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Thomas & friends. The great discovery
Last to know Elizabeth Adler
Detective Harry Jordan sees his lake home as a respite from solving crimes on the streets of Boston. One night, Harry is walking alongside the lake when the night is rocked by an explosion: the Havnel house is engulfed in a conflagration, and young Bea is seen fleeing, hair on fire, and plunging into the lake. She survives, but her mother, Lacey, does not, and Harry is pulled into the investigation. When it's discovered that Lacey died not from the explosion but from a knife wound, it's soon clear that a murderer is on the loose. And this murderer is poised to strike again and again.
Thomas & friends. The railway stories W. Awdry
Reading of three of the original books written by the Rev. W. Awdry that the TV series was based on.
Thomas & friends. The railway stories W. Awdry
This book features the first appearance of the Skarloey Railway, and introduces four new engines, Skarloey, Rheneas, Sir Handel and Peter Sam together with the Thin Controller. Rheneas is away being mended, and the Skarloey Railway has recently acquired Sir Handel and Peter Sam.
Thomas & friends. The railway stories. Branch Line engines and other stories W. Awdry
Cinders and ashes! Thomas crashes into the Stationmaster's house at breakfast time, and Daisy the Diesel Rail-car comes to help while Thomas is repaired. Toby shows Daisy how to deal with bulls on the line and Percy puts The Fat Controller in an Awkward Predicament.
Thomas & friends. The railway stories. The little old engine and other stories W. Awdry
The other engines are getting a little tired of Duck's know-it-all attitude and are pleased when a smooth-talking engine called Diesel arrives to help out. But when Duck shows him up, Diesel vows revenge.
Thomas & friends. The railway stories. Volume 2 W. Awdry
Thomas is chuffed to have his own branch line.
Thomas & friends. The railway stories. Volume 3 W. Awdry
Why is the penis shaped like that? and other reflections on being human Jesse Bering
Research psychologist and award-winning columnist Jesse Bering features more than thirty of his most popular essays from Scientific American and Slate, as well as two new pieces, that take readers on a bold and captivating journey through some of the most taboo issues related to evolution and human behaviour.
Stay where you are & then leave John Boyne
The day the First World War broke out, Alfie Summerfield's father promised he wouldn't go away to fight but he broke that promise the following day. Then, while shining shoes at King's Cross Station, Alfie unexpectedly sees his father's name on a sheaf of papers belonging to a military doctor and realizes his father is in a hospital close by - a hospital treating soldiers with shell shock. Alfie is determined to rescue his father from this strange, unnerving place…
The tyrant's daughter J. C. Carleson
Exiled to the United States after her father, a Middle Eastern dictator, is killed in a coup, fifteen-year-old Laila must cope with a completely new way of life, the truth of her father's regime, and her mother and brother's ways of adjusting.
Rusty nailed Alice Clayton
The sequel to Wallbanger, this story follows Simon and Caroline as they navigate being in a relationship, renovating a house, changes in their professional lives, and the rollercoaster of relationships with their friends.
Pete the cat's super cool reading collection : 5 fun-filled adventures with Pete the cat James Dean
Pete the Cat is back in five groovy I Can Read adventures. Beginning readers will love these cool stories about everyone's favourite cat now all together.
Bad Little Falls Paul Doiron
Summoned to a rustic cabin during a blizzard, Maine game warden Mike Bowditch embarks on a dangerous investigation involving a notorious drug dealer, a beautiful woman with a dark past, and her troubled young son.
The bone orchard Paul Doiron
In the aftermath of a family tragedy, Mike Bowditch has left the Maine Warden Service and is working as a fishing guide in the North Woods. But when his mentor Sgt. Kathy Frost is forced to kill a troubled war veteran in an apparent case of 'suicide by cop,' he begins having second thoughts about his decision. When the sergeant is shot outside her farmhouse, Mike joins the hunt to find the mysterious man responsible.
Massacre pond Paul Doiron
Investigating the senseless slaughter of five moose found on the estate of a wealthy animal rights activist, Game Warden Mike Bowditch finds the controversial case turning more sinister when the activist's daughter is killed in a suspicious accident, a situation that compels Bowditch to risk everything he cares about.
Trespasser Paul Doiron
Stumbling on a case that suggests that a man convicted of murder seven years earlier may have been framed, game warden Mike Bowditch ignores warnings by local authorities and risks his relationship with his girlfriend to conduct a secret investigation.
The Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas
Set in 19th-century Paris, Marseilles and Rome, this is the story of Edmond Dantes, a man betrayed and incarcerated. It tells of his search for Abbe Faria's hidden treasure and his reappearance as the fabulously rich, brooding, Byronic and vengeful Count of Monte Cristo.
The last cavalier : being the adventures of Count Sainte-Hermine in the age of Napoleon Alexandre Dumas
The last cavalier is Count de Sainte-Hermine, Hector, whose elder brothers and father have fought and died for the Royalist cause during the French Revolution. Stripped of his title, denied the honour of his family name as well as the hand of the woman he loves, he is freed by Napoleon on the condition that he serves in the imperial forces. So it is in profound despair that Hector embarks on a succession of daring escapades as he courts death fearlessly.
Louise de la Valliere Alexandre Dumas
It is early summer, 1661, and the royal court of France is in turmoil. Can it be true that the King is in love with the Duchess d'Orleans? Or has his eye been caught by the sweet and gentle Louise de la Valliere? Imminent crisis shakes the now aging Musketeers and d'Artagnan out of their complacent retirement, but is the cause just?
Twenty years after Alexandre Dumas
Two decades have passed since the musketeers triumphed over Cardinal Richelieu and Milady. Time has weakened their resolve and dispersed their loyalties. But treasons and strategems still cry out for justice: civil war endangers the throne of France, while in England, Cromwell threatens to send Charles I to the scaffold.
The Vicomte de Bragelonne Alexandre Dumas
It is May 1660 and the fate of nations is at stake. Mazarin plots, Louis XIV is in love, and Raoul de Bragelonne, son of Athos, is intent on serving France and winning the heart of Louise de la Valliere. D'Artagnan, meanwhile, is perplexed by a mysterious stranger, and soon he learns that his old comrades already have great projects in hand. The Vicomte de Bragelonne opens an epic adventure which continues with Louise de la Valliere and reaches its climax in The Man in the Iron Mask.
The Three Musketeers Alexandre Dumas
All I love and know Judith Frank
Told with the storytelling power and emotional fidelity of Wally Lamb, this is a searing drama of a modern American family on the brink of dissolution, one that explores adoption, gay marriage, and love lost and found. For years, Matthew Greene and Daniel Rosen have enjoyed a quiet domestic life together in Northampton, Massachusetts. Opposites in many ways, they have grown together and made their relationship work. But when they learn that Daniel's twin brother and sister-in-law have been killed in a bombing in Jerusalem, their lives are suddenly, utterly transformed.
Inflight yoga : easy-to-follow audio yoga class for your journey Sue Fuller
Inflight Yoga is a must have session for anyone travelling by plane this holiday season. The class is followed whilst in your seat and includes simple yoga techniques that will increase circulation and gently stretch the body, making sure that you arrive at your destination feeling relaxed, refreshed and recharged.
Dangerous creatures Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Ridley Duchannes is Dark Caster, a Siren. She can make you do things. Anything. And she'll be the first to tell you to stay away. Wesley "Link" Lincoln doesn't care if Rid's no good for him, and he takes her along when he leaves small-town Gatlin to follow his rock-star dream. But New York City is a dangerous place for both Casters and Mortals….
Baby proof Emily Giffin
Claudia and Ben seem to be the perfect couple. Ever since their first date, when they discovered that neither saw children in their future, the path of their relationship seems destined to succeed. But things don't always stay the same. Ben's best friend and his wife get pregnant, and suddenly Ben changes his mind. He does want children after all. This is the story of a couple at a crossroads - and a woman who must decide what she wants most in life.
The Vicar of Wakefield Oliver Goldsmith
'He loved all mankind; for fortune prevented him from knowing there were rascals.' Oliver Goldsmith's hugely successful novel of 1766 remained for generations one of the most highly regarded and beloved works of eighteenth-century fiction. It depicts the fall and rise of the Primrose family, presided over by the benevolent vicar, the narrator of a fairy-tale plot of impersonation and deception, the abduction of a beautiful heroine and the machinations of an aristocratic villain.
The fortune hunter Daisy Goodwin
In 1875, Sisi, the Empress of Austria is the woman that every man desires and every woman envies. Beautiful, athletic and intelligent, Sisi has everything except happiness. Bored with the stultifying etiquette of the Hapsburg Court she comes to England looking for excitement and she finds it in the dashing form of Captain Bay Middleton, the only man in Europe who can outride her.
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's library Chris Grabenstein
Twelve-year-old Kyle gets to stay overnight in the new town library, designed by his hero (the famous gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello), with other students but finds that come morning he must work with friends to solve puzzles in order to escape.
Support and defend Mark Greaney
Dominic Caruso: nephew of President Jack Ryan, FBI agent and operator for The Campus. Already scarred by the death of his brother, Caruso is devastated when he can't save a friend and his family from a terrorist attack. Now he's a wanted fugitive on the run with a microdrive that contains enough information to wreck American intelligence efforts around the world.
Back to school, weird kids rule Dan Gutman
Summer is almost over, and you know what that means - time to head back to school! When everyone in the house starts getting cabin fever Andrea and A.J. are sent to Camp Ockatollyquay. The catch? It's a camp to get kids ready for school! But not to worry - Andrea and A.J. rally the Ella Mentry School gang to end their summer on a note they'll never forget.
Fire and ice Shannon Hale
Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan, supported by their spirit animals, follow a lead in the cold North only to arrive in a deceptively beautiful village where everything is not as it seems.
Cotillion Georgette Heyer
The three great-nephews of cantankerous Mr Penicuik know better than to ignore his summons, especially when it concerns the bestowal of his fortune - the wily old gentleman has hatched a typically freakish plan for his stepdaughter's future and his own amusement: his fortune will be Kitty's dowry. But while the beaux are scrambling for her hand, Kitty counters with her own inventive, if daring, scheme: a sham engagement should keep wedlock at bay …
Faro's daughter Georgette Heyer
Deborah Grantham, mistress of her aunt's elegant gaming house, must find a way to restore herself and her aunt to respectability, preferably without accepting either of two repugnant offers. One is from an older, very rich and rather corpulent lord who disgusts her; the other from the scion of a noble family whose relatives are convinced she is a fortune hunter. The young suitor's uncle comes to buy her off, an insult so scathing that it leads to a volley of passionate reprisals, escalating between them to a level of flair and fury that can only have one conclusion.
Sylvester Georgette Heyer
Sylvester, Duke of Salford, has exacting requirements for a bride. Then he meets Phoebe Marlow, a young lady with literary aspirations, and suddenly life becomes very complicated. She meets none of his criteria, and even worse, she has written a novel that is sweeping through the ton and causing all kinds of gossip… and he's the main character!
Waiting on you Kristan Higgins
Colleen O'Rourke is in love with love… just not when it comes to herself. See, ten years ago, Lucas Campbell, her first love, broke her heart. Since then, she's been happy with a fling here and there, some Olympic-level flirting and playing matchmaker to her friends. But a family emergency has brought Lucas back to town, handsome as ever and still the only man who's ever been able to crack her defences.
Blackbird House Alice Hoffman
Presents a series of interlinking stories that capture the lives and fortunes of the various occupants of an old Massachusetts house over the course of two centuries.
Johnners' trivia test match Brian Johnston
Brian Johnston, Tim Rice & Willie Rushton feature in four classic episodes of the general knowledge quiz based on the rules of cricket Brian Johnston - aka 'Johnners' - the BBC's long-time cricket commentator, is the umpire in this test of wit and general knowledge, as two teams try to score the highest number of runs under his watchful eye.
Pinkalicious and the new teacher Victoria Kann
Pinkalicious usually likes new experiences, but when she gets a new teacher she's not so sure how she feels.
Pinkalicious and the pink drink Victoria Kann
One hot summer day, Pinkalicious gets an idea that is simply pinkerrific - a pink lemonade stand! But before Pinkalicious can start selling her lemonade, she has to figure out how to make it.
Pinkalicious audio collection Victoria Kann
Pinkalicious loves pink, from pink cupcakes to pink flowers. Join Pinkalicious as she embarks on five grand adventures.
The Pinkamazing storybook collection Victoria Kann
Pinkalicious has fun, fun, fun in all six books in Pinkalicious: The Pinkamazing Storybook Collection - and her readers will, too.
Listen to the squawking chicken : when mother knows best, what's a daughter to do? Elaine Lui
As fans of Elaine Lui's site know, her mother, aka The Squawking Chicken, is a huge factor in Elaine's life. She pulls no punches, especially with her only child. "Where's my money?" she asks every time she sees Elaine. "You'll never be Miss Hong Kong," she informed her daughter when she was a girl. Listen to the Squawking Chicken lays bare the playbook of unusual advice, warnings, and unwavering love that has guided Elaine throughout her life.
His Majesty's hope Susan Elia MacNeal
World War II has finally come home to Britain, but it takes more than nightly air raids to rattle intrepid spy and expert code breaker Maggie Hope. Maggie is now an elite member of the Special Operations Executive and her first assignment sends her straight into Nazi-controlled Berlin, the very heart of the German war machine.
The prime minister's secret agent Susan Elia MacNeal
Maggie Hope has returned from her undercover mission in Berlin with scars not just on her body but on her soul. She returns to one of her old spy training camps in western Scotland, this time as a teacher. But instead of the tedium Maggie is expecting, she's drawn against her will into another web of danger, this time involving a terrifying biological weapon secretly developed and stockpiled by Churchill for the anticipated Nazi invasion.
Company of liars Karen Maitland
On Midsummer's Day plague makes its entrance in England. England is darkened by death's shadow as towns and villages burn. A band of travellers comes together to outrun the breakdown in law and order. But when one of their number is found hanging from a tree, the discovery confirms that something more sinister than plague is in their midst.
The falcons of fire and ice Karen Maitland
The slaughter of two of the King's precious white falcons sees her father arrested and imprisoned. As punishment he and his family will be killed unless the birds are replaced. Isabela, young and headstrong, decides that only she can save her father. These birds are impossibly rare, and she will have to travel far and into strange lands to find them to clear her father's name.
The owl killers Karen Maitland
England, 1321. Deep in the heart of countryside lies an isolated village governed by a sinister regime of Owl Masters - theirs is a pagan world of terror and blackmail, where neighbour denounces neighbour and sin is punishable by murder. This dark status quo is disturbed by the arrival of a house of religious women, who establish a community outside the village. Accusations of witchcraft and heresy run rife while the Owl Masters rain down hellfire and torment on the women, who must look to their faith to save them from the lengthening shadow of Evil… a shadow with predatory, terrifying talons.
Dollbaby Laura Lane McNeal
When Ibby Bell's father dies unexpectedly in the summer of 1964, her mother unceremoniously deposits Ibby with her eccentric grandmother Fannie and throws in her father's urn for good measure. Fannie's New Orleans house is like no place Ibby has ever been - and Fannie, who has a tendency to end up in the local asylum - is like no one she has ever met. Fortunately, Fannie's black cook, Queenie, and her smart-mouthed daughter, Dollbaby, take it upon themselves to initiate Ibby into the ways of the South, both its grand traditions and its darkest secrets.
The appetites of girls Pamela Moses
Self-doubting Ruth is coddled by her immigrant mother, who uses food to soothe and control. Defiant Francesca believes her heavy frame shames her Park Avenue society mother and, to provoke her, consumes everything in sight. Lonely Opal longs to be included in her glamourous mother's dinner dates - until a disturbing encounter forever changes her desires. Finally, Setsu, a promising violinist, staves off conflict with her jealous brother by allowing him to take the choicest morsels from her plate - and from her future. College brings the four young women together as suitemates, where their stories and appetites collide. Here they make a pact to maintain their friendships into adulthood, but each must first find strength and her own way in the world.
How to tell Toledo from the night sky Lydia Netzer
Beyond the skyline of Toledo stands the Toledo Institute of Astronomy, a beacon of scientific learning for astronomers far and wide. Its newest star is Irene Sparks, a pragmatist and mathematician invited to lead the Institute's work on a massive superconductor being constructed below Toledo. When her estranged alcoholic mother Bernice dies unexpectedly, Irene resolves to return to Toledo, and sets in motion a series of events which place her on a collision course with love, destiny, and fate.
The runaway king Jennifer A. Nielsen
Young King Jaron has taken the throne of Carthya, but after enemies attempt to assassinate him, and a neighbouring kingdom threatens invasion, he finds that he has no friends in the palace, not even his bride-to-be, princess Amarinda - and his regents think it would be better for Carthya if he just disappeared again.
The American mission Matthew Palmer
A disgraceed former State Department star starts over at a Congo mining facility that's being oppressed by corrupt interests.
Six months later Natalie D. Richards
When Chloe fell asleep in study hall, it was the middle of May. When she wakes up, snow is on the ground and she can't remember the last six months of her life. Before, she'd been a mediocre student. Now, she's on track for valedictorian and being recruited by Ivy League schools. Before, she never had a chance with super jock Blake. Now he's her boyfriend. Before, she and Maggie were inseparable. Now her best friend won't speak to her. What happened to her?
Diary of a mad diva Joan Rivers
Anais Nin, Anne Frank and Sylvia Plath wrote the world's most famous diaries. And where are they today? Dead. But the world's other great diarist, Joan Rivers, is alive and kicking. And complaining…
Airtight David Rosenfelt
Judge Daniel Brennan is only days away from achieving a seat on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals bench when he's brutally stabbed to death in his garage. When one tip leads New Jersey policeman Luke Somers to Steven Gallagher, things quickly go wrong, but Luke is instantly glorified for solving the case. Chris Gallagher raised his brother, Steven, almost single-handedly, and, certain that Steven is innocent, he won't rest until he sets the record straight.
Dead center David Rosenfelt
Andy Carpenter is re-entering the dating scene. Surprisingly he's a hot commodity, but that's not necessarily a good thing. One day his former love shows up at his office wanting his help. She's arrested a young man for murder that she believes is innocent. Andy follows Laurie back to Wisconsin where he must explore a secretive religious community that seems to hold the truth about what really happened to the deceased.
Dog tags David Rosenfelt
A German Shepherd police dog witnesses a murder and if his owner - an Iraq war vet and former cop-turned-thief - is convicted of the crime, the dog could be put down. As Andy struggles to convince a judge that this dog should be set free, he discovers that the dog and his owner have become involved unwittingly in a case of much greater proportions than the one they've been charged with.
Heart of a killer David Rosenfelt
Jamie Wagner is a young lawyer who is happy to be flying under the radar at a large firm doing background research for the partners. Sheryl Harrison has served four years of a thirty-year murder sentence for killing her husband who she claims abused her and her daughter Karen. The case is settled. There shouldn't be anything for Jamie to do - except Karen is sick. She has a congenital heart defect and will die without a transplant, and her rare blood type makes the chance of finding a matching donor remote. Sheryl wants to be that donor, and Jamie is in way over his head.
Leader of the pack David Rosenfelt
Andy has always been convinced that Joey Desimone, a man convicted of murder nine years ago, was innocent and believes that Joey's family's connections to organised crime played a pivotal role in his conviction. He'd rather not, but as a favour to Joey, Andy agrees to take his dog, Tara, on a few visits to Joey's elderly uncle. The old man's memory is going, but when Andy tries to explain why he's there, it jogs something in the man's mind, and his comments leave Andy wondering if Uncle Nick is confused, or if he just might hold the key to Joey's freedom after all this time.
New tricks David Rosenfelt
Andy Carpenter gains possession of an adorable Bernese puppy whose owner was brutally murdered. Few can rival Andy's affection for dogs, and he will do whatever it takes to insure that this little pup doesn't fall into the wrong hands. However, his playful new friend is valued by several people, many of whom are willing to resort to violence to get what they want.
On borrowed time David Rosenfelt
Richard Kilmer is head over heels in love with Jennifer Ryan, who takes him home to meet her parents, where she accepts his marriage proposal. While visiting, they set out on a nostalgic drive up to Kendrick Falls. On their way there, a freak storm rolls in, Richard loses control of his car, and it rolls. When the storm clears in a matter of seconds, Jen is gone. More horrifying is that no one in Richard's life will even confirm Jen's existence, and all traces of her have disappeared. Where could she be? Has Richard lost his mind, or has something far worse happened?
One dog night David Rosenfelt
For six years Noah Galloway has lived with a horrible secret and the fear that his rebuilt life could be shattered at any moment. Now his dread has become a certainty, and he has been arrested for the arson murder of twenty-six people. What he needs now is defence lawyer Andy Carpenter, who most definitely is not in the market for a new client. So Noah plays his hole card: a shared love for Andy's golden retriever, Tara, and the knowledge of what her life was like before Andy rescued her.
