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0099427869
Paperback:Illusions:1998
Author: Bach, Richard
Year: 1998
Language: English
Interest category: Adventure & spy novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Arrow
Resource type: Physical
Note: When two barnstorming adventurers meet in the fields of the Midwest, one of them begins to learn about the realities of his world and what caused a real Messiah to abandon his mission. General adult
143 p. ; 17 cm (pbk)
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034093574X
Paperback:Garden spells:2008
Author: Allen, Sarah Addison
Year: 2008
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Hodder
Resource type: Physical
Note: Welcome to Bascom, North Carolina, where it seems that everyone has a story to tell about the Waverley women. The house that's been in the family for generations, the walled garden that mysteriously blooms year round, the rumours of dangerous loves and tragic passions. General adult
327 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0241953200
Paperback:Discovery of Heaven:2011
Author: Mulisch, Harry
Year: 2011
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin
Resource type: Physical
736 (Pbk)
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0141189576
Paperback:Siddhartha:2008:[New ed.]
Author: Hesse, Hermann
Author: Rosner, Hilda
Year: 2008
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Edition: [New ed.]
Publisher: Penguin
Resource type: Physical
Note: Set in India, 'Siddhartha' is the story of a young Brahmin's search for ultimate reality after meeting with the Buddha. His quest takes him from a life of decadence to asceticism, from the joys of sensual love with a beautiful courtesan, and of wealth and fame, to the struggles with his son and the ultimate wisdom of renunciation. General adult
Title series: Modern classics
viii, 120 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0141047569
Paperback:Any human heart:2010
Author: Boyd, William
Year: 2010
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin
Resource type: Physical
Note: TV tie-in This is the story of Logan Mountstuart, told through his journals. His travels take the reader from Uruguay to Oxford, Paris, the Bahamas, New York and Africa. This is the story of a life lived to the full - and a journey deep into a very human heart. General adult
503 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0007281196
Paperback:The art of racing in the rain, a novel:2009
Author: Stein, Garth
Year: 2009
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Harper
Resource type: Physical
Note: A heart-warming and inspirational tale in which Enzo, a loyal family dog, tells the story of his human family, how they nearly fell apart, and what he did to bring them back together. General adult
321 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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A unique and engaging novel, beautifully written and very, very hard to put down. A truly wonderful read.
30/01/13
sdiamond
Staffordshire
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074758589X
Paperback:A thousand splendid suns:2008
Author: Hosseini, Khaled
Year: 2008
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'A Thousand Splendid Suns' is a chronicle of Afghan history, and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, and the salvation to be found in love. General adult
412 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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A beautifully written book about Afghanistan, written from the perspective of two women. It taught me a lot about all the troubles in that country and made me realise how very very lucky we in England are. To be recommended.
11/02/16
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0722540442
Paperback:Veronika decides to die:1999
Author: Coelho, Paulo
Year: 1999
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollins
Resource type: Physical
Note: Veronika has everything she could wish for - but is not happy. One morning she decides to die and she takes an overdose, only to wake up in hospital where she realises she has only days to live. The story follows Veronika through these intense days This translation originally published: 1999
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0141015748
Paperback:What is the what, the autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng, a novel:2008
Author: Eggers, Dave
Year: 2008
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'What is the What' is an unflinching portrayal of the lives of two boys during the Sudanese civil war - one, at seven, too young to know what's happening to his country; the other, at ten, old enough to fight for the rebel army. General adult
xv, 538 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0007139845
Paperback:The diving-bell and the butterfly:2002
Author: Bauby, Jean-Dominique
Year: 2002
Language: English
Interest category: Health & welfare
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Resource type: Physical
Note: At the age of 42, Bauby suffered a massive stroke. Paralysed from head to toe, he was left imprisoned inside his body, his mind intact, but unable to speak or move anything except his left eyelid. This is his story. General adult Translated from the French
139 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0747561575
Paperback:If nobody speaks of remarkable things:2002
Author: McGregor, Jon
Year: 2002
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: On a street in an unnamed town in the north of England, perfectly ordinary people are doing totally ordinary things - but then a terrible event shatters the quiet of the early summer evening and no one who witnesses it will be quite the same again. Originally published: 2002
200mm (pbk)
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This beautifully written story tells the tale of the people who live in a street in the North of England. We see glimpses of their lives, as the author builds the tension so that we cannot help but wonder what is going to happen and to who. It is the poetic language that McGregor uses that sets this book apart from most other novels.
22/05/15
kathryn p
Wiltshire
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0751529818
Paperback:Tuesdays with Morrie, an old man, a young man, and life's greatest lesson:2003
Author: Albom, Mitch
Year: 2003
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Time Warner
Resource type: Physical
Note: Mitch Albom writes for the Detroit Free Press and has been voted America's number one sports columnist ten times. In this book, Mitch describes how he rediscovered his mentor, his former college professor Morrie Schwartz. General adult
[xi], 192 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0722532938
Paperback:The alchemist:1995
Author: Coelho, Paulo
Year: 1995
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollins
Resource type: Physical
Note: This translation originally published: San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1993 This is an adventure story about a young shepherd boy who learns how to live his dreams. This is a story which has been compared to the works of Richard Bach, and is aimed at the young and old alike. General adult Translated from the Portuguese
ix, 177 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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At best, enjoyable hokum. At worst, facile claptrap.
29/06/18
Crouchi
Surrey Live
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190315510X
Paperback:Miss Pettigrew lives for a day:2008:[New ed.]
Author: Watson, Winifred
Year: 2008
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Edition: [New ed.]
Publisher: Persephone
Resource type: Physical
Note: Miss Pettigrew is a down-on-her-luck, middle-aged governess sent by an employment agency to work for a nightclub singer rather than a household of unruly children. Over a period of just 24 hours, her life is changed - forever. General adult
Title series: Persephone classics
xii, 233 p., ill. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Reading Group Review: Another book we all enjoyed, light and frothy, but with some glimpses of a lost social world.
02/01/18
Reading Group Shropshire
Shropshire
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0751536822
Paperback:The five people you meet in heaven:2004
Author: Albom, Mitch
Year: 2004
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Sphere
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'The Five People You Meet in Heaven' is a beautifully written first novel that addresses the meaning of life - and life after death. General adult
229 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Well worth a read, and pretty much a re-read. Powerful writing and very moving.
19/10/13
frannie
Hounslow
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