with her uncle and cousins before the outbreak of the First World War. Peyton, K M The edge of the cloud. 1998. Read by Christopher Oxford, 5 hours 53 minutes. TB 15060. Family stories. Flambards series; book 2. Christina and Will have run away together, leaving the tense atmosphere of Flambards behind. Will is determined to fly one of the new aeroplanes. Meanwhile, Christina finds that people frown on a young girl working for a living. Worst of all, Christina realizes that with Will, she will always come second to his passion for machines. Suggested age range 15+ Meyer, Stephenie Eclipse. 2008. Read by Jennifer Woodward and Laurence Dobiesz, 17 hours 6 minutes. TB 16566. Fantasy. Twilight series; book 3. Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob - knowing that her decision could ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. Meyer, Stephenie Breaking dawn. 2008. Read by Jennifer Woodward, 21 hours 33 minutes. TB 16567. Fantasy. Twilight series; book 4. To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, she has endured a tumultuous year of temptation, loss and strife to reach the ultimate turning point. Children and young adult non-fiction Winston, Robert It's elementary! 2007. Read by Raymond Sawyer, 3 hours 24 minutes. TB 16454. Science.
  • How do you make a dog? Why are helium balloons lighter than air? What are the secrets of the Philosopher's Stone? Discover the elements that make up everything from you to your dog. Books narrated by volunteers Adult fiction Wilson, Budge Before Green Gables. 2008. 13 hours 24 minutes. Order No: 403674. Family stories. This prequel to Anne of Green Gables is authorised by the heirs of LM Montgomery and describes Anne's early life in foster homes and an orphanage. Young, William P The shack: a novel by William P. Young in collaboration with Wayne Jacobsen and Bradley Cummings. 2008. 8 hours 38 minutes. Order No: 403624. Religious fiction. Mack's daughter Missy is abducted and murdered and for the following few years Mack is enveloped by "The Great Sadness." One cold winter's morning he receives a letter from God inviting him back to the shack where his daughter is believed to have been murdered, though her body was never found. At the shack, Mack meets God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - and over the course of a weekend, his encounter with them transforms his life. Adult non-fiction Animals Hodson, Anna The Shetland pony. 1997. 5 hours 55 minutes. Order No: 403670. The history of the Shetland pony from prehistoric times. Autobiography and biography Breslin, Shaun Mao. 1998. 12 hours 23 minutes. Order No: 403664. A reappraisal of Mao Tse-Tung.
  • Hamilton, Hugo The speckled people. 2004. 8 hours 39 minutes. Order No: 403619. A memoir of a German-Irish childhood in 1950s Dublin. McNab, Andy Seven Troop. 2008. 10 hours 46 minutes. Order No: 403618. McNab's account of the ten years he served as a member of the SAS. Normandale, Fred First of the flood: a fishy tale. 2002. 10 hours 41 minutes. Order No: 403609. A tale of life around the harbour during the author's youth in the fishing community of the Bottom End in Scarborough. O'Donnell, Julia The mother's story; Julia O'Donnell with Eddie Rowley. 2007. 5 hours 49 minutes. Order No: 403672. Julia grew up in poverty in a remote corner of Ireland and was later widowed and penniless with five children. All the more amazing that two of her offspring, Margo and Daniel, went on to achieve fame as chart-topping singers. Richard, Cliff My life, my way. 2008. 11 hours 1 minute. Order No: 403673. Cliff talks freely and frankly about his extraordinary life. Thomas, D M Alexander Solzhenitsyn: a century in his life. 1998. 35 hours 27 minutes. Order No: 403589. This biography of Nobel prize-winning author Alexander Solzhenitsyn asserts his role in bringing down "the greatest tyranny the world has seen, besides educating the West to its full horror". Blindness
  • Hayhoe, Simon God, money, and politics: English attitudes to blindness and touch, from the Enlightenment to integration. 2008. 6 hours 13 minutes. Order No: 403732. How cultural, economic and moral prejudice locked blind people into frustrating mechanical labour and denied them their full humanity. English literature Bradbury, Malcolm The novel today: contemporary writers on modern fiction; edited by Malcolm Bradbury. 1977. 15 hours 3 minutes. Order No: 408462. Contemporary novelists consider the authors' side of the debate about the nature of the modern novel. Includes contributions from Iris Murdoch, Saul Bellow, Doris Lessing, Philip Roth and John Fowles. Steiner, George Antigones. Clarendon Press, 1984. 13 hours 22 minutes. Order No: 403633. The Antigone myth in Western literature, art and thought. Waugh, Patricia Literary theory and criticism: an Oxford guide. 2006. 46 hours 4 minutes. Order No: 408448. A comprehensive guide to literary theory and criticism including foundational movements and emergent trends and future directions. History Fraser, George Macdonald The steel bonnets: the story of the Anglo-Scottish Border reivers. 1989. 19 hours 22 minutes. Order No: 403685. The reivers reigned supreme on the contentious frontier between England and Scotland from the 13th Century to middle of the 16th.
