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Humankind

Humankind

Essential reading for anyone feeling full of despair in these difficult times, Dutch historian Rutger Bregman’s fresh take on human nature is heartening and optimistic.    From Machiavelli to Hobbes, Freud to Dawkins, in religion, fiction, science,...

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Crowfall

Crowfall

An exciting new standalone fantasy adventure from the inventive imagination of Vashti Hardy, author of 'Brightstorm' and Wildspark' and one of our FAVOURITE local authors, who is just going from strength to strength! Orin Crowfall lives on the island of Ironhold, an...

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Summerwater

Summerwater

Sarah Moss is a writer of rare accomplishment whose mastery of the messy complexities of the interior monologue is pitch-perfect. ‘Summerwater’ is an intense, beautifully-written, and devastating story, set over a 24-hour period in a faded Scottish cabin park.   As...

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The Secret Detectives

The Secret Detectives

When Isobel Petty is orphaned, she finds herself being taken away from her home in India and sent to live with a distant uncle in England. On board the S.S. Marianna, she witnesses a shocking act - somebody being thrown overboard in the middle in the night. But...

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V for Victory

V for Victory

A real gem! Lissa Evan is a supremely gifted writer - astute, funny and warm - for both children and adults. We loved her comedic novel, 'Crooked Heart', which introduced Vee, a suburban con-woman, and ultrabright orphan Noel as they joined forces in the unlikely...

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How I Saved the World in a Week

How I Saved the World in a Week

A nail-bitingly thrilling survival drama for readers of 8-12 years by the author of 'The Boy in the Tower'. Rule Number 1: Always be Prepared…. Billy’s mum isn’t like the other mums. She’s a scientist, for starters, and takes Billy out of school to train him in the...

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Adam 2

Adam 2

One of the best middle-grade fiction novels I have read this year! An exciting science fiction thriller for ages 9+. In a bleak future world, torn apart by a civil war between humans and advanced A.I robots, some scavenging children come across a cute little robot,...

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When we Got Lost in Dreamland

When we Got Lost in Dreamland

A moving and exciting story of brotherhood, friendship & the power of dreams! Imagine having the ability to step inside your dreams, to consciously control the action and the setting, and even meet your friends there! When 11-year-old Malky accidentally steals a...

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Entangled Life

Entangled Life

A really fascinating book, which blew our minds! The facts that fungi are closer to animals than plants, that they can solve a maze by the most efficient route, that they can have hundreds of different genders, the revelations come thick and fast. One of those books...

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Surfacing

Surfacing

Poet Kathleen Jamie’s latest collection of luminous, clear-eyed essays is a profound meditation on humans’ place in history and within the natural world. From a 500 year old Inuit village being gradually revealed by warming summers in Alaska, to the shifting sand...

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