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1529328160
Paperback:Us:2020 Paperback
Us
Author: Nicholls, David
Year: 2020
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Hodder
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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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Hardback:Cloud atlas:2004 Hardback
Author: Mitchell, David
Year: 2004
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Sceptre
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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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0593075536
Hardback:Snap:2018 Hardback
Author: Bauer, Belinda
Year: 2018
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Bantam
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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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0571258247
Paperback:The remains of the day:2010 Paperback
Author: Ishiguro, Kazuo
Year: 2010
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Faber
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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
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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
Resource type: Physical
Note: Colombo, 1990. Maali Almeida, war photographer, gambler and closet gay, has woken up dead in what seems like a celestial visa office. His dismembered body is sinking in the serene Beira lake and he has no idea who killed him. At a time where scores are settled by death squads, suicide bombers and hired goons, the list of suspects is depressingly long, as the ghouls and ghosts with grudges who cluster round can attest. But even in the afterlife, time is running out for Maali. He has seven moons to try and contact the man and woman he loves most and lead them to a hidden cache of photos that will rock Sri Lanka.
386 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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Richard and Judy Book Club

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1529068835
Paperback:The favour:2022 Paperback
Author: Murphy, Nora
Year: 2022
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Pan
Resource type: Physical
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057136831X
Paperback:A terrible kindness:2022 Paperback
Author: Browning-Wroe, Jo
Year: 2022
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Faber
Resource type: Physical
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1529377315
Hardback:The French house:2022 Hardback
Author: Bloese, Jacquie
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Resource type: Physical
Note: Left profoundly deaf after an accident, Emile is no stranger to isolation - or heartbreak. Now, as Nazi planes loom over Guernsey, he senses life is about to change forever. Trapped in a tense, fearful marriage, Isabelle doesn't know what has become of Emile and the future she hoped for. But when she glimpses him from the window of the French House, their lives collide once more. Leutnant Schreiber is more comfortable wielding a paintbrush than a pistol. But he has little choice in the role he is forced to play in the occupying forces - or in his own forbidden desires. As their paths entwine, loyalties are blurred and dangerous secrets forged. But on an island under occupation, courage can have deadly consequences.
358 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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075158276X
Hardback:Twelve secrets:2021 Hardback
Author: Gold, Robert
Year: 2021
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Sphere
Resource type: Physical
Note: Ben Harper's life changed forever the day his older brother Nick was murdered by two classmates. It was a crime that shocked the nation and catapulted Ben's family and their idyllic hometown, Haddley, into the spotlight. Twenty years on, Ben is one of the best true crime journalists in the country and happily settled back in Haddley, thanks to the support of its close-knit community. But when a fresh murder case shines new light on his brother's death and throws suspicion on those closest to him, Ben's world is turn upside down once more. He's about to discover that Haddley is a town full of secrets. No-one is as they seem. Everyone has something to hide. And someone will go to any length to keep the truth buried.
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1529135486
Hardback:The match:2022 Hardback
Author: Coben, Harlan
Year: 2022
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Century
Resource type: Physical
Note: As a young child, Wilde was found living a feral existence in the Ramapo mountains of New Jersey. He has grown up knowing nothing of his family, and even less about his own identity. He is known simply as Wilde, the boy from the woods. But when a match at an online ancestry database puts him on the trail of a close relative - the first family membe
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Paperback:The school for good mothers:2022 Paperback
Author: Chan, Jessamine
Year: 2022
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Hutchinson Heinemann
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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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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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