  • McBryde, Brenda Quiet heroines: nurses of the Second World War. 1989. 10 hours 24 minutes. Order No: 408492. The author, herself a wartime nurse, has produced a full account of nursing during the Second World War under difficult and dangerous conditions. Tobin, Stephen The Cistercians: monks and monasteries of Europe. 1995. 9 hours 49 minutes. Order No: 403649. An account of the founding and development of the Order describes the monks' lives, and design of their houses. Humour Sparkling wit; compiled by Des MacHale. 2008. 6 hours 2 minutes. Order No: 403740. Wit and humour on many themes from medicine and doctors to media and films through sports, sex and food. Mathematics Stewart, Ian Life's other secret: the new mathematics of the living world. 1998. 12 hours 35 minutes. Order No: 408375. Taking the visionary work of the zoologist D'Arcy Thompson as an inspiration, Stewart reveals a series of mathematical patterns in the organic world. Meditation Nhat Hanh, Thich The miracle of mindfulness: a manual on meditation. 1991. 4 hours 5 minutes. Order No: 403651. How to acquire the skills of mindfulness - of being awake and fully aware - to arrive at greater self-understanding and peacefulness. Military history
  • Chesneau, Roger Hood: life and death of a battlecruiser. 2002. 7 hours 44 minutes. Order No: 403688. Launched in 1918 to much public acclaim, Hood served in the Royal Navy for over two decades before her sinking in combat with the German battleship Bismarck at the battle of Denmark Strait, 4 May 1941. Moore, Robin Task force dagger: the hunt for Bin Laden: the inside story of special operations forces in the war on terror. 2003. 18 hours 26 minutes. Order No: 403661. America's War on Terror through Operation Anaconda - as seen through the eyes of the Green Berets on the ground. The account of the SAS's major contribution to this campaign has been included. Morgan, Stephen H German jet aces of World War 2; Hugh Morgan and John Weal. 1998. 5 hours 55 minutes. Order No: 403600. Paranormal Halpenny, Bruce Barrymore Ghost stations. 1990. 6 hours 31 minutes. Order No: 403571. True stories of haunted, abandoned RAF airfields, from people who have had a close brush with the supernatural. Lawrence, Richard Unlock your psychic powers. 2008. 8 hours 49 minutes. Order No: 403671. Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced practitioner, here is the key to developing your psychic abilities in order to help others and yourself. Physical therapy Butler, David S The sensitive nervous system. 2000. 31 hours 38 minutes. Order No: 403675. Key elements of best current practice for manual therapists. Aims to demystify the scientific processes behind the pain revolution and give therapists the tools to integrate them into everyday practice.
  • Poetry Housman, A E Collected poems and selected prose; 1989. 17 hours 11 minutes. Order No: 408344. This volume brings together the double genius of AE Housman, poet and great classical scholar. Jalal Al-din Rumi Feeling the shoulder of the lion: selected poetry and teaching stories from the Mathnawi. 1991. 2 hours 17 minutes. Order No: 403556. A selection of Sufi poetry, translated from the Persian originals. Politics Dobbins, James The beginner's guide to nation-building. 2007. 16 hours 6 minutes. Order No: 403666. Designed as a contribution to future nation-building efforts, it is organised around the components that make up any nation- building mission including planning, military and police contingents, humanitarian and relief efforts and governance. Humphrey, Michael The politics of atrocity and reconciliation: from terror to trauma. 2002. 15 hours 5 minutes. Order No: 403667. An examination of contemporary political violence and atrocity in the context of the crisis of the nation-state. Reflexology Kunz, Kevin Hand and foot reflexology: the unique self-health approach to wellness; Kevin and Barbara Kunz. 1986. 8 hours 29 minutes. Order No: 408493. How to free and channel your pent up energy and to prevent and correct common health problems. Religion
  • Croft, Steven J L Ministry in three dimensions: ordination and leadership in the local church. 2008. 11 hours 37 minutes. Order No: 403613. Self-help Bornstein, Kate Hello, cruel world: 101 alternatives to teen suicide. 2006. 5 hours 29 minutes. Order No: 403714. Celebrated transsexual trailblazer, Kate Bornstein takes readers on a self-validating journey, which forges completely new paths towards a resounding decision to choose life. Shakespeare Barton, John Playing Shakespeare; with a foreword by Trevor Nunn. 1984. 10 hours 15 minutes. Order No: 403616. A follow-on from the television series in which various aspects of Shakespeare's works were investigated in front of the cameras by Barton and a group of well-known Shakespearean actors. Shakespeare, William King Henry VIII; edited by RA Foakes. 1957. 15 hours. Order No: 403699. Sociology Henderson, Shelia et al Inventing adulthoods: a biographical approach to youth transitions. 2007. 13 hours 13 minutes. Order No: 403680. A new perspective on young peoples' experiences of growing up at the turn of the 21st century based on a study of a diverse group of young people over a 10 year period. Issues include education, employment, drugs, cultures of violence and well-being. Castoriadis, Cornelius The imaginary institution of society; translated by Kathleen Blamey. 1987. 28 hours 22 minutes. Order No: 403684. Cornelius Castoriadis seeks to open the way for rethinking political theory and practice in terms of the autonomous and explicit self- institution of society.