Play dead David Rosenfelt
Independently wealthy Paterson, N.J., lawyer Andy Carpenter comes to the defence of a very special domestic violence victim, Yogi, a golden retriever, adding the dog to his small family. But when the gang goes for a walk that leads to a joyful reunion between Yogi and a woman named Karen Evans, Andy learns Yogi is actually Reggie, presumed dead five years earlier after the conviction of Karen's brother for the murder of his fiancée. Andy tackles the case like a dog on a chew toy, undeterred by an intricate web of deception involving a possible government cover-up.
Unleashed David Rosenfelt
Sam Willis receives a phone call from Barry Price, a high school friend he hasn't spoken to in years, pleading for help with something too frightening to discuss on the phone. Barry needs Sam's and Andy's legal expertise. Then they learn that Barry's plane has crashed, and come to the terrifying realisation that Sam was also supposed to have been killed on that plane.
Tales from a not-so-fabulous life Rachel Renee Russell
Dork Diaries follows eighth grader Nikki Maxwell as she chronicles through text and sketches her move to a snooty new school; her epic battle with her mom for an iPhone; her enthusiasm for drawing and art; and a love/hate fascination with the new school's queen bee, a girl named Mackenzie, who becomes Nikki's rival in a schoolwide art competition.
Tales from a not-so-glam TV star Rachel Renee Russell with Nikki Russell and Erin Russell
Nikki is in the spotlight. A reality TV crew will follow her and her friends for the whole month of March as they record their hit song together. But will the excitement also cause unexpected problems, now that cameras are everywhere Nikki and her friends go?
Tales from a not-so-popular party girl Rachel Renee Russell
Nikki's diary describes a frightful Halloween, on which she helps with her sister's ballet class party at the same time she is Brandon's date for their middle school Halloween dance, where she has promised to spend the evening with her two best friends.
Syren Angie Sage
Septimus Heap returns to the House of Foryx with Spit Fyre to pick up Jenna, Nicko, Snorri, and Beetle. But the journey home does not go well and when Septimus and his friends are caught in a storm, Spit Fyre crashes into the Rokk Lighthouse. They are rescued by the lighthouse keeper who is disturbingly sinister, and who has an equally sinister cat.
Have a nice guilt trip Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella
Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella are back with another collection of warm and witty stories that will strike a chord with every woman. This fourth volume, Have a Nice Guilt Trip, maintains the same sterling standard of humour and poignancy as Lisa and Francesca continue on the road of life acquiring men and puppies.
Faking normal Courtney C. Stevens
Alexi Littrell hasn't told anyone what happened to her over the summer. Ashamed and embarrassed, she hides in her closet and compulsively scratches the back of her neck, trying to make the outside hurt more than the inside does. The only person she connects with is the mysterious Captain Lyric, who writes song lyrics on her fourth-period desk for her to complete. But when Bodee Lennox, the quiet and awkward boy next door, comes to live with the Littrells, Alexi discovers an unlikely friend who understands her better than anyone. As they lean on each other for support, Alexi gives him the strength to deal with his past, and Bodee helps her find the courage to finally speak up.
The catch Taylor Stevens
Vanessa Michael Munroe has a reputation for getting things done but her work has left her with blood on her hands and a soul stained with guilt. Fleeing to Djibouti, Africa, her only responsibility is greasing the wheels of commerce for a small maritime security company. When her boss pressures her to work as an armed transit guard on a ship bound for Kenya, she discovers the security contract is merely cover for a gunrunning operation of which she wants no part. When the ship is invaded off the Somali coast, Munroe and the captain are targeted by the pirates.
The secret diary of Lizzie Bennet Bernie Su and Kate Rorick
There is a great deal that goes into making a video blog. Lizzie Bennet should know, having become a YouTube sensation over the course of her year-long video diary project. What may have started as her grad student thesis grew into so much more, as the videos came to inform and reflect her life and that of her sisters. When rich, handsome Bing Lee comes to town, along with his stuck-up friend William Darcy, things really start to get interesting for the Bennets - and for Lizzie's viewers.
Snow on the tulips Liz Tolsma
The war is drawing to a close, but the Nazis still occupy part of the Netherlands. After the losses she's endured, war widow Cornelia fights now to protect her younger brother, Johan, who lives in hiding. When Johan brings Gerrit Laninga, a wounded Dutch Resistance member, to Cornelia's doorstep, their lives are forever altered.
Angus and Sadie Cynthia Voigt
Angus and Sadie, two siblings that are of mostly border collie heritage, are adopted by a young couple and start living on a Maine farm, where they begin to learn sheep herding and come to appreciate how they are different from each another.
Loot : how to steal a fortune Jude Watson
When Alfie McQuinn, the notorious jewel thief, is killed on a job, his last words to his son, March, are to "find jewels" and this instruction leads the boy to Jules, the twin sister he never knew he had and the perfect partner to carry on the family business.
Grandad and John Jeanne Willis
With his dad out of the picture and his mum working full time, six-year-old John's grandad ends up looking after him most of the time. But John doesn't mind, he loves his grandad, even if they don't always see eye to eye. In fact, most of the time they get on each other's nerves! When it comes to the important things though, Grandad and John know just how to cheer each other up.
Lofty and Eave Jeanne Willis
The whole summer at grumpy Grandma's house? Boring! But when George explores Grandma's attic he finds an exciting secret hidden among the moth-eaten clothes, family heirlooms and faded photographs. He finds the Goffins!
Among the mad Jacqueline Winspear
It's Christmas Eve 1931. On the way to see a client, Maisie Dobbs witnesses a man commit suicide on a busy London street. The following day, the Prime Minister's office receives a letter threatening a massive loss of life if certain demands are not met - and the writer mentions Maisie by name. Soon Maisie becomes involved in a race against time to find a man who proves he has the knowledge and will to inflict death and destruction on thousands of innocent people.

Downloadable e-books

The chopped cookbook : use what you've got to cook something great
Never again be stumped by the question, "What's for dinner?" The chopped cookbook features Food Network Kitchens' secrets for combining pantry staples to make exciting meals.
OxCrimes introduced by Ian Rankin ; edited by Mark Ellingham and Peter Florence
For 2014, Oxfam and Profile have turned to crime in order to raise a further 200,000 for Oxfam's work. The stellar cast of contributors include Mark Billingham, Alexander McCall Smith, Anthony Horowitz, Sophie Hannah, Peter James, Adrian McKinty, Denise Mina, SJ Parris and a host of other compelling suspects.
Why we ride : women writers on the horses in their lives edited by Verna Dreisbach
Women and their horses - a relationship based on trust, camaraderie, friendship, and love. In Why We Ride, Verna Dreisbach collects the stories of women who ride, sharing their personal emotions and accounts of the most important animals in their lives.
The dragon's scales Sarah Albee
When a hot-tempered dragon seizes the local bridge, the people of Berryville are cut off from their supply of beloved strawberries until they can correctly answer three questions related to weight. The grownups of the town are stumped, but one very smart little girl saves the day with some facts she learned in school.
The homemade flour cookbook : the home cook's guide to milling nutritious flours and creating delicious recipes with every grain, legume, nut, and seed from A-Z Erin Alderson
Milling at home can be less expensive and healthier than buying pre-ground flours! Erin Alderson explores the different ways to grind flour including electric and non-electric grinders, food processors, blenders, and even coffee grinders, making it easy for any do-it-yourself homemaker to have fresh flour whenever needed.
Days of ignorance Laila Aljohani; translated from the Arabic by Nancy Roberts
Medina, Saudi Arabia. A young man, Malek, has been brutally attacked for being of the 'wrong' race. Malek's lover, Leen, waits by his bedside and reflects on their relationship and her life as an unmarried, childless woman. In the distance US planes hover over Iraq, primed to embark on yet another senseless conflict. Malek's attacker was Leen's brother. Flinging wide a window on to the second holiest Islamic city - a city in which people observe daily prayers and preach equality and justice - Days of Ignorance is a novel about honour, hypocrisy, war and fear. And, glimmering beyond, beneath and behind it all, love.
The hidden light of objects Mai Al-Nakib
The headlines tell of war, unrest and religious clashes. But if you look beyond them you may see life in the Middle East as it is really lived - adolescent love, yearnings for independence, the fragility of marriage, pain of the most quotidian kind. Mai Al-Nakib's luminous stories carefully unveil the lives of ordinary people in the Middle East - and the power of ordinary objects to hold extraordinary memories.
Lawrence in Arabia : war, deceit, imperial folly and the making of the modern Middle East Scott Anderson
A narrative chronicle of World War I's Arab Revolt explores the pivotal roles of a small group of adventurers and low-level officers who orchestrated a secret effort to control the Middle East, demonstrating how they instigated jihad against British forces, built an elaborate intelligence ring and forged ties to gain valuable oil concessions.
Great walks of the world D. Larraine Andrews
An eclectic collection of 11 global walks and hikes, the book includes destinations on every continent but Antarctica. From one-day saunters to two-week odysseys, readers will find the in-depth story behind each track, combined with detailed maps and a visual feast of archival and contemporary images from contributors located around the world.
Blue Christmas Mary Kay Andrews
It's the week before Christmas, and antiques dealer Weezie Foley is in a frenzy to garnish her shop for the Savannah historical district decorating contest, which she intends to win. Weezie has high hopes for the holiday - maybe in the form of an engagement ring from her chef boyfriend. But Daniel, always moody at the holidays, seems more distant than usual. Throw in Weezie's decidedly odd family, a 1950s Christmas-tree pin, and even a little help from the King himself (Elvis, that is), and maybe there will be a pocketful of miracles for Weezie this Christmas Eve.
Deep dish Mary Kay Andrews
The Cooking Channel is looking for its next big star, and Gina is certain that she fits the bill. Trouble is, the execs also have their eyes on Mr. "Kill It and Grill It" Tate Moody, the star of a hunting, fishing, and cooking show named Vittles. Little does Gina know, though, that she and Tate are soon to embark on the cook-off of their lives, spiced up by a little ingredient called love.
The fixer upper Mary Kay Andrews
In the crosshairs of a political bribery investigation, Dempsey Jo Killebrew suddenly finds herself unemployed and the victim of a sleazy smear campaign by her former boss. Dempsey decides to take up her father's offer of flipping a recently inherited family home in Guthrie, Ga., where she quickly slides into the renovation groove, fits in with the locals, and embarks on a romance.
Savannah breeze Mary Kay Andrews
BeBe Loudermilk lost her worldly possessions to a con man, and all that's left is a ramshackle 1950s motor court on Tybee Island. Breeze Inn is a place where the very classy BeBe normally wouldn't be caught dead, but with no alternative, she vows to make magic out of mud. Then the con man is sighted in Fort Laudedale, and BeBe plans a "sting operation" that may be just a bit outside the law, but with any luck at all, BeBe may get her money back.
The memory man Lisa Appignanesi
Bruno Lind is on a mission, though he may not know it. Irene Davies knows she is, but isn't sure it's the right one. Both are haunted by the legacy of a tangled history of love and war. In this poignant novel, studded with vivid characters and rare humour, Appignanesi has created a compelling fiction that is also an exploration of mind and memory.
Paris requiem Lisa Appignanesi
In 1899 Paris, Bostonian lawyer James Norton has been sent to get his invalid sister Ellie and his brother Raf, a journalist. But the violent deaths of the actress Olympe Fabre, and then of her sister in the asylum of Salpetriere, draw the siblings into a dark web of violence.
The arch and the butterfly Muhammad Ashari
As he prepares to leave for work one morning, Youssef al-Firsiwi finds a mysterious letter under his door. In a single devastating line he learns that his only son, Yacine, whom he believed to be studying engineering in Paris, has been killed in Afghanistan fighting with the Islamist resistance. With his world already shattered, and finding himself abandoned by his wife for another man, Yousif begins to question everything including his own values and identity.
Blue lorries Radwa Ashur
Nada is no stranger to protest. She is five years old when her French mother takes her to visit her Egyptian father, a political activist with a passing resemblance to President Nasser, in prison. Through her teenage years Nada is surrounded by the language of protest - 'anarchism', 'Trotskyism', 'communism' - and, one summer in Paris, she discovers the '68 movement and her first love. Moving, uplifting and deeply human, Radwa Ashour's masterpiece is the story of Egypt in the second half of the twentieth century and a paean to all those who choose a life of activism and quiet defiance.
The superfood diet Gurpareet Bains
The Superfood Diet combines weight loss with the expectation of an extended lifespan by encouraging us all with a wonderfully tempting selection of full-flavour foods. Featuring three simple diet plans combined with a collection of favourite recipes, which are both reassuringly low in calories and fat, and healthily high in superfoods and antioxidants.
Silence once begun Jesse Ball
The disappearances of eight people from the same town baffles authorities until a confession implicates a salesman who refuses to speak, compelling a journalist to interview the condemned man's friends, family, and jailors before his execution.
Casting off : how a city girl found happiness on the high seas Emma Bamford
At 31, still struggling to get to a fourth date and surrounded by friends settling down to married life and babies, Emma decides to grasp her life by the roots and reclaim her freedom… by running away to sea and joining a complete stranger (and his cat) on a yacht in Borneo. Reflective yet humorous and self-deprecating, we share Emma's excitement and fear at leaving a good job for an unknown adventure, and join her as she travels to some of the most exotic places in the world and starts to realise what really matters in life.
Phosphorescence Raffaella Barker
Lola Jordan's life is sinking deep into disaster. Desperate to avoid everyone finding out that Lola's spent her entire life in a tiny seaside village, things take a serious turn for the worse when her project sparks a school trip to the Norfolk village where she grew up. Suddenly she finds herself stuck on a deserted island with a group of teenagers she has nothing in common with, and a boy she can't get out of her mind.
Nobody Jennifer Barnes
Fifteen-year-old Claire Ryan has always felt invisible, always lived beyond people's notice, which causes trouble when she instantly connects with seventeen-year-old Nix, who really can become invisible and has been sent to assassinate her.
The disappearance boy Neil Bartlett
Reggie Rainbow is an angry young man. Childhood polio has left him with a limp, but his strong arms and nimble fingers are put to perfect use behind the scenes, helping the illusionist Mr Brookes to 'disappear' a series of glamorous assistants twice nightly. When Mr Brookes is unexpectedly offered a slot at the Brighton Grand, Reggie finds himself back out on the road and living in a strange new town. The sea air begins to work its own peculiar kind of magic, and, Reggie begins to wonder just how much of his own life is an act and what might have happened to somebody who disappeared from that life long ago.
The madonna on the moon Rolf Bauerdick
November 1957: As Communism spreads across Eastern Europe, strange events are beginning to upend daily life in Baia Luna, a tiny village nestled at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains. As the Soviets race to reach the moon and Sputnik soars overhead, fifteen-year-old Pavel Botev attends the small village school with the other children. Pavel finds curiosity overcoming his fear when suddenly the village's sacred Madonna statue is stolen and the priest is found brutally murdered in the rectory. Aided by the gypsy girl Buba and her eccentric uncle, Dimitru Gabor, Pavel's search for answers leads him far from the innocent concerns of childhood and into the frontiers of a new world, changing his life forever.
Blessed are the dead Kristi Belcamino
San Francisco Bay Area newspaper reporter Gabriella Giovanni spends her days on the crime beat. When a little girl disappears on the way to the school bus stop, her quest for justice and a front-page story leads her to a convicted kidnapper, Jack Dean Johnson, who promises to reveal his exploits as a serial killer. But Gabriella's passion for her job quickly spirals into obsession when she begins to suspect the kidnapper may have ties to her sister's murder.
Death before breakfast George Bellairs
On her way to Church early one November morning, Mrs. Jump sees a dead body in the gutter in July Street. Jump happens to be Mrs. Littlejohn's daily help and casually mentions her adventure. Following one of his famous hunches, Superintendent Littlejohn, of Scotland Yard, decides to check her story and before very long, a full-blown investigation is in full swing.
Death on the last train George Bellairs
Detective-Inspector Thomas Littlejohn of Scotland Yard is travelling to an assignment, exhausted after an arduous journey of delayed connections, when he finally catches the last train. But far from conveying him to his destination, a murder occurs in his carriage, putting a hold on any other plans he may have had.
Cold calls Charles Benoit
While on suspension, Shelly, Eric, and Fatima, who have nothing else in common, try to identify and stop the person who blackmailed each of them by phone to perform very specific acts of bullying at their high schools.
Fall from grace Charles Benoit
Inspired by an intriguing girl who is nothing like his shallow girlfriend, a high school senior whose life has been mapped out by his parents makes some surprising decisions that lead him to take dangerous - but exhilarating - risks.
Here is where we meet John Berger
One hot afternoon in Lisbon, the narrator finds his long-dead mother seated on a park bench. "The dead don't stay where they are buried," she tells him. And so begins a remarkable odyssey, told in simple yet gorgeous prose, that carries us from the London Blitz in 1943, to a Polish market, to a Paleolithic cave, to the Ritz Hotel in Madrid.
The God instinct : the psychology of souls, destiny and the meaning of life Jesse Bering
The God Instinct explores how people's everyday thoughts, behaviours and emotions betray an innate tendency to reason as though God were deeply invested in their public lives and secret affairs.
Jennifer, Gwyneth & me : the pursuit of happiness, one celebrity at a time Rachel Bertsche
In Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me, Bertsche embarks on a quest to emulate her Hollywood role models - while sticking to a budget - to see if they really hold the keys to happiness. While trying to unlock the stars' secrets, from Sarah Jessica Parker's wardrobe to Julia Roberts's sense of calm to - maybe one day - Jessica Alba's chic pregnancy, Bertsche learns valuable lessons but can she immerse herself in the A-list lifestyle and still stay true to herself? And will her pursuit of perfection really lead to happiness?
Dear life, you suck Scott Blagden
Irreverent, foul-mouthed, seventeen-year-old Cricket Cherpin, living under the watchful eye of Mother Mary at a Catholic boys' home in Maine, has such bleak prospects he is considering suicide when Wynona Bidaban steps into his world.
The housekeeper's tale : the women who really ran the English country house Tessa Boase
The Housekeeper's Tale reveals the personal sacrifices, bitter disputes and driving ambition that shaped these women's careers. Delving into secret diaries, unpublished letters and the neglected service archives of our stately homes, Tessa Boase tells the extraordinary stories of five working women who ran some of Britain's most prominent households.
A postillion struck by lightning Dirk Bogarde
The first volume of Dirk Bogarde's funny, sad, anecdotal and quite exceptional autobiography was a bestseller. The actor evokes his childhood and remembers his days as an aspiring artist, and his first steps as an actor on his way to Hollywood.
Off the map : lost spaces, invisible cities, forgotten islands, feral places, and what they tell us about the world Alastair Bonnett
In a world of Google Earth where we think that the world is fully mapped out, every discovery and adventure made, Off the Map is a journey through the remaining hidden geographies - from disappearing island to gutterspaces, invisible cities and floating landmasses - and is a stunning testament to how mysterious the world remains today.
Franklin and Harriet Paulette Bourgeois
Franklin likes being a big brother… most of the time. But when his little sister, Harriet, wants to play with his favourite stuffed animal, Franklin doesn't want to share. As they tug at the toy, something terrible happens.
Franklin is lost, Franklin's secret club, and, Franklin and Harriet Paulette Bourgeois
Franklin is every young child's friend. Children instantly connect with the little turtle's sense of adventure and enjoy seeing him work through familiar dilemmas - fear of the dark, first-day-of-school jitters - in his own way.
Franklin rides a bike Paulette Bourgeois
The last of his friends who still need training wheels for his bicycle, Franklin becomes increasingly discouraged as he continues to fall down, but then he gets an idea from Porcupine that will help him.
Franklin wants a pet, Franklin's blanket, and, Franklin's school play Paulette Bourgeois
Franklin wants a pet: Franklin can count forwards and backwards. He can zip zippers and button buttons. And ever since he was small, he really wanted a pet. Franklin's blanket: One night he can't find his tattered old blanket and must try to get along without it. Franklin's school play: In this Franklin story, Franklin has been chosen to play the Nutcracker Prince but will he be too nervous to say his lines?
The longest night Kara Braden
When a car accident leaves genius Ian Fairchild with a debilitating injury and an addiction to painkillers, he escapes to the remote Canadian wilderness in the company of a woman he has no reason to trust. Will they make it through the winter? Former Marine Captain Cecily Knight prides herself on being self-sufficient but when she's called on to repay a debt, she agrees to allow Ian to stay with her in her isolated cabin. As they spend day after day in the wilderness together, Cecily and Ian's wary friendship turns into a love these two lost souls needed more than they ever knew.
Animal madness : how anxious dogs, compulsive parrots, and elephants in recovery help us understand ourselves Laurel Braitman
For the first time, a historian of science draws evidence from across the world to show how humans and other animals are astonishingly similar when it comes to their feelings and the ways in which they lose their minds. As Laurel spent three years traveling the world in search of emotionally disturbed animals and the people who care for them, she discovered numerous stories of recovery. After all of the digging in the archives of museums and zoos, the years synthesizing scientific literature, and the hours observing dog parks, wildlife encounters, and amusement parks, Laurel found that understanding the emotional distress of animals can help us better understand ourselves.
