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The year of the locust

Hayes, Terry

Hardback

‘Utterly gripping, elegantly written... most definitely worth the wait’ Observer'Ticks all the boxes necessary for a superior geopolitical thriller' Guardian'Compare this with the thrillers written by Mr or Mrs Clinton, and you come away feeling that Hayes is the one who has more inside knowledge' Telegraph'Move over Jason Bourne. CIA operative Kane redefines the smart but vulnerable bad ass super spy in this dazzling cat-and-mouse thriller where the entire globe is a chessboard, and everyone’s playing for keeps' Lisa Gardner__________________A Financial Times Best Thriller of the Year 2023If, like Kane, you're a Denied Access Area spy for the CIA, then boundaries have no meaning. Your function is to go in, do whatever is required, and get out again - by whatever means necessary. You know when to run, when to hide - and when to shoot. But some places don't play by the rules. Some places are too dangerous, even for a man of Kane's experience. The badlands where the borders of Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan meet are such a place - a place where violence is the only way to survive. Kane travels there to exfiltrate a man with vital information for the safety of the West - but instead he meets an adversary who will take the world to the brink of extinction. A frightening, clever, vicious man with blood on his hands and vengeance in his heart... __________________Praise for The Year of the Locust'Don't make any plans for the week after you start reading' Daily Mirror'Has all the cinematic sweep and verve as Hayes' debut... just as enthralling' Financial Times'Compelling, nerve-jangling and breathlessly exciting... Totally immersive' Irish Independent'Worth the wait... an often captivating, mass-market adventure story' Times'Sure to keep you on the edge of your seat' Scotsman'Brilliant on the way agents operate and how the US spies on the world' The Sun'Epic and immersive, new and unexpected... his research into spycraft is deep and compelling' Mail on Sunday

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The ice children

Leonard, M. G.

Hardback

'As unforgettable as Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen" . . . a whirlingly imaginative storyline full of wonder and hope as well as warning.' - The TimesM. G. Leonard's story of a brave girl and her reindeer friend, who try to save her brother, is the perfect winter treat. The Ice Children is an exciting, modern, magical mystery adventure by the author of Beetle Boy, Adventures on Trains and the Twitchers series. Gorgeous coloured endpapers, and black-and-white illustrations throughout by Penny Neville-Lee make this hardback a perfect read for the whole family. At the stroke of midnight on the dawn of December, five-year-old Finn Albedo is found frozen on a pedestal of ice. His heart is beating, he is smiling, but no one can wake him. Finn’s big sister, Bianca, suspects that the tall mysterious stranger who first discovered Finn knows more than they will admit? Bianca's quest to discover the truth and rescue her little brother hurls her into a fantastical winter wonderland, full of beauty, danger and irresistible spirit animals, where all is not as it seems . . .

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Chain of thorns

Clare, Cassandra

Paperback

James and Cordelia must save London — and their marriage — in this thrilling and highly anticipated conclusion to The Last Hours series from the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Cassandra Clare. Chain of Thorns is a Shadowhunters novel. Cordelia Carstairs has lost everything that matters to her. In only a few short weeks, she has seen her father murdered, her plans to become parabatai with her best friend, Lucie, destroyed, and her marriage to James Herondale crumble before her eyes. Even worse, she is now bound to an ancient demon, Lilith, stripping her of her power as a Shadowhunter. After fleeing to Paris with Matthew Fairchild, Cordelia hopes to forget her sorrows in the city’s glittering nightlife. But reality intrudes when shocking news comes from home: Tatiana Blackthorn has escaped the Adamant Citadel, and London is under new threat by the Prince of Hell, Belial. Cordelia returns to a London riven by chaos and dissent. The long-kept secret that Belial is James and Lucie’s grandfather has been revealed by an unexpected enemy, and the Herondales find themselves under suspicion of dealings with demons. Cordelia longs to protect James, but is torn between a love for James she has long believed hopeless, and the possibility of a new life with Matthew. Nor can her friends help — ripped apart by their own secrets, they seem destined to face what is coming alone. For time is short, and Belial’s plan is about to crash into the Shadowhunters of London like a deadly wave, one that will separate Cordelia, Lucie, and the Merry Thieves from help of any kind. Left alone in a shadowy London, they must face Belial’s deadly army. If Cordelia and her friends are going to save their city — and their families — they will have to muster their courage, swallow their pride, and trust one another again. For if they fail, they may lose everything — even their souls.

