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Issue 44 March 2015
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Braille
All titles are for loan and sale unless otherwise stated.
Adult fiction
Allen, Louise. From ruin to riches. 2014. Romance.
Certain he is close to death Lord Dereham, believes Julia to be
the perfect woman to care for his beloved estate when he is
gone – if she will first become his wife. Three years later, the
husband she believes is dead returns as handsome and strong
as ever and intent on claiming the wedding night they never had!
4v. Price: £4.99. Order No: 24907905.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 5v. Price: £4.99. Order
No: 24907903.
Chambers, Kimberley. The trap. 2013. Thriller.
The Butlers are the kings of the East End, Vinny and Roy are
the apple of their mum's eye. Queenie knows they can play dirty,
but when it comes to family they look after business and make
her proud. But Vinny seems to have crossed the wrong person
and his cards are marked. And with the brothers joined at the
hip, Roy may just be in the firing line too.
8v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 24907703.
Cox, Josephine. Lonely girl. 2015. Family stories.
Rosie's mother is a cruel woman and has Rosie's kind and
loving father wrapped around her finger. Though John Tanner
does his best to protect her, Rosie often bears the brunt of her
mother's rage. And his protection can't last forever. In one tragic
moment Rosie's fragile world is shattered. Grieving and alone,
Rosie is thrust into a harsh reality, and she must face the
obstacles that fate has set in her path. But secrets will out, and
Rosie must uncover the shocking truth behind her mother's
cruelty before she can hope for the love and happiness she
deserves.
4v. Price: £14.99. Order No: 25140003.
Dunmore, Helen. The lie. 2014. General fiction.
Cornwall, 1920, early spring. A young man is back from the war.
Behind him is also the most intense relationship of his life.
Daniel has survived, but the horror and passion of the past seem
more real than the quiet fields around him. Will he ever be able
to escape the terrible, unforeseen consequences of a lie?
4v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 24928503.
Ferris, Joshua. To rise again at a decent hour. 2014.
General fiction.
Booker prize shortlist. Paul O'Rourke, 40-year-old slightly
curmudgeonly dentist, runs a thriving practice in New York. As
Paul tries to work out the meaning of life, a Facebook page and
Twitter account appear in his name. What's at first an
outrageous violation of privacy soon becomes something more
frightening: the possibility that the online 'Paul' might be a better
version of the man in the flesh. Who is doing this and will it cost
Paul his sanity?
6v. Price: £16.99. Order No: 24992003.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 7v. Order No: 24992009.
Flanagan, Richard. The narrow road to the deep north.
2014. General fiction.
Booker prize shortlist. In the despair of a Japanese POW camp
on the Burma Death Railway, surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted
by his love affair with his uncle's young wife two years earlier.
Struggling to save the men under his command from starvation
and beatings, he receives a letter that will change his life
forever.
6v. Price: £16.99. Order No: 24992203.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 9v. Order No: 24992209.
Fowler, Karen Joy. We are all completely beside
ourselves. 2014. General fiction.
Booker prize shortlist. Rosemary is now an only child, but she
used to have a sister the same age as her, and an older brother.
Both are now gone – vanished from her life. There's something
unique about Rosemary's sister, Fern. So now she's telling her
story: it's a looping narrative that begins towards the end, and
then goes back to the beginning. Twice.
5v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 24992307.
Uncontracted braille. 6v. Order No: 24992305.
Hannah, Sophie. The monogram murders. 2014. Crime
fiction.
Hercule Poirot's quiet supper is interrupted when a young
woman confides to him that she is about to be murdered. Later
that night, Poirot learns that three guests at a fashionable
London hotel have been murdered, and a cufflink has been
placed in each ones mouth. Could there be a connection with
the frightened woman?
5v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 24969003.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 7v. Order No: 24969005.
Harris, Joanne. The gospel of Loki. 2014. Fantasy.
Demon-born, Loki is a Norse god like no other. He is viewed
with deepest suspicion by his fellow gods. While Loki is planning
the downfall of Asgard and the humiliation of his tormentors,
greater powers are conspiring against the gods and a battle is
brewing that will change the fate of the worlds.
5v. Price: £14.99. Order No: 24908303.
Jacobson, Howard. J. 2014. General fiction.
Booker prize shortlist. Two people fall in love in a world where
the past is dangerous, not to be talked about or visited. As they
discover where they came from and where they are going, a
bigger, more shattering truth is revealed to them. Kevern doesn't
know why his father made him put two fingers across his lips
whenever he began a word with a J.
5v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 24991011.
Kane, Ben. Clouds of war. 2014. Historical fiction.
Hannibal series; book 3. A veteran of the bitter war since its
beginning, Quintus is ready to give his life in the service of the
Republic. But dangers face him from within his own ranks as
well as from the enemy. Two friends on opposing sides. A
woman caught between them. They are about to meet in one of
the most brutal sieges of all time.
8v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 24908803.
Kendrick, Sharon. The housekeeper. 2013. Romance.
The prince's chambermaid: Cathy is used to making the beds,
not slipping between their sheets. The billionaire's housekeeper
mistress: Ordinary Daisy Donahue catches billionaire Ethan
Cartwright's eye amongst the throngs of designer-clad
Australian socialites during an afternoon at the races. The
Tuscan tycoon's pregnant housekeeper: Plain, timid Michelle
Spicer knows her place until restless Alessandro Castiglione
takes her to his bed.
9v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 24908605.
Available in uncontracted braille. 9v. Order No: 24908603.
Mortimer, Carole. Tall, dark and gorgeous. 2013.
Romance.
Eligible, Elusive ... and about-to-be Engaged! Includes three
titles: To Marry McKenzie; To Marry McCloud and To Marry
McAllister.
9v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 24898405.
Available in uncontracted braille. 10v. Order No: 24898403.
Mukherjee, Neel. The lives of others. 2014. General
fiction.
Booker prize shortlist. Calcutta, 1967. Unnoticed by his family,
Supratik has become dangerously involved in extremist political
activism. He disappears leaving a note. More than poisonous
rivalries among sisters-in-law, destructive secrets, and the
implosion of the family business, this is a family unravelling as
the society around it fractures.
11v. Price: £16.99. Order No: 24993803.
Perry, Tasmina. The proposal. 2013. Romance.
When Amy Carrell's wealthy boyfriend ends their relationship
just before Christmas, she replies to an advertisement
requesting a companion for a mysterious 'Manhattan adventure'.
Whisked off to New York with eccentric British aristocrat Georgia
Hamilton, Amy experiences a glamorous side of the city that
she's never seen before. But as Georgia shares her life lessons,
Amy discovers a painful secret in her mentor's past.
5v. Price: £14.99. Order No: 24898903.
Powers, Richard. Orfeo. 2014. General fiction.
Booker prize longlist. Seventy-year-old avant-garde composer
Peter Els opens the door one evening to find the police outside.
His DIY microbiology lab: the latest experiment in his lifelong
attempt to extract music from rich patterns beyond the ear's
ability to hear, has come to the attention of Homeland Security.
Panicked by the raid on his house, Els flees and turns fugitive.