Gluten-free family favorites : the 75 go-to recipes you need to feed kids and adults all day, every day Kelli and Peter Bronski
Going gluten-free can seem especially daunting for families with children: what about pizza? The Bronskis share 75 reliable, delicious recipes - many developed with the help of their two young daughters - that prove how easy it can be.
Debbie Brown's enchanting magical cakes Debbie Brown
Enter Debbie Brown's wonderful, magical and mysterious world of Enchanting Magical Cakes and you will be captivated and entranced by her exquisite cake creations. With clear, easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and photographs, and cake designs for all levels of expertise, this book will satisfy both beginners and more experienced cake decorators.
Life on Mars Jennifer Brown
Twelve-year-old Arcturus Betelgeuse Chambers' quest to find life on other planets seems at an end when his parents decide to move to Las Vegas, but while they look for a house he stays with his neighbour, an astronaut who soon becomes a friend.
A lady like Sarah Margaret Brownley
She's an outlaw. He's a preacher. Both are in need of a miracle. Sarah Prescott had a hardscrabble childhood and brothers who taught her to shoot first and ask questions later. Justin Wells left Boston in disgrace, heading out alone on the dusty trail to Texas. But when the once-respected clergyman encounters a feisty redhead in handcuffs with a dying U.S. Marshal at her side, their journey takes a dramatic turn.
A suitor for Jenny Margaret Brownley
While trying to find suitable husbands for her two sisters in Rocky Creek, Texas, Jenny Higgins is courted by Marshal Rhett Armstrong, as they both must come to terms with secrets from their past.
A vision of Lucy Margaret Brownley
Lucy Fairbanks dreams of working as a photographer at the Rocky Creek newspaper but trouble follows Lucy on every photo shoot. When Lucy meets David Wolf, a quiet, rustic man who lives on the outskirts of town, she thinks she can catch the attention of the town with his photograph. She doesn't count on her feelings stirring whenever she's near David, who sees Lucy as no one else has.
The juggling pug Sean Bryan
Residents of a town famous for having the world's only juggling pug are willing to tolerate any behaviour from the troublesome, worrisome, juggle-some canine until one girl gets fed up and suggests they send him away.
Eye spy Tessa Buckley
Alex and Donna live in the seaside town of Holcombe Bay with their father, a reclusive inventor, and their grandmother, a school dinner lady. When the twins set up Eye Spy Investigations in an attempt to earn some money, they become involved in the case of Kiki, a missing lap dog. But as they pursue their suspects, Alex begins to realise that there is a mystery in his own family involving the mother they never knew.
Like a tramp, like a pilgrim : on foot, across Europe to Rome Harry Bucknall
Watching in disbelief as his computer was struck by lightning in 2007, Harry Bucknall had no idea that the subsequent trail of events would lead him to Rome - five years later, on foot. Following the Via Francigena, the ancient pilgrim path that dates back nearly two thousand years, Harry walks through England, France, Switzerland and Italy weaving a historical tapestry liberally coloured with tales of angels and saints, emperors and kings and war and revolution.
The disappearance of Adele Bedeau Graeme Macrae Burnet
Manfred Baumann is socially awkward and spends his evenings quietly drinking and surreptitiously observing Adele Bedeau, the waitress at a drab bistro in the small French town of Saint-Louis. But one day, she simply vanishes into thin air. When Georges Gorski is called in to investigate the girl's disappearance, Manfred's repressed world is shaken to its core and he is forced to confront the dark secrets of his past.
Making soda at home : mastering the craft of carbonation Jeremy Butler
This informative guide to making soda at home is perfect for anyone looking to create delicious artisan drinks with or without a soda machine.
Perdita : the life of Mary Robinson Paula Byrne
One of the most flamboyant women of the late-eighteenth century, Mary Robinson's life was marked by reversals of fortune. This authoritative and engaging book presents a fascinating portrait of a woman who was variously darling of the London stage, a poet whose work was admired by Coleridge and a mistress to the most powerful men in England, and yet whose fortunes were nevertheless precarious, always on the brink of being squandered through recklessness, excess and passion.
A history of birdwatching in 100 objects David Callahan
This book looks at 100 items that have profoundly shaped how people watched, studied and engaged with the avian world. Each item contains around 500 words on a double-page spread and include an illustration of the object in question.
Fold Tom Campbell
Reading, 2009. Each in their forties, and beset by anxieties, flaws and frustrations, Nick, Doug, Vijay, Alan and Simon meet monthly for a 'friendly' game of poker. Nick becomes obsessed with the idea of engineering Doug's downfall: Doug, who with his big house, his successful business and his appalling taste is both everything that Nick aspires to and resents. Convinced of the heroic nature of his task, he aims to triumph over Doug in poker, as well as in life, and in doing so he comes into troubling proximity to Sophia, Doug's clever and beautiful wife.
The planner Tom Campbell
James is exactly what you'd expect from one of London's most promising, young town planners. But while James understands the glitter and grime of the city better than almost anyone, he hasn't actually experienced much of it. That is, until he meets Felix, who introduces James to a London that he has never known, and which doesn't feature in the planning manuals: a world of private clubs and executive football boxes; of book launches, contemporary art galleries, suburban drug dealers and dates with women even more exotic than the peculiar vodka shots they drink. But the world Felix has opened up comes at a cost.
Bear Hugs Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Monkey Play Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Warburg in Rome James Carroll
David Warburg, newly minted director of the U.S. War Refugee Board, arrives in Rome at war's end, determined to bring aid to the destitute European Jews streaming into the city. At the centre of the maze, Warburg discovers one of history's great scandals - the Vatican ratline, a clandestine escape route maintained by Church officials and providing scores of Nazi war criminals with secret passage to Argentina. Warburg's disillusionment is complete when, turning to American intelligence officials, he learns that the dark secret is not so secret, and that even those he trusts may betray him.
Meet Me in Barcelona Mary Carter
My Sister's Voice Mary Carter
The Things I Do For You Mary Carter
Three Months in Florence Mary Carter
This secret garden : Oxford revisited Justin Cartwright
Oxford is many things. But it has a symbolic meaning well beyond its buildings, gardens, rituals and teaching. Cartwright has spoken to many leading figures, looked at favourite places in Oxford, subjected himself to an English tutorial - he performed very poorly - attended the Freshers' dinner in his old college, studied various works of art and museums, investigated the claim that dons like detective novels, and reread many Oxford classics. He depicts the beauty of this historic city, the landscape of enclosed quads and gardens, and the astonishing collection of buildings. Cartwright concludes that the Oxford myth, while outstripping the reality, is as powerful as ever.
Last Chance to See Mark Carwardine
The beach quilt Holly Chamberlin
Everyone in Yorktide, Maine, knows sixteen-year-old Sarah Bauer. So it's a surprise to all when sensible Sarah reveals that she is pregnant. Though shocked, Sarah's family is supportive. But while Sarah reconciles herself to a new and different future, the consequences ripple in all directions. As Sarah's mother, Cindy, frets about how she'll juggle childcare with her job at the local quilting store, she seizes on an idea: to band together and make a baby quilt.
Babyland Holly Chamberlin
Back In the Game Holly Chamberlin
The Family Beach House Holly Chamberlin
Last Summer Holly Chamberlin
The Summer Everything Changed Holly Chamberlin
Summer Friends Holly Chamberlin
The betrayer Kimberley Chambers
Based in Stepney, this book is set on a rough and ready council estate, in the heart of London's East End. A story that starts in 1975 ends in 2005, it tells the trials and tribulations of the Hutton family. Maureen - the gutsy mum, separated from her alcoholic husband, she scrimps and saves for years to bring up her children and instil life's good values in them. She tries her utmost, but with only moderate success.
Billie Jo Kimberley Chambers
Not once had Terry ever been hauled in by old bill. He was sure the filth was aware of him, as he had his fingers stuck in many pies, but he was a background man and that's the way he liked it. Michelle - the wife he hates and is plotting to leave - knows something is afoot, but not quite what. Billie Jo - their adored only daughter - loathes her parents quarrelling and her mother drinking. But fate is about to deal a terrible hand, leaving Billie Jo's protected world in tatters.
Born evil Kimberley Chambers
June Dawson has come a long way from her rough East End background. Then her daughter Debbie announces that she is pregnant by her low-life, drug addict boyfriend. June feels as though she is being sucked back into the world of villains and thugs she thought she had escaped. But worse is to come. The baby - doted on by his violent, feckless dad - grows into the child from hell: mean, sadistic and out of control. Suddenly the family is not just in crisis. It is in meltdown.
The feud Kimberley Chambers
When Stanley Smith's lovely young daughter, Jessica, announces that she is to marry Eddie, the son of mob boss Harry Mitchell, Stanley is horrified, but too afraid to stand in their way. The Mitchells' biggest rivals, the O'Haras, are a travelling family who compete with the Mitchells for pub protection and the two families hate each other. Caught between these two families at war, are two innocent children, who will grow up to love the wrong people and spark the last terrible act in the long-running feud.
How I became the Mr. Big of people smuggling Martin Chambers
I never planned to be the Mr Big of people smuggling. That's what they call me. The Mr Big of People Smuggling. Trafficker in human misery. Well, my father always told me if you are going to do something, do it well. Nick Smart is fresh out of school, a wet-behind-the-ears jackaroo on a gap year. But at Palmenter Station, nothing is what it seems.
The Captive Prince Scott Chantler
Dessa, Topper and Fisk are still running from the Queen's Dragons and trying to find Dessa's missing twin brother. But when Dessa inadvertently rescues a prince - putting kingdoms at stake and love on the line - the adventure quickly becomes a royal mess!
The king's dragon Scott Chantler
Captain Drake remembers his dark past as a young knight in the service of King Roderick. Long-ago intrigues may hold clues that will help Drake capture the three thieves - and could spell the end of Dessa's quest to find her long-lost twin brother.
The sign of the black rock Scott Chantler
While Dessa and her two companions find refuge in a stable, the owner of the inn is making a deal with the smugglers and the Captain Drake and the royal guard ride in to the yard, causing chases, captures, mishaps, and narrow escapes.
Tower of treasure Scott Chantler
As an acrobat in a travelling circus, 14-year-old orphan Dessa Redd flies through the air with ease, but when her circus troupe pulls into the city of Kingsbridge, Dessa feels a tickle of hope. Maybe here in the royal city she will finally find her twin brother - or the mysterious man who snatched him away when they were just children. Meanwhile, Topper, the circus juggler, recruits Dessa and the circus strongman, Fisk, for the job of robbing the royal treasury.
The green and the red Armand-Noel Chauvel
She's a vegetarian. He's a carnivore. Will it be a table for one? Meet Lea. She's the idealistic owner and chef of La Dame Verte, a vegetarian restaurant struggling in a small French town in Brittany. Meet Mathieu. He's the carnivorous marketing director of the town's biggest pork producer, which is trying to put Lea out of business to take over the restaurant's prime real estate. Translated from the French, The Green and the Red is at once a romantic comedy and a comedy of errors.
Shaking out the dead K. M. Cholewa
Geneva is a 62-year-old woman for whom love is a lesson. Paris is a 29-year-old man for whom love is a feat. Tatum is a 34-year-old woman for whom love is a tragedy. But because love is none of these things, none know love. Over the course of four seasons in Southwestern Montana, all of that will change.
The giraffe in a scarf Karen Clarke
The goat in a coat Karen Clarke
The goat in a coat really loves to play. But how will he feel on this snowy day?
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell Susanna Clarke
Long ago when magic still existed in England, the greatest magician of all was the Raven King. Now at the start of the 19th century, the Raven King is only a myth and England no longer believes in magicians. But then Mr Norrell makes his incredible talents known.
Wheels Annie Cobb
Taste : the story of Britain through its cooking Kate Colquhoun
From Roman dinners through Anglo Saxon feasts and Tudor banquets, to Dickensian excess and the street food, this book covers various aspects of British culinary history. It provides the history of the British people, through what we have eaten and how we have prepared and shared food down the centuries.
Little Lucy Goes to School Ilene Cooper
Mr. King's things Genevieve Cote
Mr. King likes new things. And he doesn't worry a bit about what to do with his old things - he just takes them to the pond and throws them in! But when a monster emerges from the pond one day, threatening both Mr. King and his friends, Mr. King realises that perhaps he needs to reconsider his careless ways.
Starring me and you Genevieve Cote
While preparing to put on a play, two very different friends explore how they each express emotions in their own special way… and discover that despite a misunderstanding the show can still go on!
The secret lives of puffins Dominic Couzens
Puffins are among the most instantly recognisable, iconic and well loved of birds. Award-winning wildlife photographer Mark Sisson has spent several years photographing Puffins and this new book combines images that beautifully encapsulate their charm and visual appeal with an accessible text written by leading wildlife writer Dominic Couzens.
The Dead Girls Detective Agency Suzy Cox
Charlotte wakes up at Hotel Atessa, home to murdered New York teenagers and HQ of The Dead Girls Detective Agency. Before she has time to adjust to her new dead self, she's introduced to her new afterlife companions, Lorna, Nancy and the cute - if slightly hostile - dead boy, Eddison. The only way out of this limbo is to figure out who killed her, or she'll have to spend eternity here. But who could hate her enough to want her dead?
Dead girls walking Suzy Cox
Lorna has been dead long enough to know the Rules. But that doesn't stop her showing up at her little sister's high school production of Hipster Hamlet. But when she arrives, a lighting rig comes crashing down on the lead cast member mid-performance. All fingers point to Lorna's little sister, Emma, and it's up to The Dead Girls Detective Agency to find the real culprit.
With intent to kill George Harmon Coxe
The note comes during Barry Sanford's dinner. It's to the point, explaining succinctly that very soon, Barry is going to die. Though the note is unsigned, Barry knows that it comes from the desk of King Hubbard. Two years ago, Hubbard's younger brother staggered drunk out of a bar and into the path of Barry's car. Though the courts exonerated the young architect for the killing, King Hubbard has spent the last two years trying to kill Barry Sanford.
Shoot to Kill James Craig
Island summers : memories of a Norwegian childhood Tilly Culme-Seymour
In 1947 Tilly's grandmother bought an island. Its name is Smaholmene and it sits just off the coast of Norway. This is where Mor-mor and her young family would come every summer, escaping their mollycoddled life in the English countryside to run wild, get burnt, forage for juniper berries, thieve for gull eggs and swim in the shining sea. This is the inheritance that Tilly embraced many years later when her own mother brought her family to Smaholmene. And when the island was in danger of being sold, she decided to spend a winter there, alone with her boyfriend. Glittering and bittersweet, Island Summers lovingly portrays three generations of women and the island that became so irrevocably part of their lives.
Mrs D is going without : I used to be a boozy housewife. Now I'm not. This is my book Lotta Dann
Mrs D is an alcoholic, albeit a very nice, respectable, articulate and groomed alcoholic. This book lays out the entirely unexpected solo journey Mrs D took in the first year of her sobriety, and reveals the incredible online support that came through on her confessional blog, a blog intended to be a private online diary but which turned into something else quite remarkable.
Pocket antioxidants Amitava Dasgupta
What are antioxidants and why are they so importance to our health? Pocket Antioxidants delivers current, medically proven knowledge about the power of antioxidants and how you can use them to find better health.
A hen for Izzy Pippik Aubrey Davis
A retelling of a traditional folktale, in which Shaina finds Izzy Pippik's hen and decides to care for the animal until its owner comes to get it, but after dozens of eggs begin to hatch and the chicks run amok throughout the town, Shaina will have to fight to protect the birds.
Being a boy James Dawson
James Dawson provides an uncensored look at puberty, from the social food chain to sex, being a boyfriend and everything in between.
Pride and Pleasure Sylvia Day
Gravity : inside the PM's office during her last year and final days Mary Delahunty
Australia's first female Prime Minister, Julia Gillard came to power suddenly in a coup that perplexed the nation. In this exclusive insider account, award-winning journalist Mary Delahunty teases out the personal from the political as she asks why we never got to know this Prime Minister. She reveals for the first time Gillard's reflections on why she struggled at the top, as well as the thoughts of other key players in this brutal saga.
Wild things Brigid Delaney
St Anton's university college is a cradle for privileged young men and women. One weekend, members of the college cricket team go to the mountains for a wild weekend away. Things spiral rapidly out of control, and a young Malaysian student they dragged along with them as part of a cruel prank goes missing. When the boy is found by some bushwalkers on a rock ledge, barely clinging to life, most people think it's because of a fall, but the St Anton's men know better.
My rhino plays the xylophone Graham Denton
A collection of noted comic poet Graham Denton's hilarious poems for children. With poems on topics from sport to family to TV to aliens, and a lot of silliness thrown in, this is guaranteed to keep kids chuckling. A brilliant book to get young readers enjoying poetry, and a great resource for teachers looking for poems that kids will love to learn by heart.
Castle Orchard E. A. Dineley
When Johnny Arthur, perpetual debtor and fashionable London dandy, loses his family estate of Castle Orchard in a chess game to the mysterious Captain Allington, wounded veteran of Waterloo, the ripples spread far and wide. Then suddenly Johnny dies whilst fleeing his debtors, and his wife Caroline and their young son are left with nothing
Bad Little Falls Paul Doiron
Summoned to a rustic cabin during a blizzard, Maine game warden Mike Bowditch embarks on a dangerous investigation involving a notorious drug dealer, a beautiful woman with a dark past, and her troubled young son.
Xiaoyu's Spring Bao Dongni
Round the fire stories Arthur Conan Doyle
These are seventeen tales of suspense and adventure, of the mysterious and the fantastic, meant to be read "round the fire" upon a winter's night.
Conjured Sarah Beth Durst
Haunted by disturbing dreams and terrifying visions, a teenaged girl in a paranormal witness protection program must remember her past and why she has strange abilities before a magic-wielding serial killer hunts her down.
June rain Jabbur Duwayhi
On 16 June 1957, a shoot-out in a village church in northern Lebanon leaves two dozen people dead. In the aftermath of the massacre, the town is rent in two but lives once so closely intertwined cannot easily be divided. Drawing on an actual killing that took place in his home town, Douaihy reconstructs that June day from the viewpoints of people who witnessed the killing or whose lives were forever altered by it.
Otherbound Corinne Duyvis
Wolf in man's clothing Mignon G. Eberhart
It takes a compound fracture to bring millionaire Craig Brent and Drue Cable together. Craig falls quickly for his nurse, wedding Drue as soon as his arm is mended but the whirlwind marriage dies in Reno. A year later, the young lovers are given a second chance, when a bullet shatters Craig's shoulder. The family insists Craig shot himself while cleaning his gun, but Drue has never known a man to clean his gun at eleven o'clock at night.
The Emperor far away : travels at the edge of China David Eimer
Far from the glittering cities of Beijing and Shaghai, China's borderlands are populated by around one hundred million people who are not Han Chinese. Travelling through China's most distant and unknown reaches, David Eimer explores the increasingly tense relationship between the Han Chinese and the ethnic minorities.
Better than perfect Simone Elkeles
A fresh and fun repackage of Wild Cards. After getting kicked out of boarding school, bad boy Derek Fitzpatrick has no choice but to live with his ditzy stepmother while his military dad is deployed. Ashtyn Parker knows one thing for certain, people you care about leave without a backward glance. So when her older sister comes home after abandoning her ten years earlier Ashtyn wants nothing to do with either of them. Then she comes up with a plan that would finally give her the chance to leave, but it requires trusting Derek, someone she barely knows, someone born to break the rules. Is she willing to put her heart on the line to try and get the future she wants?
Detox Juicing Morena Escardo
Best 100 juices for kids : totally yummy, awesomely healthy, & naturally sweetened homemade alternatives to soda pop, sports drinks, and expensive bottled juices Jessica Fisher
Best 100 Juices for Kids brings the juicing revolution home for everyone in the family - not just mom and dad.
Peek-a-Little Boo Sheree Fitch
A spy in the archives Sheila Fitzpatrick
In this book, Sheila Fitzpatrick provides a unique insight into everyday life in Soviet Moscow. Full of drama and colourful characters, her remarkable memoir highlights the dangers and drudgery faced by Westerners living under communism.
Happily never after Missy Fleming
Savannah, Georgia is rumoured to be the most haunted place in America. Quinn Roberts knows it is. She's felt the presence of spirits her entire life. Only none of those encounters ever turned violent, until now. The same darkness feeding off her stepmother has promised she won't live to see her eighteenth birthday and each attack is more terrifying than the last.
A strange there after Missy Fleming
Ghosts exist. Quinn Roberts knows this because she is one - kind of. The spirit of a dysfunctional ancestor, Catherine, has evicted Quinn from her own body, forcing her to live in a world with the paranormal. No one can see, touch or hear her, except the ghosts she grew up with and the bane of her existence, a self-centred paranormal investigator named Boone. Forced to watch the growing bond between her boyfriend, Jason, and the body snatcher, Catherine, Quinn delves deeper into the history of her family in search of a way to reverse what's been done.
Beastly Alexandra Flinn
A modern retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" from the point of view of the Beast, a vain Manhattan private school student who is turned into a monster and must find true love before he can return to his human form.
