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Paperback:The spy who came in from the cold:2016
Author: Le Carre, John, 1931-
Year 2016
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: An agent, desperate to end his career as a spy during the Cold War, is caught up in a breathlessly perilous assignment to come in from the cold and re-enter the West.
288 pages ; 19 cm (pbk)
0701187840
Hardback:Dear life:2012
Author: Munro, Alice, 1931-
Year 2012
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Short story
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: Toronto, Ont.: McClelland & Stewart. Alice Munro captures the essence of life in this collection of stories. Moments of change, chance encounters, the twist of fate that leads a person to a new way of thinking or being: the stories in 'Dear Life' build to form a radiant, indelible portrait of just how dangerous and strange ordinary life can be. Originally published: Toronto, Ont.: McClelland & Stewart
319 p. ; 24 cm (hbk)
0727851683
Hardback:The reunion:1997:Rev. [ed.]
Author: Lorrimer, Claire, 1921-
Author: Robins, Patricia, 1921-
Year 1997
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Edition: Rev. [ed.]
Publisher: Severn House
Resource type: Physical
Note: Previous ed.: published as Three loves by Patricia Robins. s.l.: s.n., 1948 Clare is an attractive and independent woman and when she is invited to meet her old school chums at Sally's engagement party she has little idea that she will soon be falling in love with her schoolfriend's fiancée. eng
250p. ; 23 cm (hbk)
Hardback
0141346817
Paperback:Percy Jackson and the Titan's curse:2013
Author: Riordan, Rick
Year 2013
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Puffin
Resource type: Physical
Note: Film tie-in Originally published: New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 2007 Percy and his friends Annabeth and Thalia are heading to Maine to bring two new demigods to Camp Half-Blood. But there, they discover that the Great Stirring of the Monsters has begun. And their deadliest enemy yet - the General - is plotting the fall of Olympus.
293 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
0749952164
Paperback:Friday night with the girls:2011
Author: Low, Shari
Year 2011
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Piatkus
Resource type: Physical
Note: Through twenty years of ups and downs, Lou has had the best friends a woman could hope for in Lizzy and Ginger. Now, Lou needs her friends more than ever because her past has just caught up with her in a shocking way. Everyone makes mistakes in life - but Lou has just discovered that she might have made the biggest one of all.
330 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
0718187431
Hardback:The chalk man:2018
Author: Tudor, C. J.
Year 2018
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Resource type: Physical
Note: Looking back, it all started on the day of the fair and the terrible accident. When twelve-year-old Eddie first met the Chalk Man. It was the Chalk Man who gave Eddie the idea for the drawings: a way to leave secret messages between his group of friends. And it was fun, to start with, until the figures led them to the body of a young girl. That was thirty years ago and Ed thought the past was behind him. Then he receives a letter containing just two things: a piece of chalk, and a drawing of a stick figure. As history begins to repeat itself, Ed realises the game was never over.
339 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
150985861X
Hardback:This is going to hurt, secret diaries of a junior doctor:2017
Author: Kay, Adam
Year 2017
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Picador
Resource type: Physical
Note: Adam Kay was a junior doctor from 2004 until 2010, before a devastating experience on a ward caused him to reconsider his future. He kept a diary throughout his training, and 'This Is Going to Hurt' intersperses tales from the front line of the NHS with reflections on the current crisis. The result is a first-hand account of life as a junior doctor in all its joy, pain, sacrifice and maddening bureaucracy, and a love letter to those who might at any moment be holding our lives in their hands.
267 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
0007477082
Paperback:Sunshine on a rainy day:2016
Author: Fraser, Bryony
Year 2016
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Avon
Resource type: Physical
Note: It's Zoe and Jack's first wedding anniversary party. They've got an announcement! They're getting divorced.
338 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
024114650X
Paperback:The Circle, a novel:2014
Author: Eggers, Dave
Year 2014
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users' personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and. Originally published: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013 When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users' personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. Mae can't believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world - even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public.
491 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
0552172782
Paperback:Streets of darkness:2017
Author: Dhand, A. A.
