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0593075536
Hardback:Snap:2018 Hardback
Author: Bauer, Belinda
Year: 2018
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Bantam
Resource type: Physical
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Large print:The long song:2010:Large print ed.
Author: Levy, Andrea
Year: 2010
Media class: Large print
Edition: Large print ed.
Publisher: Thorpe
Resource type: Physical
hbk
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1529328160
Paperback:Us:2020 Paperback
Us
Author: Nicholls, David
Year: 2020
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Hodder
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Hardback:Cloud atlas:2004 Hardback
Author: Mitchell, David
Year: 2004
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Sceptre
Resource type: Physical
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0233981071
Book:Moon tiger.:1987 Book
Author: Lively, Penelope
Year: 1987
Media class: Book
Publisher: Deutsch
Resource type: Physical
Note: Booker Prize for Fiction winner 1987
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0571258247
Paperback:The remains of the day:2010 Paperback
Author: Ishiguro, Kazuo
Year: 2010
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Faber
Resource type: Physical
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1838856528
eBook:The night ship:2022. eBook
Author: Kidd, Jess.
Year: 2022.
Language: English
Media class: eBook
Publisher: Canongate Books
Resource type: Electronic material
Note: Downloadable eBook. Fiction. Adult.
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1529391393
Hardback:Forever home:2022 Hardback
Author: Norton, Graham
Year: 2022
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Coronet
Resource type: Physical
Note: Carol is a divorced teacher living in a small town in Ireland, her only son now grown. A second chance at love brings her unexpected connection and belonging. The new relationship sparks local speculation: what does a woman like her see in a man like that? What happened to his wife who abandoned them all those years ago? But the gossip only serves to bring the couple closer. When Declan becomes ill, things start to fall apart. His children are untrusting and cruel, and Carol is forced to leave their beloved home with its worn oak floors and elegant features and move back in with her parents. Carol's mother is determined to get to the bottom of things, she won't see her daughter suffer in this way. It seems there are secrets in Declan's past, strange rumours that were never confronted and suddenly the house they shared takes on a more sinister significance.
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1529005213
Hardback:The dance tree:2022 Hardback
Author: Hargrave, Kiran Millwood
Year: 2022
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Picador
Resource type: Physical
Note: In Strasbourg, in the boiling hot summer of 1518, a plague strikes the women of the city. First it is just one - a lone figure, dancing in the main square - but she is joined by more and more and the city authorities declare an emergency. Musicians will be brought in. The devil will be danced out of these women. Just beyond the city's limits, pregnant Lisbet lives with her mother-in-law and husband, tending the bees that are their livelihood. Her best friend Ida visits regularly and Lisbet is so looking forward to sharing life and motherhood with her. And then, just as the first woman begins to dance in the city, Lisbet's sister-in-law Nethe returns from six years' penance in the mountains for an unknown crime. No one - not even Ida - will tell Lisbet what Nethe did all those years ago, and Nethe herself will not speak a word about it.
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152939743X
Hardback:Too much:2022 Hardback
Author: Allen, Tom
Year: 2022
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Hodder Studio
Resource type: Physical
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Booker Prize

 

 

 The Booker Prize promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the very best book of the year. The prize is the world's most important literary award and has the power to transform the fortunes of authors and publishers.

The winner of the 2022 prize was The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka.

List of previous winners.

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1908745908
Hardback:The seven moons of Maali Almeida:2022 Hardback
Author: Karunatilaka, Shehan
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Sort Of Books
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Richard and Judy Book Club

