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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.
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.
Days of hope. 2008. 6v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 21925302.
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.
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.
The whole truth. 2008. 6v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21924902.
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.
Giovanni's room. 2007. 3v. Price: £4.99. Order No: 21904102.
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.
Blood runs cold. 2008. 6v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21988402.
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.
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.
Arrows of desire. 2008. 6v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21924502.
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.
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.
Life begins. 2008. 7v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21947902. Chick
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.
Strangers. 2009. 3v. Price: £16.99. Order No: 22077102.
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
A knight of the word. 2006. 6v. Price: £7.99. Order No:
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.
The gypsy morph. 2008. 8v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21874102.
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.
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.
The paper moon. 2009. 4v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 22077902.
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.
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.
Cherri chastised. 2002. 5v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21017701.
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.
Gone tomorrow. 2009. 7v. Price: £12.99. Order No: TR83B.
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?
The awakening. 1993. 3v. Price: £4.99. Order No: 21894402.
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.
The business. 2008. 9v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 21938302.
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.
Married lovers. 2008. 7v. Price: £17.99. Order No: 21912302.
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.
The intruders. 2003. 7v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21916002.
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.
Traitor. 2007. 7v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21868002. Spy
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
Emily. 2005. 3v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21915002. General
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.
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
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.
The constant heart. 2008. 7v. Price: £5.99. Order No:
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.
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.
The broken window. 2008. 8v. Price: £16.99. Order No:
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.
The edge of madness. 2008. 6v. Price: £17.99. Order No:
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
Donaldson, Stephen R
Fatal revenant. 2008. 16v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 21839602.
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.
Being Emily. 2008. 5v. Price: £10.99. Order No: 21904202.
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.
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?
Sacred hearts. 2009. 7v. Price: £16.99. Order No: TR75B.
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.
I, Lucifer. 2003. 5v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21869102.
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.
Castle of wizardry. 2000. 7v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21904002.
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
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.
Heartburn. 1996. 3v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 22116202. General
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.
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.
Good to be God. 2008. 4v. Price: £14.99. Order No: 21927402.
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
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.
Final breath. 2008. 5v. Price: £17.99. Order No: 21902202.
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.
Thursbitch. 2004. 2v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21892902.
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.
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.
Keeping the dead. 2009. 6v. Price: £12.99. Order No: TR81B.
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.
Found wanting. 2008. 5v. Price: £14.99. Order No: 21912102.
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.
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.
T is for trespass. 2008. 7v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21913002.
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.
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.
The other queen. 2008. 8v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 21904502.
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?
The associate. 2009. 6v. Price: £12.99. Order No: TR79B.
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
Playing for pizza. 2008. 4v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21893602.
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.
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
The other half lives. 2009. 9v. Price: £12.99. Order No: TR87B.
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.
A dream of love. 2008. 6v. Price: £5.99. Order No: 21902602.
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.
Love against all odds. 2008. 5v. Price: £5.99. Order No:
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.
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,
The beacon. 2008. 2v. Price: £10.00. Order No: 21917102.
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?
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?
The pure in heart. 2006. 6v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21892602.
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?
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.
Bugz contact. 2008. 7v. Price: £19.99. Order No: 21917402.
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.
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.
Relentless. 2007. 5v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 22116002.
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
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
Duma Key: a novel. 2008. 11v. Price: £7.99. Order No:
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.
The gunslinger. 2003. 4v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21914202.
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'.
The waste lands. 2003. 10v. Price: £3.99. Order No: 21914102.
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
Pigs in Heaven. 2007. 7v. Price: £8.99. Order No: 21904402.
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.
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.
Landlocked. 1990. 7v. Price: £8.99. Order No: 21914602.
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.
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
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.
Fresh. 2008. 4v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21866202. General
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
A darker domain. 2008. 7v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 21868402.
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
Cyberabad days. 2009. 6v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 22117802.
'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.
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
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.
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.
Wolf Hall. 2009. 12v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 22145102.
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
The Mozart conspiracy. 2008. 6v. Price: £6.99. Order No:
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.
The glass room. 2009. 8v. Price: £16.99. Order No: 22165302.
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.
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:
Single dad seeks a wife. 2008. 3v. Price: £2.99. Order No:
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
Tropic of Cancer. 2005. 6v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21846502.
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
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
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.
The Italian matchmaker. 2009. 6v. Price: £12.99. Order No:
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.
Sashenka. 2008. 10v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 21893802.
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
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.
Ringworld. 2005. 6v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21846402.
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.
Pillow talk. 2008. 7v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21893702.
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?
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.