But alarm turns to national hysteria. As Els feels the noose
around him tighten, he embarks on a cross-country trip to visit,
one last time, the people in his past who have most shaped his
musical journey.
6v. Price: £8.99. Order No: 24999903.
Priestley, J B. Benighted. 1927. Horror.
Three travellers are forced to take shelter one stormy night in
the sinister house somewhere in Wales. The benighted
travellers pass the time while the storm rages outside. But as the
night progresses and tensions rise, dangerous and unexpected
secrets emerge. Which is more deadly: the apocalyptic storm
outside the house or the unknown horrors that await within?
4v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 24978303.
Russell, Leigh. Cold sacrifice. 2013. Crime fiction.
When three dead bodies are discovered in quick succession on
his home patch in Kent, DI Ian Peterson becomes too embroiled
in a complex murder investigation to worry about his forthcoming
promotion or the state of his marriage.
5v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 24916303.
Sanderson, Brandon. The way of kings: part 2. 2011.
Fantasy.
Stormlight Archive; 1. The entire world of Roshar is at war with
itself – and has been for centuries since the Radiants turned
against mankind. Kings strive to win more Shardblades,
possession of which makes a man nearly invincible on the
battlefield.
10v. Price: £8.99. Order No: 24898703.
Smith, Ali. How to be both. 2014. General fiction.
Booker prize shortlist. There's a renaissance artist of the 1460s.
There's the child of a child of the 1960s. Two tales of love and
injustice twist into a singular yarn where time gets timeless, and
all life's givens get given a second chance.
4v. Price: £16.99. Order No: 24993603.
Thynne, Jane. The winter garden. 2014. Thriller.
Clara Vine is deeply entrenched in the secret services in pre-war
Berlin. Trusted for her good work and quick thinking she is
asked to go deeper undercover. She finds herself in a Nazi Bride
School, where innocent young German women are schooled on
the art of being a wife – and their future husbands are none
other than the top ranking officials of the Nazi Party.
6v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 24897603.
Trollope, Joanna. Balancing act. 2014. General fiction.
Susie Moran is a success. She has founded and run her own
highly profitable company, and now her three daughters are all
involved in the business. And then, into the mix arrives Susie's
father, an ageing hippy who abandoned Susie as a baby. Now
he's alone, and wants to build bridges, although Susie's
daughters are outraged at the idea.
5v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 24898203.
Weeks, Brent. The Black Prism. 2013. Fantasy.
Lightbringer series; 1. Gavin Guile is the Prism, the most
powerful man in the world. But Prisms never last, and Guile
knows exactly how long he has left to live: five years to achieve
five impossible goals. When he discovers he has a son, he must
decide how much he's willing to pay to protect a secret that
could tear his world apart.
12v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 24921003.
Williams, Niall. History of the rain. 2014. General
fiction.
Booker Prize longlist. Bedbound in her attic room beneath the
falling rain, in the margin between this world and the next, Plain
Ruth Swain is in search of her father. To find him, Ruthie must
first trace the Swains from the restless Reverend Swain, her
great-grandfather, to grandfather Abraham, to her father, Virgil.
6v. Price: £11.99. Order No: 24990603.
Available in uncontracted braille. 7v. Order No: 24990609.
York, Rebecca. Diagnosis – attraction; Relentless.
2014.
Diagnosis: Attraction – Dr Matt Delano feels more deeply
connected to his beautiful amnesia patient Elizabeth Forester
than he thought humanly possible. Finding it impossible to stay
away from her, hell risk his life to help her regain her memory
and discover who's trying to kill her and why.
Relentless – When former NCIS agent Ben Tanner saves nurse
Jocelyn Raine from a brutal attacker, he embarks on his most
challenging mission yet: discovering who's after the strong, sexy
woman and trying his best not to fall for her. Yet, once on the
run, sparks ignite and tension is high.
6v. Price: £5.49. Order No: 24917105.
Available in uncontracted braille. 8v. Order No: 24917103.
Adult non-fiction
Autobiography and biography
Macintyre, Ben. A spy among friends: Kim Philby and
the great betrayal. 2014.
Agent, double agent, traitor and enigma, Philby betrayed every
secret of Allied operations to the Russians in the early years of
the Cold War. His two closest friends in the intelligence world,
Nicholas Elliott of MI6 and James Jesus Angleton, the CIA
intelligence chief, thought they knew Philby better than anyone –
and then discovered they had not known him at all. With access
to newly released MI5 files and previously unseen family papers,
and with the cooperation of former officers of MI6 and the CIA,
this definitive biography unlocks what is perhaps the last great
secret of the Cold War.
8v. Price: £20.00. Order No: 24916203.
Cookery
Henry, Diana. A change of appetite: where healthy
meets delicious. 2014.
Here are the dishes that Diana Henry created when she started
to crave a different kind of diet – less meat and heavy food,
more vegetable, fish and grain-based dishes – often inspired by
the food of the Middle East and Far East.
6v. Price: £25.00. Order No: 24908703.
History
Edsel, Robert M. Monuments men: Allied heroes, Nazi
thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in history.
2010.
From 1943 to 1951, 350 or so men and women from 13 Allied
nations served in the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives
section of the Allied armed forces. This was the most ambitious
effort in history to preserve the world's cultural heritage in times
of war. They were known simply as "Monuments Men". This is
their story.
8v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 24888803.
Morris, Richard. Time's anvil: England, archaeology
and the imagination. 2013.
Zig-zagging between prehistoric stone tools and Tudor theatre,
"Time's Anvil" weaves a series of interconnecting studies of
apparently unrelated things and periods that are normally
considered only in isolation.
12v. Price: £9.99. Order No: 24855903.
Children and young adult fiction
Suggested age range 7+
Wilson, Jacqueline. Paws and Whiskers: animal tales
from Jacqueline Wilson, Michael Morpurgo, Enid
Blyton and more. 2014.
This special anthology features the very best stories about cats
and dogs from the world of children's literature, chosen by
author and Battersea Cats and Dogs Home patron Jacqueline
Wilson.
UEB. Interline, 13v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 24915903.
Suggested age range 9+
Cottrell Boyce, Frank. Millions. 2004.
Damian and Anthony are faced with one almighty dilemma when
they discover a bag stuffed with cash. Will the brothers be led
into retail temptation? Or can Damian use the loot for altogether
more saintly purposes?
Capitals, 2v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 24975401.
Suggested age range 11+
Shan, Darren. Lord Loss. 2013.
The Demonata; 1. When Grubbs Grady first encounters Lord
Loss and his evil minions, he learns three things: the world is
vicious, magic is possible, demons are real. He thinks that he
will never again witness such a night of death and darkness. He
is wrong.
UEB, 4v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 24927903.
Suggested age range 13+
Johnson, Maureen, The boy in the smoke. 2014.
On a cold night, Stephen Dene went to the Eton boathouse to
perform a desperate act. But someone stopped him along the
way, sending his life in a new and decidedly strange direction –
leading him to London, to two new friends, and to a world of
mystery.
UEB, 2v. Price: £1.00. Order No: 24917303.
Ness, Patrick. More than this. 2013.
