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Wriggle And Roar!
- Paperback - Macmillan Children's
Written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Nick Sharratt, this is a wonderful rhyme book full of action and noise - guaranteed to make kids love poetry!
All Through The Night
- Paperback - Black & White Publishing
Bristol, in the summer of 1966: struggling to make ends meet, private detective Joseph Tremaine Ellington sees a way to make some easy cash when he is approached by Ida Stephens, the administrator of a local orphanage. Offering him 500 if he can locate the disgraced GP Doctor Ronald Fowler, Ellington is instructed to track him down by whatever means necessary. But Ellington underestimates his assignment, and he soon finds himself up to his neck in trouble and running for his life.
The Photographer's Wife
- Paperback - Black & White Publishing
Barbara - a child of the Blitz - has devoted her life to her family. She has protected her two children from the harsh realities of life, and this has included keeping a number of secrets about her marriage to famous photographer Tony Marsden. But with such an incomplete picture of the past, her children have struggled to understand who their parents really are, and in turn, she sometimes fears, to build their own identities. When daughter Sophie decides to organise a vast retrospective exhibition of her adored father's work, old photos are pulled from dusty boxes. But with them come tumbling secrets from the past, secrets that will challenge every aspect of how Sophie sees her parents.
The Albino's Treasure
- Paperback - Titan Books
When anarchists slash a painting of the Prime Minister in the newly opened National Portrait Gallery and suggest that the man himself could be next, Scotland Yard have no choice but to call in Sherlock Holmes. Leaving Watson behind, Holmes fakes his own death, infiltrates the anarchists, and solves the problem - only to return to Baker Street and discover that his problems are only just beginning.
- Hardback - Legendary Comics
Washed-up Hollywood screenwriter Ray Spass is caught in a downward spiral of broken relationships, wild parties and self-destruction. Out of luck and out of chances he's one failed script away from fading into obscurity. Little does he know he's about to write the story of his life ...
- Paperback - Head of Zeus
Paris in 1968. In a city alive with talk of revolution, Will Flemyng finds himself in the thick of the action, a young spy whose first adventures behind the Iron Curtain have already given him a secret glamour. But now he gets news that threatens the closest and most complicated relationship in his life, with his younger brother.
- Paperback - Image Comics
Growing up in Detroit, Roscoe and his friends know all about hard luck. But their fates take a different turn when they stumble upon a street drug called MPH - little pills that give them the power of super speed, and the opportunity of a lifetime. Now holding the perfect get-out-of-jail-free card, Roscoe leads Rosa, Chevy, and Baseball on a lightning-fast crime spree across the nation.
- Hardback - Wayland
Until his retirement in 2013, Sir Alex Ferguson was the most famous football manager in the world. During his time at Manchester United, the club won the Premier League 13 times and the FA Cup five times, as well as numerous other titles and trophies. No other football manager has come close to equalling Fergie's record. This book gives you the story behind this incredible man - from his upbringing in a tough part of Glasgow, through his career as a football player in Scotland, to his 26 years in charge of one of the most famous and successful football clubs in the world.
Burning Down George Orwell's House
- Hardback - Soho
Ray Welter, who was until recently a high-flying advertising executive in Chicago, has left the world of newspeak behind. He decamps to the isolated Isle of Jura in order to spend a few months in the cottage where George Orwell wrote most of his seminal novel, 'Nineteen Eighty-Four.' Ray is miserable, and quite prepared to make his troubles go away with the help of copious quantities of excellent scotch. But a few of the local islanders take a decidedly shallow view of a foreigner coming to visit in order to sort himself out, and Ray quickly finds himself having to deal with not only his own issues but also a community whose eccentricities are at times amusing and at others downright dangerous.
The Little Book Of Cord And Candle Magick
- Paperback - Waverley
Using cords and candles to make spells is an enjoyable and effective way to make magick. With cords and candles you can use colours, numbers, herbs and spices and symbols - and there is advice on words and timing as well. Advice is given on the stages of the moon as the best time to make a type of spell.