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October 2016 Newsletter

 

Fiction

 

 

The Lonely Hearts ClubThe Lonely Hearts Travel Club 3: Destination Chile by K Colins

‘Katy writes with humour and heart. The Lonely Hearts Travel Club is like Bridget Jones goes backpacking.' - Holly Martin, author of The White Cliff Bay series Welcome to Paradise Next on her travel bucket list, Georgia Green is heading to Chile, but this time she’s not going alone… The new favourite series for fans of Bridget Jones’s Diary, the Shopaholic series and Eat, Pray, Love. Join Georgia Green for a romantic trip into the sunset…

 

 

Lilac GirlsLilac Girls by MH Kelly

Inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this powerful debut novel reveals an incredible story of love, redemption, and terrible secrets that were hidden for decades. New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline s world is forever changed when Hitler s army invades Poland in September 1939 and then sets its sights on France. An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement. In a tense atmosphere of watchful eyes and suspecting neighbors, one false move can have dire consequences. For the ambitious young German doctor, Herta Oberheuser, an ad for a government medical position seems her ticket out of a desolate life. Once hired, though, she finds herself trapped in a male-dominated realm of Nazi secrets and power. The lives of these three women are set on a collision course when the unthinkable happens and Kasia is sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi concentration camp for women. Their stories cross continents from New York to Paris, Germany, and Poland as Caroline and Kasia strive to bring justice to those whom history has forgotten. In Lilac Girls, Martha Hall Kelly has crafted a remarkable novel of unsung women and their quest for love, freedom, and second chances. It is a story that will keep readers bonded with the characters, searching for the truth, until the final pages.

 

Where my Heart used to BeatWhere my Heart used to Beat by S Faulks

A haunting tale of war, love and loss from the author of Birdsong and A Week in December The Sunday Times bestseller On a small island off the south coast of France, Robert Hendricks – an English doctor who has seen the best and the worst the twentieth century had to offer – is forced to confront the events that made up his life. His host is Alexander Pereira, a man who seems to know more about his guest than Hendricks himself does. The search for the past takes us through the war in Italy in 1944, a passionate love that seems to hold out hope, the great days of idealistic work in the 1960s and finally – unforgettably – back into the trenches of the Western Front. This moving novel casts a long, baleful light over the century we have left behind but may never fully understand. Daring, ambitious and in the end profoundly moving, this is Faulks’s most remarkable book yet.

 

The Last HorsemanThe Last Horseman by D Gilman

Dublin, 1899. On a foul night in a troubled city, lawyer Joseph Radcliffe watches the execution of a young Irish rebel. Radcliffe, together with his black American comrade Benjamin Pierce, has made a living defending the toughest cases in Dublin, but is haunted by the spectre of his defeats, the loss of his wife and child and his difficult relationship with his surviving son, Edward. While Ireland smoulders with rebellion, war breaks out in South Africa and when, after an argument with his father, Edward runs away to join the Irish forces fighting there, Radcliffe, accompanied by Pierce, sets out to find him and bring him home. South Africa, 1900. Both Radcliffe and Pierce have known war. Former cavalrymen in the US army, they have seen enough killing to last them a lifetime. But eight hundred miles north of Cape Town, amid the trackless veld, they experience the bloody brutality of a conflict that the British generals are shocked to discover they are losing. Under fire from Boer snipers and artillery, distrusted by the British forces, the two old soldiers will find their survival skills tested to the hilt as they search for the missing boy in this epic tale of heroism and treachery, love and loyalty. 

 

The Revolving DoorThe Revolving Door of Life by A McCall Smith

For seven-year-old Bertie Pollock, life in Edinburgh's most celebrated fictional street has just got immeasurably better. The enforced absence of his endlessly pushy mother Irene - currently consciousness-raising in a Bedouin harem (don't ask) - has manifold and immediate blessings: no psychotherapy, no Italian lessons and no yoga classes. Bliss. For Scotland Street's grown-ups, life throws up some new dilemmas. Matthew makes a discovery that could make him even richer but also leaves him worried. Pat makes one that could make her poorer and her father miserable - unless that uber-narcissist, Bruce, can help her out. And the Duke of Johannesburg, we discover, isn't exactly who he says he is. From what happens behind Edinburgh Airport's luggage carousel to Machiavellian manoeuvrings at the Association of Scottish Nudists, Alexander McCall Smith guides us through the brighter, lighter and frankly unexpected side of Edinburgh life. As ever with his 44 Scotland Street series, his readers will make their own discovery: that its blend of wit and wisdom mark it out as a comedic tour de force.

 

The ChoiceThe Choice by N Sparks

How far would you go to keep the hope of love alive? Travis Parker has it all: a good job, loyal friends and his dream home in North Carolina. The last thing he's looking for is a serious relationship. That is, until Gabby Holland moves in next door. Despite Travis's attempts to be friendly, the alluring redhead simply will not warm to him. But Travis feels compelled to get closer to her, leading them both down a road where they will face tough decisions, shocking revelations and devastating consequences.