Beastly : Lindy's diary Alexandra Flinn
See the #1 New York Times bestselling story Beastly through Lindy's eyes! This is her diary, kept while living in captivity with the beast. Lindy's Diary captures all the romance and edgy mystery of the original!
Cloaked Alexandra Flinn
Seventeen-year-old Johnny is approached at his family's struggling shoe repair shop in a Miami, Florida, hotel by Alorian Princess Victoriana, who asks him to find her brother who was turned into a frog.
A kiss in time Alexandra Flinn
Sixteen-year-old Princess Talia persuades seventeen-year-old Jack, the modern-day American who kissed her awake after a 300-year sleep, to take her to his Miami home, where she hopes to win his love before the witch who cursed her can spirit her away.
Dead Giveaway Joanne Fluke
The Other Child Joanne Fluke
Magic and Mayhem Cathryn Fox
Appetite for America Stephen Fried
Bulldozers Aaron Frisch
A kindergarten-level introduction to bulldozers, covering their size, movement, role in the process of construction, and such defining features as their crawler tracks and blades.
Cranes Aaron Frisch
A kindergarten-level introduction to cranes, covering their size, movement, role in the process of construction, and such defining features as their arms and cables.
Diggers Aaron Frisch
A kindergarten-level introduction to diggers, covering their size, movement, role in the process of construction, and such defining features as their arms and buckets
Dump trucks Aaron Frisch
A kindergarten-level introduction to dump trucks, covering their size, movement, role in the process of construction, and such defining features as their beds and large wheels.
The Girl in Red Aaron Frisch
The Hippopotamus Stephen Fry
The Liar Stephen Fry
Making History Stephen Fry
The Ode Less Travelled Stephen Fry
The Stars' Tennis Balls Stephen Fry
The best homemade kids' lunches on the planet : make lunches your kids will love with over 200 deliciously nutritious lunchbox ideas Laura Fuentes
Coming up with creative and nutritious lunches day after day can be a challenge. Fuentes gives you real-food recipes and great how-to-stay-prepared advice to last for the whole school year.
The Australian Ageing Generation Handbook Josie Gagliano
Fortunately, the milk Neil Gaiman
You know what it's like when your mum goes away on a business trip and Dad's in charge. She leaves a really, really long list of what he's got to do. And the most important thing is Don't forget the milk. Unfortunately, Dad forgets. So the next morning, before breakfast, he has to go to the corner shop, and this is the story of why it takes him a very, very long time to get back.
See Jane Score Rachel Gibson
Truly Madly Yours Rachel Gibson
The Cavanaugh Quest Thomas Gifford
The Glendower Legacy Thomas Gifford
Guilty Parties Thomas Gifford
Hollywood Gothic Thomas Gifford
Kiss Me Once Thomas Gifford
Kiss Me Twice Thomas Gifford
The Man from Lisbon Thomas Gifford
The Saberdene Variations Thomas Gifford
The Suspense Is Killing Me Thomas Gifford
The Wind Chill Factor Thomas Gifford
The Woman Who Knew Too Much Thomas Gifford
Ticket to Faerie F. I. Goldhaber
For ten years, Alyssa's grandmother sent her magical gifts that didn't work. But when Alyssa correctly, for once, follows the instructions that came with her 16th birthday present, she finds herself in Faerie, desperately trying to bring home a way to save her grandmother's life.
In the Beginning Was the Sea Tomas Gonzales
This is Ridiculous, This is Amazing Jason Good
Occasion for loving Nadine Gordimer
Explores the love affair between a black man and a white woman in a time when lovers could be imprisoned for breaking the law against sexual relations across the colour bar.
Beethoven was one-sixteenth black : and other stories Nadine Gordimer
A woman gauges the state of her marriage by the tone of her husband's cello; a wife reads her husband's mood by the scent in the nape of his neck; a newly emigrated couple are divided by visual obsession, he with his native Budapest, she with South African suburbia. With consummate artistry, Gordimer illustrates the show downs, standoffs and highlights of human intimacy while penetrating the nuances of immigration, national identity and race.
Burger's daughter Nadine Gordimer
In South Africa, where blacks and whites are caught in the winds of change, a young woman tries to uphold the radical heritage she received from her martyred parents while carving out a sense of self.
The conservationist Nadine Gordimer
Mehring is rich. He has all the privileges and possessions that South Africa has to offer, but his possessions refuse to remain objects. His wife, son and mistress leave him; his foreman and workers become increasingly indifferent to his stewardship; even the land rises up, as drought, then flood, destroy his farm. As the upheaval in Mehring's world increasingly resembles that in the country as a whole, it becomes clear that only a seismic shift in ideas and concrete action can avert annihilation.
Get a life Nadine Gordimer
Paul Bannerman, an ecologist in Africa, believes he controls the trajectory of his life, but when he's diagnosed with thyroid cancer and prescribed treatment that makes him radioactive and for a period a danger to others, he questions, as Auden wrote, 'What authority gives/ Existence its surprise.' Taken in by his parents he faces the contradiction between the values of his conservation work and those of his wife, an advertising agency executive.
A guest of honour Nadine Gordimer
James Bray, an English colonial administrator who was expelled from a central African nation for siding with its black nationalist leaders, is invited back ten years later to join in the country's independence celebrations. As he witnesses the factionalism and violence that erupt as revolutionary ideals are subverted by ambition and greed, Bray is once again forced to choose sides, a choice that becomes both his triumph and his undoing.
The house gun Nadine Gordimer
The trauma of parents who discover their son is not the man they thought. It happens to the Lagards of South Africa when Duncan, 27, shoots a man out of jealousy. The act reveals a violent individual with - to them - an inconceivable sexual preference and attitude to race.
July's people Nadine Gordimer
When South Africa is riven by war and the Smales, a white couple, take refuge in the village of their former servant July, their relationships are completely transformed.
Jump : and other stories Nadine Gordimer
Jump - Once upon a time - The ultimate safari - A find - My father leaves home - Some are born to sweet delight - Comrades - Teraloyna - The moment before the gun went off - Home - A journey - Spoils - Safe houses - What were you dreaming? - Keeping fit - Amnesty.
The late bourgeois world Nadine Gordimer
When her ex-husband commits suicide after the failure of his anti-government activities, Liz Van Den Sandt struggles to decide whether to become involved the South African Black nationalist movement.
Living in hope and history : notes from our century Nadine Gordimer
We may examine here Nadine Gordimer's evidence of the inequities of apartheid as she saw them in 1959, her shocking account of the bans on literature still in effect in the mid-1970s, through to South Africa's emergence in 1994 as a country free at last, a view from the queue on that first day blacks and whites voted together, plus updates on subsequent events.
Loot : and other stories Nadine Gordimer
Ten works of short fiction by the Nobel Prize-winning writer include such pieces as "The Diamond Mine," in which a woman recalls her surreptitious sexual initiation; and "The Emissary," in which the anopheles mosquito brings death to the saunas and other recreational areas of the developed world.
The lying days Nadine Gordimer
Nadine Gordimer's first novel, published in 1953, tells the story of Helen Shaw, daughter of white middle-class parents in a small gold-mining town in South Africa. As Helen comes of age, so does her awareness grow of the African life around her. Her involvement, as a bohemian student, with young blacks leads her into complex relationships of emotion and action in a culture of dissension.
No time like the present Nadine Gordimer
Gordimer trains her keen eye on Steve and Jabulile, an interracial couple living in a newly, tentatively, free South Africa. There is nothing so extraordinary about their lives, and yet, in telling their story and the stories of their friends and families, Gordimer manages to capture the tortured, fragmented essence of a nation struggling to define itself post-apartheid.
None to accompany me Nadine Gordimer
The novel is set in South Africa during the last days of the white regime. The heroine is Vera Stark, a white lawyer who works to restore land taken from blacks by the government. Her political work is played out against a background of family problems, among them an overbearing husband, a lesbian daughter and a son who has emigrated to England and is divorcing his wife.
A sport of nature Nadine Gordimer
Follows the story of Hillela, a white South African woman, from her self-absorbed adolescence in Johannesburg to her years as the wife of the black president of one of Africa's most progressive nations.
A world of strangers Nadine Gordimer
Toby Hood, a young Englishman, shuns the politics and the causes his liberal parents passionately support. Living in Johannesburg as a representative of his family's publishing company, Toby moves easily, carelessly, between the complacent wealthy white suburbs and the seething, vibrantly alive black townships. Toby's friendship with Steven Sithole, a dashing, embittered young African, touches him in ways he never thought possible, and when Steven's own sense of independence from the rules of society leads to tragedy, Toby's life is changed forever.
52 Cool Tricks for Kids Lynn Gordon
52 Rainy Day Activities Lynn Gordon
After the Exhibition Dolores Gordon-Smith
As if by Magic Dolores Gordon-Smith
A Hundred Thousand Dragons Dolores Gordon-Smith
Mad About the Boy Dolores Gordon-Smith
Off the Record Dolores Gordon-Smith
Trouble Brewing Dolores Gordon-Smith
Bad Moon Rising Ed Gorman
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do Ed Gorman
The Day the Music Died Ed Gorman
Everybody's Somebody's Fool Ed Gorman
Fools Rush In Ed Gorman
Save the Last Dance for Me Ed Gorman
Wake Up Little Susie Ed Gorman
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow Ed Gorman
Tsunami : perspectives on tsunami disasters Ian Graham
What is it like to witness a tsunami? This book looks at the Japanese and other tsunamis, using first-hand accounts to describe events and people's experiences, providing multiple perspectives from eyewitnesses, survivors, the emergency services, scientists and the media.
Hopeful Shelley Shepard Gray
Miriam Zehr has worked at the Sugarcreek Inn longer than she cares to admit. The restaurant is a favourite of town residents as well as the many tourists who come to taste the famous Amish fare. Though she always tries to have a smile for every customer, deep down Miriam knows something's missing: a family of her own…
Thankful Shelley Shepard Gray
Christina Kempf has always known that God chose Aden Reese to be her husband. After his parents died in a car accident ten years ago, the Kempfs raised Aden as one of their own, and everyone sees Aden and Christina as brother and sister. But Christina has never given up hope that Aden will one day see her as the perfect woman for him … and ask her to be his wife.
A feathered river across the sky : the passenger pigeon's flight to extinction Joel Greenberg
Naturalist Joel Greenberg relates how the pigeons' propensity to nest, roost, and fly together in vast numbers made them vulnerable to unremitting market and recreational hunting. His cautionary tale provides a close look at what happens when species and natural resources are not harvested sustainably.
Rest assured J. M. Gregson
Twin Lakes is a complex of holiday homes in a particularly beautiful part of England. Then a series of mysterious threatening notes are delivered to one of the lakeside homes. DS Bert Hook conducts an informal investigation and the notes cease to appear. But suddenly a brutal death shatters the peace of this quiet place.
The appeal John Grisham
In a courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town's water supply, causing the worst "cancer cluster" in history. The company appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will one day either approve the verdict or reverse it. Who are the nine?
The associate John Grisham
Three months after leaving Yale, Kyle McAvoy becomes an associate at the largest law firm in the world, where, in addition to practising law, he is expected to lie, steal, and take part in a scheme that could send him to prison, if not get him killed.
Bleachers John Grisham
Neely was once star quarterback for Messina High School's football team, but his playing days ended with an injury. For 15 years he's been trying to forget his past as sporting hero but has been unable to move on. That is until the man who moulded him, Coach Eddie Rake, reveals he's dying.
The brethren John Grisham
Trumble is a minimum security federal prison, home to an assortment of criminals, including three former judges. One of their scams goes awry, it ensnares the wrong victim, an innocent on the outside, a man with dangerous friends.
The broker John Grisham
In his final hours in the Oval Office the outgoing President grants a controversial last minute pardon to Joel Backman, a notorious Washington power broker. What no one knows is that the President issues the pardon only after receiving enormous pressure from the CIA. Backman is quietly given a new identity in Italy. Eventually the CIA will leak his whereabouts to the Israelis, the Russians, the Chinese and the Saudis. Then the CIA will do what it does best: sit back and watch to see who kills him.
The client John Grisham
A chance encounter with a suicidal lawyer left eleven-year-old Mark knowing the whereabouts of the most-sought-after dead body in America. Prosecutors are willing to break all the rules to make Mark talk. The mob will stop at nothing to keep him quiet. And his lawyer will do anything to protect her client - even take a last, desperate gamble that could win Mark his freedom, or cost them both their lives.
The firm John Grisham
The law student was young and had his dreams. The firm was small but well-respected. They were prepared to match, and then exceed Mitch's wildest dreams: eighty thousand a year, a BMW and a low-interest mortgage. Soon the house, the car and the job were his. Then the nightmares began: the secret files, the bugs in the new bedroom and the mysterious deaths of colleagues.
Ford County John Grisham
John Grisham returns to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his immensely popular first novel, "A Time to Kill," with this wholly surprising collection of stories.
The innocent man John Grisham
In the major league draft of 1971, the first player chosen from the State of Oklahoma was Ron Williamson. Six years later he was back, his dreams broken. In 1982, a waitress names Debra Sue Carter was raped and murdered. For this crime, Ron and his friend, Dennis Fritz, were charged with capital murder.
The king of torts John Grisham
Washed-up public defender Clay Carter's latest case, a routine street killing, takes an unexpected turn when he discovers evidence of a conspiracy involving a large drug company and a lawsuit with a huge potential settlement.
The last juror John Grisham
Convicted of the murder of a young mother in a 1970 trial that ended with his threat to seek revenge against the jurors, Danny Padgitt is paroled after nine years in prison and returns to the scene of the trial in Ford County, Mississippi.
A painted house John Grisham
This novel is a story of one boy's journey from innocence to experience. Luke helps his family pick the cotton from the farm that they rent. He finds himself keeping secrets that threaten the crops and will change the life of his family forever
The partner John Grisham
Patrick Lanigan was once a well-liked, well-paid young partner in a thriving Mississippi law firm. Then he stole ninety million dollars from his own firm and ran for his life until they tracked him down. Patrick is coming home to the Mississippi city where it all began. As the trial begins, Patrick's former partners wait for their revenge. But another story is about to unfold because Patrick, the most reviled, white-collar criminal, knows something no one else in the world knows.
The Pelican brief John Grisham
Two Supreme Court justices are dead. Their murders are connected only in one mind and in one legal brief conceived by that mind. New Orleans legal student Darby Shaw little realises that her speculative brief will penetrate to the highest levels of power in Washington and cause shockwaves there. Shockwaves that will send hired killers chasing after her which will propel her across the country to meet the one man who is as near the truth as she is.
Playing for pizza John Grisham
A short 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 quarterback's move to a small city in a foreign land leads to a series of cultural misadventures.
The rainmaker John Grisham
Rudy Baylor is a newly qualified lawyer with no money and a lot of debts. He takes on a case against a giant insurance company who refused a claim that could have saved a man's life. The case will make him a lot of money; the only problem is, he's never argued a case in court before.
The runaway jury John Grisham
In Biloxi, Mississippi, a woman sues a tobacco company for the death of her husband from lung cancer. The jury is behaving strangely, and at least one juror is convinced he's being watched. Soon they have to be sequestered. Then a tip from an anonymous young woman suggests she is able to predict the jurors' increasingly odd behaviour. Is the jury somehow being manipulated, or even controlled?
Skipping Christmas John Grisham
Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded shops, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That's just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they'll skip the holiday altogether. But, as this weary couple are about to discover, skipping Christmas brings enormous consequences - and isn't half as easy as they'd imagined.
The street lawyer John Grisham
A corporate lawyer in Washington goes to war against his own company to defend the homeless. It happens after Michael Brock is abducted by a homeless man and held hostage. The homeless man is killed by a police sharpshooter and the lawyer is rescued, but the experience changes his life.
The summons John Grisham
For the first time since A Time to Kill, Grisham returns to Ford County, Mississippi - a place rich in colourful characters and dark family secrets. This time he tells the story of a dying judge who leaves his dissolute sons three million dollars in used bank notes.
The testament John Grisham
Troy Phelan, a 78-year-old eccentric and the 10th-richest man in America, is about to read his last will and testament, divvying up an estate worth $11 billion. Nate O'Riley - a washed-up, alcoholic lawyer with two ruined marriages in his wake and the taxman on his tail - is dispatched to the Brazilian wetlands in search of a mysterious heir named in the will. After a harrowing trip upriver, he encounters Rachel Lane, a pure-hearted missionary living with an indigenous tribe and carrying out "God's work."
A time to kill John Grisham
When Carl Lee Hailey guns down the hoodlums who have raped his ten-year-old daughter, the people of Clanton call for his acquittal. But when extremists outside Clanton hear that a black man has killed two white men, they invade the town. Jake Brigance has been hired to defend Hailey. It's the kind of case that can make or break a young lawyer - or get him killed.
Writing in the dark David Grossman
Miss Klute is a hoot! Dan Gutman
The reading scores are down, so Mr. Macky has decided to hire a new helper to whip the kids into shape: Miss Klute, a Labradoodle! The kids don't understand why they have to read to a therapy dog every day at story time, until the first time they do it. Suddenly everyone wants a turn reading to Miss Klute!
The British brides collection : 9 romances from the home of Austen and Dickens Kelly Eileen Hake, Bonnie Blythe, Pamela Griffin, Gail Gaymer Martin, Tamela Hancock Murray, Jill Stengl
Explore English gardens, London ballrooms, and Scottish castles as nine brides-to-be experience all the legendary drama and epic romance that British literature is known for.
Fire and ice Shannon Hale
Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan, supported by their spirit animals, follow a lead in the cold North only to arrive in a deceptively beautiful village where everything is not as it seems.
Shadow of the wolf Tim Hall
Robin Loxley is seven years old when his parents disappear without trace. Years later the great love of his life, Marian, is also taken from him. Driven by these mysteries, and this anguish, Robin follows a darkening path into the ancient heart of Sherwood Forest.
Song magick Elisabeth Hamill
Able to control the actions and emotions of others with her melodic enchantments, the violent aftermath of an accidental spell has left Telyn exiled from the King's court. Mithrais comes to her aid, dispatched to protect her by dying sylvan gods who need her unique magical gifts to free them from an ancient and deadly spell. The Fates have plans for Telyn and Mithrais, but what is brewing will further endanger their lives. If they succeed, magic will return to the realm, but love may be the most unpredictable magic of all…
The World Cup : heroes, hoodlums, high-kicks and head-butts Paul Hansford
Overview of the World Cup, the international competition played by the best soccer players in the world.
Knights of the cross Tom Harper
1098. Having settled their differences with the Byzantine Emperor, the armies of the First Crusade race across Asia Minor, routing the Turks and reclaiming the land for Christendom. But on the Syrian border, their advance is halted before the impregnable walls of Antioch.
The Lazarus vault Tom Harper
Deep in the heart of London, the Monsalvat Bank is small, secretive and fabulously wealthy. When Ellie Stanton is unexpectedly invited to join the firm, the privileged world they offer looks too good to turn down. But soon Ellie realises that her life belongs to her employers - and they're watching her every move.
The mosaic of shadows Tom Harper
Byzantium, 1096. A mysterious assassin releases an arrow aimed at the emperor. A keystone of a crumbling empire, the emperor is the solitary figure holding all the enemies in check and if he falls, the mightiest power in Christendom will be torn apart. Demetrios Askiates, unveiler of mysteries, is hired to catch the would-be killer. But he is entering an unknown world; a babbling cauldron of princes, slaves, mercenaries, pimps, and eunuchs. As the armies of the east and west confront each other Demetrios must untangle a golden web of intrigue.
Siege of heaven Tom Harper
August 1098. Demetrios Askiates, the Emperor's spy, has had enough of the crusade's violence and hypocrisy. But when a routine diplomatic mission leads to a deadly ambush, he realises he has been snared in the vast power struggles which underlie the crusade. From the plague-bound city of Antioch to the heart of Muslim Egypt, Demetrios must accompany the army of warlords and fanatics to the very gates of Jerusalem, where the crusade climaxes in an apocalypse of pillage, bloodshed and slaughter.
The boathouse R. J. Harries
Sean Archer is a self-taught criminologist and profiler who has been obsessed with crime since his parents were found dead when he was 14 years old. Sean has acquired a reputation for being able to solve crimes that no one else can - but when his own girlfriend, Alex, is brutally murdered, while researching an off-grid torture facility called The Boathouse, his brilliant inventions are of no use. The Boathouse is more heinous, more sinister, than anything Sean had ever imagined and he has little chance of surviving.
Verdict of the court Cora Harrison
Christmas 1519 is the twentieth anniversary of King Turlough Donn's reign over the three kingdoms of Thomond, Corcomroe and Burren, so Mara and her scholars are spending the festive period in her husband's principal court. However, in the midst of celebrations, the Brehon of Thomond is found murdered. Mara's difficult task in probing the motives of the multiple suspects is interrupted by a dramatic attack on the castle. Has this treachery and betrayal anything to do the mysterious death of the Brehon, but most importantly how will Mara's husband answer the call for surrender?
