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Hardback:Nutshell:2016
Author: McEwan, Ian
Year 2016
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'Nutshell' is a classic story of murder and deceit, told by a narrator with a perspective and voice unlike any in recent literature. Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She's still in the marital home - a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse - but not with John. Instead, she's with his brother, the profoundly banal Claude, and the two of them have a plan. But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month-old resident of Trudy's womb.
199 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
1408858614
Paperback:Queen of shadows:2015
Author: Maas, Sarah J.
Year 2015
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: Bloodthirsty for revenge on the two men responsible for destroying her life, and desperate to find out if the prince and his captain are safe, Celaena returns to Rifthold, the seat of so much evil. She has accepted her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, there are dark truths to learn and debts t. Bloodthirsty for revenge on the two men responsible for destroying her life, and desperate to find out if the prince and his captain are safe, Celaena returns to Rifthold, the seat of so much evil. She has accepted her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, there are dark truths to learn and debts to be paid. Aelin must stay hidden beneath her assassin's hood and draw on her mortal strength as Celaena to prevent the King of Adarlan from tearing her world apart. Only then can she fight for her people.
648 pages, map (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
1447201965
Paperback:Climbing the stairs:2011
Author: Powell, Margaret, 1907-1984
Year 2011
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Pan
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: London: Peter Davies, 1969. Told with wit and warmth, 'Climbing the Stairs' is a sharp-eyed tale of a time when the idea of masters and servants began to lose its sway, and of a remarkable woman, Margaret Powell, who grasped the opportunities of this brave new world with both hands. Originally published: London: Peter Davies, 1969
198 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
1405914041
Paperback:The boy that never was:2014
Author: Perry, Karen, 1974-
Year 2014
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: London: Michael Joseph Five years ago, 3-year-old Dillon disappeared. For his father Harry - who left him alone for ten crucial minutes - it was an unforgivable lapse. Yet Dillon's mother Robin has never blamed her husband: her own secret guilt is burden enough. Now they're trying to move on, returning home to Dublin to make a fresh start. But their lives are turned upside down the day Harry sees an 8-year-old boy in the crowd. A boy Harry is convinced is Dillon. But the boy vanishes before he can do anything about it. What Harry thought he saw quickly plunges their marriage into a spiral of crazed obsession and broken trust, uncovering deceits and shameful secrets.
349 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
1406356743
Hardback:We meet again:2014
Author: Pastis, Stephan
Year 2014
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Walker Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: His name is Failure. Timmy Failure. And his detective agency is on the verge of global domination. Global riches. Global fame. And yet the gods are throwing him curve balls: for starters, he's on a trial period in school and to keep his place he has to get good grades and really behave. The fabled Miracle report will be the key to his success.
258 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 21 cm (hbk)
1447238974
Paperback:The danger game:2014
Author: Brooks, Kevin
Year 2014
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: 14-year-old Travis Delaney is trying to get his life back on track following the crash that killed his parents last summer. The police called it an accident, but Travis isn't fooled. His parents were on to something, and whatever they were investigating ended in their murder. Since Travis's Grandad took over Delaney and Co, things have finally started to look up. But when his private investigation partner, Courtney, is attacked following a routine inquiry into a local business, Travis can't help but get involved. But what he discovers draws him into more danger than he ever could have realised.
359 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
1406652180
CD:Get into Spanish, the ultimate interactive learning experience:[2008?]
Author: BBC Active
Author: Utley, Derek
Author: University of Cambridge.
Year [2008?]
Language: English, Spanish
Media class: CD
Publisher: BBC Active
Resource type: Physical
Note: Course book written by Derek Utley Title from slip case Published in conjunction with the University of Cambridge In box 20 x 14 cm Designed for people on the go, the flexible approach of 'Get Into Spanish' puts you firmly in control of how, when and where you learn.
1. - v.(143 p.), col. ill. ; 19 cm
digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in + 1 sound disc :
col ; 4 3/4 in + 1 computer optical discs :
0751549266
Paperback:The silkworm:2015
Author: Galbraith, Robert
Author: Rowling, J.K.
Year 2015
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Sphere
Resource type: Physical
Note: When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, she just thinks he has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realises. Originally published: 2014 When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, she just thinks he has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realises. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were published it would ruin lives - so there are a lot of people who might want to silence him. And when Quine is found brutally murdered in bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any he has encountered before.
580 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
0593078195
Hardback:Past tense:2018
Author: Child, Lee
Year 2018
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Bantam Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: "The new Jack Reacher thriller"--Book jacket Jack Reacher plans to follow the autumn sun on an epic road trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn't get far. On a country road deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been - the town where his father was born. He thinks, what's one extra day? He takes the detour. At the very same moment, close by, a car breaks down. Two young Canadians are trying to get to New York City to sell a treasure. They're stranded at a lonely motel in the middle of nowhere. It's a strange place, but it's all there is. The next morning in the city clerk's office, Reacher asks about the old family home. He's told no one named Reacher ever lived in that town. He knows his father never went back. Now he wonders, was he ever there in the first place?
403 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
184845435X
Paperback:The curious charms of Arthur Pepper:2016
Author: Patrick, Phaedra
Year 2016
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
Resource type: Physical
Note: When Arthur Pepper discovers a mysterious charm bracelet in his late wife's wardrobe, he sets off on a journey to discover, charm by charm, her secret life before they met.
352 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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1846169984
Paperback:Skor the Winged Stallion:2008:First.
Author: Blade, Adam
Year 2008
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: First.
