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Slade House

Slade House

What a treat! A Mitchell-esque take on haunted-house Gothic Horror, to be published just before Hallowe’en! ‘Slade House’ inhabits the same universe as David Mitchell’s previous novel ‘The Bone Clocks’, but works perfectly well as a stand-alone novel for those of you...

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Signs for Lost Children

Signs for Lost Children

Dr Ally Moberley-Cavendish is a newly qualified female doctor. Which is a difficult and impressive thing in the 1880s. Recently married and living in Cornwall, she has taken a job in Truro asylum, giving medical attention to the inmates. Her husband, Tom, an engineer,...

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Gorilla Dawn

Gorilla Dawn

The latest book from vet turned children’s writer Gill Lewis, author of the best-selling animal novels ‘Sky Hawk’, ‘White Dolphin’ and ‘Moon Bear’, widens her scope with an ambitious and moving story set in the rainforests of the Congo. It follows the plight of two...

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Jaguar Trials

Jaguar Trials

Another rip-roaring adventure from Ruth Eastham, the author of the SGS book awards short-listed ‘Arrowhead’, who recently visited Steyning Grammar School and gave a great presentation to Year 7. The Jaguar Trials is a fast-paced adventure set in the Amazon, following...

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I Saw a Man

I Saw a Man

Owen Sheers is a Welsh author, poet and playwright, and is Professor of Creativity at Swansea University. 'I Saw a Man' is his third novel, following his debut 'Resistance', which he also adapted into a feature film, and his novella 'White Ravens'. He has also...

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The Bees

The Bees

The Bees – Laline Paull– 4th Estate £8.99 As astonishing debut novel, deservedly garnering critical acclaim and award shortlist nominations, from British playwright Laline Paull, who resides in East Sussex. Flora 717 is born into the lowest ‘kin’ (caste) of her Hive....

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The Midnight Dress

The Midnight Dress

The Midnight Dress by Karen Foxlee  Hot Key Books £7.99 Another story that adds to the dramatic tension by starting at the end. This book was originally ordered by us for a customer who wanted to check whether it was suitable for her 10 year old daughter, who had...

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Missing Microbes

Missing Microbes

Missing Microbes by Martin Blaser. One World Publications £8.99 A terrifying and timely examination of antibiotic resistance and what can be done to halt it. In 2014 the World Health Organization issued the grim warning that we are on the cusp of a ‘post-antibiotic...

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Flood of Fire

Flood of Fire

Flood of Fire Amitav Ghosh John Murray £20 It is 1839, and in British India, there are fortunes to be made by exporting Indian opium to China. But tensions are mounting as the Chinese Emperor realises the damage that the drug is doing to the population. With...

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At Hawthorn Time

At Hawthorn Time

At Hawthorn Time by Melissa Harrison pub Bloomsbury £16.99 This story begins at the end with a scene showing a long straight road running through the fields to a little village called Lodeshill. On the road two cars lie wrecked - one wheel, upturned, still spins. A...

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