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Murtagh

Paolini, Christopher

Hardback

Master storyteller and internationally bestselling author Christopher Paolini returns to the World of Eragon in this stunning epic fantasy set a year after the events of the Inheritance Cycle. The world is no longer safe for the Dragon Rider Murtagh and his dragon, Thorn. An evil king has been toppled, and they are left to face the consequences of the reluctant role they played in his reign of terror. Now they are hated and alone, exiled to the outskirts of society. Throughout the land, hushed voices whisper of brittle ground and a faint scent of brimstone in the air - and Murtagh senses that something wicked lurks in the shadows of Alagaësia. So begins an epic journey into lands both familiar and untravelled, where Murtagh and Thorn must use every weapon in their arsenal, from brains to brawn, to find and outwit a mysterious witch. A witch who is much more than she seems. In this gripping novel starring one of the most popular characters from Christopher Paolini's blockbuster Inheritance Cycle, a Dragon Rider must discover what he stands for in a world that has abandoned him. Murtagh is the perfect book to enter the World of Eragon for the first time . . . or to joyfully return.

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100 tales from the Tokyo Ghost Cafâe

Sedgwick, Julian

Paperback

Abducted by spirits from his village, lost boy Akira must make the long journey in north Japan to find his family and save his young sister, before time runs out. Voyaging deeper and deeper into a Japan ‘between the worlds’, Akira and his companions encounter a host of yokai monsters and famous ghosts, discovering a sometimes comical and sometimes terrifying world of interlinked and ghostly short stories along the way.

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Class : a memoir of motherhood, hunger, and higher education

Land, Stephanie

Hardback

A Good Morning America Book Club Pick “Raw and inspiring.” —People “Land is not just exploring her own story, but also the larger implications of what it means to fall between the cracks of American capitalism.” —The New York Times From the New York Times bestselling author who inspired the hit Netflix series about a struggling mother barely making ends meet as a housecleaner—a gripping memoir about college, motherhood, poverty, and life after Maid. When Stephanie Land set out to write her memoir Maid, she never could have imagined what was to come. Handpicked by President Barack Obama as one of the best books of 2019, it was called “an eye-opening journey into the lives of the working poor” (People). Later it was adapted into the hit Netflix series Maid, which was viewed by 67 million households and was Netflix’s fourth most-watched show in 2021, garnering three Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Stephanie’s escape out of poverty and abuse in search of a better life inspired millions. Maid was a story about a housecleaner, but it was also a story about a woman with a dream. In Class, Land takes us with her as she finishes college and pursues her writing career. Facing barriers at every turn including a byzantine loan system, not having enough money for food, navigating the judgments of professors and fellow students who didn’t understand the demands of attending college while under the poverty line—Land finds a way to survive once again, finally graduating in her mid-thirties. Class paints an intimate and heartbreaking portrait of motherhood as it converges and often conflicts with personal desire and professional ambition. Who has the right to create art? Who has the right to go to college? And what kind of work is valued in our culture? In clear, candid, and moving prose, Class grapples with these questions, offering a searing indictment of America’s educational system and an inspiring testimony of a mother’s triumph against all odds.

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The crimson fortress

Raman, Akshaya

Paperback

The hotly anticipated sequel to the gripping Indian-inspired YA fantasy THE IVORY KEY. Four siblings. Two enemy territories. One long buried secret. Without magic to protect Ashoka's borders, time is running out. The whole country is at risk from enemy territory Lyria, suspected to be experimenting with dangerous magic. And nobody feels the threat more so than Maharani Vira, who is desperate to prove herself a worthy leader. But finding the Ivory Key, her one hope of discovering a new source of magic, has only led to more mysteries to unravel. So when her own Council turns on her, Vira once again needs her siblings' help. If together they found the key, maybe together they can restore Ashoka to its former glory. As Vira and Riya head into the forest on the trail of magic, their brothers Kaleb and Ronak infiltrate the Lyrian court. Under the guise of negotiating peace, they hope to discover what their enemy has in store for Ashoka. But in their search for answers, the siblings will uncover much more than an evil emperor's schemes and long buried magic... The siblings' quest concludes in the epic finale of THE IVORY KEY duology. There's only one way they'll succeed: together.

