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  1. Travel Writing

    Travel Writing added 14th November 2015

    Travel the world from the comfort of your sofa. Curl up with some fantastic travel writing and feel like you are journeying through woods, voyaging across seas or trekking around cities.

  2. Escape and Adventure

    Escape and Adventure added 14th November 2015

    A collection of books to inspire you to get out and enjoy the stunning wilderness and outdoor adventures which Britain has to offer.

  3. Susy's Reading List

    Susy's Reading List added 26th October 2015

  4. Reading for Writers

    Reading for Writers added 13th October 2015

    A selection of books for aspiring writers. To inspire and advise at every stage of writing, from how to get started with your first novel to developing characters and storylines.

  5. Patrick Ness: Young Adult Fiction

    Patrick Ness: Young Adult Fiction added 12th October 2015

    Author Patrick Ness has written fiction for both adults and young adults. Ness won the annual Carnegie Medal from the British librarians both in 2011 and in 2012, for Monsters of Men and A Monster Calls, recognising each as the best new book for children or young adults published in the UK. Collected here are his young adult titles, which will include The Rest of Us Just Live Here which will be published in October 2015.

  6. Horrible Histories

    Horrible Histories added 12th October 2015

    A series of illustrated history books designed to engage children in history by presenting the unusual, gory, or unpleasant aspects in a tongue-in-cheek manner in contrast to the formality of lessons taught in school.

  7. London

    London added 12th October 2015

    A collection of titles about the history and life of our ever changing capital city.

  8. Man Booker 2015 Shortlist

    Man Booker 2015 Shortlist added 16th September 2015

    The six novels shortlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize. Please click on the titles to check availability and to place reservations.

  9. Roald Dahl: Children's Fiction

    Roald Dahl: Children's Fiction added 14th July 2015

    Roald Dahl was a novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot. He has been referred to as "one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century". Collected here are his tales for children, which can be enjoyed by all ages.

  10. Terry Pratchett: Discworld

    Terry Pratchett: Discworld added 9th July 2015

    This comic fantasy book series, written by Terry Pratchett, is set on the fictional Discworld, a flat disc balanced on the backs of four elephants which in turn stand on the back of a giant turtle, Great A'Tuin. The books frequently parody or take inspiration from J. R. R. Tolkien, Robert E. Howard, H. P. Lovecraft and William Shakespeare, as well as mythology, folklore and fairy tales, often using them for satirical parallels with current cultural, political and scientific issues. The final book in the series, The Sheperd's Crown, is due to be published in August 2015.

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