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1785211188
Hardback:Coding, everything you need to get started with programming using Pyth:2017
Author: Saunders, Mike
Year 2017
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Haynes
Resource type: Physical
Note: This coding manual teaches you everything you need to become a great programmer. Whether you need to boost your coding skills for school, work or just as a hobby, this comprehensive guide introduces the tools, terms, and concepts that take you from a beginner to an experienced developer. Simple explanations and step-by-step guides ease you through the features of the Python programming language, providing you with everything you need to write code in the real world.
128 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 28 cm (hbk)
075156835X
Paperback:Friend request:2018
Author: Marshall, Laura
Year 2018
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Sphere
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2017 When Louise Williams receives a message from someone left long in the past, her heart nearly stops. Maria Weston wants to be friends on Facebook. Maria Weston has been missing for over 25 years. She was last seen the night of a school leavers' party, and the world believes her to be dead. Particularly Louise, who has lived her adult life with a terrible secret. As Maria's messages start to escalate, Louise forces herself to reconnect with the old friends she once tried so hard to impress. Trying to piece together exactly what happened that night, she soon discovers there's much she didn't know. The only certainty is that Maria Weston disappeared that night, never to be heard from again - until now.
371 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
0141182709
Paperback:Animal farm, a fairy story:2000:[New edition]
Author: Orwell, George
Author: National Blind Children's Society
Year 2000
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: [New edition]
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: This edition originally published: 1989 Having got rid of their human masters, the animals of Manor Farm look forward to a life of freedom and plenty. Orwell's allegoric story of the betrayal of idealism through tyranny and corruption is as fresh today as when it was first published in 1945. This ed. originally published: 1989 Secondary/GCSE
xxi, 120 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
0241952379
Paperback:The beach:2011:New pbk. ed.
Author: Garland, Alex, 1970-
Year 2011
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: New pbk. ed.
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Rumours of an island Garden of Eden have been spreading across South-East Asia. For Richard a trek into the unknown Thai hinterland is irresistible, and he sets off on a perilous journey in search of Shangri-La. Originally published: 1996
438 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
1846053684
Hardback:Playing for pizza:2007
Author: Grisham, John
Year 2007
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Century
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'Playing for Pizza' is a novel about a fallen American football star who can no longer get work in the National Football League and whose agent, as a last resort, signs a deal for him to play for the Parma Panthers, in Parma, Italy. The quarterbacks move to a small city in a foreign land leads to a series of cultural misadventures.
262 p. ; 22 cm (hbk)
1509815376
Paperback:Rosy is my relative:2017
Author: Durrell, Gerald
Year 2017
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Pan Books
Resource type: Physical
234 (Pbk)
1447276469
Hardback:The reader on the 6.27:2015
Author: Didierlaurent, Jean-Paul
Author: Schwartz, Ros
Year 2015
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Mantle
Resource type: Physical
Note: Translated from the French Guylain Vignolles lives on the edge of existence. Working at a book pulping factory in a job he hates, he has but one pleasure in life. Sitting on the 6.27 train each day, Guylain recites aloud from pages he has saved from the jaws of his monstrous pulping machine. And it's this release of words into the world that starts our hero on a journey that will finally bring meaning into his life. For one morning, Guylain discovers the diary of a lonely young woman: Julie. A woman who feels as lost in the world as he does. As he reads from these pages to a rapt audience, Guylain finds himself falling hopelessly in love with their enchanting author.
193 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
0751571407
Paperback:The cuckoo's calling:2017
Author: Galbraith, Robert
Year 2017
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Sphere
Resource type: Physical
Note: TV tie-in Originally published: 2013 Written under a pseudonym by J.K. Rowling, this gripping, elegant mystery is steeped in the atmosphere of London. A war veteran wounded both physically and psychologically, Cormoran Strike's life is in disarray but the case he is working on gives him a lifeline, despite coming at a personal cost.