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0751583170
Hardback:Payday:2021 Hardback
Author: Walden, Celia
Year: 2021
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Sphere
Resource type: Physical
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1787397602
Hardback:Little wing:2022 Hardback
Author: North, Freya
Year: 2022
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Welbeck
Resource type: Physical
Note: The story of two families over three generations. A novel about resilience, forgiveness and the true meaning of family, about finding one's place in the world and discovering how we all belong somewhere and to someone.
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1529135567
Hardback:One step too far:2022 Hardback
Author: Gardner, Lisa
Year: 2022
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Century
Resource type: Physical
Note: Hours stretch into days which stretch into weeks. Volunteers go home, police are assigned new missions and the missing hiker Timothy O'Day becomes one more missing person, vanished without a trace. Until Frankie Elkin - missing persons specialist - comes to town. Fresh off her case in Boston, Frankie heads to Wyoming, determined to find Timothy and
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1529176913
Paperback:The herd:2022 Paperback
Author: Edwards, Emily
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Elizabeth and Bryony are polar opposites but their unexpected friendship has always worked. They're the best of friends, and godmothers to each other's daughters - because they trust that the safety of their children is both of their top priority. Little do they know that they differ radically over one very important issue. And when Bryony, afraid of being judged, tells what is supposed to be a harmless white lie before a child's birthday party, the consequences are more catastrophic than either of them could ever have imagined.
341 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Hardback:Take your breath away:2022 Hardback
Author: Barclay, Linwood
Year: 2022
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Mira
Resource type: Physical
Note: It's always the husband, isn't it? One weekend, while Andrew Mason was on a fishing trip, his wife, Brie, vanished without a trace. Most people assumed Andy had got away with murder, but the police couldn't build a strong case against him. Now, six years later, Andy has put his life back together. He's sold the house he shared with Brie and moved a
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Paperback:The girls who disappeared:2022 Paperback
Author: Douglas, Claire
Year: 2022
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin
Resource type: Physical
Note: In a rural Wiltshire town lies The Devil's Corridor. A road which has witnessed eerie happenings from unexplained deaths to the sounds of a child crying at night. But nothing more puzzling than the Olivia Rutherford case. Four girls drove home but after their car crashed only Olivia was found. Twenty years later, journalist Jenna Halliday is covering the case. But the locals aren't happy with this stranger's arrival. Least of all Olivia. Jenna soon starts receiving threatening notes and it is clear someone wants her out of this town before she suffers a dark fate.
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Women's Prize for Fiction

                                                  

 

The Women's Prize for fiction is an annual award, it celebrates the very best fiction written by women throughout the world.

The winner of the 2022 prize was Ruth Ozeki's book The book of form and emptiness.

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1838855270
Paperback:The book of form & emptiness:2022 Paperback
Author: Ozeki, Ruth, 1956-
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Canongate
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2021 After the tragic death of his father, thirteen-year-old Benny Oh begins to hear voices. The voices belong to the things in his house and sound variously pleasant, angry or sad. Then his mother develops a hoarding problem, and the voices grow more clamorous. When ignoring them doesn't work, Benny seeks refuge in the silence of a large public library. There he meets a mesmerising street artist with a smug pet ferret; a homeless philosopher-poet who encourages him to find his own voice amongst the many; and his very own Book, who narrates Benny's life and teaches him to listen to the things that truly matter.
550 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Big Jubilee Read

    Great reads by celebrated authors from the Commonwealth

Mood Boosting Books

 

Mood-boosting Books is a national promotion of uplifting titles, including novels, poetry and non-fiction. The books are all recommended by readers and reading groups.

Books on Prescription

 

Books on Prescription helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using self-help reading.

These books provide helpful information and step-by-step self-help techniques for managing a variety of common mental health conditions, including depression and anxiety. They are endorsed by health professionals and can all be found in all our libraries.

A list of available titles can be found here

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Old Peculier crime novel of the year

Old Peculier 2022 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of The Year 

The Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award was created to celebrate the very best in crime fiction and is open to UK and Irish crime authors.

The winner of the 2022 prize was Slough House by Mick Herron.

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1529378648
Hardback:Slough House:2021 Hardback
Author: Herron, Mick
Year: 2021
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: J. Murray
Resource type: Physical
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Quick Reads

 

Quick Reads are a series of short books by bestselling authors and celebrities. With no more than 128 pages, they are designed to encourage adults who do not read often, or find reading tough, to discover the joy of books .

Browse our Quick Reads via our catalogue today

 

Awarded annually to the writer of an outstanding book for children. The winner for 2022 was: October, October by Katya Balen 

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1526601931
Paperback:October, October:2021 Paperback
Author: Balen, Katya
Year: 2021
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's
Resource type: Physical
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Established in 1955 this prize is awarded annually for distinguished illustration in a book for children.  The winner for 2022 was: Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds.

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0571335136
eBook:Long way down:2018. eBook
Author: Reynolds, Jason.
Year: 2018.
Language: English
Media class: eBook
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Resource type: Electronic material
Note: Downloadable eBook. Fiction. AND THEN THERE WERE SHOTS Everybody ran, ducked, hid, tucked themselves tight. Pressed our lips to the pavement and prayed the boom, followed by the buzz of a bullet, didn't meet us. After Will's brother is shot in a gang crime, he knows the next steps. Don't cry. Don't snitch. Get revenge. So he gets in the lift with Shawn's gun, determined to follow The Rules. Only when the lift door opens, Buck walks in, Will's friend who died years ago. And Dani, who was shot years before that. As more people from his past arrive, Will has to ask himself if he really knows what he's doing. This haunting, lyrical, powerful verse novel will blow you away. Young adult.
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