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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
0316726737
Hardback:The food of love:2004
Author: Capella, Anthony
Year 2004
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Time Warner
Resource type: Physical
Note: Laura Patterson is an American exchange student in Rome, who, fed up with being inexpertly groped by her young Italian beaus, decides there's only one sure fire way to find a sensual man: date a chef. She meets Tomasso who pretends to be a chef, however he is only a waiter.
309 p. ; 21 cm (hbk)
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eBook:Beauty and the Beast:2016:Embedded audio edition
Author: Group, Disney Book
Year 2016
Language: English
Media class: eBook
Edition: Embedded audio edition
Publisher: Disney Book Group
Resource type: Electronic
1 online resource (ebook)
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Paperback:Crooked kingdom:2016
Author: Bardugo, Leigh
Year 2016
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Indigo
Resource type: Physical
Note: After pulling off a seemingly impossible heist in the notorious Ice Court, criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker feels unstoppable. But life is about to take a dangerous turn - and with friends who are among the deadliest outcasts in Ketterdam city, Kaz is going to need more than luck to survive in this unforgiving underworld.
536 pages, maps (black and white) ; 22 cm (pbk)
0571284620
Hardback:Joan of Arc, a history:2014
Author: Castor, Helen
Year 2014
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Resource type: Physical
Note: We all know the story of Joan of Arc. A peasant girl who hears voices from God. A warrior leading an army to victory, in an age that believes women cannot fight. The Maid of Orleans, and the saviour of France. Burned at the stake as a heretic at the age of just nineteen. Five hundred years later, a saint. Her case was heard in court twice over. One. We all know the story of Joan of Arc. A peasant girl who hears voices from God. A warrior leading an army to victory, in an age that believes women cannot fight. The Maid of Orleans, and the saviour of France. Burned at the stake as a heretic at the age of just nineteen. Five hundred years later, a saint. Her case was heard in court twice over. One trial, in 1431, condemned her; the other, twenty-five years after her death, cleared her name. In the transcripts, we hear first-hand testimony from Joan, her family and her friends: a rare survival from the medieval world. What could be more revealing?
xiv, 328 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (black and white, and colour), map (colour) ; 24 cm (hbk)
0141185082
Paperback:Cannery Row:2000:[New ed.] ; with an introduction by Susan Shillinglaw
Author: Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968
Year 2000
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: [New ed.] ; with an introduction by Susan Shillinglaw
Publisher: Penguin
Resource type: Physical
Note: http://www.penguinclassics.com Originally published: London: Heinemann, 1945 Bibliography: p.xxiv In the din and stink that is Cannery Row a colourful blend of misfits - gamblers, whores, drunks, bums and artists - survive side by side in a jumble of adventure and mischief. General adult. eng
xxiv, 147p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
Paperback
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Paperback:Of mice and men:2012
Author: Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968
Year 2012
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin
Resource type: Physical
Note: The childlike Lennie is lost without his guardian, George, who feels his slow-witted friend has been delivered into his keeping. Bound by their fragile dream of owning land where they will 'belong', their paradisial future is soon shattered.
105 p. ; 18 cm (pbk)
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Paperback:Wheat belly, lose the wheat, lose the weight and find your path back to health:2014:[New edition]
Author: Davis, William, 1957-
Year 2014
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: [New edition]
Publisher: HarperThorsons
Resource type: Physical
Note: Previous edition: Emmaus, Penn.: Rodale, 2011 Originally published: Emmaus, Penn.: Rodale, 2011 A renowned cardiologist explains how eliminating wheat from our diets can prevent fat storage, shrink unsightly bulges, and reverse myriad health problems.
xii, 292 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm (pbk)
0330519026
Paperback:Room:2011:New pbk. ed.
Author: Donoghue, Emma
Year 2011
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: New pbk. ed.
Publisher: Picador
Resource type: Physical
Note: It's Jack's birthday and he's excited about turning five. Jack lives with his Ma in Room, which has a locked door and a skylight, and measures 11 feet by 11 feet. He loves watching TV but he knows that nothing he sees on screen is truly real. Until the day Ma admits that there's a world outside. Originally published: 2010
400 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Paperback:The missing hours:2016
Author: Kavanagh, Emma, (Fiction writer)
Year 2016
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Arrow Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: One moment Selena Cole is in the playground with her children and the next, she has vanished without a trace. 20 hours later, Selena is found safe and well, but with no memory of where she has been. What took place in those missing hours, and are they linked to the discovery of a nearby murder? Originally published: London: Century
394 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)