A monster is coming! David L. Harrison
When Inchworm overhears Mama Bug tell Baby Bug that she eats like a monster, he cries out in fear and sets off a chain reaction of animals trying to hide from the horrible beast they believe is coming.
Wake up, Sun David L. Harrison
When Dog wakes up early, in the middle of the night, he launches all the other farm animals in a worried search for the missing sun.
Fizzlebert Stump and the bearded boy A. F. Harrold
The bearded Barboozul family are the new stars of Fizz's circus and it's nice to have another boy around, even if he is a bit hairy round the chin. But then things start going wrong. The lion loses his dentures. The clowns lose their noses. The Ringmaster loses his temper. And the circus is about to lose its licence. Is the bearded boy to blame? Can Fizz save the day?
Fizzlebert Stump : the boy who cried fish A. F. Harrold
Fizzlebert Stump lives in a circus. When Fish the sea lion goes missing Fizzlebert tracks down the runaway beast to the Aquarium, with its piratical owner Admiral Spratt-Haddock, invisible octopus, and colour-coded fish. But the Aquarium has problems of its own. Fish are going missing, and the Admiral blames the circus. Can Fizzlebert solve the mystery, avoid an over-enthusiastic crocodile, and find his friend?
Fizzlebert Stump, the boy who ran away from the circus (and joined the library) A. F. Harrold
Fizzlebert Stump lives in a travelling circus but he's the only kid there - and he's bored. But then Fizz decides to join a library, and life suddenly gets a lot more exciting when a simple library card application leads to him being kidnapped by a pair of crazed pensioners! Will he ever see the circus again?
Before you Amber Hart
Faith Watters has a picture-perfect life but she's living a lie. Diego Alvarez hates his new life in the States, but staying in Cuba is not an option. His only concern is his secret past, a past, which if it were to surface, would cost him his life. Everyone knows that Faith and Diego don't belong together. But fate has its own plan.
Little Witch goes to school Deborah Hautzig
Little Witch goes to school for the first time and takes her classmates on a broomstick ride.
The bunny's night-light Geoffrey Hayes
When Bunny asks for a night light his Papa suggests everything from the moon to a streetlamp, but Mama knows where to find just the right lamp.
A poor excuse for a dragon Geoffrey Hayes
When Fred the dragon leaves home he learns that he is not very good at roaring or breathing fire and swallowing people only makes him ill, but with help from a witch, a giant, and a wise boy he finds his true calling.
Spring surprises Anna Jane Hays
A rhyming tribute to the wonders brought by spring.
Noisy poems for a busy day Robert Heidbreder
Captures adventures big and small in a child's day from sunup to sundown.
The confessions of Frances Godwin Robert Hellenga
The Confessions of Frances Godwin is the fictional memoir of a retired high school Latin teacher looking back on a life of trying to do her best amidst transgressions starting with her affair with Paul, whom she later marries. Now that Paul is dead and she's retired, Frances Godwin thinks her story is over but of course the rest of her life is full of surprises, including the truly shocking turn of events that occurs when she takes matters into her own hands after her daughter Stella's husband grows increasingly abusive.
Paradoxical undressing Kristin Hersh
Kristin Hersh was a preternaturally bright teenager, starting university at fifteen and with her band, Throwing Muses, playing rock clubs she was too young to frequent. By the age of seventeen she was living in her car, unable to sleep for the torment of strange songs swimming around her head. But just as her band was taking off, Hersh was misdiagnosed with schizophrenia. Paradoxical Undressing chronicles the unravelling of a young woman's personality and then her arduous yet inspiring recovery.
Xavier Richard Heslop
Colonel Richard Heslop, alias Xavier, was one of Britain's Greatest Special Operations agents in France. Sent to France in the middle of the conflict, he delicately balanced clandestine missions and dangerous wartime operations on a daily basis, yet his name barely gets a mention in the accounts of the Special Operations Executive (SOE), making this insight all the more fascinating.
The convenient marriage Georgette Heyer
The Earl of Rule is a great catch. When he proposes marriage to Miss Elizabeth Winwood, she should be delighted, but she isn't. She's in love with someone else. Elizabeth's younger sister Horatia has the perfect solution; she'll offer herself to Rule instead, since he really only wants a Winwood, not any specific one of them.
Devil's cub Georgette Heyer
Banished to the Continent after wounding his opponent in a duel, Dominic Alistair, Marquis of Vidal schemes to abduct the silly aristocrat bent on seducing him into marriage and make her his mistress instead. In his rush, however, he seems to have taken the wrong woman! Mary Challoner intercepts the Marquis's advances and throws herself into his path, hoping Vidal will release her upon realising his error. But as the two become irrevocably entangled, Mary's reputation and future lie in the hands of a devilish rake, who finds her more fascinating every day!
The golden sandal : a Middle Eastern Cinderella Rebecca Hickox
An Iraqi version of the Cinderella story in which a kind and beautiful girl who is mistreated by her stepmother and stepsister finds a husband with the help of a magic fish.
Fools rush in Kristan Higgins
Millie Barnes is this close to finally achieving her perfect life. Rewarding job as a local doctor on Cape Cod? Check. Cute cottage of her very own? Check. Adorable dog suitable for walks past attractive locals? Check! All she needs is for golden boy and former crush Joe Carpenter to notice her, and Millie will be set. But perfection isn't as easy as it looks.
The next best thing Kristan Higgins
Lucy Lang isn't looking for fireworks. She's looking for a nice, decent man. But most important: someone who won't inspire the slightest stirring in her heart… she can't risk loss again. But sharing her life with a cat named Fat Mikey and the Black Widows at the family bakery isn't enough either. So it's goodbye to Ethan, her hot but entirely inappropriate "friend with privileges", and hello to a man she can marry. Too bad Ethan Mirabelli isn't going anywhere.
Waiting on you Kristan Higgins
Most nights, Colleen O'Rourke can be found behind the bar at the tavern she owns with her brother, doling out romantic advice to the lovelorn, mixing martinis and staying more or less happily single. See, ten years ago, Lucas Campbell, her first love, broke her heart. Since then, she's been happy with a fling here and there, some Olympic-level flirting and playing matchmaker to her friends. But a family emergency has brought Lucas back to town.
Off we go! : a Bear and Mole story Will Hillenbrand
Bear teaches his friend, Mole, how to ride his bike with no training wheels. After many bumps along the road, they make it to their final destination: the Storymobile.
Drop it, Rocket! Tad Hills
Rocket the dog is excited to discover new words with his teacher, but when they identify a red boot, he does not want to let it go.
Rumble fish S. E. Hinton
Rusty-James knows he is a tough teen, but he wants to be even tougher, just like his older brother, the Motorcycle Boy. He wants to stay calm and laugh when things get dangerous, to be the strongest street fighter and the most respected guy this side of the river.
VO : tales and techniques of a voice-over actor Harlan Hogan
Not only does veteran actor Harlan Hogan offer a fascinating personal account of the crazed clients, practical jokes, and amazing coincidences encountered during his twenty-five year career, he also provides a wealth of tested tips for surviving and thriving as a voice-over actor.
Ballet stars Joan Holub
Two friends get ready and then dance with their ballet class at a performance where they are the stars of the show.
Dig, scoop, ka-boom! Joan Holub
In rhymed text a group of young friends playing in a sandbox take on the roles of various construction vehicles.
Shampoodle Joan Holub
It's picture day at the dog park. But before the first photo can be taken, an exuberant pack of pups needs a bit of grooming. So they're off to Shampoodle, the local pet salon, where the eager dogs simply cannot sit still. And when some curious cats stop by, things go from messy to mayhem.
Too many dogs Lori Haskins Houran
A man's barbecue is interrupted when he is visited by a bevy of dogs from the neighbourhood.
Flying shoes Lisa Howorth
Thirty years ago, on Mother's Day, Mary Byrd Thornton's nine-year-old stepbrother was murdered. His killer was never found. All these years Mary Byrd has suppressed the tragedy and the knowledge that the murderer is still out there. But when a journalist chances upon the mystery of Stevie's death and begins to dig into it, Mary Byrd suddenly finds herself on a reluctant journey back to her childhood home in Virginia.
Fool me twice Amanda Hubbard
Mackenzie and Landon were the perfect couple … until he broke her heart. Fast-forward a year and they're back where they first met - working together for the summer. Then, Landon gets amnesia. His most recent memory is of when he and Mack were still together. It's the perfect chance for revenge. The plan is simple: keep him at arm's length, manipulate him so he's the one falling love, and then BAM, dump him. There's just one problem: Mack can't fall for Landon all over again.
Tornado : perspectives on tornado disasters Ben Hubbard
This book uses first-hand accounts from eyewitnesses, survivors, the emergency services, scientists and the media to describe what happened before, during and after Hurricane Sandy, which hit the Caribbean and parts of the United States in 2012.
The house of memories Benjamin Hulme-Cross; illustrated by Nelson Evergreen
Mary and Edgar must confront a demonic terror from their forgotten childhood.
The knight's enemies Benjamin Hulme-Cross; illustrated by Angelo Rinaldi
Travel back in time with brothers Arthur and Finn to help stop the castle of Sir William Malory falling and prevent the death of his daughter Eleanor. Fascinating historical facts combine with action packed fiction to create a dramatic and gripping adventure.
The marsh demon Benjamin Hulme-Cross
A six-book series of supernatural horror scares that will hook even the most reluctant readers. The Dark Hunter Mr Blood and his young assistants Edgar and Mary take on a series of terrifying mysteries, dealing with ghosts, vampires, werewolves and even weirder threats.
The red thirst Benjamin Hulme-Cross; illustrated by Nelson Evergreen
The Dark Hunter is called to eliminate a vampire.
Ship of death Benjamin Hulme-Cross; illustrated by Nelson Evergreen
A ship of ghosts poses a deadly threat.
The stone witch Benjamin Hulme-Cross; illustrated by Nelson Evergreen
Mr Blood enters a witch's tomb and triggers a curse.
The Viking's revenge Benjamin Hulme-Cross; illustrated by Angelo Rinaldi
Travel back in time with brothers Arthur and Finn to rewrite the past. Fascinating historical facts combine with action packed fiction to create a dramatic and gripping adventure. Will the boys escape the grips of the Vikings and succeed in changing the course of history?
Wolf trap Benjamin Hulme-Cross; illustrated by Nelson Evergreen
The hunters are called to trap a werewolf that's terrorising a village - but they soon suspect all is not as it seems.
The court of the air Stephen Hunt
A hugely engaging adventure set in a Victorian-style world - a fantastical version of Dickens - that will appeal to fans of Susanna Clarke and Philip Pullman. Two orphans are more than they seem. And one megalomaniac will stop at nothing to find them…
From the deep of the dark Stephen Hunt
The streets of Middlesteel are under attack by an unseen enemy, leaving bloodless corpses in its trail. The newssheets scream vampire, but the truth is even more deadly than anyone knows.
Jack Cloudie Stephen Hunt
Thanks to his father's gambling debts, young Jack Keats finds himself on the streets and trying to survive as a pickpocket. Jack narrowly escapes the scaffold, only to be pressed into Royal Aerostatical Navy. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Omar ibn Barir, the slave of a rich merchant lord finds his life turned upside down when he is freed and enters into the service of the Caliph's military forces - just as war is brewing.
The kingdom beyond the waves Stephen Hunt
Professor Amelia Harsh is obsessed with finding the lost civilisation of Camlantis, a legendary city from pre-history that is said to have conquered hunger, war and disease. Amelia undertakes an expedition deep into the dark heart of the jungle, blackmailing her old friend Commodore Black into ferrying her along the huge river of the Shedarkshe on his ancient u-boat. With an untrustworthy crew of freed convicts, Quest's force of female mercenaries on board and a lunatic steamman safari hunter acting as their guide, Amelia's luck can hardly get any worse. But she's as yet unaware that her quest for the perfect society is about to bring her own world to the brink of destruction!
The rise of the iron moon Stephen Hunt
From the author of The Court of the Air and The Kingdom Beyond the Waves comes a thrilling new adventure set in the same Victorian-style world. Born into captivity as a product of the Royal Breeding House, orphan Purity Drake suddenly finds herself on the run with a foreign vagrant from the North after accidentally killing one of her guards. Her strange rescuer claims he is on the run himself from terrible forces who mean to enslave the Kingdom of Jackals as they conquered his own nation. As Jackals girds itself for war against an army of near-unkillable beasts it soon becomes clear that their only hope is a strange little royalist girl and the last, desperate plan of an escaped slave.
Secrets of the Fire Sea Stephen Hunt
The isolated island of Jago is the only place Hannah Conquest has ever known as home. For Hannah and her few friends the streets of the island's last occupied underground city form a vast, near-deserted playground. But Hannah's carefree existence comes to an abrupt halt when her guardian, Archbishop Alice Gray, is brutally murdered in her own cathedral. A deadly power struggle is brewing on Jago, involving rival factions in the senate and the island's most powerful trading partner. Soon the race is on for Hannah and her friends to unravel a chain of hidden riddles and follow them back to their source to save not just her own life, but her island home itself.
Leafpool's wish Erin Hunter
Leafpool always knew medicine cats weren't meant for love … until she fell for the WindClan warrior Crowfeather. Now she's determined to keep their kits a secret. But to fool all of ThunderClan, she'll need help - from her sister Squirrelflight, and perhaps even from StarClan.
The birth of the modern mum : a new mother's no nonsense guide to looking after herself in baby's first year Heather Irvine
The Birth of the Modern Mum looks at the serious issues such as Postnatal Depression (PND), relationship changes and physical changes that mothers face in their first year with a new baby while still providing light-hearted quick fixes that any mother can implement in short period of time. Heather taps into the realistic image of motherhood leaving behind the doldrums of medical professionally written books. The Birth of the Modern Mum is a book that any mother can be proud of. It can be placed on the coffee table right next to the Women's Day or Famous magazines without shame should guests drop by. Because whilst the book tackles the factors that underlie PND and related cognitive and affective dysfunction no mother wants to have a heavy PND-title book sitting around in her lounge room. And let's face it, once a book is put away on the bookshelf, in the life of a busy mum it's unlikely to come out again.
Unruly : the highs and lows of becoming a man Ja Rule
Ja Rule, actor, singer, songwriter, and one of the most multi-dimensional rap artists of his time, tells his compelling story - from his youth to his rise to international fame to his transformative two years in Federal prison - and reveals the man beneath the legend. Unruly is a compelling, personal look at the duality and conflicts that arise in the African-American male psyche from a man who has enjoyed breathtaking fame and suffered heartbreaking misfortune.
The dare Hannah Jayne
Blaming herself for her best friend Erica's swimming death, seventeen-year-old Bryn tries to make a fresh start by burying her memories of that awful night. But when a Twitter post from "EricaNShaw" pops up on her feed and a chilling voice mail appears on her phone, she realises that someone isn't ready to let go of the past
Charmed life Diana Wynne Jones
Cat's sister Gwendolen had been told by a Fortune-Teller that she was destined for Great Things, and that a 'dominant Dark Stranger' would have something to do with it. So it was hardly surprising that when Cat saw the tall, dark, well-dressed man standing in the kitchen, he thought it was Gwendolen's 'Dark Stranger' come to help her start ruling the world. Sometimes it can be a trial being the brother of a powerful witch - especially when you have no magical gifts yourself…
A matter of breeding J. Sydney Jones
October, 1901. Lawyer and private enquiries agent Karl Werthen accepts an assignment to protect the famous Irish writer Bram Stoker while on a speaking tour of Vienna. His colleague, renowned criminologist Dr Hanns Gross, has been called away to advise on a bizarre series of murders near his hometown of Graz. Clues have been left at each scene that have been clearly mentioned in Gross's handbook for magistrates. A coincidence? Dr Gross thinks not. Meanwhile, back in Vienna, Werthen's wife Berthe is investigating what seems to be a fraudulent breeding scheme involving the prized Lipizzaner horses. Could the two investigations possibly be connected?
The art of the infinite : the pleasures of mathematics Robert and Ellen Kaplan
Robert and Ellen Kaplan guide us through the "Republic of Numbers," where we meet both its upstanding citizens and its more shadowy dwellers; and transport us across the plane of geometry into the unlikely realm where parallel lines meet. As we go deeper into infinity, we explore the most profound mystery of mathematics: are its principles eternal truths that we discover or ones that we invent?
Lord of emperors Guy Gavriel Kay
Concluding the sequence that began with Sailing to Sarantium, this novel features a huge cast of characters from all walks of life, caught up in rumours of war and perilous intrigue, as all the threads of the tale come together in violent upheaval.
Ysabel Guy Gavriel Kay
Enticing the Earl Christie Kelley
With his estate near bankruptcy, Simon Blakesworth, Earl of Hartsfield already has a perilous secret to keep. Still, when he finds Mia Featherstone badly beaten, he doesn't hesitate to shelter her in his home… and offer marriage to protect the lovely healer from her attacker. Now the only way she can help the man she's always loved save his home is to secretly find the rest of a cache of hidden artefacts.
Breathe, Annie, breathe Miranda Kenneally
No matter how far she jogs, Annie can't escape the guilt that if she hadn't broken up with Kyle, he might still be alive. So to honour his memory, she starts preparing for the marathon he intended to race. With every mile that athletic Jeremiah cheers her on, she grows more conflicted. For Annie, opening up to love again may be even more of a challenge than crossing the finish line.
The last illusion Porochista Khakpour
Horrified by his pale skin and hair, which differs so much from her own, Zal's mother puts him in a wire birdcage on her veranda with the rest of her caged flock, where he stays for ten years. When he is rescued by a behavioural analyst who takes him to New York, Zal forges a friendship with a famous illusionist who claims he can fly. But as Zal's life begins to spiral out of control he realises that, like New York itself, he is on a collision course with tragedy.
Throwing sparks Abdo Khal
When an opulent palace is built on the Jeddah waterfront near his poverty-stricken neighbourhood, ambitious Tariq sees a way out of his life of petty crime. But dream quickly turns into nightmare. The Palace is ruled by an enigmatic Master whose influence in the city is as wide as it is wicked. Thirty years later, Tariq feels trapped. In between punishing the Master's enemies through unspeakable acts, falling for Maram, the Master's beautiful mistress, and resisting his brother's pleas to return home, he realises that he has become no more than a slave - and that there is only one way out.
Gimme some sugar Kimberly Kincaid
Desperate to escape the spotlight of her failed marriage Carly di Matisse left New York City for a tiny town in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The restaurant she's running these days may not be chic, but in Pine Mountain she can pretend to be the tough cookie everybody knows and loves. Until she finds herself spending too much time with a way-too-hot contractor whose rugged good looks melt her like butter…
Turn up the heat Kimberly Kincaid
"It's not you." There are only so many times a girl can hear those words before she believes that it is, in fact, very much her. Unexpectedly jilted Bellamy Blake rounds up her two best girlfriends and gets the hell out of Dodge. But Bellamy's escape plan takes a nose dive on the side of rural route 164 leaving her in the middle of a cell phone dead zone with nothing but her wits. Oh, and Shane Griffin, the hottest mechanic who's ever checked under her hood.
Project Kid Amanda Kingloff
A collection of projects for things kids want to make and keep from a juice-box owl to a pirate ship to a curio cabinet for displaying all of their treasures, plus games, jewellery, and more.
Ducks go vroom Jane Kohuth
Relates three silly ducks' rather impolite visit to their Auntie Goose's house, introducing simple action and noise words.
Enchanted Alethea Kontis
When Sunday Woodcutter, the youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week, kisses an enchanted frog, he transforms back into Rumbold, the crown prince of Arilland - a man Sunday's family despises.
Hero Alethea Kontis
Rough-and-tumble Saturday Woodcutter thinks she's the only one of her sisters without any magic - until the day she accidentally conjures an ocean in the backyard. With her sword in tow, Saturday sets sail on a pirate ship, only to find herself kidnapped and whisked off to the top of the world.
Three wishes Deborah Kreiser
Tall and lanky, Genie Lowry is only noticed at academic awards assemblies - until the day she turns 17 1/2, when she finds out she's a real, live genie. Suddenly, every guy at school is paying attention to her, including Pete Dillon, her never-in-a-million-years crush. But to gain her full powers and keep her new body, Genie has to find a master, and she's not sure if Pete's Master (or Mr.) Right.
I am so brave! Stephen Krensky
This fourth book in the empowerment series celebrates the feats of growing out of toddlerhood with courage and success. Whether it's petting a dog or waving good-bye to a parent, Krensky and Gillingham address the "small wins" of growing just a little bit braver.
My dad can do anything Stephen Krensky
Takes a look at some of the many "special" talents that fathers have.
War and gold : a five-hundred-year history of empires, adventures and debt Kwasi Kwarteng
In the sixteenth century, Spanish conquistadors discovered the New World. Here, historian and politician Kwasi Kwarteng shows that this moment in world history has been echoed many times, from the French Revolution to both World Wars, right up to the present day, when our own financial crisis saw many of our great nations slip into financial trouble.
