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2 Sussex Crime Writers: Graham Bartlett & Lesley Thomson

24th June, 2022, Saxon Room at Steyning Centre

What we’re loving at the moment…

China Room

China Room

Mehar and her new sisters-in-law are married to three brothers, but as the men come to them in darkness and their days are veiled, they don’t know which sister has which husband. In their small, claustrophobic world, filled with sweeping and pounding and kneading and...

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Sentient

Sentient

Ask a child to name their senses, and they will probably come up with the same five as you. Smell, taste, sight, hearing, and touch were first described as the five senses by Aristotle over two thousand years ago. However, with the advent of modern neuroscience, these...

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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...

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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...

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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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