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0224101757
Hardback:The curator:2015 Hardback
Author: Strauss, Jacques
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Resource type: Physical
Note: 1976, rural South Africa: a family massacre has taken place, and the only witness is a black maid. Hendrik Deyer is the principal of a state-run school camp who lives nearby with his wife and their two sons, Werner and Marius. As Hendrik becomes obsessed with uncovering what happened, his wife worries about her neighbours, a poor white family whose malign influence on her son Werner is - she believes - making his behaviour inexplicably strange and hostile. Then, one night, another tragedy changes each of their lives irrevocably. General adult
342 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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Talking book - CD:Blood relatives:2015 Talking book - CD
Author: Alcock, Stevan
Narrator: Ryan, Gareth Bennett
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Spoken Word
Media class: Talking book - CD
Publisher: Jammer Audiobooks
Resource type: Physical
Note: Leeds, late 1975 and a body has been found on Prince Philip Playing Fields. Ricky, teenage delivery van boy for Corona pop, will be late for The Matterhorn Man. In the years that follow until his capture, the Yorkshire Ripper and Rick's own life draw ever closer with unforeseen consequences. Set in a time in England's history of upheaval and change - both personal and social - this is a story told in an unforgettable voice. General adult
9 CDs (615 min.) (CDs)
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0007580843
Hardback:Blood relatives:2015 Hardback
Author: Alcock, Stevan
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Resource type: Physical
Note: Leeds, late 1975 and a body has been found on Prince Philip Playing Fields. Ricky, teenage delivery van boy for Corona pop, will be late for The Matterhorn Man. In the years that follow until his capture, the Yorkshire Ripper and Rick's own life draw ever closer with unforeseen consequences. Set in a time in England's history of upheaval and change - both personal and social - this is a story told in an unforgettable voice. General adult
313 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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Large print:Sophie and the Sibyl, a Victorian romance:2015 Large print
Author: Duncker, Patricia
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Large Print
Media class: Large print
Publisher: Clipper Large Print
Resource type: Physical
Note: Standard format edition originally published: London: Bloomsbury Berlin, September 1872. The Duncker brothers, Max and Wolfgang, own a thriving publishing business in the city. Clever, irresponsible Max is as fond of gambling and brothels as the older, wiser, Wolfgang is of making a profit. When Max's bad habits get out of hand, Wolfgang sends him to the Spa town of Homburg, to dance attendance upon a celebrity author - the enigmatic Sibyl, also known as George Eliot. As enthralling and intelligent as her books, she soon has Max bewitched. Yet Wolfgang has an ulterior motive: for his brother to consider Sophie von Hahn, daughter of a wealthy family friend, as a potential wife. General adult
416 pages (large print) (pbk)
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Talking book - CD:The gracekeepers:2015 Talking book - CD
Author: Logan, Kirsty
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Spoken Word
Media class: Talking book - CD
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles The sea has flooded the earth. North lives on a circus boat, floating between the scattered islands that remain. She dances with her beloved bear, while the rest of the crew trade dazzling and death-defying feats for food from the islanders. However, North has a secret that could capsize her life with the circus. Callanish lives alone in her house in the middle of the ocean, with only the birds and the fish for company. As penance for a terrible mistake, she works as a gracekeeper, tending the graves of those who die at sea. What drove her from home is also what pulls her towards North. When a storm creates a chance meeting between the two girls, their worlds change. General adult
8 CDs (9 hr., 16 min.) (CDs)
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Talking book - CD:Sophie and the Sibyl:2015 Talking book - CD
Author: Duncker, Patricia
Narrator: Johns, Helen
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Spoken Word
Media class: Talking book - CD
Publisher: Clipper Audio
Resource type: Physical
Note: Berlin, September 1872. The Duncker brothers, Max and Wolfgang, own a thriving publishing business in the city. Clever, irresponsible Max is as fond of gambling and brothels as the older, wiser, Wolfgang is of making a profit. When Max's bad habits get out of hand, Wolfgang sends him to the Spa town of Homburg, to dance attendance upon a celebrity author - the enigmatic Sibyl, also known as George Eliot. As enthralling and intelligent as her books, she soon has Max bewitched. Yet Wolfgang has an ulterior motive: for his brother to consider Sophie von Hahn, daughter of a wealthy family friend, as a potential wife. General adult
9 CDs (660 min.) (CDs)
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Hardback:Mrs Engels:2015 Hardback
Author: McCrea, Gavin
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Scribe
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles From the bathing huts of Ramsgate to the hovels of Soho, from a surreptitious life in Manchester to a notorious one on the handsome new parade that is London's Regents Park Road, we follow Lizzie and the Engels household as it struggles to match its communist principles with its hunger for the high life. At the heart of all the revolutionary tumult stands the woman who will one day become Mrs Engels, as compelling and charismatic a figure as ever walked the streets of Victorian England, or its novels. General adult
240 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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Hardback:Sophie and the Sibyl, a Victorian romance:2015 Hardback
Author: Duncker, Patricia