Hurricane : perspectives on tornado disasters Andrew Langley
This book looks at Hurricane Sandy and other major storms, using first-hand accounts to describe events and people's experiences, providing multiple perspectives from eyewitnesses, survivors, the emergency services, scientists and the media.
Horses Bob Langrish
The lives of humans and horses have been intricately linked for thousands of years, with equines depicted in cave paintings dating back to 5000BC. This book covers the world's most charismatic and iconic breeds, from the noble Arab and Akhal-Teke to 'primitive' equines such as Przewalski's Horse and the Polish Konik.
Razorhurst Justine Larbalestier
Team Human Justine Larbalestier
In the Tree House Andrew Larsen
An evocative story about two brothers who are growing up (one faster than the other), an unusual summer night and a special tree house that proves childhood is not just a time but also a place.
The adventures of Jack Lime James Leck
Jack Lime solves problems for his fellow Iona High students. Sometimes he falls for the dames who hire him, sometimes he falls in the river and sometimes he falls asleep (he's narcoleptic). But rest assured that whether he's tracking down a missing banana-seat bike or a kidnapped hamster, Lime will follow every lead.
The further adventures of Jack Lime James Leck
Iona High School's self-styled private eye Jack Lime investigates a disappearing quarterback, a stolen painting, and a stolen comic book.
Wikileaks : inside Julian Assange's war on secrecy David Leigh and Luke Harding with Ed Pilkington, Robert Booth and Charles Arthur
This is an examination of how the controversial 'WikiLeaks' website has become such a prominent force in political dialogue and how this has affected its founder Julian Assange.
About face Donna Leon
Soon after meeting Franca Marinello, the wife of a wealthy Venetian businessman, Brunetti comes across her name in his investigation of a trucking company owner found murdered in his offices. Though charmed by Franca's love of Virgil and Cicero, he must now unravel her connection to the Carabinieri's prime suspect. As Brunetti delves into the murder, he comes face to face with violence and corruption as dangerous as he's ever seen.
Doctored evidence Donna Leon
When a wealthy Venetian woman is found brutally murdered, the prime suspect is her Romanian maid, who has fled the city carrying a considerable sum of money and forged papers. The maid runs into the path of an oncoming train and is killed - case closed. But when the old woman's neighbour returns from abroad, it becomes clear that the maid could not have been the killer. Commissario Brunetti decides - unofficially - to take the case on himself.
Hurty feelings Helen Lester; illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
It looks like trouble when Fragility, a hippopotamus whose feelings are easily hurt, meets Rudy, a rude elephant, on the soccer field.
The following girls Louise Levene
When Amanda Baker was 14 she found a letter written by her runaway mother to her unborn child: 'Dear Jeremy' it began 'or Amanda.' The happiest days of your life? Not for Baker, sixteen and sick of it as she moves miserably between lessons packed with palm fibre and the use of the dative. Baker's only solace is her fifth form gang 'the four Mandies' and a low-calorie diet of king-sized cigarettes, until she teams up with Julia Smith, games captain and consummate game player. And so begins a passionate friendship that will threaten her future, menace her sanity and risk the betrayal of everything and everyone she holds dear.
Edward's menagerie : over 40 soft and snuggly toy animal crochet patterns Kerry Lord
With just two weeks to go before baby Edward's due date, yarn enthusiast Kerry Lord picked up a crochet hook for the first time and a new obsession began. Over the next 12 months the collection of crochet animals expanded week on week until Edward's Menagerie was complete with 40 unique patterns.
The Rustic Wedding Handbook Maggie Lord
The beauty of a rustic wedding is its versatility and all the creativity that it invites. The Rustic Wedding Handbook offers brides, couples and wedding planners ideas, advice and inspiration for planning a rustic-style wedding.
Dancing dinos Sally Lucas
Dinosaurs dance out of the book that a boy is reading and head for mischief.
Dancing dinos go to school Sally Lucas
A surprised librarian and a young reader watch as dancing dinosaurs in a book leap off the page and into the school, causing havoc in the classroom and on the playground.
Celebrate! cookbook Sheila Lukins with Peter Kaminsky
With one purpose only - to bring family and friends together - Sheila Lukins presents Celebrate!, a full-colour extravaganza of a book with 46 festive menus, 350 foolproof, with-a-twist recipes in the Silver Palate style, 200 colour photographs, and throughout, the passion that's made her one of America's most creative cooks and best-loved food writers.
Farmageddon : the true cost of cheap meat Philip Lymbery with Isabel Oakeshott
We no longer know for certain what is entering the food chain and what we are eating - as the UK horsemeat scandal demonstrated. We are reaching a tipping point as the farming revolution threatens our countryside, health and the quality of our food wherever we live in the world. Farmageddon is a fascinating and terrifying investigative journey behind the closed doors of a runaway industry across the world - from the UK, Europe and the USA, to China, Argentina, Peru and Mexico.
Road to somewhere Kelley Lynn & Jenny S. Morris
A road trip. A singing competition. And super-hot cowboys. What could be better? For Charlie, a post-high school road trip isn't just a vacation, it's life changing. While her parents think she's helping a friend move, a chance at fame is the real reason to grab her best friends and drive to L.A. But when her super annoying, uber-responsible, younger sister, Lucy, has to tag along, it isn't quite the summer of fun she imagined.
The trouble with Harry Katie MacAlister
As a spy for the Crown, Lord Harry Rosse faced clever and dangerous adversaries - but it's his five offspring who seem likely to send him to Bedlam. At his wits' end, he's advertised for a wife and found one, but perhaps he should have been a bit more forthcoming on certain points… Frederica Pelham, affectionately known as Plum, spent years avoiding the scandals of her past, and is desperate for quiet security and a chance to make a family. And while all kinds of secrets are catching up with them, Plum knows the real trouble with Harry… is that he's stolen her heart.
The truth about Leo Katie MacAlister
Dagmar Marie Sophie is a poverty-stricken Danish princess. When she finds a wounded man unconscious in her garden, she sees a way out of her desperate situation. Leopold Ernst George Mortimer, seventh earl of March, and spy in the service of the king, finds himself on the wrong end of a saber and left for dead. He wakes up not remembering what happened… in the care of a beautiful woman who says she is his wife.
His Majesty's hope Susan Elia MacNeal
World War II has finally come home to Britain, but it takes more than nightly air raids to rattle intrepid spy and expert code breaker Maggie Hope. Maggie is now an elite member of the Special Operations Executive … a black ops organisation designed to aid the British effort abroad … and her first assignment sends her straight into Nazi-controlled Berlin, the very heart of the German war machine.
Mr. Churchill's secretary Susan Elia MacNeal
After German Luftwaffe bomb London, Maggie Hope - trained in maths and code breaking, but only able to find a job as Winston Churchill's secretary - uses the access her position demands to try to unravel an assassination plot.
Princess Elizabeth's spy Susan Elia MacNeal
As World War II sweeps the continent Maggie Hope, former secretary to Prime Minister Winston Churchill, completes her training to become a spy for MI-5. Spirited, strong-willed, and possessing one of the sharpest minds in government for mathematics and code-breaking, she fully expects to be sent abroad to gather intelligence for the British front. Instead, to her great disappointment, she is dispatched to go undercover at Windsor Castle, where she will tutor the young Princess Elizabeth in maths.
Wild Alex Mallory
Cade, a teen raised alone in the wilderness, is thrust into civilisation in this modern retelling of Tarzan. No one knows the forest better than Cade, who has spent his entire life there, foraging, hunting, and surviving. Raised to believe no one else is left in the world, he is shocked when he encounters Dara, a modern girl on a camping trip in his woods. And when an accident forces him back into society with her, he begins to question his entire life.
Wilbur Avenue Steven Manchester
In this novelette featuring the characters from Pressed pennies, after a magical summer Abby and the neighbourhood gang receive some very bad news. Richard's dad has accepted a new job and the Giles family is moving away. Abby is devastated because she's losing the person who might be more important to her at this stage in her life than anyone else. As a final gift to Richard's friends, Jim Giles takes the kids to Lincoln Park, an amusement park that hosts a day of unforgettable memories. The experiences they share there will resonate deep into their lives.
The fifth woman Henning Mankell
Inspector Kurt Wallander searches for a killer as he uncovers the link between the murders of four nuns and an unidentified woman in an Algerian convent and the death of a birdwatcher found skewered in a pit of sharpened bamboo poles.
Owen's daughter Jo-Ann Mapson
Skye Elliot is given a choice after her car accident - jail or rehab - and her bull-riding ex-husband gets custody of their four-year-old daughter. It takes Skye eight months to get clean, but the day she is released, she has one plan: to be a good mother - better, at least, than Skye's own selfish mother and absent dad. Owen Garret hasn't seen his daughter in ten years. Newly out of prison, he picks her up from rehab and together they set off to find Gracie, and to forge a relationship that transcends the hurt and anger that have brewed between them for almost a decade.
Cash my chips, croupier Piers Marlowe
A man is murdered outside a gambling club in London's West End after a journalist who had dallied to take a last drink has tried to stop a frightened girl from making a 'phone call. The journalist is kidnapped by a naked female croupier who is handling a gun instead of a roulette wheel. He comes to on a Sussex farm, where he makes a discovery that pitches him headlong into a sequence of violence and intrigue concerning a gambling racket and the faceless men who run it.
Hire me a hearse Piers Marlowe
Whenever Wilma Haven decided to be wayward, she insisted that she was seen to be wayward. So perhaps she was merely being consistent when she hired a hearse before committing suicide, then proceeded to take her time over the act in a very public place. However, Wilma died not from her own act, but by the murderous intent of a unsuspected killer, and Superintendent Frank Drury of Scotland Yard becomes embroiled in his most challenging case ever.
Love is hell Melissa Marr, Scott Westerfeld, Justine Larbalestier, Gabrielle Zevin, Laurie Faria Stolarz
Love with a twist: From a girl who falls in love with an immortal (who may or may not be a fictional character out of a book she may or may not have read), to a girl who must help a hot teen ghost solve his own murder, here are five unforgettable stories about love with a supernatural, moody twist.
The tango singer Tomas Eloy Martinez
Bruno Cadogan arrives in Buenos Aires on the trail of Julio Martel, a legendary but elusive singer, who he hopes will inspire and enlighten his thesis on the origins of the tango. And as he untangles the story of the singer's life, Bruno also begins to believe that Martel's increasingly rare performances map the dark labyrinth of the city's past.
The blender girl : super-easy, super-healthy meals, snacks, desserts, and drinks-100 gluten-free, raw, and vegan recipes! Tess Masters
The debut cookbook from the powerhouse blogger behind, featuring 100 gluten-free, vegan recipes for smoothies, meals, and more made quickly and easily in a blender.
The Scarlet Letter Society Mary McCarthy
Meet Maggie, Eva and Lisa, founders of The Scarlet Letter Society. Named as such due to their various infidelities, both physical and emotional, the 'SLS' is these womens' refusal to be shamed like Hester Prynne in Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic tale of forbidden longing. Once a month, they meet at their local bookstore to discuss love, life and literature. A witty, insightful and steamy novel about a group of women who have chosen to forge their own paths, and must deal with the ramifications of their past and present choices.
Not a drop to drink Mindy McGinnis
Teenage Lynn has been taught to defend her pond against every threat: drought, a snowless winter, coyotes, and most important, people looking for a drink. She makes sure anyone who comes near the pond leaves thirsty - or doesn't leave at all. But when strangers appear, the mysterious footprints by the pond, nighttime threats, and gunshots make it all too clear Lynn has exactly what they want, and they won't stop until they get it…
Ransom Jay McInerney
Living in Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan, Christopher Ransom seeks a purity and simplicity he could not find at home, and tries to exorcise the terror he encountered earlier in his travels - a blur of violence and death at the Khyber Pass. Supporting himself by teaching English to eager Japanese businessmen, Ransom feels safe amongst his fellow expatriates. But soon he is threatened by everything he thought he had left behind, in a sequence of bizarre events whose consequences he cannot escape …
Finding home Lauren K. McKellar
When Amy's mum dies, the last thing she expects is to be kicked off her dad's music tour all the way to her Aunt Lou in a depressing hole of a seaside town. The only solace is her music class, but even there she can't seem to keep it together, sabotaging her grade and her one chance at a meaningful relationship. It takes a hard truth from her only friend before Amy realises that she has to come to terms with her past, before she destroys her future.
Flirty dancing Jenny McLachlan
Bea Hogg is shy but fiery inside. When national dance competition Starwars comes to her school looking for talent, she wants to sign up. It's just a shame her best friend agreed to enter with school super-cow Pearl Harris. But when school hottie, Ollie Matthews, who also happens to be Pearl's boyfriend, decides to enter the competition with Bea, she will have more than a fight on her hands.
Chewy gooey crispy crunchy melt-in-your mouth cookies Alice Medrich
Brand-new cookies and delicious new spins on the classics are here, with simple well-tested recipes and all the tips, techniques, and ideas that you need to please a crowd or satisfy the most sophisticated palate around.
Seriously bitter sweet : the ultimate dessert maker's guide to chocolate Alice Medrich
With brand-new recipes both savoury and sweet, old classics, tricks and techniques, and chocolate notes throughout, making incredible chocolate desserts has never been more inspiring.
Sinfully easy delicious desserts Alice Medrich
Homemade desserts just got quicker, easier, and smarter Alice Medrich rewrites the dessert menu for cooks in search of totally doable desserts without hours of prep.
Among chimpanzees : field notes from the race to save our endangered relatives Nancy J. Merrick
Unbeknownst to much of the public, chimps are in trouble: censuses show them to be extinct in four African countries and nearly so in ten others. When Nancy Merrick learned these startling facts in 2009, she decided it was past time to discover the extent to which chimpanzees are at risk across Africa and what can be done.
Why mindfulness is better than chocolate David Michie
Mindfulness practice can help you reduce stress, improve performance, manage pain and increase wellbeing. David Michie introduces mindfulness practice and offers innovative solutions to common obstacles. Drawing on ancient Buddhist teachings and contemporary science, he also takes us beyond 'mindfulness lite,' offering lucid instructions on how to experience the pristine nature of one's own consciousness directly.
City signs Zoran Milich
Features thirty eye-catching photos of signs taken in context of their location and usage.
Subway ride Heather Miller
A fantastic journey introduces young readers to the subway system.
The arsonist Sue Miller
Troubled by the feeling that she belongs nowhere after working in East Africa for fifteen years, Frankie Rowley has come home to the small New Hampshire village of Pomeroy. On her first night back, a house up the road burns to the ground. Then another house burns, and another, always the houses of the summer people. In a town where people have never bothered to lock their doors, social fault lines are opened, and neighbours begin to regard one another with suspicion.
The distinguished guest Sue Miller
At the age of seventy-two, Lily Roberts became a national celebrity on writing her first book - a spiritual memoir. But her new-found fame was not well received by her son Alan and wayward daughter Clary, both profoundly disturbed by Lily's intimate revelations about her married life. Ten years on their resentment is still raw, and when Lily, now ill and frail, comes to live with Alan, the bitter legacy of their very different memories threatens to upset the precarious balance of their lives.
For love Sue Miller
Lottie's second marriage is in trouble. Cameron, Lottie's brother, is reunited with Elizabeth, a neighbour he has been in love with since high school. The three, together, learn that adulthood brings opportunities to find not only great love, but also suffer great loss.
Lost in the forest Sue Miller
Lost in the Forest is a novel set in the vineyards of Northern California that tells the story of a young girl who, in the wake of a tragic accident, seeks solace in a damaging love affair with a much older man.
The senator's wife Sue Miller
Love came late to Meri, but in a rush: she met Nathan at thirty six, he moved in a month later, and they married a month after that. Now they are exchanging their comfortable mid-western existence for life in a college town in New England, a house of their own, a more responsible teaching job for Nathan. Their next door neighbour is the distinguished Senator Tom Naughton, a political hero of Nathan's, and now in his seventies. The senator is nowhere to be seen, but Meri strikes up an unexpected friendship with his wife, the elegant, patrician Delia.
The story of my father Sue Miller
In the spring of 1986, Sue Miller found herself more and more deeply involved in caring for her father as he slipped into the grasp of Alzheimer's disease. "The Story of My Father" is a profound, deeply moving account of her father's final days and her own response to it.
While I was gone Sue Miller
52-year-old veterinarian Jo Becker has moved past the traumatic experiences of her early adulthood, including the murder of a housemate and close friend, and is in a happy, stable marriage. But the appearance of a friend from her past threatens everything she's worked so hard for. Miller skilfully depicts the effect Jo's actions have on her relationships with her husband and grown children.
The world below Sue Miller
Fanny Morris is at a crossroads in her San Francisco life. Twice divorced, her three children are now grown and scattered. Then news comes that she has inherited her grandmother Georgia's home in Vermont. Fanny finds in Vermont not only the ghosts of her own past but those of Georgia's as well.
Whales Joyce Milton
The apothecaries' garden : a new history of the Chelsea Physic Garden Sue Minter
Founded in 1673 by the Society of Apothecaries, the Chelsea Physic Garden led the world for over 300 years in the research and classification of new plants. Sue Minter examines its history and many notable achievements.
Tiny house living : ideas for building and living well in less than 400 square feet Ryan Mitchell
Once considered little more than a charming oddity, the tiny house movement continues to gain momentum among those who thirst for a simpler, "greener," more meaningful life in the face of society's "more is better" mindset.
Dear Luke, we need to talk, Darth : and other pop culture correspondences John Moe
Offers a fresh twist on the pop culture classics we thought we knew by heart. You already know part of their story. Now find out the rest.
Hollow Mountain Thomas Mogford
In the narrow streets of the Old Town below the Rock of Gibraltar, lawyer Spike Sanguinetti's friend and colleague is critically injured in a mysterious hit-and-run. Spike must drop everything and return home to Gibraltar, where he is drawn into a case defending a ruthless salvage company hunting for treasure in the Straits. As Spike battles to save his business, he realises that his investigations have triggered a terrifying sequence of events, and that everything he holds dear is under threat.
Underwear Mary Elise Monsell
A breath of Eyre Eve Marie Mont
Emma Townsend, who sympathizes with the titular character in "Jane Eyre," finds herself lost in Jane's nineteenth-century world when a lightning storm catapults her right into Jane's body.
A phantom enchantment Eve Marie Mont
In this brilliant, multi-layered conclusion to the Unbound trilogy, Emma Townsend journeys to Paris and discovers her own choices echoed within the labyrinthine love story The Phantom of the Opera.
A touch of Scarlet Eve Marie Mont
Emma Townsend is back at prestigious Lockwood Prep, but her world has altered immeasurably since her tumultuous sophomore year. The best change of all: her boyfriend, Gray. And though Gray is leaving for Coast Guard training, Emma feels newly optimistic. Soon Emma's long-distance relationship with Gray is straining under the pressure, and Emma wonders if she's cracking too. How else to explain the vivid dreams of Hester Prynne she's been having since she started reading The Scarlet Letter? As her life begins to echo events in the novel, Emma will be forced to choose between virtue and love.
A circle of time Marisa Montes
As fourteen-year-old Allison Blair lies comatose in the hospital, she hears in her head the voice of Becky Lee Thompson, pleading for help and pulling Allison back in time to 1906 - and into Becky's body. But why? Is it to prevent Becky's tragic death, or the death of Joshua, the boy who loves her?
Skinny dips : 60 recipes for dips, spreads, chips, and salsas on the lighter side of delicious Diane Morgan
We all love dips - we just hate what they do to our hips. That's why snack lovers everywhere will be drooling over the scrumptious spreads in this collection of low-calorie, low-fat party dips.
David's World Dagmar H. Mueller
A mad and wonderful thing Mark Mulholland
You wouldn't get involved, Johnny, would you? What about those terrible bombs? You wouldn't do a bad thing, would you?' In this passionate and heart-wrenching debut novel by Irish writer Mark Mulholland, we meet Johnny Donnelly an intense young man who is in love with books, with his country, and with the beautiful Cora Flannery. But in his dark and secret other life he shoots British soldiers: he is an IRA sniper.
The sea, the sea Iris Murdoch
Charles Arrowby, leading light of England's theatrical set, retires from glittering London to write a memoir about his great love affair with Clement Makin, his mentor both professionally and personally, and to amuse himself with Lizzie, an actress he has strung along for many years. None of his plans work out, and his memoir evolves into a riveting chronicle of the strange events and unexpected visitors some real, some spectral that disrupt his world and shake his oversized ego to its very core.
A Prayer for Blue Delaney Kirsty Murray
The Secret Life of Maeve Lee Kwong Kirsty Murray
A change in altitude Cindi Myers
With Maggie Stevens' baby on the way - not to mention her wedding to Jameso Clark in the works - spring in Eureka promises to be a time of rebirth in more ways than one. To add to the excitement, and refill the town's depleted coffers, Lucille, the mayor, has wooed a movie producer to Eureka, throwing folks into a tizzy - and inspiring some to reach for the stars. As if that weren't enough, the bogus Lucky Lady mine the town partially sold turns out to really have gold in it - and possibly a ghost to boot.