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Living the Beatles legend : on the road with the fab four

Womack, Kenneth

Hardback

The first full-length biography of Mal Evans, the Beatles’ beloved roadie, assistant, confidant and friend A towering figure in horn-rimmed glasses, Malcolm ‘Mal’ Evans was an invaluable member of the Beatles’ inner circle. Serving as their long-time roadie, personal assistant and protector, he was a sometime lyricist, occasional performer and regular fixer at the height of the group’s fame and beyond. But Mal’s dedication to his beloved ‘boys’ and his own desire for stardom took its toll, leading to the dissolution of his marriage and his untimely death in January 1976. Until now, Mal’s extraordinary life has remained shrouded in mystery. Drawing on hundreds of exclusive interviews and with full access to Mal’s unpublished archives – including his personal diaries, manuscripts and memorabilia – renowned Beatles scholar Kenneth Womack paints the first complete portrait of this complicated figure at the heart of the Beatles’ story. Living the Beatles Legend is a fascinating but ultimately tragic tale about life at the edges of superstardom.

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The art of insight : how great visualization designers think

Cairo, Alberto (University of Miami)

Paperback

Learn how expert data visualization designers reason about their craft In The Art of Insight: How Great Visualization Designers Think, renowned visualization designer and educator Alberto Cairo, in conversation with several leaders in the field, delivers an inspiring exploration of how they make design choices. The book is a celebration of visualization, and a personal journey that dives into subjects like: How the professional background and life experiences of every designer shape their choices of what to visualize and how to visualize it. What designers from different countries and cultures, and working in different fields, such as data art, data analytics, or data journalism, have in common, or how they differ from each other. How designers reflect on research, ethical reasoning, and also aesthetic judgments, to make decisions such as selecting the most appropriate ways to encode data, or the most appealing visual style. Perfect for data scientists and data journalists, The Art of Insight will also inspire artists, analysts, statisticians, and any other professional who uses data visualizations.

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Experiencing English literature : shaping authentic student response in thinking and writing

Atherton, Andrew

Paperback

What does it mean to experience a work of literature? What role does response play in the creation of literary meaning? And what matters – really matters – in the teaching of English Literature? In this book, Andrew Atherton offers a powerful and timely account of the vital role that student response plays in the English Literature classroom. This text is deeply immersed in the disciplinary traditions and legacies of what it has meant to experience English Literature, both for its teachers and students. As the English teaching community try to move beyond exam-driven responses, highly restrictive essay structures and explicit teaching of interpretation, this innovative text helps teachers to encourage responses from students that are more authentic and co-constructed. It contains dedicated chapters for teaching novels, plays and poetry as well as generative writing, sentence-level analysis and essay structure. Each chapter is furnished with a wealth of ideas, routines and activities, all ready to be embedded directly into the classroom. This book will play a key role in this continuing rejuvenation of an experience of English Literature that places a premium on student response and how to shape it. Experiencing English Literature remains actionable and practical, written first and foremost for teachers. It will be essential reading for any KS3/4/5 teacher of English Literature as well as Senior Leaders seeking to better understand the disciplinary traditions of English Literature.

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The geek way : the radical mindset that drives extraordinary results

McAfee, Andrew

Laminated

Financial Times Business Books of the MonthEconomist Best Books of 2023 With a foreword by Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn'A handbook for disruptors' - Eric Schmidt, former CEO of GoogleWe’re living in a time of amazing innovation, but we’re not paying enough attention to one of the most important of all: the innovation to the company itself. Now, bestselling author of The Second Machine Age, Andrew McAfee, explains how engineers and geeks are changing the world of business – with extraordinary results. A new model is being pioneered by geeks; a radical new mindset that has shifted the paradigm entirely on what a business can – and should – be. They do not follow the rules of the Industrial era, with their hierarchies and bureaucratic ways of thinking. They do not follow the principles preached in business schools since the dawn of time. They have all dedicated themselves to approaching business as a geek would: through trial and error, egalitarianism, evidence and stress-testing ideas in a group setting – rather than relying on the boss’s instincts. By investigating and surveying the contemporary research in psychology, economics and the behavioural sciences, as well as first-hand accounts from the ‘geek’ leaders of today, McAfee's groundbreaking exploration of this emerging phenomenon gets to the heart of the tectonic shifts taking place all over the business world. We have entered a new age. And this age will transform how we achieve great things, now and into the future. The future is geek. 'The most compelling analysis I've seen of what Silicon Valley has learned about building more effective organisations' - Adam Grant, host of TED podcast Re: Thinking and No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Again