Year 2017
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Corgi Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: "Introducing DI Harry Virdee"--Front cover Originally published: London: Bantam Press, 2016 The sky over Bradford is heavy with foreboding. It always is. But this morning it has reason to be - this morning a body has been found. And it's not just any body. Detective Harry Virdee should be at home with his wife. Impending fatherhood should be all he can think about but he's been suspended from work just as the biggest case of the year lands on what would have been his desk. Determined to restore his reputation, Harry is obliged to take to the shadows in search of notorious ex-con and prime suspect, Lucas Dwight. But Harry soon finds out what it's like to be on the other side of the law.
405 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0753187205
Large print:Rough justice:2011
Author: Leather, Stephen
Year 2011
Language: English
Media class: Large print
Publisher: ISIS
Resource type: Physical
Note: Dan 'Spider' Shepherd returns in another finger-on-the-pulse action adventure. Shepherd is sent undercover to investigate a group of vigilante policemen who have decided that the law doesn't allow them to catch the bad guys. They've resorted to framing known criminals, and they're moving on to more drastic methods.
544 p. (large print) (hbk)
1853720453
Hardback:Life of Muhammad:2005
Author: Ahmad, Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud
Year 2005
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Islam International
Resource type: Physical
396p ; 21 cm (pbk)
BX01256505
Paperback:The life of Muhammad:2012:[New] ed
Author: Ahmad, Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud
Year 2012
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: [New] ed
Publisher: Islam International Publications
Resource type: Physical
pbk
1853726400
Hardback:Revelation, rationality, knowledge and truth:1998
Author: Ahmad, Mirza Tahir
Year 1998
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Islam International
Resource type: Physical
828p., ill. ; 24 cm (hbk)
1853728888
Hardback:Islam's response to contemporary issues:2007:New ed.
Author: Ahmad, Mirza Tahir
Author: Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, England
Year 2007
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Edition: New ed.
Publisher: Islam International Publications
Resource type: Physical
Note: "Islam's response to contemporary issues is a lecture delivered at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre (London) by Hadrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad ..."--P. [4] of cover. Includes index.
284pp
1786490501
Hardback:Spring tide:2018
Author: Beckett, Chris, 1955-
Year 2018
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Short story
Publisher: Corvus
Resource type: Physical
Note: Chris Beckett's thought-provoking and wide-ranging collection of contemporary short stories is a joy to read, rich in detail and texture. From stories about first love, to a man who discovers a labyrinth beneath his house, to an angel left alone at the end of the universe, Beckett displays both incredible range and extraordinary subtlety as a writer. Every story is a world unto itself - each one beautifully realised and brilliantly imagined.
224 pages ; 19 cm (hbk)
1786491524
Hardback:America city:2017
Author: Beckett, Chris, 1955-
Year 2017
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Corvus
Resource type: Physical
Note: America, 100 years on: a warmer climate is causing vast movements of people. Droughts, floods and hurricanes force entire populations to simply abandon their homes. Tensions are mounting between north and south, and some northern states are threatening to close their borders against homeless Americans from the south. Against this backdrop, an ambitious young British-born publicist, Holly Peacock, meets a new client, the charismatic Senator Slaymaker, a politician whose sole mission is to keep America together, reconfiguring the entire country in order to meet the challenge of the new climate realities as a single, united nation. When he runs for President, Holly becomes his right hand woman, doing battle on the wisperstream, where stories are everything and truth counts for little. But can they bring America together - or have they set the country on a new, but equally devastating, path?
357 pages ; 25 cm (hbk)
1782392351
Hardback:Mother of Eden:2015
Author: Beckett, Chris, 1955-
Year 2015
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Corvus
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: New York: Broadway Books Generations after the breakup of the human family of Eden, the Johnfolk emphasise knowledge and innovation, the Davidfolk tradition and cohesion. But both have built hierarchical societies sustained by violence and dominated by men - and both claim to be the favoured children of a long-dead woman from Earth that all Eden knows as Gela, the mother of them all.
468 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)