The Death of Pie Tamar Myers
Monster Walter Dean Myers
While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken.
L8r, G8r Lauren Myracle
TTFN Lauren Myracle
TTYL Lauren Myracle
Land of no rain Amjad Nasir; translated by Jonathan Wright
Land of No Rain takes place in Hamiya, a fictional Arab country run by military commanders who treat power as a personal possession to be handed down from one generation to the next. The main character was forced into exile from Hamiya twenty years earlier for taking part in a failed assassination attempt on the military ruler known as the Grandson. On his return to his homeland, he encounters family, childhood friends, former comrades and his first love, but most importantly he grapples with his own self, the person he left behind.
Ready Set. Raymond Vaunda Nelson
The wives of Los Alamos TaraShea Nesbit
Their average age was twenty-five. They came from Berkeley, Cambridge, Paris, London and Chicago and arrived in New Mexico ready for adventure or at least resigned to it. But hope quickly turned to hardship in the desolate military town where everything was a secret. Though they were strangers, they joined together - babies were born, friendships were forged, children grew up. But then 'the project' was unleashed and even bigger challenges faced the women of Los Alamos, as they struggled with the burden of their contribution towards the creation of the most destructive force in mankind's history - the atomic bomb.
Heston Blumenthal : the biography of the world's most brilliant master chef Chas Newkey-Burden
Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal is the man who turned the world of cuisine on its head and became a national hero with an OBE and three Michelin stars. This is the full inspirational story of the self taught genius, from a life-changing childhood holiday in France, through to his brief apprenticeship in Raymond Blanc's restaurant.
The banh mi handbook : recipes for crazy-delicious Vietnamese sandwiches Andrea Quynhgiao Nguyen
A cookbook devoted to the beloved Vietnamese sandwich, with 50 recipes ranging from classic fillings to innovative modern combinations.
Fidelity : how to create a loving relationship that lasts Thich Nhat Hanh
What does healthy intimacy look like? How we do we keep the energy and passion alive in long-term relationships? What practices can help us forgive our partner when he or she has hurt us? How can we get a new relationship off to a strong and stable start? What do we do if we feel restless in a relationship or attracted to someone outside of our partner? Zen master and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh offers concrete guidance in his first ever writings on intimacy and healthy sexuality.
The false prince Jennifer A. Nielsen
In the country of Carthya, a devious nobleman engages four orphans in a brutal competition to be selected to impersonate the king's long-missing son in an effort to avoid a civil war.
The runaway king Jennifer A. Nielsen
Young King Jaron has taken the throne of Carthya, but after enemies attempt to assassinate him, and a neighbouring kingdom threatens invasion, he finds that he has no friends in the palace, not even his bride-to-be, princess Amarinda - and his regents think it would be better for Carthya if he just disappeared again.
The shadow throne Jennifer A. Nielsen
Young King Jaron has had nothing but trouble with his advisors and regents since he ascended the throne of Carthya, and now King Vargan of Avenia has invaded the land and captured Imogen - and Jaron must find some way to rescue her and save his kingdom.
Beach colors Shelley Noble
While renowned designer Margaux Sullivan was presenting her highly praised collection during New York City's Fashion Week, her husband was cleaning out their bank account. A week after he disappeared, the bank foreclosed on Margaux's apartment and business. Suddenly broke, betrayed, and humiliated, Margaux has nowhere else to turn to but home: the small coastal town of Crescent Cove, Connecticut, where she once knew love, joy, and family before she put them behind her on the climb to fame.
Breakwater Bay Shelley Noble
Meri Hollis is happy to come home as her restoration career takes her back to her roots in Newport, RI. But her idyllic summer takes a turn on her 30th birthday. She did not expect to have her family's deepest, darkest secret exposed and she certainly didn't expect that secret to have anything to do with her…
Newport dreams : a Breakwater Bay novella Shelley Noble
Geordie Holt's father has given her an ultimatum: settle down and get a job, or he'll get one for her. She loves photography and she loves Newport, so a job as a photographer on a renovation project seems like the perfect choice. Restoration architect Bruce Stafford has discovered a forgotten mansion, fallen into ruin as an abandoned boarding-house. When he learns Geordie is not an intern but a paid member of the team, taken on as a favour to one of their supporters, he's livid.
Stargazey nights : a novella Shelley Noble
A call from the past and a mysterious inheritance bring Cabot Reynolds to a magical town and force him to make a decision that will change his life forever. Stargazey Point, once a slice of Southern heaven, is in need of tender love and care, something Cab learns he is in desperate need of himself.
Stargazey Point Shelley Noble
Devastated by tragedy during her last project, documentarian Abbie Sinclair seeks refuge with three octogenarian siblings, who live in a plantation house in South Carolina's Stargazey Point. Once a popular family beach resort, the beaches have eroded, most of the businesses have closed, and the crowds have gone. It's the perfect place to hide from the rest of world. But hiding proves to be difficult as Abbie is drawn into the lives of the people around her.
Home truths Freya North
Brought up by their eccentric uncle Django, the McCabe sisters had assumed their mid-thirties would be a time of happiness and stability. The youngest, Cat, returns home to start a new phase of her life. Fen is determined to be a better mother to her baby daughter than her own was to her? And is Pip too busy taking care of her stepson, her husband, her sisters, her uncle to notice her own needs? At Django's 75th birthday party, secrets are revealed that will change how the three sisters view their family forever.
Love rules Freya North
Thea Luckmore believes in love - she's determined only ever to fall head over heels, or rather, heart over head. Alice Heggarty, her best friend, is always falling in lust with dashing rogues who invariably break her heart. As yet another disastrous relationship ends, Alice makes a decision. It's time to marry and she knows just the man. For Thea, a chance encounter on Primrose Hill ignites that elusive spark she's preoccupied with. When it comes to love, should you listen to your head, your heart, or your best friend?
Pillow talk Freya North
Petra Flint and Arlo Savidge were teenage sweethearts in a chaste, old-fashioned way. They never really told each other how they felt. Now, years later, in an ice-cream shop one rainy day Arlo and Petra stand before each other once again. Is this their second chance? Isn't old gold as good as new? However, for love to blossom, they must finally put their pasts to bed. A past Petra can't quite remember. A past Arlo wants to forget.
Secrets Freya North
Joe has a beautiful house, a great job, no commitments - and he likes it like that. All he needs is a quiet house-sitter for his rambling old place by the sea. When Tess turns up on his doorstep, he's not sure she's right for the job. Where has she come from in such a hurry? Her past is a blank and she's something of an enigma. But there's something about her - even though sparks fly every time they meet. And it looks as though she's here to stay!
Octagon magic Andre Norton
Lorrie discovers a strange and fascinating secret. Did a witch live in the eight-sided house? Was it haunted? There were lots of scary stories about the strange house - but none could match the secret Lorrie uncovered.
Red hart magic Andre Norton
A brother and sister by marriage are taken back to the time of King James I in England where their solution of problems there enables them to better deal with some serious peer problems in their own time and with their acceptance of each other as family.
It looked different on the model Laurie Notaro
Focuses on the author's haphazard efforts to fit into her ultra-liberal Oregon community, an endeavour marked by everything from stolen trees and a ban from the post office to dental implants and closed neighbourhood parties.
The visitors Patrick O'Keeffe
One warm July night, when thoughts of Ireland are far from James Dwyer's mind, a homeless man with a sunburnt face, who smells like dry wood, comes to the screen door of his Michigan apartment. Walter has two messages. The first is that an old lady is lying in the middle of his street. But when James goes to look there's nobody to be seen. The second, while apparently more ordinary, is ultimately more troubling: a childhood friend wants him to visit.
Desk stories Kevin O'Malley
Six separate stories tell, in words and cartoons, the surprising history and activities of the ordinary school desk.
Origami for Children Mari Ono
Rescue on Nim's Island Wendy Orr
Dorothy must die D. M. Paige
Amy Gumm, the other girl from Kansas, has been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked to stop Dorothy who has found a way to come back to Oz, seizing a power that has gone to her head so now no one is safe!
No place like Oz D. M. Paige
Dorothy clicked her heels three times and returned to Kansas. The end … or was it? Although she's happy to be home with Aunt Em, Dorothy has regretted her decision to leave Oz ever since. So when a mysterious gift arrives at her doorstep on her sixteenth birthday, Dorothy jumps at the chance to return to the glittering city that made her a star. But this time, the yellow brick road leads her down a very different path. And before her journey is through, Dorothy will find that the line between wicked and good has become so blurred she's not sure which side of it she's on.
Pretty in ink Lindsey J. Palmer
For years, Hers magazine has been a fixture on newsstands but with sales slumping, Leah Brenner suspects she won't be on the payroll much longer - a telecommuting, breast milk-pumping mum of three doesn't mesh with her new boss Mimi's vision of a sleeker, younger-skewing Hers. As the summer rolls out, and staffers are asked to give up even their sexiest secrets to save the brand, everyone at Hers - the sycophantic new assistant; the photo editor who's sleeping with her boss; the Ivy League intern with oversized aspirations - will fight to keep her career, and some shred of dignity, intact.
The Duke Denise Patrick
As children, Brand Waring, heir to the Duke of Warringham, and his brother were kidnapped and sold to a plantation in the West Indies. Now Brand is back to wreak vengeance on those responsible for his brother's subsequent death. Felicia Collings has found it easy to refuse every marriage proposal, thanks to a ring left to her by her gypsy great-grandmother. Reportedly it will lead her to the man whom she is destined to marry. To her relief, the ring has been blessedly silent on this issue. Until Brand recognises it, and sparks fly.
The scarred heart Denise Patrick
Lionel Cantrell has all but given up hope of finding his missing wife and child. Until now. At a former comrade's house party, Lionel comes face to face with the object of his five-year search. Emma, whose cold reception is keenly edged with barely concealed panic. Emma's stubborn refusal to explain why she won't return home only fuels Lionel's relentless curiosity. So does their undeniable passion. Time is on his side, and his well of patience is deep. But Emma's trauma runs far deeper… perhaps too deep for love to reach.
The tale of Sir Dragon : dealing with bullies for kids (and dragons) Jean Pendziwol
A story involving dragons and knights that tells children how to deal with bullies.
With Intent to Kill Hugh Pentecost
The comeback Marlene Perez
High school junior Sophie can almost handle having her boyfriend and her lead in the school play stolen by a beautiful new student, but when her social status plummets, Sophie declares war.
Dead is a state of mind Marlene Perez
When a gorgeous new student's prediction that a teacher will be murdered comes true, seventeen-year-old Daisy is determined to solve the crime, but when all signs point to the killer being a werewolf, she fears she is in over her head.
Dead is so last year Marlene Perez
In the beach town of Nightshade, California, home to both human and supernatural beings, the Giordano sisters find summer employment and uncover mysteries involving doppelgangers and oversized football players.
Dead is the new black Marlene Perez
Everyone in the Giordano family is psychic - except for Daisy. When her mother, who uses her power to solve crimes, enlists Daisy's older sister to investigate a teenage girl's mysterious death, Daisy feels utterly useless. But she takes matters into her own hands when she learns the victim has lots of company - teenage girls are being attacked all over town, including at Nightshade High School, where Daisy is a junior.
Cinderella Charles Perrault
The dead and the gone Susan Beth Pfeffer
Life as We Knew It enthralled and devastated readers with its brutal but hopeful look at an apocalyptic event - an asteroid hitting the moon, setting off a tailspin of horrific climate changes. Now this harrowing companion novel examines the same events as they unfold in New York City, revealed through the eyes of seventeen-year-old Puerto Rican Alex Morales.
Life as we knew it Susan Beth Pfeffer
Through journal entries sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family's struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.
The shade of the moon Susan Beth Pfeffer
It's been more than two years since Jon Evans and his family left Pennsylvania, hoping to find a safe place to live, yet Jon remains haunted by the deaths of those he loved. His prowess on a soccer field has guaranteed him a home in a well-protected enclave. But Jon is painfully aware that a missed goal, a careless word, even falling in love, can put his life and the lives of his mother, his sister Miranda, and her husband, Alex, in jeopardy. Can Jon risk doing what is right in a world gone so terribly wrong?
This world we live in Susan Beth Pfeffer
It's been a year since a meteor collided with the moon, catastrophically altering the earth's climate. For Miranda Evans, life as she knew it no longer exists. The struggle to survive intensifies when Miranda's father and stepmother arrive with a baby and three strangers in tow. One of the newcomers is Alex Morales, and as Miranda's complicated feelings for him turn to love, his plans for his future thwart their relationship. Then a devastating tornado hits the town of Howell, and Miranda makes a decision that will change their lives forever.
My New Boy Joan Phillips
Fives and twenty-fives Michael Pitre
Fives and twenty-fives mark the measure of a marine's life in the road repair platoon. Their mission lacks the glory of the infantry, but in a war where every pothole contains a hidden bomb, road repair brings its own danger. Lieutenant Donavan leads the platoon, painfully aware of his shortcomings and isolated by his rank. Doc Pleasant, the medic, joined for opportunity, but finds his pride undone as he watches friends die. And there's Kateb, known to the Americans as Dodge, an Iraqi interpreter whose love of American culture is matched only by his disdain for what Americans are doing to his country. Returning home, they exchange one set of decisions and repercussions for another, struggling to find a place in a world that no longer knows them.
After the end Amy Plum
World War III has left the world ravaged by nuclear radiation. A lucky few escaped to the Alaskan wilderness. They've survived for the last thirty years by living off the land, being one with nature, and hiding from whoever else might still be out there. When Juneau returns from a hunting trip to discover that everyone in her clan has vanished, she sets off to find them. Leaving the boundaries of their land for the very first time, she learns something horrifying: There never was a war. Now Juneau is adrift in a modern-day world she never knew existed.
Die for her : a Die for me novella Amy Plum
Jules Marchenoir is a revenant - an undead being whose fate forces him to sacrifice himself over and over again to save human lives. He's spent the better part of the last century flirting his way through Paris, but when he met Kate Mercier, the heroine from Amy Plum's Die for Me trilogy, he knew his afterlife had changed forever and he had found the love of his life. Until Kate fell for his best friend, Vincent. Now Jules is faced with an impossible decision: choosing between his loyal friend and a love truly worth dying for.
Mrs. Katz and Tush Patricia Polacco
Lost voices Sarah Porter
Assaulted and left on the cliffs outside of her grim Alaskan fishing village by her abusive, alcoholic uncle, fourteen-year-old Luce expects to die when she tumbles into the icy waters below, but when she instead transforms into a mermaid she is faced with struggles and choices she could never have imagined.
The twice lost Sarah Porter
In the exciting final instalment of the Lost Voices trilogy, mermaid Luce swims to the San Francisco Bay where she finds a group of renegade mermaids who become an army under her leadership when war breaks out between humans and mermaids.
Waking storms Sarah Porter
After parting ways with her troubled mermaid tribe, Luce just wants to live peacefully on her own. But her tranquillity doesn't last long: She receives news that the tribe is on the verge of collapse and desperately needs her leadership. The tribe's cruel queen wants Luce dead. Dorian, the boy Luce broke mermaid law to save, is determined to make her pay for her part in the murder of his family. And while the mermaids cling to the idea that humans never suspect their existence, there are suddenly ominous signs to the contrary.
The tailor of Gloucester Beatrix Potter
When the tailor becomes sick and cannot finish the waistcoat for the Mayor, the mice finish it for him.
The tale of a fierce bad rabbit Beatrix Potter
This is a story about a fierce bad Rabbit, his savage whiskers, and his claws and his turned-up tail, and his encounter with a nice gentle Rabbit.
The tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher Beatrix Potter
Once upon a time there was a frog called Mr. Jeremy Fisher; he lived in a little damp house amongst the buttercups at the edge of a pond. The water was all slippy-sloppy in the larder and in the back passage. But Mr. Jeremy liked getting his feet wet; nobody ever scolded him, and he never caught a cold!
The tale of the Flopsy Bunnies Beatrix Potter
The six Flopsy Bunnies have a narrow escape from Mr. McGregor's garden.
Carpe Jugulum Terry Pratchett
The Carpet People Terry Pratchett
The Dark Side of the Sun Terry Pratchett
Diggers Terry Pratchett
The Folklore of Discworld Terry Pratchett
Going Postal Terry Pratchett
A Hat Full of Sky Terry Pratchett
I Shall Wear Midnight Terry Pratchett
Jingo Terry Pratchett
The Johnny Maxwell Trilogy Terry Pratchett
The Light Fantastic Terry Pratchett
Night Watch Terry Pratchett
Only You Can Save Mankind Terry Pratchett
Sourcery Terry Pratchett
Strata Terry Pratchett
Thud Terry Pratchett
Unseen Academicals Terry Pratchett
Women Who Seize The Moment Angela Priestley
Bigfoot dreams Francine Prose
Vera Perl, "star reporter of a sleazy supermarket tabloid … conjures up stories about UFO sightings, miracle cures in garden vegetables, evidence of life after death, and the ever-popular Bigfoot … Then one day Vera discovers that one of the stories she's invented has turned out to be true in ways she never could have dreamed.
Glorious ones Francine Prose
A young girl faces the consequences of sudden loss after the death of her sister. As her parents drift toward their own risky consolations, thirteen-year-old Nico is left alone to grope toward understanding and clarity, falling into a seductive, dangerous relationship with her sister's enigmatic boyfriend.
Household saints Francine Prose
Tells the story of the Santangelos, a family in New York's Little Italy.
Hunters and gatherers Francine Prose
Martha is thirty, and her life has stalled. She is wandering along the beach when she spies a group of women performing a strange spiritual ceremony that stirs something deep within her. With names like Isis Moonwagon and Hegwitha, they have given themselves fully to the worship of the Goddess. After Martha earns an honoured place in their budding religion, she gets to know its members and finds that the New Age has some of the same problems as the old one.
Judah the pious Francine Prose
In seventeenth-century Poland, a rabbi takes on the education of a king The Polish monarch has outlawed a portion of the Jewish funeral rite, and none of the community's lawyers, judges, or scholars will come forward to defend the custom before the crown. Only one man dares challenge the sovereign: the spindly old Rabbi Eliezer of Rimanov, whose eccentric habits conceal the mind of a dreamer and the curiosity of a child.
Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 Francine Prose
A richly imagined and stunningly inventive story of love, art, and betrayal in Paris of the 20s, 30s, and 40s.
Peaceable kingdom Francine Prose
Stories of innocence lost, from a master observer of modern life The citizens of Prose's realm are perpetually experiencing surprises. Nothing is reliable in their world, where dream vacations, weddings, and parties go sideways; strangers make unexpected confessions; and even family pets can sow discord. The peaceable kingdom of the everyday is streaked with darker, harsher truths.
Reading like a writer : a guide for people who love books and for those who want to write them Francine Prose
Francine Prose invites you to sit by her side and take a guided tour of the tools and tricks of the masters to discover why their work has endured. Written with passion, humour and wisdom, Reading Like a Writer will inspire readers to return to literature with a fresh eye and an eager heart. Most importantly, Prose cautions readers to slow down and pay attention to words, the raw material out of which all literature is crafted, and reminds us that good writing comes out of good reading.
Sicilian odyssey Francine Prose
The author explores the ancient island of Sicily, considering the various cultural legacies - Greek, Roman, Arab, and Norman - that have shaped the island's colourful culture and history.
Women and children first : stories Francine Prose
It's one thing for your husband to leave you for another woman, but how is a person supposed to feel when the man of her dreams abandons her for the stars themselves. Francine Prose shows us an alcoholic trying to improve himself by fasting, a housewife enrolled in the New Consciousness Academy, and a French literature professor who's begun to fear Madame Bovary. Prose's characters are lost, frightened, and alone and far more like us than we might care to admit.
Fair Girls and Grey Horses Christine Pullein-Thompson
Hooray for Hair Tish Rabe
Step This Way Tish Rabe
Wish you were Italian : an if only novel Kristin Rae
Seventeen-year-old Pippa Preston, sent to Italy for a three-month art history programme, decides instead to see the country on her own, armed with a list of such goals as eating an entire pizza and falling in love with an Italian, but soon finds herself attracted both to a dangerous local boy and an American archaeology student.
Everything is Wonderful Sigrid Rausing
No country Kalyan Ray
In November 1989 an immigrant couple are discovered murdered in a small town in upstate New York. They lie together as though just disengaged from a long embrace. These killings have been two centuries in the making. Weaving together private histories and historical personalities, through betrayals and friendships, through riots and terrorism on the Indian subcontinent, a Russian pogrom and the Triangle fire in New York City, we are inexorably lead towards the terrible intimacy of that murder in a sleepy town.
Fairies! Shirley Raye Redmond
Garlic and sapphires : the secret life of a critic in disguise Ruth Reichl
The editor-in-chief of "Gourmet" recounts her visits to some of the world's most acclaimed restaurants, both as herself and as an anonymous diner in disguise, to offer insight into the differences in her dining experiences.