Publisher: Orchard
Resource type: Physical
Note: The Dark Wizard has sent six fearsome beasts to capture the good beasts of Avantia. They are imprisoned in the Dark Realm, and it is Tom's quest to save them. He and his companions must undertake a perilous journey and defeat Skor the Winged Stallion. Collector cards tipped in. Juvenile.
111 p., ill. ; 20 cm (pbk)
1846169976
Paperback:Torgor the Minotaur:2008:First.
Author: Blade, Adam
Year 2008
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: First.
Publisher: Orchard
Resource type: Physical
Note: The good beasts of Avantia are in danger. They have been captured by six terrible new beasts and taken to Gorgonia, the kingdom of evil wizard Malvel. To free the beasts, Tom journeys into the sinister Dark Realm, where he must first face Torgor the Minotaur. On loan from another library - 1563194 - forest Young People. Collector cards tipped in
113 p., ill. ; 20 cm (pbk)
1910633038
Paperback:Snowblind:2015
Author: Ragnar Jonasson, 1976-
Author: Bates, Quentin
Year 2015
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Orenda
Resource type: Physical
Note: Translated from the Icelandic In a quiet fishing village in Northern Iceland, rookie cop Ari Thor Arason is being drawn into a series of suspicious accidents and deaths. As his investigation becomes increasingly personal and complex, Ari's past may be closer than he thinks.
300 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
0857357085
DAISY:The falcons of fire and ice read by David Thorpe:2013:Unabridged
Author: Maitland, Karen
Author: Thorpe, David
Year 2013
Language: English
Media class: DAISY
Edition: Unabridged
Publisher: Oakhill
Resource type: Physical
Note: Compact discs 1564 and the Portuguese Inquisition ushers in an era of torture and murder. When the Royal Falconer is imprisoned on false charges to remove him from the inner circle of the boy King, the Inquisitors strike an impossible deal with his daughter, Isabela. Bring back two rare white falcons from Iceland within the year or her father dies.
14. - sound discs(17 hr., 31 min.) : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in
MM00251065
DVD:Jurassic world - Fallen kingdom:2018
Author: Bayona, J.A.
Author: Giacchino, Michael
Author: Dallas Howard, Bryce
Author: Pratt, Chris
Author: Goldblum, Jeff, 1952-
Author: Crichton, Michael
Year 2018
Language: English
Media class: DVD
Publisher: Universal Pictures
Resource type: Physical
Note: Extras to be confirmed, Region 2, 1 disc(s), Interactive menus, Languages (English) Made in 2018 J.A. Bayona directs this fifth instalment of the blockbuster dinosaur series. With the Jurassic World theme park now lying in ruin, the dinosaurs of Isla Nublar have been left to roam freely round the island for the last four years. However, with a massive volcanic eruption threatening their existence, former park operations manager Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) recruits ex-dinosaur trainer Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and heads back to the island in a bid to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from the impending disaster. With time running out, the pair soon find their plans complicated further when they uncover a conspiracy which could put the future of the world at risk. BBFC code: 12a
1. - videodisc(128 min.), col.
MM00251068
DVD:Skyscraper:2018
Author: Marshall Thurber, Rawson
Author: Jablonsky, Steve
Author: Johnson, Dwayne, 1972-
Author: Campbell, Neve, 1973-
Author: Han, Chin
Year 2018
Language: English
Media class: DVD
Publisher: Universal Pictures
Resource type: Physical
Note: Extras to be confirmed, Region 2, 1 disc(s), Interactive menus, Languages (English) Made in 2018 Dwayne Johnson stars in this US action thriller written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. The film follows Will Sawyer (Johnson), a former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and amputee now employed to assess the safety and security of skyscrapers. Will is sent to Hong Kong to give his assessment on the world's tallest structure, known as The Pearl, and brings his family, who are also allowed to stay in the building while he is there. However, when the building is suddenly assailed by terrorists and he is framed for the attack, Will is forced to go to extreme lengths to try and save his family and clear his name. BBFC code: 12
1. - videodisc(102 min.), col.
1528844432
DAISY:Death's end:2018
Author: Liu, Cixin
Author: Liu, Ken, 1976-
Author: Roubicek, Bruno
Year 2018
Language: English, Chinese
Media class: DAISY
Publisher: Clipper Audiobooks
Resource type: Physical
Note: Translated from the Chinese Half a century after the Doomsday Battle, the uneasy balance of Dark Forest Deterrence keeps the Trisolaran invaders at bay. Earth enjoys unprecedented prosperity due to the infusion of Trisolaran knowledge and, with human science advancing and the Trisolarans adopting Earth culture, it seems that the two civilisations can co-exist peacefully as equals without the terrible threat of mutually assured annihilation. But peace has made humanity complacent. Cheng Xin, an aerospace engineer from the 21st century, awakens from hibernation in this new age. She brings knowledge of a long-forgotten programme dating from the start of the Trisolar Crisis, and her presence may upset the delicate balance between two worlds. Will humanity reach for the stars or die in its cradle?
27 CDs (1755 min.) : digital, stereo. (CDs)
1407495038
DAISY:A walk across the sun:2012
Author: Addison, Corban, 1979-
Author: Nankani, Soneela
Year 2012
Language: English
Media class: DAISY
Publisher: Clipper Audio
Resource type: Physical
Note: Compact discs Ahalya Ghai is just 17 when a tsunami rips through her Indian village. Ahalya and her sister, Sita, are the sole survivors of their family. Destitute, their only hope is to find refuge at a convent in Chennai, many miles away. A driver agrees to take them. But the second they get into that car they are doomed - the two sisters are sold.
12. - sound discs(15 hr., 25 min.) : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in