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Paperback:Catwoman - soulstealer:2018
Author: Maas, Sarah J.
Year 2018
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Two years after escaping Gothan City's slums, Selina Kyle returns as the mysterious and wealthy Holly Vanderhees. She quickly discovers that with Batman off on a vital mission, Batwing is left to hold back the tide of notorious criminals. Gotham City is ripe for the taking. Meanwhile, Luke Fox wants to prove he has what it takes to help people in his role as Batwing. He targets a new thief on the prowl who seems cleverer than most. She has teamed up with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, and together they are wreaking havoc. This Catwoman may be Batwing's undoing.
360 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
1408872897
Paperback:Empire of storms:2016
Author: Maas, Sarah J.
Year 2016
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: The long path to the throne has just begun for Aelin Galathynius. As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of. The long path to the throne has just begun for Aelin Galathynius. As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?
692 pages, map (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
1911214330
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)
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Hardback:Autumn:2016
Author: Smith, Ali, 1962-
Year 2016
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
Resource type: Physical
Note: Fusing Keatsian mists and mellow fruitfulness with the vitality, the immediacy and the colour-hit of Pop Art - via a bit of very contemporary skulduggery and skull-diggery - 'Autumn' is a witty excavation of the present by the past. The novel is a stripped-branches take on popular culture, and a meditation, in a world growing ever more bordered and. Fusing Keatsian mists and mellow fruitfulness with the vitality, the immediacy and the colour-hit of Pop Art - via a bit of very contemporary skulduggery and skull-diggery - 'Autumn' is a witty excavation of the present by the past. The novel is a stripped-branches take on popular culture, and a meditation, in a world growing ever more bordered and exclusive, on what richness and worth are, what harvest means.
259 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
0099448793
Paperback:The wind-up bird chronicle:2003
Author: Murakami, Haruki
Year 2003
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage
Resource type: Physical
Note: This translation originally published: U.S.: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997; London: Harvill, 1998. Okada is apparently a happy man - his domestic life seems familiar and comfortable, but admittedly he has just quit his job, the cat has disappeared and a strange woman is bothering him with explicit phone calls. This translation originally published: U.S.: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997; London: Harvill, 1998 Bibliography: p. 609 eng
607 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
0192792156
Hardback:Rowan the strange:2009:First.
Author: Hearn, Julie, 1958-
Year 2009
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Edition: First.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: Rowan knows he is strange. But dangerous? He didn't mean to scare his sister. In his right mind, he wouldn't hurt a fly. But there's a place he can go where they say they can fix his mind. Beyond the bars on the window, England is at war. Behind them, Rowan's own battle is only just beginning. Adolescent.
332 p. ; 21 cm (hbk)
1782945776
Paperback:New Grade 9-1 GCSE Chemistry: Revision Guide with Online Edition:2016
Author: Cgp Books
Author: Cgp Books
Year 2016
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Coordination Group Publications Ltd
Resource type: Physical
116 (Pbk)
1421592118
Paperback:Uzumaki Boruto!!:2017
Author: Kodachi, Ukyo, 1979-
Author: Ikemoto, Mikio, 1934-
Author: Kishimoto, Masashi, 1974-
Year 2017
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: VIZ Media, LLC
Resource type: Physical
Note: Translated from the Japanese Naruto was a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. He achieved his dream to become the greatest ninja in his village, and now his face sits atop the Hokage monument. But this is not his story - a new generation of ninja are ready to take the stage, led by Naruto's own son, Boruto! Years have passed since Naruto and Sasuke teamed up to defeat Kaguya, the progenitor of chakra and the greatest threat the ninja world has ever faced. Times are now peaceful and the new generation of shinobi have not experienced the same hardships as their parents. Perhaps that is why Boruto would rather play video games than train. However, one passion does burn deep in this ninja boy, and that is to defeat his neglectful father!
202 pages, chiefly illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
0141342498
Paperback:Blue sea burning:2014
Author: Rodkey, Geoff, 1970-
Year 2014
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Puffin
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons After narrowly escaping the New Lands, Egg is determined to take down ruthless slave trader Roger Pembroke. But war is brewing among the Blue Sea's pirate gangs - and Egg, Guts, and Kira are running out of time to find the Fire King's treasure and free the Okalu slaves from the silver mine on Sunrise.
373 pages, map (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
1849497990
Hardback:Breddos Tacos, the cookbook:2016
Author: Dudhia, Nud
Author: Whitney, Chris
Author: Kirkham, Kris
Year 2016
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Quadrille
Resource type: Physical
Note: Enter the world of Breddos Tacos and discover the ultimate in edible plates with this inspired, innovative taco cookbook. The brainchild of Nud Dudhia and Chris Whitney, the undisputed kings of street food, the duo offer over 75 recipes for tacos, tostadas and small plates and over 70 condiments. Their awesome dishes include Barbacoa beef cheeks, Yucatan chicken with mango habanero sauce, Green chorizo and duck egg, Baja fish tacos and Octopus 'al pastor' with roasted pineapple.
143 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 24 cm (hbk)
142155951X
Paperback:Magi, the labyrinth of magic, volume 1:[2013]
Author: Otaka, Shinobu
Year [2013]
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Viz Media
Resource type: Physical
Note: Translated from the Japanese Deep within the desert lie the mysterious dungeons, vast stores of riches there for the taking by anyone lucky enough to find them and brave enough to venture into the depths from where few have ever returned. Plucky young adventurer Aladdin means to find the dungeons and their riches, but Aladdin is just as mysterious as the treasures he seeks.
197 pages, chiefly illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)