Not becoming my mother : and other things she taught me along the way Ruth Reichl
Chronicles the mother-daughter relationship of culinary author Ruth Reichl, now editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine, and her late mother, Miriam.
On guerrilla gardening : a handbook for gardening without boundaries Richard Reynolds
When Richard Reynolds began gardening secretly outside his council block in south London, he had no idea he was part of a global movement committed to combating the urban forces of litter, pollution, vandalism and, worst of all, apathy about public spaces. On Guerrilla Gardening is his manifesto, a call to arms that charts the revolutionary history of guerrilla gardening from its roots in 1970s Manhattan, and proffers advice on tactics, equipment and recruitment.
Trapped Jacqui Rose
As teenagers, Maggie Donaldson and Johnny Taylor fell hard and fast in love despite being from rival gangland families in London's criminal underworld. Going public with their relationship would have brought them more trouble than they could handle, so for years they concealed the truth. But their house of cards won't be safe for much longer.
Justinian's flea : plague, empire and the birth of Europe William Rosen
In the middle of the sixth century, the world's smallest organism collided with the world's mightiest empire. In its wake, the plague - history's first pandemic - marked the transition from the age of Mediterranean empires to the age of European nation-states - from antiquity to the medieval world. This book looks at this transition.
The most powerful idea in the world : a story of steam, industry and invention William Rosen
"The most important invention in the whole of the Industrial Revolution was invention itself." Those words are at the heart of this remarkable book - a history of the Industrial Revolution and the steam engine, as well as an account of how inventors first came to own and profit from their ideas and how invention itself springs forth from logic and imagination.
Last night at the Blue Angel Rebecca Rotert
It is Chicago in the early 1960s, and after ten years Naomi Hill's big break arrives. But success has come at enormous personal cost. Naomi is a fiercely ambitious yet self-destructive woman whose charms are irresistible and dangerous for those around her. No one knows this better than Sophia, her precocious ten-year-old daughter.
Four : a Divergent collection Veronica Roth
Readers first encountered Tobias Eaton as "Four" in Divergent. His voice is an integral part of Allegiant. Readers will find more of this charismatic character's back-story told from his own perspective in Four: A Divergent Collection.
The initiate : a Divergent story Veronica Roth
More Four! Fans of the Divergent series will be thrilled by The Initiate, the second of four new short stories told from Four's perspective. Each brief story explores the world of the Divergent series through the eyes of the mysterious but charismatic Tobias Eaton, revealing previously unknown facets of his personality, back-story, and relationships.
The traitor : a Divergent story Veronica Roth
The Traitor takes place two years after The Son and runs parallel with the early events in Divergent … In this robust story, readers follow Tobias as he uncovers the details of an Erudite plan that could threaten the faction system, and makes plans of his own to keep Abnegation safe. At the same time, Tobias is getting to know a new transfer initiate: Tris Prior.
Gargoyle Hall Angie Sage
Barry Wizard's five acrobatic frogs are missing, and Araminta and her best friend Wanda, aided by the spectral Sir Horace, follow the trail to Morris's Water Wonderland, where something fishy is going on.
My haunted house Angie Sage
Araminta enlists the help of several ghosts in an attempt to stop her Aunt Tabby from selling Spook House.
Queste Angie Sage
Septimus faces a perilous quest to find Nicko and Snorri, who have been trapped back in time. Everyone at the Castle is slowly beginning to realise that Nicko and Snorri's chances of coming back are slim. Septimus, aided by ancient Alchemist Marcellus Pye, learns of a place where all time meets: the House of Foryxx. But how does he get there?
The sword in the grotto Angie Sage
With the help of the ghost Edmund, Araminta and Wanda survive a trip through a secret tunnel to bring back a present for Sir Horace's birthday.
Vampire brat Angie Sage
Araminta thinks something horrible might be hiding in the passages of Spook House. She suspects it might be a werewolf. To make matters worse, Uncle Drac's creepy nephew has arrived and is now Wanda's new best friend. Araminta finds him very annoying. She has to come up with a cunning plan to reveal that there is more to Max than meets the eye.
Gentle yoga for arthritis : a safe and easy approach to better health and well-being through yoga Laurie Sanford and Nancy Forstbauer
Over 50 million people in the United States alone struggle with arthritis, a painful and debilitating inflammation of the body's joints. Gentle Yoga for Arthritis shows you how to integrate yoga into any existing exercise routine, to improve your overall health and well-being. Yoga stances release muscular tensions, easing the strain on the body's joints, while increasing balance, strength, and flexibility.
Lowly Worm Meets the Early Bird Richard Scarry
Cat on the Mat Susan Schade
The Great Book of Snores Michiel Schimmel
Marble bar Robert Schofield
Gareth Ford, with a cloud still hanging over him because of his involvement in the Gwardar Gold Heist, has decided to make a new beginning in the iron mines of Newman. But when he returns home from the night shift to find his flatmate murdered, suspicion quickly falls upon him.
Bluff City pawn Stephen Schottenfeld
Huddy Marr, the proprietor of Bluff City Pawn shop in Memphis, is good at what he does: he knows jewellery, he knows guns and guitars. When a longtime client dies, his widow calls Huddy to come appraise his considerable gun collection. If he can buy up the guns, Huddy knows he can make a killing, possibly change his fortunes for good. But he needs cash up front, and for that he needs Joe. Soon the restless youngest, Harlan, is also involved - they could use the manpower to move the haul - and slowly the brothers' old family dynamics reassert themselves.
Kick with my Left Foot Paul Seden
China dolls Lisa See
In 1938, Ruby, Helen and Grace, three girls from very different backgrounds, find themselves competing at the same audition for showgirl roles at San Francisco's exclusive "Oriental" nightclub, the Forbidden City. At times their differences are pronounced, but the girls grow to depend on one another in order to fulfil their individual dreams. Then, everything changes in a heartbeat with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Suddenly the government is sending innocent Japanese to internment camps under suspicion, and Ruby is one of them. But which of her friends betrayed her?
On Gold Mountain Lisa See
In 1867, Lisa See's great-great-grandfather left China in search of riches on the 'Gold Mountain', the Chinese name for the promised land of America. His son Fong See later built a mercantile empire and married a Caucasian woman. Over the decades, each generation of the See family strived to grasp their dreams, realise their ambitions and overcome their disappointments and sorrows. This sweeping chronicle of five generations of a Chinese-American family encompasses stories of adventure and heartache, racism and romance, secret marriages and sibling rivalries.
Since We're Friends Celeste Shally
Pom-Pom Goes To Town Sandra Christina Shaw
Addicted to adventure : between rocks and cold places Bob Shepton
Bob Shepton is an ordained minister in the Church of England in his late 70s, but spends most of his time sailing into the Arctic and making first ascents of inaccessible mountains. Opening with the disastrous fire that destroyed his yacht whilst he was ice-bound in Greenland, the book travels back to his childhood growing up on the rubber plantation his father managed in Malaysia, moving back to England after his father was shot by the Japanese during the war, boarding school, the Royal Marines, and the church.
Black dog summer Miranda Sherry
Yesterday, Sally was living in a rambling farmstead with her teenage daughter Gigi. Now Sally is dead, murdered, and Gigi is alone in the world. But Sally cannot die. She lingers unseen in her daughter's shadow. When Gigi moves in with her aunt's family, Sally comes too.
Female Tommies Elisabeth Shipton
You Are My Baby Lorena Siminovich
Afternoon tea : delicious cakes, pastries, biscuits and savouries for every day and special occasions Mrs Simkins
This book contains a fascinating collection of delicious recipes for every kind of tea you could imagine, whether it is simple tea and biscuits, traditional afternoon tea, or a more substantial high tea for the children.
The Adventures of Henry Thoreau Michael Sims
The boyfriend app Katie Sise
Seeking to win a scholarship offered by global computing corporation Public, programming genius Audrey McCarthy writes a matchmaking app but discovers her results may be skewed by a program Public is secretly using to influence teens.
Picture Perfect Holly Smale
Edge of Nowhere John Smelcer
The Alamo Roland Smith and Michael P. Spradlin
Fresh off a "too close" encounter with the terrorist group, the Ghost Cell, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Q and Angela head to San Antonio, Texas. As their parents' band, Match, prepares for a concert at the Alamo, the two discover that the Ghost Cell has its tentacles everywhere, including the Lone Star State. With time running out to stop another Ghost Cell attack, Angela and Q and the others begin to wonder. Are they following the Ghost Cell or is the Ghost Cell following them?
Chupacabra Roland Smith
Searching faraway world regions for Grace, who has been kidnapped by a ruthless grandfather who has also stolen two dinosaur hatchlings, Marty and his cryptozoologist uncle, Travis Wolfe, are distracted by a sighting of an elusive blood-drinking cryptid.
Independence Hall Roland Smith
Teenagers Q (Quest) and Angela go on tour with married rockers Blaze and Roger and, while in Philadelphia, become submerged in a world of danger when they discover the identity of Angela's real mother, who is a former Secret Service agent.
Kitty Hawk Roland Smith
The president's daughter has been kidnapped by the elusive and lethal Ghost Cell. Quest (Q) and Angela are in hot pursuit with vicious winds and blinding rain thwarting them at every turn. It's a desperate high stakes chase.
Tentacles Roland Smith
Searching faraway world regions for Grace, who has been kidnapped by a ruthless grandfather who has also stolen two dinosaur hatchlings, Marty and his cryptozoologist uncle, Travis Wolfe, are distracted by a sighting of an elusive blood-drinking cryptid.
The White House Roland Smith
Q (Quest) and Angela make it to the White House in Washington, D.C. to find that it is even harder to determine who is "good" and "bad" guys than ever before.
The Windy City Roland Smith and Michael P. Spradlin
When Quest (Q) and his stepsister Angela head to Chicago for their parents' concert, they uncover another plot by the terrorist group Ghost Cell in the Windy City.
Crown duel Sherwood Smith
Brought to court by a mysterious letter, teenage Countess Meliara finds herself the subject of all sorts of courtly intrigues and attentions, including those of the deposed king's sister and an ardent, secret suitor.
Once a princess Sherwood Smith
Sasha's mother, Sun, was once swept away from a Ren Faire to another world by a prince - literally - but there was no happy ending. Sun's prince disappeared, and a wicked king took the Khanerenth throne. In the years since, Sasha and Sun have been back on Earth and on the run. Then Sasha is tricked into crossing the portal to Khanerenth. She's more than ready to join the resistance, kick some bad-guy butt, and fix the broken kingdom.
A posse of princesses Sherwood Smith
Rhis, princess of a small kingdom, is invited along with all the other princesses in her part of the world to the coming of age party of the Crown Prince of Vesarja. When Iardith, the prettiest and most perfect of all the princesses, is abducted, Rhis and her friends go to the rescue. What happens to Rhis and her posse has unexpected results not only for the princesses, but for the princes who chase after them.
Twice a prince Sherwood Smith
In the magical world of Khanerenth, there's a long way to go before Sasha and her dream prince, Jehan, can get to perfect. Jehan's deception has left her unable to trust him, and grimly determined to search for her missing father. In a world where love is danger and honour is difficult to define, the crown is not the only thing on the line for a wicked prince and a princess with a core of steel.
Cocktails for book lovers Tessa Smith-McGovern
From Jane Austen's little-known fondness for wine to Hemingway's beloved mojitos, literature and libations go hand in hand. Cocktails for Book Lovers blends these in a delectable book that will delight both readers and cocktail enthusiasts alike.
Country Doctor Michael Sparrow
Repeat Prescription Michael Sparrow
Paddywack Stephanie Spinner
Binky, license to scratch Ashley Spires
Binky the space cat and his team of space pets are unwillingly boarding at the vet's office while their humans are away and plotting a daring escape only to stumble onto a secret alien plot to defeat the human race.
Binky takes charge Ashley Spires
Binky the space cat has been promoted to lieutenant. He's now in charge of training the next generation of space cadets. But then he meets the new space kitten - who isn't a kitten at all!
Binky to the rescue Ashley Spires
A loveable and delusional house cat named Binky, who, while in hot pursuit of an alien wanderer (a bug), falls out of the space station porthole (the bathroom window), and finds himself in outer space (outside the house).
Binky under pressure Ashley Spires
Binky, a house cat that believes he is a space cat, is dismayed when Gracie, a too-perfect foster cat, comes to live at his space station, and decides to investigate to learn the truth about this unwelcome guest.
The Cairo Affair Olen Steinhauer
The blue haired boy : a faking normal story Courtney C. Stevens
Bodee Lennox has secrets. About where he got the four-inch scar on his leg. About the bruises on his back. About what it's really like to live in the Lennox household. When Gerry falls out of a bus in Rickman, Tennessee, and lands at Bodee's feet, she gives Bodee two things he desperately needs: a friend and a chance to leave Rickman behind, even if it's just for a few hours. He joins Gerry on her epic bus trip for as far as his money will take him. And by the end of the day, more of Bodee has changed than just the colour of his hair.
Faking normal Courtney C. Stevens
Alexi Littrell hasn't told anyone what happened to her over the summer. Ashamed and embarrassed, she hides in her closet and compulsively scratches the back of her neck, trying to make the outside hurt more than the inside does. The only person she connects with is the mysterious Captain Lyric, who writes song lyrics on her fourth-period desk for her to complete. But when Bodee Lennox, the quiet and awkward boy next door, comes to live with the Littrells, Alexi discovers an unlikely friend who understands her better than anyone. As they lean on each other for support, Alexi gives him the strength to deal with his past, and Bodee helps her find the courage to finally speak up.
The dream thieves Maggie Stiefvater
Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Blue and Gansey will be the same. Ronan is falling more an more deeply into his dreams … and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Gansey is needed at home, and is struggling to stay in Aglionby. Great power is at stake, and someone must be willing to wield it.
The scorpio races Maggi Stiefvater
Nineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.
Sinner Maggie Stiefvater
Zombies Hate Stuff Greg Stones
Zombies Have Issues Greg Stones
Her forbidden knight Rex Stout
Pretty, young Lila Williams, a telegraph operator at New York's swank Lamartine Hotel, becomes unwittingly enmeshed in the operations of a counterfeiting ring. She finds that nothing is what it seems, not even the safety she thinks she has found in the arms of a man who quickens the beat of her heart.
Cracked Clare Strahan
A perfect waiter Alain Claude Sulzer
Erneste works in the restaurant of a grand hotel in Giessbach in Switzerland. He is the 'perfect waiter', a model of order in every way. But inwardly this polite and dignified man is in the grip of a violent passion, a passion aroused many years before in the late 1930s when he fell in love with a young waiter, Jakob.
Pie! Genevieve Taylor
100 great pie recipes make up this latest title in a series of essential books dedicated to simple, everyday eating.
Old Friends, New Friends Margaret Thornton
Daisies are forever Liz Tolsma
Gisela Cramer is an American living in eastern Germany with her cousin Ella Reinhardt. When the Red Army invades, they must leave their home to escape to safety in Berlin. However, Ella is a nurse and refuses to leave, sending her young daughters with Gisela. Their journey to Gisela's mother in Berlin is riddled with tragedy and hardship, but they strive to keep Ella's daughters safe so they can reunite with their mother. In this moving, historically accurate portrayal of WWII Germany, the characters learn that, even with destruction all around them, some things last forever
Snow on the tulips Liz Tolsma
The war is drawing to a close, but the Nazis still occupy part of the Netherlands. After the losses she's endured, war widow Cornelia fights now to protect her younger brother, Johan, who lives in hiding. When Johan brings Gerrit Laninga, a wounded Dutch Resistance member, to Cornelia's doorstep, their lives are forever altered.
Into the woods J. Torres
Rufus is bo-o-o-ored at his grammy's house in the country. But when he follows a girl into the woods and finds a totem in a hollowed-out tree, things become a whole lot more interesting.
The unkindness of ravens J. Torres
Another weekend at Grammy's, another weekend of Rufus using his magic totem to transform himself into Bigfoot Boy! But when you're big, hairy and loud, it's hard to keep your powers a secret, especially when there are trickster ravens that want the magic for themselves.
And the policeman smiled Barry Turner
For ten months before the Second World War, there was an organised movement of mainly Jewish children out of Nazi Europe. Almost none ever saw their families again. The first memory of the children arriving at dawn in Harwich after their long trek was 'the policeman smiled', a telling witness to the authoritarian regime they were escaping from. Based on previously unpublished records and extensive interviews, And the Policeman Smiled traces the poignant story of the Kindertransporte, those who helped organise the transports, the families who took them in, but above all the often painful adjustments of the young refugees to a strange country and often lonely life of billeting, fostering, evacuation and even deportation.
The thief Megan Whalen Turner
Gen flaunts his ingenuity as a thief and relishes the adventure which takes him to a remote temple of the gods where he will attempt to steal a precious stone.
Erika's Story Ruth Vander Zee
Alarm Girl Hannah Vincent
Tea with Bea Bea Vo
Bea's of Bloomsbury has been offering mouth-watering teatime treats in the heart of London since 2008. Every day the layer cakes, meringues and tiers of cupcakes in the shop window entice passers-by. Now you can enjoy Tea with Bea in your own home with these easy-to-follow recipes.
Willpower is not enough : understanding and overcoming addiction and compulsion Arnold M. Washton
Many people think that what the addict needs is willpower, but nothing could be further from the truth: when a person has already lost control over a drug or activity, attempts to control its use almost never work. Because the source of addiction isn't the drug or activity itself but a desire for a mood changer, successful recovery means ultimately changing the way we live, giving up the addictive life-style.
Loot Jude Watson
The Stinky Giant Ellen Weiss
On the fence Kasie West
Sixteen-year-old Charlie has always been a tomboy, but when she accidentally becomes a makeup model, her newfound feminity draws her into an unknown social world, complete with guy troubles she's never had before.
Split second Kasie West
Seventeen-year-old Addie struggles to retrieve her lost memories and makes a startling discovery that challenges everything she's ever known about herself, her family, and her world.
The 50 Home Makeover Shaunna West
The man who killed the king Dennis Wheatley
The second phase of the French Revolution, opened with the storming of the Tuileries in June, 1792, and in the months that followed, the Liberals were mown down by cannon fire, drowned by the thousand, and flung back into the flames of villages burnt to the ground. Amidst this brutality and bloodshed, Roger Brook, a Commissar in Revolutionary Paris, faced terrifying hazards trying desperately to rescue Queen Marie Antoinette and other members of the Royal Family from a mob thirsting for revenge.
The rising storm Dennis Wheatley
At Fontainebleau all seems peaceful and serene, with Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette secure on their thrones. Yet as Roger Brook arrives on a secret and vital mission for Prime Minister Pitt, the smell of blood, Revolution and Terror is already in the air. But with it: love. Isabella D'Arana is beautiful, Spanish - and married. With his love story folding into his professional affairs, Police and agents must be outwitted if he is to achieve his secret mission.
The sultan's daughter Dennis Wheatley
Had it not been for Zanthe there is little doubt that at the age of thirty-one Roger Brook would have died in Palestine. Roger Brook, Prime Minister Pitt's most resourceful secret agent. Zanthe, exotic, loving and hating with equal intensity; daughter of the Sultan and beautiful.
The wanton princess Dennis Wheatley
Pauline Leclerc: the loveliest, most licentious woman in Paris - and sister to Napoleon himself. Roger Brook is back in France - playing a deadly game as Prime Minister Pitt's most daring secret agent. But when he is ordered to console the newly-widowed Pauline he finds that, for once, the calls of duty and passion coincide.
Smooch & Rose Samantha Wheeler
This is an inspiring tale about one girl and her fight to make a difference for koalas. When Rose and Gran save a baby koala from a pack of blood-hungry dogs, he's named Smooch because he loves to cuddle. Rose is deliciously happy - caring for bush babies is her dream come true. But things change for the worse when Gran gets a letter from the bank. Does this mean they have to sell the farm?
Fox and Crow Are Not Friends Melissa Wiley
The care and management of lies : a novel of the Great War Jacqueline Winspear
By July 1914, the ties between Kezia Marchant and Thea Brissenden, friends since girlhood, have become strained by Thea's passionate embrace of women's suffrage, and by the imminent marriage of Kezia to Thea's brother, Tom, who runs the family farm. Yet when Tom enlists to fight for his country and Thea is drawn reluctantly onto the battlefield, the farm becomes Kezia's responsibility. Each must find a way to endure the ensuing cataclysm and turmoil.
Messenger of Truth Jacqueline Winspear
Jeffrey and Sloth Kari-Lynn Winters
I Like Stars Margaret Wise Brown
Cut These Words into My Stone Michael Wolfe
Meteor Alex Woolf
The swan book Alexis Wright
The Swan Book is set in the future, with Aboriginals still living under the Intervention in the north, in an environment fundamentally altered by climate change. It follows the life of a mute teenager called Oblivia, the victim of gang-rape by petrol-sniffing youths, from the displaced community where she lives in a hulk, in a swamp filled with rusting boats, and thousands of black swans driven from other parts of the country, to her marriage to Warren Finch, the first Aboriginal president of Australia, and her elevation to the position of First Lady, confined to a tower in a flooded and lawless southern city.