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Whotopia

Morris, Jonathan

Hardback

Welcome to the Whoniverse. First stop: everywhere. Six decades may only be a handful of heartbeats to a Time Lord, but for Doctor Who it's the adventure of several lifetimes. Evolving over 60 years, the world's longest-running sci-fi TV show has gifted us a universe of menacing monsters and unforgettable heroes. You might even call it a 'Whotopia'. Now you can roam free through the Doctor's dimension as never before in this special commemorative book for Doctor Who's diamond anniversary. Join all the Doctors as each tells their own story. Learn about their legions of legendary allies - and hear from the monsters' own mouths about what makes them tick. Find danger on alien worlds and threats here on Earth in all eras. And explore the gadgets, robots, spaceships, computers and mind-blowing creations that crowd the never-ending corridors of Whotopia. Crammed with exciting new images and in full colour throughout, Whotopia: The Ultimate Guide to the Whoniverse is the essential celebration of 60 years of Doctor Who.

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Call me Mrs. Brown

O'Carroll, Brendan

Paperback

Give them a feckin' great time with the hilarious and remarkably honest autobiography from the star of Mrs Brown's Boys, Brendan O'CarrollA story of humour born of pain, success wrung from adversity and of the steely ambition beneath the affable exterior - Sunday Life__________ 'What? What is it?' 'You're colour-blind.' Nothing? Nothing? I was aghast. 'But that could be dangerous. I mean, when I start to drive how will I be able to tell traffic lights?' 'I'll give you a hint, son, the red one is on the forking top.' Before he became the nation's favourite Mammy, Brendan O'Carroll was known simply as Brendan. The youngest of ten children from a poor family in Dublin, Brendan left school at the mere age of 12 to begin what would become a long and varied working life. He would go on to be a waiter, a publican, a window cleaner and a publisher amongst other jobs. Throughout the tough moments, Brendan always had humour and a good story to tell alongside the ever-guiding inspiration of his own Mammy, a formidable figure who became Ireland's first female Labour MP. His hope and determination meant he never gave up, and eventually a chance opportunity to perform stand-up would pave the way for the TV show that would become 'Mrs. Brown's Boys'. In his own unique voice, Brendan O'Carroll strings together the threads of his life, a helter-skelter story tracing the helter-skelter journey of a scrawny kid from Finglas, Dublin to TV screens around the world, told with warmth, humour, a touch of mischievousness - and more than a few coincidences. __________

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Emergency medicine

Williams, Catherine (Royal Bolton Hospital, UK)

Paperback

The RCEM Lecture Notes: Emergency Medicine 5th Edition Comprehensive introduction to the core specialty area of emergency medicine Presented in a user-friendly format, combining flowcharts and high-quality illustrations together for an easy-to-read experience, this fifth edition of The RCEM Lecture Notes: Emergency Medicine has been thoroughly revised to reflect recent advances in the field of emergency medicine and to give readers a comprehensive and highly accessible overview of the field. The RCEM Lecture Notes: Emergency Medicine, Fifth Edition presents important ‘need to know’ information for all those involved in treating patients in an emergency setting. The text serves as an excellent starting point to support initial teaching on the subject and reference or revision at the end of a module, rotation, or final exams. Contributions made by a variety of healthcare professionals with significant firsthand experience in the field, The RCEM Lecture Notes: Emergency Medicine contains information on: Major trauma and injuries. Burns, contamination, irradiation, and poisoning. Acute medical, surgical and obstetric conditions relevant to emergency medicine. Paediatric emergency medicine. Mental health and medicolegal aspects of emergency medicine. For more information on the complete range of Wiley medical student and junior doctor publishing, please visit: www.wiley.com To receive automatic updates on Wiley books and journals, join our email list. Sign up today at www.wiley.com/email This new edition is also available as an e-book. For more details, please see http://www.wiley.com/buy/9781119325819 All content reviewed by students for students Wiley Medical Education books are designed exactly for their intended audience. All of our books are developed in collaboration with students. This means that our books are always published with you, the student, in mind. If you would like to be one of our student reviewers, go to www.reviewmedicalbooks.com to find out more.