A boy called Seth drowns. But then he wakes. Where is this
place? It looks like the suburban English town where he lived as
a child, before an unthinkable tragedy happened and his family
moved to America. But the neighbourhood around his old house
is overgrown, covered in dust and completely abandoned.
UEB, 8v, Price: £12.99. Order No: 24917203.
Children non-fiction
Suggested reading age 9+
1D, where we are: our band, our story: 100% official.
2014.
Calling all One Direction fans! This is the only official book from
1D, charting their journey over the last year and a half – from the
places they've visited and fans they've met, to their thoughts and
feelings, hopes and dreams, highs and lows. It has been a
phenomenal year – and this is a phenomenal story.
UEB2. 1v. Price: £9.99. Order No: 24916107.
Braille music
Clarke, Ian. Sunstreams and Sunday morning.
2014. Music manuscript, Single line, 1v. Price:
Subsidised £0.76; Cost £1.26; Export £3.00. Order No:
24983101.
Giant print – 24 point
Adult fiction
Delaney, Luke. The toy taker. 2014. Crime.
DI Sean Corrigan book 3. Sean has always relied on his unique
insight into dark minds to catch bad guys. But now, when he
needs it most, his gift seems to have deserted him. Now fouryear-old George has disappeared from leafy Hampstead and
Sean, bogged down in admin can see no clear path through the
investigation. 5v.
Ferris, Joshua. To rise again at a decent hour. 2014.
General fiction.
Paul O'Rourke, 40-year-old curmudgeonly dentist, runs a
thriving practice in New York. Yet he is discovering he needs
more in his life than a steady income and the perfect
mochaccino. A Facebook page and Twitter account appear in
his name. What's at first a violation of privacy soon becomes
something more frightening.
4v.
Flanagan, Richard. The narrow road to the deep north.
2014. General fiction.
In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Burma Death
Railway, surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair
with his uncle's young wife two years earlier. Struggling to save
the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from
beatings, he receives a letter that will change his life forever.
4v.
Fowler, Karen Joy. We are all completely beside
ourselves. 2014. General fiction.
Rosemary's young, just at college, and she's decided not to tell
anyone a thing about her family. Rosemary is now an only child,
but she used to have a sister the same age as her, and an older
brother. Both are now gone – vanished from her life. There's
something unique about Rosemary's sister, Fern.
3v.
Fox, Essie. The goddess and the thief. 2013. General
fiction.
Uprooted from her home in India, Alice is raised by her aunt, a
spiritualist medium in Windsor. When the mysterious Mr Tilsbury
enters their lives, Alice is drawn into a plot to steal the priceless
Koh-i-Noor diamond. In the midst of all this madness, Alice must
discover a way to regain control of her life and fate.
3v.
French, Tana. Broken harbour. 2013. Crime.
In Broken Harbour, a ghost estate outside Dublin – half-built,
half-abandoned – two children and their father are dead. Their
mother is on her way to intensive care. Mick Kennedy is given
the case because he is Murder Squad's star detective.
7v.
Hardy, Kate. Her real family Christmas. 2013. Mills and
Boon romance.
Dr Stephanie Scott's smile can light up a room and she certainly
catches the eye of single dad and obstetric surgeon Daniel
Conner! But getting close to him and his little girl isn't an option
for recently divorced and heartbroken Stephanie. She's long
since felt she'll never fit into a family.
2v.
Herbert, James. The rats. 2014. Horror.
40th anniversary edition. It was only when the bones of the first
devoured victims were discovered that the true nature and
power of these swarming black creatures with their razor sharp
teeth and the taste for human blood began to be realised by a
panic-stricken city.
2v.
Hickson, Joanna. The Tudor bride. 2014. Historical
fiction.
King Henry V's new French Queen, Catherine, dazzles the
crowds in England, blithely unaware of court undercurrents
building against her. Catherine believes herself invincible as she
gives birth to an heir. Tragedy strikes when King Henry is struck
down by fever back in France and Catherine rushes to his
deathbed.
5v.
Higgins, Jack. The Judas gate. 2011. Thriller.
A tape has made its way to British intelligence. It contains
battlefield chatter from an ambush in Afghanistan, in which 12
US Army Rangers and a British medical team died. Most of the
voices are Afghan, but the voice of the commander bears an
Irish accent. Sean Dillon is put in charge of hunting the traitor
down.
3v.
Iggulden, Conn. Empire of silver. 2010. Historical
novels.
The Conqueror book 4. Genghis Khan is dead, but his legend
lives on. His son Ogedai has built a white city on a great plain
and made a capital for the new nation. Now the armies have
gathered to see which of Genghis' sons has the strength to be
khan. Whoever survives will face the formidable might of China's
Song dynasty.
4v.
Jacobson, Howard. J. 2014. General fiction.
Two people fall in love in a world where the past is dangerous,
not to be talked about or visited. As they discover where they
came from and where they are going, a bigger, more shattering
truth is revealed to them. Kevern doesn't know why his father
made him put two fingers across his lips whenever he began a
word with a J.
4v.
James, Erica. Summer at the lake. 2013. Romance.
It was a wedding invitation that changed everything for Floriana.
If she hadn't been so distracted at the thought of having to
witness the one true love of her life get married, she would have
seen the car coming and there would have been no need for
elderly spinster Esme Silcox and local developer Adam Strong
to rush to her aid.
5v.
Lucas, Jennie. The sheikh's last seduction. 2014. Mills
and Boon romance.
When Sheikh Sharif offers Irene Taylor more money than she
has ever made before to be chaperon to his sister she can't
refuse. Irene might be innocent, but she knows the trail of
destruction playboys like Sharif leave behind and will resist his
skilled seduction. But sometimes even the plans of a sheikh go
awry.
2v.
MacBride, Stuart. A song for the dying. 2014. Crime.
Ash Henderson book 2. Eight years ago, the Inside Man
abducted and killed four women. He left another three in critical
condition, their stomachs slit open and a plastic doll stitched
inside. Then he disappeared. Until now. Ash Henderson was a
Detective Inspector on the initial investigation.
5v.
MacDonald, Sara. Come away with me. 2007. General
fiction.
On a train to Birmingham, Jenny's eye is drawn to an elegant
woman in the same carriage. She realises it is Ruth, her oldest
childhood friend, who mysteriously left their Cornish village 15
years previously. As they fill in the gaps it appears their lives are
more connected than they imagined.
4v.
MacKay, Sue. From duty to Daddy. 2014. Mills and
Boon romance.
Army medic Marshall Hunter has never been able to get
beautiful Charlie Lang out of his head, but his commitment to the
forces leaves no time for relationships. Two years on he's
unable to pass up the opportunity to see Charlie again! The little
girl playing in her garden proves that she's been able to move
on.
2v.
Mansell, Jill. The unpredictable consequences of love.
2014. Romance.
When Josh, newly returned from sunny California, first meets
Sophie, he's immediately smitten. There's just one problem:
Sophie has very firmly turned her back on love. And no one will
tell him why. Josh is sure Sophie likes him, and he's just got to
find out what's put her off romance. And then put things right.
4v.