 

HomeHome by H Coben

For ten long years two boys have been missing. Now you think you've seen one of them. He's a young man. And he's in trouble. Do you approach him? Ask him to come home with you? And how can you be sure it's really him? You thought your search for the truth was over. It's only just begun.

 

 

After Shes GoneAfter She’s Gone by L Jackson

Cassie Kramer and her sister Allie dreamed of taking Hollywood by storm. But Allie was more beautiful, more talented, more driven. While Cassie got bit parts, Allie rose to stardom. But now her body double has been killed - and Allie herself is missing. To the police, Cassie looks like a suspect: the jealous sister who grew sick of playing a supporting role. As the tabloids go into a frenzy, Cassie ends up on a Portland psych ward, where a sinister figure comes to her bedside, whispering about Allie. Is someone trying to help - or drive her mad? A slew of murders makes Cassie fear for her safety and her sanity. The only way to end the nightmare is to find out what really happened to Allie. And with each discovery, Cassie realizes that no one can be trusted to keep her safe - least of all herself...

 

Playing With FirePlaying with Fire by T Gerritsen

What if your child wanted you dead? Julia is terrified by her daughter's aggressive behaviour. Lily has changed from an angelic little girl into someone she is afraid to be alone with. What scares Julia most, though, is that she knows why Lily is acting this way, but no-one will believe her. If she is going to help Lily, she will have to find the answers alone, embarking on a search that will take her to the shadowy back streets of Venice. There Julia finds far more than just answers, and uncovers a heartbreaking, long-buried tale of tragedy and devastation. And this discovery has put her in serious danger...

 

All Dressed in WhiteAll Dressed in White by MH Clark & A Burke

Five years ago Amanda Pierce was excitedly preparing to marry her college sweetheart. She and Jeffrey had already battled through sickness and health, although their lives were certainly more richer than poorer as Amanda was set to inherit her father's successful garment company. Then Amanda disappeared the night of her bachelorette party. In present-day New York City, Laurie Moran realizes a missing bride is the perfect cold case for her 'Under Suspicion' television series to investigate. By recreating the night of the disappearance at the wedding's Florida resort with Amanda's friends and family, Laurie hopes to find the same success solving the cases featured in the series' first episodes. With Amanda's former fiancé now married to a bridesmaid, and a jealous sister, playboy groomsmen, and rumors about the "beloved" bride herself, Laurie and Under Suspicion host Alex Buckley quickly realize everyone has their own theory about why Amanda disappeared into thin air. One thing is certain, whoever was behind Amanda's vanishing plans to keep the truth hidden "til death do they part"…

 

 

Non-Fiction

 

 

VuyosVuyo’s: From a Big Big Dreamer to Living the Dream by M Kubheka

Many people became familiar with the phrase, ‘Ooh Vuyo – he’s such a big big dreamer’ from the TV beer commercial that told a rags-to-riches story about an entrepreneur who starts a business selling boerewors rolls and grows it into a successful multinational business. Wondering whether it was a true tale, Miles Kubheka did some research. When he discovered that Vuyo was a fictitious character, he saw a gap in the market for developing an exciting business model. Moving from his solid IT background into the food business was a major change for Miles, but he took the plunge into an industry he knew nothing about. One step at a time, building on experience often learned from past failures, and with more than a little flair, he created a successful food business. He told his story to anyone who would listen and in time found himself being asked to give motivational talks, initially to groups of students. But the word spread, people were inspired by his story. Before he knew it, Miles was sharing his insights at global platforms such as TEDx and to large audiences at corporate conferences. This book is not a ‘recipe for success’. It is rather many recipes which Miles shares with an enthusiasm that will encourage and inspire budding young entrepreneurs to achieve their own dreams of business success.

 

The Real Life MBAThe Real Life MBA by J Welch & S Welch

Business authors Jack and Suzy Welch return, nearly a decade after publishing their international bestseller, Winning, to tackle the most pressing business challenges in the modern world. From creating winning strategies to leading and managing others The Real Life MBA acts as an essential guide for every person in business today - and tomorrow. You can talk about theories, concepts, and ideologies all you want, but when it gets right down to it, winning in business is all about mastering the gritty, inescapable, make-or-break, real-life dilemmas that define the new economy, the old economy, and everything in between. My boss is unbearable. I’m stuck in career purgatory. My team lacks enthusiasm. Our IT department is incompetent. Our strategy is outdated. We don’t understand our Chinese partners. We’re just not growing. This is the real stuff of work today. In the decade since their international best-seller Winning was published, Jack and Suzy Welch have dug deeper into the world of business than ever before , travelling the world consulting to businesses of every size and in every industry, working closely with entrepreneurs from Mumbai to Silicon Valley, starting their own company, and owning and managing more than 40 companies through private equity. Coupled with Jack’s 20 years of iconic leadership at GE and Suzy’s tenure as editor of the Harvard Business Review, their new database of knowledge infuses the pages of The Real Life MBA with fresh, relevant stories and equally powerful solutions.