Faith. 2008. 10v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21849702. General
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.
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.
Ramage. 2000. 5v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 22117002. Sea
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.
Doors open. 2008. 6v. Price: £10.99. Order No: 21910202.
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
Exit music. 2008. 7v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21942501. Crime
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Something wicked: a murder mystery featuring Lord Edward
Corinth and Verity Browne. 2007. 4v. Price: £18.99. Order No:
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
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?
The human stain. 2001. 8v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21902902
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
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.
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.
Venus in furs; translated from the German by Fernanda
Savage. 2006. 3v. Price: £5.90. Order No: 21903402. Erotic
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
Rachel's secret. 2008. 6v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21937802.
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
Blindness; translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni
Pontiero. 2005. 6v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21903102. Classic
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.
Forgive and forget. 2009. 7v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 22116402.
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
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.
Just friends. 2000. 7v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21853802.
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?
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?
A thousand acres. 2004. 7v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21903802.
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
Assegai. 2009. 10v. Price: £12.99. Order No: TR76B.
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
Season of anomy. 1988. 5v. Price: £3.99. Order No: 21851202.
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.
Mixed blessings. 2008. 6v. Price: £5.99. Order No: 21894802.
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.
Sweet Thursday. 1996. 4v. Price: £8.99. Order No: 21854102.
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.
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.
Command. 2007. 6v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21989602. Sea
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Rabbit, run. 2006. 6v. Price: £8.99. Order No: 21852302.
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.
Rabbit redux. 2006. 8v. Price: £9.99. Order No: 21852402.
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.
Lots of love. 2004. 11v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21853702.
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.
Morvern Callar. 1996. 3v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21852012.
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.
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.
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.
Hotel de Dream. 2007. 4v. Price: £14.99. Order No: 21839702.
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.
An act of peace. 2006. 6v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21894902.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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: 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
The Corrs: the unofficial book. 1999. 2v. Price: £12.99. Order
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
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
Marlon Brando: the naked actor. 2005. 4v. Price: £15.99. Order
George Englund remained a close confidant to Brando for many
years and here he shares his insight into Brando's life and death.
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.
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.
Mother country: a memoir. 2007. 3v. Price: £6.99. Order No:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Parky: my autobiography. 2009. 6v. Price: £12.99. Order No:
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
50 years of Carry On. 2008. 7v. Price: £18.99. Order No:
Biography of the "Carry On" films, from the first low-budget film of
1958 over the next 20 years.
Food and drink
Delia's frugal food. 2008. 3v. Price: £17.99. Order No:
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
Diabetes: the essential guide. 2008. 2v. Price: £8.99. Order No:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Morgan, Michael Hamilton
Lost history: the enduring legacy of Muslim scientists,
thinkers, and artists. 2008. 7v. Price: £9.99. Order No:
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.
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.
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
Songs of fellowship: 2200 songs and hymns. 2007. Combined
words ed. 17v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21942701.
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:
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.
Iris Murdoch. 1987. 2v. Price: £4.99. Order No: 21465301.
Explores the extent to which Murdoch's writing can be seen to offer
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
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
The map starts with an overview of Dorset in relation to Britain,
followed by an overview of Dorset and the counties that surround
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
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.
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
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.
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
Leviathan or, the whale. 2008. 6v. Price: £18.99. Order No:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Feel the fear and do it anyway. 2007. 2v. Price: £6.99. Order
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.
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
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
Ian Botham on fishing. 2008. 3v. Price: £18.99. Order No:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Stephen Fry in America. 2008. 6v. Price: £20.00. Order No:
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.
Adventures on the high teas. 2009. 5v. Price: £12.99. Order
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?
A room of one's own. 1945. 2v. Price: £5.99. Order No:
"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
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.
The cave. 2009. Single-sided. Double line spacing. General
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+
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
Suggested age range 7+
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.
Madame Pamplemousse and her incredible edibles. 2008.
Capitals, 1v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21912503. Magic and fairy
"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
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.
Kaspar. 2008. Capitals, 2v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 21909803.
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.
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
Robert goes to fetch a sister / Dorothy Edwards - Odysseus /
Geraldine McCaughrean - The black hole / Maggie Butt - Olympic
marathon / Morris Gleitzman.
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
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+
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.
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.
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
The doomspell. 2001. Capitals, 4v. Price: £5.99. Order No:
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.
The scent of magic. 2002. Capitals, 4v. Price: £5.99. Order No:
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.
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
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
Suggested age range 11+
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
Killers of the dawn. 2003. Capitals, 3v. Price: £4.99. Order No:
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.