Montanari, Richard. The stolen ones. 2013. Crime.
Detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano are called to a
bizarre murder scene: a man has been killed by a railroad spike
driven into his head and left sitting on a bench in a park. But it is
just the beginning of a trail of evil that leads back to the
infamous Philadelphia State Hospital and the nightmares it still
contains.
4v.
Mukherjee, Neel. The lives of others. 2014. General
fiction.
Calcutta, 1967. Supratik has become involved in student unrest,
agitation, political activism. Compelled by an idealistic desire to
change his life and the world around him, all he leaves behind
before disappearing is a note. The ageing patriarch and
matriarch of his family, the Ghoshes, preside over their large
household.
8v.
Pearse, Lesley. Survivor. 2014. General fiction.
Belle book 3. Mariette is a defiant, selfish eighteen-year-old. Her
parents, fear for her reputation. So, with the world on the brink of
war, Mari leaves on the SS Rimutaka, bound for her aunt and
uncle's house in London. Mari loves her new life – caught up in
a whirl of dances and parties until it is all snatched away by the
war.
6v.
Penman, Sharon K. Lionheart. 2013. Historical fiction.
In this gripping narrative of passion, intrigue, battle and deceit,
Penman reveals a true and complex Richard I – a man
remarkable for his power and intelligence, his keen grasp of
warfare and his concern for the safety of his men, who followed
him against all odds.
9v.
Sanderson, Brandon. Words of radiance. 2014.
Fantasy.
The Stormlight Archive book 2. Return to a planet swept by
apocalyptic storms, a world tipping into war as aristocratic
families move to control the shard blades and plates, ancient
artifacts from a past civilization that can win wars. Characters
are swept up into new dangers which will threaten their integrity
and their lives.
15v.
Scarrow, Simon. When the eagle hunts. 2008.
Historical fiction.
Cato book 3. Camulodunum has fallen to the invading Roman
army. The Emperor has returned to Rome, leaving the fearless
Centurion Macro and his young Optio, Cato, to rest and regroup.
As their leader General Plautius plans their campaign, word
arrives that the ship carrying his family was wrecked in a storm.
4v.
Simms, Chris. The edge. 2009. Crime.
DI Jon Spicer book 5. Spicer receives a call saying his brother
Dave has been murdered on the moor. The only clue is a
message on his mobile from his girlfriend Zoe. Meanwhile, Zoe
is trapped in an inner-city hell, she and Dave were involved with
some bad people, and with him gone, they want their pound of
flesh from her.
4v.
Smith, Ali, How to be both. 2014. General fiction.
This is a novel all about art's versatility. Borrowing from
painting's fresco technique to make an original literary doubletake, it's a fast-moving genre-bending conversation between
forms, times, truths, and fictions. There's a renaissance artist of
the 1460s. There's the child of a child of the 1960s.
4v.
Smith, Tom Rob. The farm. 2014. Thriller.
Daniel believed that his parents were enjoying a peaceful
retirement on a remote farm in Sweden. But with a single phone
call, everything changes. Your mother's not well, his father tells
him. In fact, she has been committed to a mental hospital. His
mother calls saying everything that man has told you is a lie.
3v.
Williams, Niall, History of the rain. 2014. General
fiction.
Bedbound in her attic room beneath the falling rain, in the
margin between this world and the next, Plain Ruth Swain is in
search of her father. To find him, enfolded in the mystery of
ancestors, Ruthie must first trace the jutting jaw lines, narrow
faces and gleamy skin of the Swains from the restless Reverend
Swain.
4v.
Adult non-fiction
Autobiographies and biographies
Hawksley, Lucinda. The mystery of Princess Louise:
Queen Victoria's rebellious daughter. 2013.
The secrets of Queen Victoria's sixth child, Princess Louise,
may be destined to remain forever hidden. When Lucinda
Hawksley started to investigate, often thwarted by inexplicable
secrecy, she discovered a fascinating woman, modern before
her time, whose story has been shielded for years from public
view.
5v.
Holden, Wendy. Haatchi and Little B: the inspiring true
story of one boy and his dog. 2014.
January 2012, Haatchi the dog was hit over the head and left on
a railway line. He was adopted by the Howkins' family six weeks
later. When Owen, aged eight and largely confined to a
wheelchair, awoke he immediately fell in love with the severely
disabled rescue animal who would, in turn, rescue him.
2v.
Murray, Andy. Seventy-seven: my road to Wimbledon
glory. 2013.
On the 7th July 2013 he became the first British man to lift the
Wimbledon trophy for 77 years. Focusing on the last two
dramatic years, he will share with us his thoughts on his playing
career and allow us a glimpse into his intense training regime,
his close-knit team and his mental and physical battle to get to
the very top.
1v.
Suchet, David. Poirot and me. 2013.
Hercule Poirot, is one of Agatha Christie's finest creations and
one of the world's best-loved detectives. Through his television
performance David Suchet has become inextricably linked with
the "little Belgian", a man whom he has grown to love dearly
through an intimate relationship lasting more than twenty years.
3v.
Health
Agus, David, – and others. A short guide to a long life.
2014.
Dr Agus believes that our foundation for optimal health begins
with the daily habits we keep-and that we can build upon that
bedrock with inexpensive, widely accessible drugs that have
been proven to work while ditching false promises, such as
vitamins and supplements.
1v.
History
Edsel, Robert M. and Witter, Bret. Monuments Men:
Allied heroes, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure
hunt in history. 2010.
From 1943 to 1951, 350 or so men and women from 13 Allied
nations served in the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives
section of the Allied armed forces. This was the most ambitious
effort in history to preserve the world's cultural heritage in times
of war. They were known simply as 'Monuments Men'. This is
their story.
6v.
Morris, Richard. Time's anvil: England, archaeology
and the imagination. 2013.
Richard Morris casts fresh light on three quarters of a million
years of history in the place we now think of as England.
Drawing upon genres that are usually pursued in isolation – like
biography, poetry, or physics – he finds potent links between
things we might imagine to be unrelated.
7v.
Orr, Aileen. Wojtek the bear: Polish war hero. 2010.
This is the inspiring true story of one of the Second World War's
most unusual combatants – a 500-pound cigarette smoking,
beer-drinking brown bear. Originally adopted as a mascot by the
Polish Army in Iran, Wojtek soon took on a more practical role.
2v.
Wilkerson, Isabel. The warmth of other suns: the epic
story of America's great migration. 2011.
One of the great untold stories of American history: the decadeslong migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern
and western cities, in search of a better life. Isabel brilliantly
captures their first treacherous and exhausting cross-country
trips by car and train and their new lives in colonies that grew
into ghettos.
9v.
Pets
Booth, Louise. When Fraser met Billy. 2014.
Fraser was a two-year-old autistic child with a multitude of
problems when he first met Billy at the cat protection shelter.
Billy purred, laid his paws across Fraser and they have been
inseparable ever since. Slowly but surely Billy has transformed
Fraser's life.
3v.
Hamilton, Christina. The cat name book. 2013.