 

The Book Of JoyThe Book of Joy by D Lama & D Tutu

Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships – or, as they would say, because of them – they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu travelled to the Dalai Lama’s home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness’s eightieth birthday and to create this book as a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: how do we find joy in the face of life’s inevitable suffering? They traded intimate stories, teased each other continually, and shared their spiritual practices. By the end of a week filled with laughter and punctuated with tears, these two global heroes had stared into the abyss and despair of our times and revealed how to live a life brimming with joy. This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecedented week together, from the first embrace to the final goodbye.

 

The Upright ThinkersThe Upright Thinkers: The Human Journey from Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos by L Mlodinow

In this fascinating and illuminating work, Leonard Mlodinow guides us through the critical eras and events in the development of science, all of which, he demonstrates, were propelled forward by humankind's collective struggle to know. From the birth of reasoning and culture to the formation of the studies of physics, chemistry, biology, and modern-day quantum physics, we come to see that much of our progress can be attributed to simple questions-why? how?-bravely asked. Mlodinow profiles some of the great philosophers, scientists, and thinkers who explored these questions-Aristotle, Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Einstein and Lavoisier among them-and makes clear that just as science has played a key role in shaping the patterns of human thought, human subjectivity has played a key role in the evolution of science. At once authoritative and accessible, and infused with the author's trademark wit, this deeply insightful book is a stunning tribute to humanity's intellectual curiosity.

 

Magicians of the godsMagicians of the Gods by G Hancock

Graham Hancock's multi-million bestseller Fingerprints of the Gods remains an astonishing, deeply controversial, wide-ranging investigation of the mysteries of our past and the evidence for Earth's lost civilization. Twenty years on, Hancock returned with the sequel to his seminal work filled with completely new, scientific and archaeological evidence, which has only recently come to light. On the heels of the very successful hardcover edition, Hancock returns with this paperback version including two chapters brimming with recent reporting of fresh scientific advances (ranging from DNA to astrophysics) that substantially support the case. Near the end of the last Ice Age 12,800 years ago, a giant comet that had entered the solar system from deep space thousands of years earlier, broke into multiple fragments. Some of these struck the Earth causing a global cataclysm on a scale unseen since the extinction of the dinosaurs. At least eight of the fragments hit the North American ice cap, while further fragments hit the northern European ice cap. The impacts, from comet fragments a mile wide approaching at more than 60,000 miles an hour, generated huge amounts of heat which instantly liquidized millions of square kilometers of ice, destabilizing the Earth's crust and causing the global Deluge that is remembered in myths all around the world. A second series of impacts, equally devastating, causing further cataclysmic flooding, occurred 11,600 years ago, the exact date that Plato gives for the destruction and submergence of Atlantis. The evidence revealed in this book shows beyond reasonable doubt that an advanced civilization that flourished during the Ice Age was destroyed in the global cataclysms between 12,800 and 11,600 years ago. But there were survivors - known to later cultures by names such as 'the Sages', 'the Magicians', 'the Shining Ones', and 'the Mystery Teachers of Heaven'. They travelled the world in their great ships doing all in their power to keep the spark of civilization burning. They settled at key locations - Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, Baalbek in the Lebanon, Giza in Egypt, ancient Sumer, Mexico, Peru and across the Pacific where a huge pyramid has recently been discovered in Indonesia. Everywhere they went these 'Magicians of the Gods' brought with them the memory of a time when mankind had fallen out of harmony with the universe and paid a heavy price. A memory and a warning to the future... For the comet that wrought such destruction between 12,800 and 11,600 years may not be done with us yet. Astronomers believe that a 20-mile wide 'dark' fragment of the original giant comet remains hidden within its debris stream and threatens the Earth. An astronomical message encoded at Gobekli Tepe, and in the Sphinx and the pyramids of Egypt,warns that the 'Great Return' will occur in our time...

 

South African Byrd BookSouth African Byrd Book: Another mutant guide to South African byrds by Dr Jack’s

This humorous book follows the earlier successful publication of two similar books by Dr Jack. Picture driven, it features a collection of cartoons that lampoon birds on the basis of their common names. The author draws on some existing material, but also turns to the renaming of a number of southern African birds for fresh inspiration. The book is targeted specifically at South African twitchers, as well as more relaxed bird watchers and nature lovers in general – the perfect affordable gift for the birder who already has everything else.