550 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
0857389211
Paperback:Dark winter:2013
Author: Mark, David John, 1977-
Year 2013
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Quercus
Resource type: Physical
Note: An elderly man - the only survivor of a fishing trawler tragedy - is found murdered at sea. A young girl - the last surviving member of a family slaughtered in Sierra Leone - is hacked to death with a machete. Someone is killing sole survivors in the manner they had escaped death. Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy of Humberside CID investigates. Ori. Originally published: 2012 An elderly man - the only survivor of a fishing trawler tragedy - is found murdered at sea. A young girl - the last surviving member of a family slaughtered in Sierra Leone - is hacked to death with a machete. Someone is killing sole survivors in the manner they had escaped death. Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy of Humberside CID investigates.
xvii, 379 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
0297609432
Hardback:Yorkshire, a lyrical history of England's greatest county:2018
Author: Morris, Richard, 1947-
Year 2018
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Resource type: Physical
Note: Yorkshire, it has been said, is 'a continent unto itself'. It is southern Britain in microcosm, where mountain, plain, coast, downs, fen and heath lie side by side. Richard Morris weaves history, travelogue and ecology to explore this landscape in legend, literature and popular regard. Morris considers different ways to come to Yorkshire - in a poem, through an image, on holiday. We descend into the county's netherworld of caves and mines, face episodes at once brave and dark, such as the part played by Whitby and Hull in emptying Arctic waters of whales, or the re-routing of rivers and destruction of Yorkshire's fens. We are introduced to discoverers and inventions, meet people who came and went, encounter real and fabled heroes, and discover why, from the Iron Age to the Cold War, Yorkshire was such a key place in times of tension and struggle.
xxvi, 278 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white, and colour) ; 25 cm (hbk)
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1845054091
DAISY:White wolf read by Christopher Kay:2005:Unabridged
Author: Gemmell, David
Author: Kay, Christopher
Year 2005
Language: English
Media class: DAISY
Edition: Unabridged
Publisher: Clipper Audio
Resource type: Physical
Note: Narrated by Christopher Kay 18 hrs 16 CDs
16. - CDs(18 hours)
0008172137
eBook:Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine:2017
Author: Honeyman, Gail
Year 2017
Language: English
Media class: eBook
Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers
Resource type: Electronic
Note: Description based on CIP data; item not viewed. This novel is a stunning debut. Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live!
1 online resource (416 pages) (ePub ebook)
0141365382
Paperback:Charlie and the great glass elevator:2016:[New] edition ; illustrated by Quentin Blake
Author: Dahl, Roald
Author: Blake, Quentin
Year 2016
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: [New] edition ; illustrated by Quentin Blake
Publisher: Puffin
Resource type: Physical
Note: This edition originally published: London: Viking, 1995 Mr Wonka might be a genius with chocolate, but Charlie and his family don't trust his flying skills one bit. Especially when the thing he's flying is a glass elevator and it is zooming out of control into the stratosphere.
181 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
1784870161
Paperback:The White Company:2015
Author: Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930,
Year 2015
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Classic
Resource type: Physical
Note: Facsim. of ed. published: London: Smith, Elder, 1891 This story is about the adventures of Alleyne Edricson as he joins the fellowship of the White Company, a band of deftly skilled archers that battles during the Hundred Years War.
350 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
1785211188
Hardback:Coding, everything you need to get started with programming using Pyth:2017
Author: Saunders, Mike
Year 2017
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Haynes
Resource type: Physical
Note: This coding manual teaches you everything you need to become a great programmer. Whether you need to boost your coding skills for school, work or just as a hobby, this comprehensive guide introduces the tools, terms, and concepts that take you from a beginner to an experienced developer. Simple explanations and step-by-step guides ease you through the features of the Python programming language, providing you with everything you need to write code in the real world.
128 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 28 cm (hbk)
0321943074
Paperback:The way of the digital photographer, walking the Photoshop post-production path to more creative photography:[2013]
Author: Davis, Harold, 1953-
Year [2013]
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: In 'The Way of the Digital Photographer', master photographer and digital artist Harold Davis shows you how to make digital photography an art form.
191 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 26 cm (pbk)
1444765914
Hardback:The mirror world of Melody Black:2015
Author: Extence, Gavin, 1982-
Year 2015
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Resource type: Physical
Note: Life has its ups and downs. From the author of 'The Universe Versus Alex Woods' comes a dark, painful and witty novel about a woman whose life is spiralling out of control.
293 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
0571248861
Paperback:The black tower:2009
Author: James, P. D.
Year 2009
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Faber
Resource type: Physical
Note: Formerly CIP Originally published: 1975 Disenchanted with his job in the force, Commander Adam Dalgliesh accepts an invitation to visit a friend, a chaplain at a private nursing home, only to discover that his host has died suddenly.
374 p. ; 20cm (pbk)