An illustrated A-Z history of famous cat lovers and the names of
their cats. From Cleopatra's CHARMAIN to Beyoncé's MASTER
P; from Harry Styles' DUSTY to Andy Warhol's 25 cats named
SAM – this book is full of fascinating cat names and cat facts
about cat lovers through history.
2v.
Poetry
Ayres, Pam. You made me late again! my new
collection. 2013.
With over fifty new poems it is an essential addition to Pam
Ayres' incomparable collection of works. Pam's poems are
observant, witty and poignant in equal measure. From the dog
being afraid of the toaster to your son leaving home for
university from the search for that perfect swimsuit to becoming
a gran for the first time.
1v.
Travel
Soskice, Janet Martin. Sisters of Sinai: how two lady
adventurers found the hidden gospels. 2010.
In 1892, two adventurous sisters made one of the most
important religious finds of the century. This title uses the story
of the Smith sisters to take the reader on a 19th century journey.
It traces the footsteps of these sisters as they voyage to Egypt,
Sinai and beyond, clutching their Murray's guidebook.
5v.
Children and young adult fiction
Suggested reading age 7+
Smith, Jim. I am nit a loser. 2014.
Barry is auditioning to be in an advert for nit shampoo. But when
it all goes horribly wrong, Barry has a change of heart. It's time
to stand up for all insects and give a bug a hug!
1v.
Suggested reading age 9+
St. John, Lauren. The midnight picnic. 2014.
When a prize-winning essay earns Laura Marlin an invitation to
a midnight picnic on Bodmin Moor she can hardly wait,
especially as her best friend, Tariq, and husky, Skye, get to
come too. When a freak accident leaves the children alone,
Laura has to use all her powers of deduction to outwit an enemy
who may not even exist.
1v.
Suggested reading age 11+
Desborough, Natasha. Weirdos vs. Quimboids. 2013.
Cursed by the initials BUM, saddled with hippies for parents and
an undying love for the Proper HOT Felix Winters, Blossom is a
seething mass of sexual frustration and political confusion. But
when she's invited to work on the school radio, she's convinced
her status is about to rocket from Weirdo to Winner.
3v.
Suggested reading age 13+
Muchamore, Robert. The audition. 2014.
Two kids, one band, one crucial audition. Noah's a natural on
the guitar, and he'd give anything to get through the Rock War
audition. But when he betrays his best friend to join another
band, he knows he's crossed the line. Will he risk their friendship
for the sake of musical stardom?
1v.
Smale, Holly. Geek girl. 2013.
Harriet Manners knows that a cat has 32 muscles in each ear, a
jiffy lasts 1/100th of a second, and the average person laughs 15
times per day. But she doesn't know why nobody at school
seems to like her. So when Harriet is spotted by a top model
agent, she grabs the chance to reinvent herself.
3v.
Suggested reading age 15+
Roth, Veronica. Divergent. 2014.
The Divergent Trilogy book 1. Society is divided into five
factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue,
in the attempt to form a "perfect society". On her Choosing Day,
Beatrice Prior renames herself Tris, rejects her family's
Abnegation group, and chooses another faction.
4v.
Rowell, Rainbow. Fangirl: a novel. 2013.
Cath and Wren are identical twins, and until recently they did
everything together. Now they're off to university and Wren's
decided she doesn't want to be one half of a pair any more. Cath
has to decide whether she's ready to open her heart to new
people and new experiences.
5v.
Talking books
Adult fiction
Carey, Peter. The chemistry of tears. 2013. General
fiction. TB 21112.
Two interwoven stories – that of Catherine Gehrig, a modern
day museum conservator grieving the loss of Matthew, her
adulterous lover and that of Henry Brandling, a Victorian
eccentric travelling to Germany to commission a clockwork duck
for his ailing son – each as compelling as the other.
Read by James Parsons and Emma Carter. 7 hours 51 minutes.
Cooper, Glenn. The keepers of the library. 2013.
Thriller. TB 21101.
Library of the dead; book 3. England, 1775. An ambitious
American pushes his expedition onward despite dire warnings
from the locals. But what Benjamin Franklin discovers on the Isle
of Wight isn't just superstition. It's a secret with the power to
save the world – or destroy it. In less than four hundred days,
most of the world's population will be dead. Nobody knows why,
only when: February 9, 2027.
Read by Bill Roberts. 11 hours 14 minutes.
Ferris, Joshua. To rise again at a decent hour. 2014.
General fiction. TB 21494.
Mann Book Prize shortlisted, 2014. Paul O'Rourke, 40-year-old
slightly curmudgeonly dentist, runs a thriving practice in New
York. Yet he is discovering he needs more in his life. As Paul
tries to work out what, a Facebook page and Twitter account
appear in his name. And what is most disturbing is that is
becomes evident that the online 'Paul' might be a better version
of the man in the flesh. Who is doing this and will it cost Paul his
sanity?
Read by Michael FitzPatrick. 11 hours 22 minutes.
Flanagan, Richard. The narrow road to the deep north.
General fiction. 2014. TB 21509.
Mann Book Prize winner, 2014. In the despair of a Japanese
POW camp on the Burma Death Railway, surgeon Dorrigo
Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle's young wife
two years earlier. Struggling to save the men under his
command from starvation, cholera and beatings, he receives a
letter that will change his life forever.
Read by Peter Land. 14 hours 38 minutes.
Fossum, Karin. The water's edge. 2010. Crime fiction.
TB 21131.
Inspector Sejer; book 7. Walking through the woods to Lake
Linde, Reinhardt and Kristine Ris pass a man who is in a state of
agitation. Unusually in a small town, he does not return Kristine's
smile and drives off in a hurry. Near the end of their walk they
make a terrible discovery: lying in a cluster of trees is the lifeless
body of a young boy.
Read by Charles Armstrong. 7 hours 8 minutes.
Fowler, Karen Joy. We are all completely beside
ourselves. 2014. General fiction. TB 21496.
Mann Booker Prize shortlisted, 2014. Rosemary, just at college,
has decided not to tell anyone a thing about her family. So we're
not going to tell you too much either: you'll have to find out for
yourselves. Rosemary used to have a sister the same age as
her, and an older brother. Both are now gone – vanished from
her life. It's a looping narrative that begins towards the end, and
then goes back to the beginning. Twice.
Read by Katherine Mangold. 8 hours 51 minutes.
Franklin, Ariana. The death maze. 2009. Crime fiction.
TB 21132.
Adelia Aguilar; book 2. At King Henry II's court, terrible things
are happening. His Queen, Eleanor, is stirring up revolt against
her husband. Rumour has it she has poisoned Fair Rosamund –
the King's mistress. In a race to prove Eleanor's innocence,
Adelia Aguilar, Mistress of the Art of Death, is recruited to help
avoid a civil war.
Read by Sherry Baines. 14 hours 26 minutes.
Gemmell, David. Shield of thunder. 2007. Historical
fiction. TB 21200.
Troy; book 2. The war of Troy is looming, and all the kings of the
Great Green are gathering, friends and enemies, each with their
own dark plans of conquest and plunder. Into this maelstrom of
treachery and deceit come three travellers; Piria, a runaway
priestess, Kalliades, a warrior with a legendary sword, and
Banokles.