 

Poems for LifePoems for Life selected by L Barber

Taking its inspiration from Shakespeare's idea of the "seven ages" of a human life, this new anthology brings together the best-loved poems in English to inspire, comfort and delight readers for a lifetime. Beginning with babies, the book is divided into sections on childhood, growing up, making a living and making love, family life, getting older, and approaching death, ending with poems of mourning and commemoration. Ranging from Chaucer to Carol Ann Duffy, via Shakespeare, Keats, and Lemn Sissay, this book offers something for each of those moments in life - whether falling in love, finding your first grey hair or saying your final goodbyes - when only a poem will do. Contains an introduction by Laura Barber.

 

Green Kitchen SmoothiesGreen Kitchen Smoothies by D Frenkiel & L Vindahl

Smoothies have become hugely popular in recent years, as many people are looking for healthier ways to live. Packed with fruit and vegetables, a smoothie can increase energy, add fibre to your diet and provide valuable antioxidants. In Green Kitchen Smoothies, bestselling authors David and Luise share their favourite smoothie recipes, as well as some new and exciting ideas. Starting with the basics, you will learn about what basic equipment you will need, as well as some excellent tips and tricks on how to make the most out of your smoothies. The book is divided into simple smoothies, which feature three to five ingredients, to post-workout favourites, breakfast ideas, energizers, desserts and more. David and Luise will also share their recipes for nut milks and butters, granola, muesli, as well as their favourite juices, which can be added to the smoothie recipes. Recipes include the Green Bowl, Sleeping-in Smoothie, Green Stamina Workout, The Warm Smoothie and Apple Pie in a Glass. Green Kitchen Smoothies will also feature smoothies with textures and layers, making them much more than just a drink. For anyone reluctant to switch breakfast for just a drink, there are some smoothie snacks to go along with the recipes. And for any smoothie experts who are looking for some new ideas, this is the perfect book.

 

Enclyclopedia of Herbal MedicineEncyclopedia of Herbal Medicine by A Chevallier

Are you using natural remedies to reduce stress or improve your health? With the fully updated and revised Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine, you can join the ever-increasing numbers that are. Written by Andrew Chevallier, a fellow of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, the Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine is the unrivalled guide to home healing and herbal medicine. With entries showcasing 550 medicinal herbs including aloe vera, sage, and nettle, and nearly 200 remedy lists, you can learn how to treat a wide variety of common ailments from the comfort of your own home. The Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine details the properties of each medicinal herb, with a strong focus on safety to ensure safe natural healing for the whole family. Learn how to grow, harvest, and process your own ingredients to create natural remedies and improve your health - naturally.

 

Healthy Gut CkbkHealthy Gut Cookbook by G Pritchard

Eat your way to a happy, healthy gut with the Healthy Gut Cookbook, a delicious recipe guide to improve your digestive health. Healthy Gut Cookbook is packed with over 120 delicious recipes from sauerkraut to smoothie, and butternut to burritos, proving that healing your digestive system doesn't have to be boring. From an introductory plan to full healthy gut diet, Healthy Gut Cookbook will guide you to digestive health with a tasty mix of recipes fully compatible with diets such as GAPS, paleo, and gluten-free. With an easy step-by-step approach and plenty of tips to save you time and money, Healthy Gut Cookbook is a delicious meal plan guide to improve symptoms of leaky gut, intolerance, and digestive issues.

 

Province to PondicherryProvence to Pondicherry: Recipes from France and Faraway by T Kiros

Tessa Kiros, renowned for her exquisite food and travel books, takes us on a fascinating journey across the globe to explore French culinary influences in far-flung destinations. Her journey begins in Provence, where Tessa first fell in love with French food, and explores the Mediterranean region's links between the indigenous ingredients, flavours, materials and traditions.She then takes the path of early French explorers, travelling to the island of Guadeloupe in the Caribbean; Vietnam in South-east Asia; Pondicherry on the Bay of Bengal, India; La Reunion, a French island in the Indian Ocean;finally returning to France and landing in Normandy, where the cuisine isso different from the South of France. In each destination, Tessa delves into the history and culinary traditions of the country (or region), discovering how French cuisine has become embroiled with local ingredients and traditions.The result is an intriguing collection of recipes that will appeal to all those with a broad interest in food and culture.

 

The Classic SA CKBKThe Classic South African Cookbook by M Roodt

The Classic South African Cookbook is exactly that classic home cooking for South Africans the way they eat now. In line with the country s diverse cultures, which often blend most harmoniously in the the kitchen, this book is a kaleidoscope of modern lifestyle with influences from grandma s kitchen, popular Mediterranean cuisine, as well as both Indian and African culture. But no matter what the roots may be, this book sets a foundation for good, honest, carefree home cooking, incorporating all the well-loved and familiar favourites. The more than 180 recipes have been refined to guarantee mouth-watering results, no matter the skill level. Only fresh ingredients are used, while the various techniques are carefully explained a real boon to those just setting out on their culinary journeys. Best of all, every recipes is accompanied by a full-colour photograph."