  • Travel Boulton, Susie Crete. 2007. 6 hours 13 minutes. Order No: 403686. This travel guide includes the top 25 sights and practical advice with travellers' tips and details on history, culture and people. Polo, Marco The travels. 1958. 15 hours 48 minutes. Order No: 408512. The thirteenth-century Italian merchant recounts his experiences in the Middle East and China and in the service of Kubilai Khan. Voluntary organisations Bruce, Ian Successful charity marketing: meeting need. 1998. 15 hours 50 minutes. Order No: 403687. Commercial marketing tools are applied to a range of voluntary organisation activities for practical benefit. DAISY books for sale Adult fiction Classic fiction Rice Burroughs, Edgar Tarzan of the apes. Read by Peter Marinker, 9 hours 22 minutes. Price: £7.99. Order No: 801816. When Tarzan is orphaned as a baby, deep in the African jungle, he is saved by a she-ape and raised as one of her own. By the time he has grown into a young man, Tarzan has the strength and courage of ten. But then his jungle domain is disturbed by the arrival of "civilized" men. Horror
  • Blackwood, Algernon Best ghost stories of Algernon Blackwood. Read by Steve Hodson and Natalie Macaluso, 17 hours 20 minutes. Price: £11.99. Order No: 801247. Selected with an introduction by E F Bleiler. Thirteen short stories by this English super-naturalist which demonstrate his mastery at evoking feelings of mysticism and cosmic experience, and his skill in creating an atmosphere of unrelieved horror. Adult non-fiction Parenting Green, Dr Christopher New toddler taming. Read by Matthew Field, 14 hours 53 minutes. Price: £12.99. Order No: 801595. Many parents wonder how their sweet baby which gurgled happily at them for the first 12 months changes suddenly into a bellowing, tantrum prone, carpet biting toddler. Dr Green quickly calms fear of 'abnormal' bad behaviour, points out the strains of bringing up children and offers invaluable practical advice on all fronts, from sleeping problems, tantrums and toilet training to childhood eating habits, sibling rivalry and discipline. Science Sparrow, Giles Traveller's guide to the solar system. This title has been permanently reduced in priced to £5.25 (was £12.99). Order No: 800588. Children and young adult fiction Bawden, Nina Carrie's war. Read by Brian Perkins, 4 hours 15 minutes. Price: £7.25. Order No: 801583. The beginning of the Second World War and evacuees, Carrie and Nick, are sent to Wales to stay with a Councillor Evans and his sister. She is pleasant enough, if a bit timid, but he is an absolute ogre. The real adventure begins, however, when they go along the railway line to Druid's Bottom. Suggested reading age 7+.
  • Meyer, Stephenie Twilight. Read by Jennifer Woodward, 14 hours 18 minutes. Price: £6.99. Order No: 801356. Twilight; book 1. When 17 year old Isabella Swan moves to Washington to live with her father she expects that her new life will be as dull as the town. But in spite of her awkward manner and low expectations, she finds that her new classmates are drawn to this pale, dark-haired new girl in town. But not, it seems, the Cullen family. These five adopted brothers and sisters prefer their own company and make no exception for Bella. Bella is convinced that Edward Cullen, in particular, hates her but she feels a strange attraction to him. He seems determined to push her away, until, that is, he saves her life from an out of control car. Suggested reading age 15+. Nesbit, E The railway children. Read by Cyril Fletcher, 5 hours 30 minutes. Price: £4.99. Order No: 801839. On the horrid evening that their father was called away, the family moved to a small house, and the children spent so much time watching the trains and the station that they become known as the 'railway children'. Suggested reading age 9+. Williamson, Henry Tarka the otter. Read by Nicholas Courtney, 9 hours 13 minutes. Price: £6.99. Order No: 801835. This tale of an otter's life and death in Devon captures the feel of life in the wild as seen through the otter's own eyes. Suggested reading age 13+. A new concept in audio books Pre-loaded Mi-Vox audio books are very light in weight and small enough to fit into the palm of your hand, making them ideal for use on the go. You could slip one into your pocket to listen to when you are gardening, leaving your hands free, or into your bag when you are travelling, or you can just relax, and sit and listen to them! Each audio book comes ready for use with a battery and headphones, and is simple to operate. You can fast forward and rewind, and if you stop the book or turn it off, it will automatically place a bookmark. You can also play your book through a set of speakers or a stereo. Choose from the following titles:
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