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: Berlin, September 1872. The Duncker brothers, Max and Wolfgang, own a thriving publishing business in the city. Clever, irresponsible Max is as fond of gambling and brothels as the older, wiser, Wolfgang is of making a profit. When Max's bad habits get out of hand, Wolfgang sends him to the Spa town of Homburg, to dance attendance upon a celebrity author - the enigmatic Sibyl, also known as George Eliot. As enthralling and intelligent as her books, she soon has Max bewitched. Yet Wolfgang has an ulterior motive: for his brother to consider Sophie von Hahn, daughter of a wealthy family friend, as a potential wife. General adult
291 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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Paperback:Stammered songbook, a mother's book of hours:2015 Paperback
Author: Mortier, Erwin
Translator: Vincent, Paul
Year: 2015
Language: English, Dutch
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Pushkin
Resource type: Physical
Note: Translated from the Dutch One day, the author's mother no longer remembers the word for 'book'. This seemingly innocuous moment of distraction is the first sign of the slow disintegration of her mind. As Alzheimer's disease sets in and language increasingly escapes her, her son attempts to gather the fragments of what she has become, writing a moving, loving chronicle of the gradual descent into dementia of someone who 'no longer knows who she is, where she is or what will happen'. General adult
1 volume ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Paperback:A place called Winter:2015 Paperback
Author: Gale, Patrick
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Tinder Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: Radio tie-in A privileged elder son, and stammeringly shy, Harry Cane has followed convention at every step. Even the beginnings of an illicit, dangerous affair do little to shake the foundations of his muted existence - until the shock of discovery and the threat of arrest cost him everything. Forced to abandon his wife and child, he signs up for emigration to the newly colonised Canadian prairies. But, remote and unforgiving, his allotted homestead in a place called Winter is a world away from the golden suburbs of turn-of-the-century Edwardian England. General adult
354 pages, map (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Hardback:Don't let him know:2015 Hardback
Author: Roy, Sandip
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: Moving from adolescent rooftop games to adult encounters in gay bars, from hair salons in Calcutta to McDonald's drive-thrus in California, this novel tells an unforgettable story about family, the struggle between having what we want and doing what we feel we must - and the sacrifices we make for those we love. General adult
244 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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1408857839
Hardback:Chasing the scream, the first and last days of the war on drugs:2015 Hardback
Author: Hari, Johann
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Crime & police work
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: It is now 100 years since drugs were first banned. On the eve of this centenary, journalist Johann Hari set off on an epic three-year, 30,000-mile journey into the war on drugs to uncover its secrets - and he found that there is a startling gap between what we have been told and what is really going on. As strange as it may seem at first, drugs are not what we have been told they are; addiction is not what we think it is; and the drug war has very different motives to the ones we have seen on our TV screens. In 'Chasing the Scream', Hari reveals his startling discoveries entirely through the true and shocking stories of people across the world whose lives have been transformed by this war. General adult
389 pages ; 25 cm (hbk)
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This is a fascinating read. Initially I picked this book up thinking that it was about mental health like Lost Connections, but got ‘hooked’ into the story & science behind drugs prohibition. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in anything to do with being human!
21/04/20
Ally Tree
Bedford
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Hardback:A place called Winter:2015 Hardback
Author: Gale, Patrick
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Tinder Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: Radio tie-in Illustration on lining papers A privileged elder son, and stammeringly shy, Harry Cane has followed convention at every step. Even the beginnings of an illicit, dangerous affair do little to shake the foundations of his muted existence - until the shock of discovery and the threat of arrest cost him everything. Forced to abandon his wife and child, Harry signs up for emigration to the newly colonised Canadian prairies. Remote and unforgiving, his allotted homestead in a place called Winter is a world away from the golden suburbs of turn-of-the-century Edwardian England. General adult
340 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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Paperback:A brief history of seven killings:2015 Paperback
Author: James, Marlon
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Oneworld
Resource type: Physical
Note: Set against the backdrop of 1970s reggae culture, disco, sex and excess comes this remarkable re-imagining of the attempted assassination of Bob Marley. General adult
704 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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This is quite an epic novel-nearly 700 pages and very small type. It is complex in its structure and needs concentration to follow 'the plot'. Much of it is also in Jamaican patois [or pidgin English] so sentence construction is not straight forward. However, this should not deter you; I admit at times that I almost gave up but am glad that I perservered and throughly enjoyed reading it. Being a pensioner, Bob Marley is more than a character in this novel to me and, if this is a reflection of what happened, then I am better informed. I know that there is a basis of fact in this novel.
12/01/16
gareth.harris9@ntlworld.com
Bromleybc
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