 

Bake to ImpressBake to Impress by C Humbs

Bored of regular baking? Looking for new challenges? Discover a whole new world of baking creativity with Bake To Impress. Let award-winning baker Christian Hümbs take your baking to the next level with exceptional and exciting cake and dessert recipes from macarons to muffins and beyond. Impress your friends with over 100 classic and innovative cake recipes to create mouth-watering desserts every time. From favourites such as chocolate chip cookies to delicious new trends including cronuts and salted caramel, Bake To Impress is a beautiful guide to inspire your baking creativity. Perfect for hobby bakers seeking new challenges or anyone looking for baking inspiration, Bake To Impress is a true show-stopper.

 

Dehydrating at HomeDehydrating at Home by M Keogh

A food dehydrator is a versatile kitchen appliance that enables you to easily preserve large quantities of fresh foods and create healthier versions of grocery store treats. Not only can you and your family snack healthier and add variety to your diet, you can save money at the same time! The snack recipes in Dehydrating at Home are a perfect solution for busy families who do not want to compromise when it comes to health and nutrition. Dehydrating at Home features easy recipes for the beginner such as Dried Nectarines, Strawberry-Apple Fruit Leather, or Dried Tomatoes. It also features a wide variety of recipes that take dehydrating to the next level such as Polka Dot Fruit Roll Ups, flatbreads, cookies, and yogurt. The majority of the recipes are inspired by fresh seasonal ingredients that develop upon the ingredients' innate deliciousness. Dehydrating at Home emphasises foods that store well for months in addition to being easy to grab on your way out the door to school, work, sporting events, or a walk in the woods. The Herbs & Seasonings chapter is an exception to this rule, but its simple recipes strive to make your time in the kitchen easier and more fruitful. Once you learn what to look for in a dehydrator, how to prepare your foods for dehydrating, and how to store your bounty, your dehydrator can become a major player in your kitchen that can save you a great deal of money as well as produce foods that are much fresher and tastier than their supermarket counterparts.

 

SafariSafari: A Memoir of a Worldwide Travel Pioneer by G Kent

“Since the beginning, my philosophy has been ‘shoot with a camera not with a gun.’” Geoffrey Kent had nothing but an East African shilling and an old Land Rover when he pioneered the luxury tent safari business in 1962 with his parents in Nairobi. Today Kent takes thousands of adventurers, hungry for extraordinary and life-changing experiences, to the planet’s wildest frontiers. In his gripping memoir, this “Indiana Jones—meets—James Bond” entrepreneur recounts his phenomenal journey. Kent’s life reads like a work of fiction: growing up barefoot in the African bush, riding his motorcycle across the continent, and ultimately becoming the most sought-after travel professional in the world. Safari is a breathtaking and exhilarating trip to some of the most exotic and stunning locations on earth.

 

MahlangeniMahlangeni: Stories of a Game Ranger's Family by K Kruger

Mahlangeni, the Tsonga word for "meeting place", is one of the most remote ranger stations in the Kruger National Park. Far from everywhere, this isolated corner of the wilderness was home for eleven years to Kobie Kruger, wife of the ranger in charge of the station, and their their three daughters. Running a household and raising a family in a place where leopards, elephants, snakes and the like are your only neighbours, where you have no telephone, and where a trip to town means first crossing a river full of hippos and crocodiles, is hardly a straightforward business. But Kobie Kruger tackled each problem with undaunted pragmatism and an energy that gives new meaning to word resourceful.

 

Emily HobhouseEmily Hobhouse: Beloved Traitor by E Brits

A fresh, nuanced look at an extraordinary woman and her lifelong fight for justice. Defying the constraints of her gender and class, Emily Hobhouse travelled across continents and spoke out against oppression. A passionate pacifist and a feminist, she opposed both the 1899-1902 Anglo-Boer War and World War One, which led to accusations of treason. Despite saving thousands of lives in two wars, she died alone - an unsung hero in her own country. Elsabé Brits travelled in Emily Hobhouse's footsteps, retracing her inspirational, often astonishing story. In Canada the author discovered Hobhouse's handwritten notebooks, scrapbooks and letters in a trunk. With Emily Hobhouse: Beloved Traitor, she brings to life a colourful story of war, heroism and passion, spanning three continents.

