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Hardback:The moon pool:2014
Author: Littlefield, Sophie
Year 2014
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Resource type: Physical
Note: North Dakota is like nowhere Colleen has ever seen. Vast rolling plains of silvery snow, studded with shimmering black pools, lit by occasional flares of orange light. It is a landscape both beautiful and terrible. It is the landscape that swallowed her son. Across town, another mother also searches for her missing boy. He too went missing from the. North Dakota is like nowhere Colleen has ever seen. Vast rolling plains of silvery snow, studded with shimmering black pools, lit by occasional flares of orange light. It is a landscape both beautiful and terrible. It is the landscape that swallowed her son. Across town, another mother also searches for her missing boy. He too went missing from the oilfields where he worked. And no-one - not his employers, not the police - seems to care that he is gone. As long as they are alone, these two women will never find out the truth. But if they team up, and help each other, then maybe, just maybe, this freezing wilderness will give them back their sons.
369 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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Hardback:Those who wish me dead:2014
Author: Koryta, Michael
Year 2014
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Resource type: Physical
Note: When Jace Wilson accidentally witnesses a brutal murder, his life is changed forever. An ordinary teenager growing up in Indiana, Jace is suddenly forced into the Witness Protection Program and given a new name and history. Taken in by a couple who run a wilderness program for young boys, Jace finds himself hiking through the Montana mountains, tor. When Jace Wilson accidentally witnesses a brutal murder, his life is changed forever. An ordinary teenager growing up in Indiana, Jace is suddenly forced into the Witness Protection Program and given a new name and history. Taken in by a couple who run a wilderness program for young boys, Jace finds himself hiking through the Montana mountains, tortured by his memories and by the fear that he'll never be safe again. The killers, known as the Blackwell Brothers, are two of the most heinous criminals the country has ever known. Jace was the one person to catch them in the act, and he slipped through their fingers. Now they've tracked him down and are making their way across the country, ruthlessly slaughtering anyone who gets in their way.
392 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
1471125823
Hardback:Wrongful death:2013
Author: La Plante, Lynda
Year 2013
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Resource type: Physical
Note: Six months after the body of Josh Reynolds, a London nightclub owner, was found and determined by police and coroner to be a suicide, DCS James Langton tasks DCI Anna Langton to review the case. Reynolds died from a single gunshot wound to the head, but details are emerging that suggest someone else may have fired the gun.
viii, 500 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
0008134529
Paperback:Titan:2015
Author: Baxter, Stephen
Year 2015
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Resource type: Physical
Note: NASA's Cassini probe reaches Saturn early in the new millennium, and reveals - to the amazement of scientists - that Titan is the most terraformable world in the Solar System. NASA launch a one way trip to Titan against great political opposition. Originally published: 1997. Originally published: 1997 NASA's Cassini probe reaches Saturn early in the new millennium, and reveals - to the amazement of scientists - that Titan is the most terraformable world in the Solar System. NASA launch a one way trip to Titan against great political opposition.
580 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
0008134510
Paperback:Voyage:2015
Author: Baxter, Stephen
Year 2015
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: 1996 From the author of 'Timelike Infinity' and 'The Time Ships', this is an alternative reality story in which John F. Kennedy is still alive and man has landed on Mars.
viii, 591 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
0008134537
Paperback:Moonseed:2015
Author: Baxter, Stephen
Year 2015
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Resource type: Physical
Note: In the 1970s astronauts brought rock samples back from the Moon. When one of them, the Moonseed is exposed to daylight it proves to be deadly. Not to people, but to the Earth. It forces humanity to an excess of ingenuity and courage. Originally published: 1998. Originally published: 1998 In the 1970s astronauts brought rock samples back from the Moon. When one of them, the Moonseed is exposed to daylight it proves to be deadly. Not to people, but to the Earth. It forces humanity to an excess of ingenuity and courage.
534 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
1848126220
Paperback:Charlie and me:2018
Author: Lowery, Mark, 1979-
Year 2018
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Piccadilly Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: 13-year-old Martin and his younger brother Charlie are on a very special journey. They're going to be travelling 421 miles all the way from Preston to the very tip of Cornwall. By train, bus and taxi, they are determined to get there in the end; and they're hoping to catch a glimpse of the dolphin that regularly visits the harbour there. But is that the only reason they are going?
259 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
0007531893
Paperback:How Harry Riddles mega-massively broke the school:2015
Author: Mayle, Simon, 1961-
Author: Catlow, Nikalas, 1975-
Year 2015
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Hi there, My name is Harry Riddles, and I live with my mum, my dad and my evil sister Charlotte. But now my mum is having twins so either me or Charlotte are gonna lose our bedroom. Also, Dad's moaning that I should do more sport and not be just a gamer (which shows what he knows cos I'm actually the BEST gamer World of Zombies has ever seen). But I've joined the school football team to keep him happy although if we win anything it will be a miracle cos we suck. I've written to some stars of the football world to see if they wanna help out, and also a bunch of people who might take Charlotte off our hands - oh and Brad Pitt's wife to see if she wants to adopt a couple more kids, but who knows if they will write back. We'll see.
332 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 19 cm (pbk)
1784873187
Paperback:The handmaid's tale:2017:New [edition] ; with a new introduction by the author
Author: Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
Year 2017
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: New [edition] ; with a new introduction by the author
Publisher: Vintage
Resource type: Physical
Note: TV tie-in Previous edition: Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1985 Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 1986 The Republic of Gilead allows Offred only one function - to breed. If she deviates, she will, like all dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on whom her future hangs.
xv, 324 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
0553818368
Hardback:The bone garden:2010.
Author: Gerritsen, Tess.