Read by Mark Elstob. 17 hours 55 minutes.
Gemmell, David. Fall of kings. 2008. Historical fiction.
TB 21206.
Troy; book 3. On the killing fields outside the golden city of Troy,
forces loyal to the Mykene King Agamemnon mass. Among
them is Odysseus, fabled storyteller and reluctant ally to the
Mykene. He knows that Agamemnon will stop at nothing to
secure the treasure that lies within the city walls, and he must
soon face his former friends in deadly combat.
Read by Mark Elstob. 17 hours 45 minutes.
Hearne, Kevin. Hammered. 2013. Fantasy. TB 20836.
The iron druid chronicles; book 3. Thor, the Norse god of
thunder, is worse than a blowhard and a bully – he's ruined
countless lives and killed scores of innocents. After centuries,
Viking vampire Leif Helgarson is ready to get his vengeance,
and he's asked his friend Atticus O'Sullivan, the last of the
Druids, to help take down this Norse nightmare.
Read by Christopher Ragland. 10 hours 8 minutes.
Herbert, James. Ash. 2013. Horror. TB 21256.
David Ash, the sceptical paranormal detective first encountered
in 'The Ghosts of Sleath' and 'Haunted' is investigating a
mysterious and secluded stately home, deep in the countryside.
Read by Sean Baker. 22 hours 49 minutes.
Herbert, James. The dark. 2012. Horror. TB 21283.
Somewhere in the night a girl smiled as her mother burned,
asylum inmates slaughtered their attendants, in slimy tunnels
once-human creatures gathered. Madness raged as the lights
began to fade and humanity was attacked by an unstoppable
evil.
Read by Philip Bretherton. 12 hours 53 minutes.
Hill, Susan. Dolly: a ghost story. 2013. TB 21143.
Two young cousins, Leonora and Edward, spend the summer
with their ageing spinster aunt at Iyot House, her decaying
home, deep in the damp lonely fens. When spoilt Leonora's
birthday wish for a beautiful doll is thwarted, she unleashes a
furious rage which haunts her quiet, subdued cousin for years
afterwards and has dark and sinister consequences which
neither can escape.
Read by Peter Noble. 3 hours 35 minutes.
Hobb, Robin. City of dragons. 2012. Fantasy. TB
21410.
The rain wild chronicles; book 3. The dragons and their keepers
have discovered Kelsingra but so far only Heeby has succeeded
in flying over the river to enter the fabled city. The other dragons,
with their deformed wings and feeble muscles, are afraid to risk
failure and humiliation. But wondrous things wait in Kelsingra, a
city built for dragons and their Elderling keepers.
Read by Saskia Butler. 13 hours 3 minutes.
Jacobson, Howard. J. 2014. General fiction. TB 21497.
Mann Booker Prize short listed, 2014. Two people fall in love in
a world where the past is dangerous, not to be talked about or
visited. As they discover where they came from and where they
are going, a bigger, more shattering truth is revealed to them.
Kevern doesn't know why his father made him put two fingers
across his lips whenever he began a word with a J.
Read by Adjoa Andoh and Colin Mace. 11 hours 5 minutes.
Kane, Ben. Spartacus: rebellion. 2013. Historical fiction. TB
21254.
Spartacus; book 2. Continuing the epic story of Spartacus, the
gladiator slave general who held Rome to ransom through one
of the most extraordinary turning points in history and became a
legend.
Read by James Parsons. 16 hours 45 minutes.
Knight, Francis. Fade to black. 2013. Fantasy. TB
20832.
Rojan Dizon series; book 1. Mahala: a city built in the dark
depths of a valley. A city that the Ministry rules from its lofty
perch at the sunlit summit and where the forsaken lurk in the
shadowy depths of the Pit. Rojan is a bounty hunter trying to
make his way in the city. He's also a pain-mage: able to draw
magic from his own and other people's pain. When his niece is
abducted and taken to the dark depths of the Pit, he may be
forced to unleash his power.
Read by Paul Thornley. 10 hours 32 minutes.
La Plante, Lynda. Backlash. 2013. Crime fiction. TB 21255.
Anna Travis; book 8. It is late at night on a notorious council
estate in London. A van – painted with a grinning clown's face
on the side – is being driven erratically. When the police pull
over the driver to question him, they discover, inside the van, the
body of a young woman. A murder suspect, an arrest, a
confession. A case done and dusted?
Read by Maggie Ollerenshaw, 15 hours 3 minutes.
Leon, Donna. Uniform justice. 2009. Crime fiction. TB
21189.
Commissario Guido Brunetti series; book 12. Commissario
Brunetti is called in to investigate when a young army cadet is
found hanged, a presumed suicide. The young victim is the son
of an ex-politician, a man of impeccable integrity all too rare in
Italian politics. Brunetti is met by a wall of silence, as the military
protects its own and civilians are unwilling to talk. Is this the
natural reluctance of Italians to involve themselves with the
authorities, or is Brunetti facing a conspiracy of silence?
Read by Steve Hodson. 9 hours 15 minutes.
Lodge, David. A man of parts: a novel. 2012. General
fiction. TB 21148.
Isolated in his blitz-battered Regent's Park house in 1944, the
ailing Herbert George Wells, "HG" to his family and friends,
looks back on a life crowded with incident, books, and women.
Read by Steve Hodson. 23 hours 35 minutes.
McDermott, Andy. The Valhalla prophecy. 2014.
Thriller. TB 21351.
Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase; book 9. Secrets from the past
emerge to threaten archaeologist Nina Wilde and her husband,
former SAS soldier Eddie Chase, when a Viking runestone is
stolen by a murderous gang of raiders. The stone holds the key
to an ancient evil concealed in one of Norse mythology's holiest
places: Valhalla. Travelling to Sweden, Eddie and Nina find
themselves in a race against time to locate the legendary hall of
the Viking warriors – before rival powers claim its deadly
contents for themselves.
Read by Andrew Cullum. 17 hours 33 minutes.
Mukherjee, Neel. The lives of others. 2014. General
fiction. TB 21493.
Mann Book Prize short listed, 2014. Calcutta, 1967. Unnoticed
by his family, Supratik has become dangerously involved in
student unrest, agitation, extremist political activism. Compelled
by an idealistic desire to change his life and the world around
him, all he leaves behind before disappearing is a note. His
family are unaware that beneath the barely ruffled surface of
their lives the sands are shifting.
Read by Raj Ghatak. 21 hours 55 minutes.
Munro, Alice. Dear life. 2013. Short stories. TB 21208.
Moments of change, chance encounters, the twist of fate that
leads a person to a new way of thinking or being: the stories in
'Dear Life' build to form a radiant, indelible portrait of just how
dangerous and strange ordinary life can be.
Read by Amy Finegan, Delianne Forget and Matthew
Hendrickson. 9 hours 16 minutes.
Ondaatje, Michael. The cat's table. 2012. General
fiction. TB 21176.