 

The Queen of KatweThe Queen of Katwe by T Crothers

One day in 2005 while searching for food, nine-year-old Ugandan Phiona Mutesi followed her brother to a dusty veranda where she met Robert Katende. Katende, a war refugee turned missionary, had an improbable dream: to empower kids in the Katwe slum through chess - a game so foreign there is no word for it in their native language. Laying a chess­board in the dirt, Robert began to teach. At first children came for a free bowl of porridge, but many grew to love the game that - like their daily lives - requires persevering against great obstacles. Of these kids, one girl stood out as an immense talent: Phiona. By the age of eleven Phiona was her country's junior champion, and at fifteen, the national champion. Now a Woman Candidate Master - the first female titled player in her country's history - Phiona dreams of becoming a Grandmaster, the most elite level in chess. But to reach that goal, she must grapple with everyday life in one of the world's most unstable coun­tries. The Queen of Katwe is a remarkable and inspirational book that shows how 'Phiona's story transcends the limitations of the chessboard' (Robert Hess, US Grandmaster).

 

Trump RevealedTrump Revealed by M Kranish & M Fisher

A comprehensive biography of Donald Trump, the Republican candidate in the presidential election campaign. Trump Revealed will be reported by a team of award-winning Washington Post journalists and co-authored by investigative political reporter Michael Kranish and senior editor Marc Fisher. Trump Revealed will offer the most thorough and wide-ranging examination of Donald Trump’s public and private lives to date, from his upbringing in Queens and formative years at the New York Military Academy, to his turbulent careers in real estate and entertainment, to his astonishing rise as the Republican presidential nominee. The book will be based on the investigative reporting of more than two dozen Washington Post reporters and researchers who will leverage their expertise in politics, business, legal affairs, sports and other areas. The effort will be guided by a team of editors headed by Executive Editor Martin Baron, who joined the newspaper in 2013 after his successful tenure running The Boston Globe, which included the “Spotlight” team’s investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

 

Born to RunBorn to Run by B Springsteen

Writing about yourself is a funny business…But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I’ve tried to do this.” —Bruce Springsteen, from the pages of Born to Run In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl’s halftime show. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That’s how this extraordinary autobiography began. Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to these pages the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs. He describes growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey, amid the poetry, danger, and darkness that fueled his imagination, leading up to the moment he refers to as “The Big Bang”: seeing Elvis Presley’s debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. He vividly recounts his relentless drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band. With disarming candor, he also tells for the first time the story of the personal struggles that inspired his best work, and shows us why the song “Born to Run” reveals more than we previously realized. Born to Run will be revelatory for anyone who has ever enjoyed Bruce Springsteen, but this book is much more than a legendary rock star’s memoir. This is a book for workers and dreamers, parents and children, lovers and loners, artists, freaks, or anyone who has ever wanted to be baptized in the holy river of rock and roll. Rarely has a performer told his own story with such force and sweep. Like many of his songs (“Thunder Road,” “Badlands,” “Darkness on the Edge of Town,” “The River,” “Born in the U.S.A.,” “The Rising,” and “The Ghost of Tom Joad,” to name just a few), Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography is written with the lyricism of a singular songwriter and the wisdom of a man who has thought deeply about his experiences.

 

AB the AutobiographyAB the Autobiography by AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers is one of the finest batsmen ever to play cricket, and yet his achievement extends beyond his outrageous armoury of drives, pulls, paddles, scoops and flicks. Whether he is delighting home crowds at the Wanderers or Newlands or setting new records in Bengaluru or Sydney, he plays the game in a whole-hearted manner that projects a positive image of his country around the world and also makes millions of South Africans feel good about themselves. This is AB’s story, in his own words … the story of the youngest of three talented, sports-mad brothers growing up in Warmbaths, of a boy who excelled at tennis, rugby and cricket, of a youngster who made his international debut at the age of 20 and was then selected in every single Test played by South Africa for the next 11 seasons, of a batsman who has started to redefine the art, being ranked among the world’s very best in Test, ODI and T20. Through all the pyrotechnics and consistency, AB has remained a true sportsman – quick to deflect praise, swift to praise opponents, eager to work hard, to embrace the team’s next challenge and to relish what he still regards as the huge privilege of representing his country. This is the story of a modern sporting phenomenon.

 

Little Crocher ProjectsLittle Crochet Projects by GMC

These clever little projects are a great way for you to use up leftover yarn while making a range of useful and attractive items for the home or stunning handmade gifts. With clear, step-by-step instructions and gorgeous color photographs throughout, the twelve imaginative projects are suitable for beginners and experienced crocheters alike. There is also an illustrated techniques section to help beginners learn all the necessary skills. All projects are small and portable, making them perfect for crocheting when you're on the move. Projects include: Brooch, belts, hanging bags, spring garland, snowflakes, Easter eggs, coat hangers, necklace, votive covers, granny square purses.