Year 2010.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Bantam
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2007. Newly divorced Julia Hamill is digging in her back garden when she uncovers a human skull. So begins a story that dates back to the 1830s, uncovering secrets that - even after over 100 years - proves more shocking than Julia can imagine.
448 p. ; 20 cm.
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Hardback:The outrun:2016
Author: Liptrot, Amy
Year 2016
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Canongate
Resource type: Physical
Note: Radio tie-in When Amy returns to Orkney after more than a decade away, she is drawn back to the sheep farm where she grew up. Approaching the land that was once home, memories of her childhood merge with the recent events that have set her on this journey. Amy was shaped by the cycle of the seasons, birth and death on the farm, and her father's mental illness, which were as much a part of her childhood as the wild, carefree existence on Orkney. But as she grew up, she longed to leave this remote life. She moved to London and found herself in a hedonistic cycle. Unable to control her drinking, alcohol gradually took over. Now 30, she finds herself washed up back home on Orkney, trying to come to terms with what happened to her in London.
xiv, 280 pages, maps (black and white) ; 22 cm (hbk)
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Hardback:Everything I know about love:2018
Author: Alderton, Dolly
Year 2018
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Fig Tree
Resource type: Physical
Note: A spot-on, wildly funny and sometimes heart-breaking book about growing up, growing older and navigating all kinds of love along the way. When it comes to the trials and triumphs of becoming a grown up, journalist and former Sunday Times dating columnist Dolly Alderton has seen and tried it all. In her memoir, she vividly recounts falling in love, wrestling with self-sabotage, finding a job, throwing a socially disastrous Rod Stewart-themed house party, getting drunk, getting dumped, realising that Ivan from the corner shop is the only man you've ever been able to rely on, and finding that that your mates are always there at the end of every messy night out.
329 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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Hardback:Deliciously Ella, the plant-based cookbook, 100 simple vegan recipes to make every day delicious:2018
Author: Mills, Ella, 1991-
Year 2018
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Yellow Kite
Resource type: Physical
Note: Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of Deliciously Ella's world as Ella continues to bring simple, wholesome food to the masses. Now with three thriving cafe-delis in London, Ella's latest book features their most popular dishes and shows just how fun and delicious natural foods can be. From laid-back lunches to simple weeknight suppers and grab-and-go snacks, these are the recipes that Ella's thousands of customers have been asking for since the first deli launched in 2015, in one illustrated book.
285 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 26 cm (hbk)
1786697610
Hardback:The wellness rebel:2018
Author: Plantbased Pixie
Year 2018
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Anima
Resource type: Physical
Note: The healthy eating market continues to thrive, with authors like Joe Wicks seeing recordbreaking sales for accessible healthy eating books. In recent months, however, there has been a backlash against certain healthy lifestyle brands, particularly those without scientific qualifications who promote 'clean eating'. 'The Wellness Rebel' explores the aftermath of this, looking at where balanced healthy eating will go next and how we can get back to evidence-based basics and enjoy eating well.
320 pages, illustrations ; 19 cm (hbk)
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Paperback:The defence:2016
Author: Cavanagh, Steve
Year 2016
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Orion Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: The truth has no place in a courtroom. The truth doesn't matter in a trial. The only thing that matters is what the prosecution can prove. Eddie Flynn used to be a con artist. Then he became a lawyer. Turned out the two weren't that different. It's been over a year since Eddie vowed never to set foot in a courtroom again. But now he doesn't have a. Originally published: 2015 The truth has no place in a courtroom. The truth doesn't matter in a trial. The only thing that matters is what the prosecution can prove. Eddie Flynn used to be a con artist. Then he became a lawyer. Turned out the two weren't that different. It's been over a year since Eddie vowed never to set foot in a courtroom again. But now he doesn't have a choice. Olek Volchek, the infamous head of the Russian mafia in New York, has strapped a bomb to Eddie's back and kidnapped his ten-year-old daughter Amy. Eddie only has 48 hours to defend Volchek in an impossible murder trial - and win - if wants to save his daughter.
306 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
034900529X
Hardback:The rules do not apply:2017
Author: Levy, Ariel, 1974-
Year 2017
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Fleet
Resource type: Physical
Note: Ariel Levy picks you up and hurls you through the story of how she lived believing that conventional rules no longer applied - that marriage doesn't have to mean monogamy, that aging doesn't have to mean infertility, that she could be 'the kind of woman who is free to do whatever she chooses'. But all of her assumptions about what she can control are undone after a string of overwhelming losses. 'I thought I had harnessed the power of my own strength and greed and love in a life that could contain it. But it has exploded.' Levy's own story of resilience becomes an unforgettable portrait of the shifting forces in our culture, of what has changed - and what never can.
304 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
1409152391
Paperback:The liar:2017
Author: Cavanagh, Steve
Year 2017
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Orion Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Leonard Howell's worst nightmare has come true: his daughter Caroline has been kidnapped. Not content with relying on the cops, Howell calls the only man he trusts to get her back. Eddie Flynn knows what it's like to lose a daughter and vows to bring Caroline home safe. Once a con artist, now a hotshot criminal attorney, Flynn is no stranger to the shady New York underworld. However, as he steps back into his old life, Flynn realises that the rules of game have changed - and that he is being played. But who is pulling the strings? And is anyone in this twisted case telling the truth?
328 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
0571334644
Hardback:Normal people:2018
Author: Rooney, Sally
Year 2018
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Resource type: Physical
Note: Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in rural Ireland. The similarities end there; they are from very different worlds. When they both earn places at Trinity College in Dublin, a connection that has grown between them lasts long into the following years. This is an exquisite love story about how a person can change another person's life - a simple yet profound realisation that unfolds beautifully over the course of the novel. It tells us how difficult it is to talk about how we feel and it tells us - blazingly - about cycles of domination, legitimacy and privilege.
266 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)