In the early 1950s in Ceylon an eleven-year-old boy is put alone
aboard a ship bound for England. At mealtimes he is seated at
the insignificant "cat's table" – as far from the Captain's table as
can be – with two other lone boys and a small group of strange
fellow passengers. On the long voyage, the three boys spy on a
notorious shackled prisoner. They begin to realize that a drama
is unfolding on board, and the prisoner's crime and fate will be a
galvanizing mystery that will haunt them and link them forever.
Read by Terence Wilton. 8 hours 20 minutes.
Reilly, Matthew. Scarecrow. 2010. Thriller. TB 21194.
Scarecrow series; book 3. As "Scarecrow" Schofield watches his
mission to eliminate a Siberian turn into a bloodbath, he realises
he has been tricked – and now become the prey rather than the
predator. For a shadowy consortium of staggering power and
wealth has included his name on a list of 15 targets to be
eliminated without fail by 12 noon that same day. Contains
strong language.
Read by Matthew Hendrickson. 13 hours.
Rodriguez, Deborah. 2013. The little coffee shop of
Kabul. General fiction. TB 21183.
In a little coffee shop in one of the most dangerous places on
earth, five very different women come together. As these five
women discover there's more to one another than meets the
eye, they form a unique bond that will forever change their lives
and the lives of many others.
Read by Adjoa Andoh. 10 hours 36 minutes.
Ryan, Chris. Masters of war. 2013. Thriller. TB 21198.
Masters of war series; book 1. In Paris, an elderly man is
assassinated as he takes his morning walk. In the war-torn cities
of Syria, government forces wage a bloody war against their
own people. The Russians are propping up the government, the
French are backing one rebel fraction and the British are
backing another. And in north Africa, young SAS trooper Jamie
Truman is coming to the end of a gruelling tour of duty, or so he
thinks. Contains strong language.
Read by Brian Fenton. 13 hours 47 minutes.
Scarrow, Simon. The eagle and the wolves. 2008.
Historical fiction. TB 21186.
Cato series; book 4. It's 44 AD, and occupation is never easy.
The enemy is butchering their supply convoys, their garrison
town is starving and the truce with the locals is uneasy at best.
So young Cato, newly promoted, and veteran centurion Macro
are ordered to train the Wolves and the Boars, two cohorts of
raw, barbarian Britons, and introduce them to the brutal drills of
the Roman Imperial Army. Macro is confident they'll win the
natives over, while Cato worries about putting weapons in the
hands of potential rebels.
Read by Gordon Griffin. 14 hours 53 minutes.
Zola, Emile. The ladies' paradise. 1883. Classic fiction.
TB 21185.
Rougon-Macquart; book 11. The 11th book in the RougonMacquart cycle, this novel recounts the development of the
modern department store in late 19th century Paris. This novel
centres around the story of Denise, a young shop girl from the
provinces, and Octave Mouret, the dashing young director of a
shopping emporium, who find themselves torn between the
conflicting forces of love, loyalty and ambition. The store is a
symbol of capitalism, and is emblematic of consumer culture and
changes in sexual attitudes.
Read by Joan Walker. 18 hours 20 minutes.
Adult non-fiction
Autobiography and biography
Bishop, John. How did all this happen?: my story.
2013. TB 21408.
How John went from a good job in sales and marketing and a
nice house to a midlife crisis and becoming one of Britain's top
TV funnymen.
Read by John Bishop. 9 hours 24 minutes.
Bulger, Ralph. My James: the heart-rending story of
James Bulger by his father. 2013. TB 21320.
James Bulger was just a few weeks shy of his third birthday
when, on 12 February 1993, he wandered away from his mum
Denise in a shopping mall in Bootle. Jon Venables and his friend
Robert Thompson murdered James in a crime that shocked the
world. James' father Ralph describes how his world fell apart in
the days that followed as he drank to numb the pain, and the
stress tore his marriage apart.
Read by Graham Elwell and Joan Walker. 9 hours 58 minutes.
Collymore, Stan. Stan: tackling my demons. 2004. TB
21104.
This is the searingly honest and at times harrowing
autobiography of the former Liverpool, Aston Villa and England
striker. It exposes the dark and often seedy world shrouded
behind the glamorous facade of professional football.
Read by Adrian Grove. 11 hours 10 minutes.
Cooper, Diana. Darling monster: the letters of Lady
Diana Cooper to her son John Julius Norwich 19391952. 2013. TB 21102.
Lady Diana Cooper was an aristocrat, society darling, an actress
of stage and early screen. When she married the politician Duff
Cooper, they became the golden couple who knew everyone
who was anyone; they sat at the very heart of British public life.
Read by Phyllida Law and John Julius Norwich. 19 hours 37
minutes.
Townshend, Pete. Who I am. 2013. TB 21412.
The defining guitarist of a generation, Pete was the powerful
creative force behind The Who, widely regarded as one of the
greatest rock bands of all time. His musical knowledge and
writing ability was and is unparalleled, and his taste for rebellion
renowned. The destruction of the very guitars that resounded
with the legendary tracks My Generation and I Can't Explain
brought him acclaim and notoriety in equal measure, but his
pure passion and talent has guaranteed his status as an icon
and authority on rock n roll for decades.
Read by Pete Townshend. 17 hours 58 minutes.
Health and fitness
Agus, David. A short guide to a long life. 2014. TB
21265.
Dr Agus believes that our foundation for optimal health begins
with the daily habits we keep - and that we can build upon that
bedrock with inexpensive, widely accessible drugs that have
been proven to work while ditching false promises, such as
vitamins and supplements. Four sections What to Do, What to
Avoid, What to Master, and Doctor's Orders, provide definitive
answers to many health questions.
Read by Kenneth Jay. 3 hours 33 minutes.
History
Treasure, G R R. The Huguenots. 2013. TB 21199.
The rise, survival and fall of the Huguenots from religious
practice to power politics and the psychological pressures of
living in a threatened 'state within a state'.
Read by Chris Courtenay. 22 hours 48 minutes.
Poetry
Dennis, Felix. This is the way of the world: real life
poetry. 2014. TB 21303.
A collection of poems specially selected by the author to
encourage adults who lack confidence in their reading skills and
to introduce new readers to the world of poetry.
Read by Moray Treadwell. 2 hours 32 minutes.
Science
Dawkins, Richard. The greatest show on Earth: the
evidence for evolution. 2009. TB 21242.
Dawkins takes on creationists, including followers of 'Intelligent
Design' and all those who question the fact of evolution through
natural selection. He sifts through fascinating layers of scientific
facts and disciplines to build what he feels is a cast-iron case.
Read by Richard Dawkins and Lalla Ward. 14 hours 36 minutes.
Travel
Ashley, Stephen. Walt Disney World with disabilities:
unofficial in-depth planning guide for fun, comfort and
safety: includes tips and info you won't find anywhere
else! c2007. TB 18915.
The advance information you need to plan a safe, comfortable
and fun trip. Learn how to get your needs met for handling
medication and equipment, diet, transportation, wheelchair use
and much more in the parks, resorts and restaurants.
Read by Michael FitzPatrick. 13 hours 41 minutes.
Children and young adult fiction
Suggested reading age 9+
Dixon, Franklin W. The best of the Hardy boys. 2004.
TB 21291.