 

The Headspace guideThe Headspace guide to a Mindful Pregnancy by A Puddicombe

'The expert's expert. Simplicity is the key with this technique.' The Times 'Do you guys know about Headspace...? It's kind of genuis.' Emma Watson The best start for your baby begins with your mind Widely acknowledged as one of the world's foremost experts on mindfulness, Andy Puddicombe, co - founder of Headspace, is your friendly guide in this wonderful new approach to pregnancy, birth and new parenthood. Whether you are trying for a baby, are mid-term, or have already arrived home with your new baby, this practical and reassuring guide will teach you and your partner how to calmly navigate the anxieties and demands of this epic adventure. With helpful exercises for both mother to be and her partner, Andy shows how to live mindfully and get the most from pregnancy and the early days of parenthood. The Headspace Guide To...A Mindful Pregnancy provides you with tools to live mindfully during this rare and precious opportunity to nurture a healthy happy mind. Imagine creating the most peaceful environment possible for your child and this book will show you how.

 

Unlock the WeirdUnlock the Weird! 2017 Ripley’s Believe it or Not by Ripley Publishing

The Ripley's Believe It or Not! annual has now firmly established itself as a Christmas must-have, with an ever-growing army of loyal fans. Following hot on the heels of last year's Top 10 bestseller, Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2017 offers a completely new compendium of strange but true facts and amazing stories, ranging from the Polar Bear robot, to the edible human skull, to the woman who still suffers from sea-sickness three years after her last boat trip, to the Swiss daredevil who soars over famous landmarks in his custom-made jet pack. Packed with amazing photographs and jaw-dropping facts, and with an out-of-this-world 3D-effect cover, Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2017 offers a feast of information and entertainment. Prepare yourself for this year's collection of eye-popping oddities!

 

 

Children

 

0-8

 

 

Charlie and LolaCharlie and Lola: One Thing by L Child

Charlie and Lola return in a brilliant picture book to introduce the non-scary nature of counting and sums to very young children. Perfectly funny and perfectly formed, this sees top negotiator Lola take on numbers in everyday life and bend them to her endearing and unique will. A new and completely original Charlie and Lola picture book from the bestselling, multi award-winning author and artist Lauren Child, One Thing is an immediate and enduring classic to delight fans new and old the world over. 'It's numeracy at its most joyful and positive, and a brilliant way to get young minds excited about maths' Teach Early Years I have this little sister Lola. She is small and very funny. Sometimes for a treat, Mum says, "We are going to the shops and you may choose one thing." "One thing to share?" says Lola. I say, "One thing for you and one thing for me, which means two actual things."

 

The Wolf is not InvitedThe Wolf is Not Invited by A McDonald

Wolfgang is left heartbroken when his best friend Catreen runs off without him to play with Clarissa. Spider shows Wolfgang how to make his own fun and Wolfgang realises that there are other great friends out there just waiting to be met! There are some situations and feelings that we cannot change and there are some that we can. Knowing the difference between the two (and some ways to make ourselves feel happy) is a great trick to have up our sleeves!

 

The Wolfs Colourful CoatThe Wolf’s Colourful Coat by A McDonald

Wolfgang can't wait for it to get cold enough for him to wear his brand new colourful coat but when the time finally arrives, some nasty creatures make fun of it. Wolfgang feels upset and is afraid that they will hurt him again, so he hides away in the tree house. Spider encourages Wolfgang to tell someone he trusts about how he is feeling and he learns that things aren't always as they seem. Sometimes we get hurt by others and we have to be brave enough to continue to be ourselves and to keep our hearts open. There can be some lovely surprises for us when we do!

 

The Wolf and the Baby DragonThe Wolf and the Baby Dragon by A McDonald

When Wolfgang and his friends learn about a secret cave where a baby dragon is growing they quickly run off to find it but, sadly, Wolfgang gets left behind. His bag is full of heavy worries that are making him slow and he just can’t let go of them. When he trips on a rock and falls, Spider shows him how to rest his busy mind and tells them that worries aren’t so bad if you share them. Nobody likes worries, so it’s good to know how to give a worried mind a rest!

 

The Grand WolfThe Grand Wolf by A McDonald

Wolfgang and his friends love to visit The Grand Wolf but one day they arrive to find that he has gone and this makes them all feel very sad. Spider shows Wolfgang that by just seeing things a little differently he can feel happy again, knowing that true love never ends. Our lives are in a constant state of change and only we can ever know how big each change feels to us. The more we can talk about and embrace change, the better we get at it (whatever shape or size it comes in).

 

The Wolf and the Shadow MonsterThe Wolf and the Shadow Monster by A McDonald

Wolfgang is excited to be allowed to have his friends over to stay for the whole night. They all have great fun until the lights go out and Wolfgang's secret fear of the dark is revealed. His friends laugh at him until they hear his story and see the Shadow Monster for themselves! Spider shows Wolfgang a special magic spell to make scary things go away. The magic spell is so good that all of his friends want to try it on the things that scare them too. Life can sometimes be scary but there are some great tricks out there to make scary things not so scary anymore. You can even have a little fun with it!

