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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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Breakfast – Morning, noon and night by Fern Green.

Breakfast – Morning, noon and night by Fern Green.

Breakfast - Morning, Noon & Night by Fern Green. Hardie Grant £18.99 We are spoilt for choice with new cookery books this month, with delicious looking Asian and Thai recipe books just in, but this one has to take the crumpet! Breakfast, that sorely neglected...

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Wolf Border

Wolf Border

The Wolf Border by Sarah Hall Faber £14.99 Rachel Caine is returning to home to Cumbria from her job monitoring wolves in Idaho for the first time in six years. The Earl of Annerdale, rich and eccentric, is determined to have the country’s best wolf expert working on...

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Coastlines

Coastlines

Patrick Barkham is a nature writer and Guardian journalist, and is the author of two previous critically acclaimed books, ‘The Butterfly Isles’ and ‘Badgerlands’. ‘Coastlines’ traces the story of the most beautiful areas of the British coast, preserved for us by the...

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Jolley-Rogers and the Cave of Doom

Jolley-Rogers and the Cave of Doom

We LOVE Jonny Duddle and his pirate tales which are perfect for 4-6 year olds! This is the second chapter-book instalment about the eccentric pirate family, the Jolley-Rogers, following on from the best-selling picture books ‘The Pirate-Cruncher’ and ‘The Pirates Next...

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Winter Horses

Winter Horses

This beautifully recounted story tells of a young orphaned Russian Jewish girl’s incredible bravery as she fights to save two rare horses from extermination by the Nazis when German troops arrive at a former wildlife reserve in the Ukraine, home to the almost extinct...

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Oi Frog!

Oi Frog!

Our favourite new picture book, by the always amusing Kes Gray (of ‘Super Daisy’ fame) Cat bossily tells frog that he can’t sit on a mat because frogs must sit on logs. Then follows a hilarious rhyming list of which animals must sit on what as frog is made to feel...

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A God in Every Stone

A God in Every Stone

Kamila Shamsie’s last novel, Burnt Shadows, was probably my favourite book of 2009, so I was excited about her new title, A God in Every Stone. Burnt Shadows elegantly and resonantly connected Nagasaki, partition and Guantamo Bay, and A God in Every Stone is similarly...

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The Celtic Myths – A guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends.

The Celtic Myths – A guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends.

This beautifully produced small hardback is an absolute treasure trove! Miranda Aldhouse-Green, a Professor of Archaeology at Cardiff University, skilfully weaves together evidence from manuscripts, artefacts and Iron-Age archaeology to explore the world of the...

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