A bumper collection of three mystery stories by Franklin W
Dixon: 'The tower treasure', 'The secret of the old mill' and 'The
haunted fort'.
Read by Ian Knauer. 11 hours 36 minutes.
Garnett, Eve. Further adventures of the family from
One End Street. 1963. TB 21226.
The family from One End Street; book 2. Three of the Ruggles
family children set off for the country for a holiday after going
down with measles whilst the rest meet with exciting adventures
at home.
Read by Elizabeth Proud. 8 hours 17 minutes.
Pichon, Liz. Genius ideas (mostly). 2012. TB 21222.
Tom Gates series; book 4. Marcus like to think he has good
ideas. But they are mostly all rubbish. When Uncle Kevin says
he is an expert on everything it makes Dad pull a face.
Read by Ryan Watson. 2 hours.
Pichon, Liz. Tom Gates is absolutely fantastic (at
some things). 2013. TB 21223.
Tom Gates series; book 5. Tom's battered homework diary is
crammed with his doodles and stories, including the exciting
news! Mr Fullerman announces that class 5F are going on an
activity break which should be fun!
Read by Ryan Watson. 2 hours 5 minutes.
Riordan, Rick. The son of Neptune. 2012. TB 21220.
Heroes of Olympus; book 2. This crazy messed up world of gods
and monsters is Percy Jackson's reality, which pretty much
sucks for him. Percy Jackson, son of Poseidon, God of the Sea,
has woken from a very deep sleep and come face to face with
two snake-haired ladies who refuse to die.
Read by Peter Brooke. 15 hours 12 minutes.
Riordan, Rick. The throne of fire. 2012. TB 21050.
The Kane chronicles; book 2. Ever since the gods of ancient
Egypt were unleashed on the modern world, Carter Kane and
his sister, Sadie, have been in big trouble. As descendants of
the magical House of Life, they command certain powers. But
now a terrifying enemy – Apophis, the giant snake of chaos – is
rising.
Read by Rachael Louise Miller and Christopher Ragland. 13
hours 39 minutes.
St. John, Lauren. The midnight picnic. 2014. TB 21304.
When a prize-winning essay earns Laura Marlin an invitation to
a midnight picnic on mysterious Bodmin Moor she can hardly
wait, especially since her best friend, Tariq, and husky, Skye,
get to come too. But Bodmin is a place steeped in legend and as
the fog descends it becomes hard to separate myth from reality.
When a freak accident leaves the children alone, Laura has to
use all her powers of deduction to outwit an enemy who may not
even exist.
Read by Emma Powell. 1 hour.
Walliams, David. Demon dentist. 2013. TB 21409.
Make your appointment if you dare. Darkness had come to the
town. Strange things were happening in the dead of night.
Children would put a tooth under their pillow for the tooth fairy,
but in the morning they would wake up to find. a dead slug; a
live spider; hundreds of earwigs creeping and crawling beneath
their pillow. Evil was at work. But who or what was behind it?
Read this book and find out!
Read by David Walliams, Jocelyn Jee Esien and Nitin Ganatra.
4 hours 48 minutes.
Suggested reading age 13+
Cast, P C. Tempted. 2010. TB 21181.
House of Night; 6. Zoey needs a break after some serious
excitement. Sadly, the House of Night school for vampyres
doesn't feature breaks on its curriculum – even for a high
priestess in training. Plus juggling three guys is no stress
reliever, especially when one is a sexy Warrior so into protecting
Zoey that he's sensing her emotions.
Read by Kelly Burke. 12 hours 38 minutes.
Delaney, Joseph. The spook's mistake. 2009. TB
21120.
Spooks; book 5. As danger increases in the County, Tom is sent
far north by his master to be trained by Bill Arkwright, another
Spook.
Read by Laurence Mitchell. 8 hours 44 minutes.
Hutchison, Barry. The 13th horseman. 2012. TB 21204.
Afterworlds; book 1. 13-year-old Drake is quite surprised to find
the Horsemen of the Apocalypse hanging out in his garden
shed. He's even more surprised when they ask him to join them.
At first he is reluctant to join them and help usher in the
Armageddon but it soon becomes clear that to save his life
Drake will have to become death.
Read by David Thorpe. 7 hours 52 minutes.
Muchamore, Robert. The audition. 2014. TB 21253.
Rock War; book 2. Two kids, one band, one crucial audition.
Noah's a natural on the guitar, and he'd give anything to get
through the Rock War audition. But when he betrays his best
friend to join another band, he knows he's crossed the line. Will
he risk their friendship for the sake of musical stardom?
Read by Brian Fenton. 1 hour 52 minutes.
Suggested reading age 15+
Downham, Jenny. Before I die. 2010. TB 21332.
Tessa has just a few months to live. Fighting back against
hospital visits, endless tests, and drugs with horrible sideeffects, Tessa compiles a list of things to do before she dies.
And number one is sex. Released from the constraints of
'normal' life, Tessa wants new experiences to make her feel
alive while her body fails.
Read by Katy Sobey. 7 hours 37 minutes.
Garcia, Kami. Beautiful creatures. 2013. TB 21224.
In Ethan Wate's hometown there lies the darkest of secrets.
There is a girl, Lena Duchannes. Lena and Ethan become
bound together by a deep, powerful love. But Lena is cursed and
on her sixteenth birthday her fate will be decided. Ethan never
even saw it coming.
Read by Christopher Ragland. 16 hours 18 minutes.
Rowell, Rainbow. Fangirl. 2014. TB 21247.
Cath and Wren are identical twins, and until recently they did
absolutely everything together. Now they're off to university and
Wren's decided she doesn't want to be one half of a pair any
more. Cath has to decide whether she's ready to open her heart
to new people and new experiences, and she's realising that
there's more to learn about love than she ever thought possible.
Read by Julie Stark. 14 hours 26 minutes.
Welsh adult fiction
Williams, Gareth F. Y tafy ger y traeth. General fiction.
2012. TB 20448.
Nofel grefftus am wrthdaro a'r bwlch rhwng y cenedlaethau. Mae
gan Sara broblemau emosiynol ac mae'n dianc o gartref ei rhieni
yng Nghaerdydd at ei thaid – hen hipi sy'n byw ger y traeth ym
Morfa Bychan. Nofel gyfoes gan awdur poblogaidd a thoreithiog.
Read by Huw Charles. 9 hours 17 minutes.
Books narrated by volunteers
Adult non-fiction
Paranormal
Dee, John. John Dee's five books of mystery: original
sourcebook of Enochian magic: from the collected
works known as Mysteriorum libri quinque. 2003. TB
405228.
The secret writings of John Dee date from 1582-1583. A
prominent scientist and leading occultist in Elizabethan England,
these volumes record in minute detail his research into the
occult and help bring to light mysteries of his era.
22 hours 16 minutes.
Self-help
Rosenthal, Norman E. The gift of adversity. 2013. TB
405229.
Adversity is an irreducible fact of life. Using stories from the
author's own life, as well as case studies and discussions with
well known figures, he reveals that true innovation, emotional
resilience, wisdom, and dignity can come only from confronting
and understanding the adversity we have experienced.
10 hours 52 minutes.
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