 

Hugless DouglasHugless Douglas and the Great Cake Bake by D Melling

Join Douglas on a honey hunt in the seventh Hugless Douglas adventure. This bestselling series has sold over 1.4 million copies to date in 26 languages! The sheep are baking honey cakes and Douglas can't wait to try them. He's sure that food without honey just isn't yummy. Can he ever be tempted to try something new? David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and his seventh book about Douglas the brown bear is as funny and compelling as the first. It combines brilliantly imaginative illustrations with an endearing sense of what it is like to be a small child learning about the world.

 

A Beginners guide to codingA Beginner’s Guide to Coding by M Scott

Ever wondered how to make your computer do what you want it to? If so, then it is time to get coding! A Beginner's Guide to Coding is an easy-to-follow guide to the basics of coding, using the free programming languages of Scratch and Python. These step-by-step projects will have you talking to your own chatbot or making your own computer games in no time. Accessible, engaging and fun, this book is bursting with eye-catching illustrations and fantastic projects to introduce you to the world of coding.

 

Fancy NancyFancy Nancy: Best Reading Buddies by J O’Connor

Ooh la la—Fancy Nancy is so lucky! She and her reading buddy, Violet, read together every Monday. But when a few Mondays go by without being able to meet, Nancy begins to miss her new friend. Will Violet and Nancy find a way to read together even if they’re not at school? Beginning readers will delight as Nancy has fun with her reading buddy in this Fancy Nancy I Can Read!, Best Reading Buddies, from New York Times bestselling team Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser! Best Reading Buddies is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.

 

Tiger DaysTiger Days book 2: The Midnight Foxes by S Lean

Meet animal lover, Tiger Days! A brand-new young fiction series about animals, friendship and adventure by bestselling author Sarah Lean. Beautiful black-and-white illustrations throughout. When nine-year-old Tiger Days stays with her grandmother at Willowgate House she never knows what might happen… new friends to meet, animals to rescue and problems to solve! Tiger returns to Willowgate and discovers someone, or something, has been digging up plants, burying eggs and even taking socks from the washing line! And a mysterious tunnel has appeared under the shed… Tiger and her friend Tom turn detective – determined to solve the mystery. At Willowgate House, no day is ever dull for Tiger!

 

Ottoline and the Purple FoxOttoline and the Purple Fox by C Riddell

Ottoline is back in Ottoline and the Purple Fox, a brand new adventure from Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell. Ottoline and Mr Munroe love puzzles, clues and mysteries. One day, they meet an enigmatic purple fox, who offers to take them on a night-time urban safari. The fox shows them all the hidden animals of the city and Ottoline makes notes on them in her field notebook. Mr Munroe is making notes too - on the anonymous poems he finds stuck to lampposts on their journey. Who is the secretive poet, and how can he and Ottoline help them mend their broken heart?

 

Rocbury ParkRoxbury Park Dog Club 3: All Paws on Deck by D Maple

What’s better than being best friends? Being best friends who volunteer together at the Roxbury Park Dog Shelter! With a focus on friendship, family, and cute canines, Roxbury Park Dog Club is perfect for tween readers who snap up books from series like Cupcake Diaries and Candy Apple, or for anyone who loves dogs. In this fourth book, Kim has to face the fact that while understanding dogs is easy, keeping up in class can be hard. Her parents are talking about sending her to a different school if she doesn’t improve her grades—which would mean leaving the Dog Club! To get through this crisis, Kim will need a helping hand (or paw) from all her friends.

 

 

9-12

 

 

The Cherry Tree FarmThe Cherry Tree Farm Story Collection by E Blyton

Enid Blyton's timeless collection of farm stories, perfect for holidays or rainy days, and an ideal gift for anyone who loved the stories during their own childhood to pass on to the next generation of readers. Benjy, Penny, Rory and Sheila are spending the holidays with their aunt and uncle at Cherry Tree Farm. They play with the animals and learn to feed them, roam the countryside and hunt for the mysterious Tammylan, who lives deep in the woods. Everywhere is teeming with adventure and the children are bound to get into mischief! This collections brings together some of Enid Blyton's earliest and most imaginative stories - The Children of Cherry Tree Farm (1940) and two further stories about the same children, The Children of Willow Farm (1942) and More Adventures at Willow Farm (1943).

 

Brer RabbitBrer Rabbit: Story Collection by E Blyton

It's wits against brawn in the classic tales of Brer Rabbit, re-told by one of the world's best-loved children's authors, Enid Blyton. Brer Rabbit is as clever as can be. He loves to play jokes and tricks on his animal friends, but every now and then they get him back! Join Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox and Brer Bear in over 80 short stories re-told by Enid Blyton for children in her own style. This collection contains stories from the books Enid Blyton's Brer Rabbit Book (1948), Brer Rabbit Again (1963) and Brer Rabbit's a Rascal! (1965) and black and white illustrations.

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