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Iron flame

Yarros, Rebecca

Hardback

THE INSTANT NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER (November, 2023) AND THRILLING SEQUEL TO THE BESTSELLING GLOBAL PHENOMENON, FOURTH WING! The deadly second year at Basgiath awaits. Don't miss out on the series that the world can't stop talking about:'An absolute romantasy sensation . . . Yarros is the true inheritor of Harry Potter and inspires Hunger Games levels of devotion' -Guardian'Fear not, levels of fighting, rebelliousness and all-round sexiness are still sky-high' -Daily Mail'Iron Flame is on course to set the world alight' Glamour 'Yarros had me hooked from the first chapter' Mail on Sunday__________________________________________She survived her first year at Basgiath War College . . . but the danger is only beginning. Everyone expected Violet Sorrengail to die during her first year at Basgiath War College, Violet included. But Threshing was only the first impossible test meant to weed out the weak-willed, the unworthy, and the unlucky. Now the real training begins, and Violet's already wondering how she'll get through. It's not just that it's grueling and maliciously brutal, or even that it's designed to stretch the riders' capacity for pain beyond endurance. It's the new vice commandant, who's made it his personal mission to teach Violet exactly how powerless she is - unless she betrays the man she loves. Although Violet's body might be weaker and frailer than everyone else's, she still has her wits, and a will of iron. And leadership is forgetting the most important lesson Basgiath has taught her: Dragon riders make their own rules. But a determination to survive won't be enough this year. Because Violet knows the real secret hidden for centuries at Basgiath War College - and nothing, not even dragon fire, may be enough to save them in the end. __________________________________________Reviews for Fourth Wing 'Pure escapism - think Hunger Games meets Fifty Shades' THE SUN 'We weren't expecting to become obsessed with Rebecca Yarros's Fourth Wing, but we very much are - and we're not alone . . .' SUNDAY TIMES STYLE 'I couldn't put it down!' MILLIE BOBBY BROWN 'This book contains an addictive, drug like essence that will make you relinquish all responsibility until the very last word. Do not say I didn't warn you' GLAMOUR'Throw in an enemies-to-lovers plotline, some life-threatening trials and the threat of war in the outside world, and you've got yourself a deliciously gripping dish, which I downed in one sitting' STYLIST'2024 is the Year of the Dragon, according to the Chinese calendar. Dive into a fantasy narrative featuring these mythical, winged creatures.' POP SUGAR'If I can convince you to read one book I recommend it would be this one' READER REVIEW 'I didn't sleep, I didn't eat, and when I finished, I had the overwhelming urge to just start it all over again' READER REVIEW 'This book is probably the best fantasy book I have ever read' READER REVIEW 'FIVE. FREAKING. STARS. There is no universe where I could give this book any less of a rating' READER REVIEW 'There are some stories you read and enjoy but every so often you come across one that just obliterates everything and takes over your entire being within a few pages and becomes your world and personality. Well, this is the one' READER REVIEW 'The world building in this was phenomenal. I lived, breathed and became a part of the college' READER REVIEW 'You know when you finish a book, and it leaves an ache in your chest because it was so good, and now it's over? That's exactly how I feel after finishing Fourth Wing' READER REVIEWOTHER BOOKS IN THE EMPYREAN SERIES- FOURTH WING- IRON FLAME*Rebecca Yarros's Iron Flame was a Sunday Times Number One bestseller in hardback in the second week of November 2023

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Wish of the wicked

Paige, Danielle

Paperback

Bibbidi-bobbidi-blood. Everyone knows that a fairy godmother helped Cinderella get to the ball where she met the prince. No one knows that the fairy godmother’s motives for helping Cinderella might not have been as charming as they seem. Until now …For centuries, the enchanted members of the Entente used their magic to keep the Thirteen Queendoms in harmony. Until the day that Queen Magrit outlawed magic, executed the Entente, and plunged the queendoms into war. Only one Entente survives. Alone and magicless, Farrow dreams of nothing but revenge. And the best way to reach the queen is through her son, Prince Mather, who is nearing the age when he will need a bride. But the closer Farrow gets to the prince, the more she finds herself drawn to him. To reclaim her magic and destroy the queen, Farrow will have to question what—and more importantly, who—she’s willing to sacrifice. Set in a lush, dangerous world woven with fairy tale mythology, New York Times bestselling author Danielle Paige launches a brand new Fairy Godmother origin story full of intrigue, magic, and romance.

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The Price of Salt : A Norton Critical Edition

Highsmith, Patricia

Paperback / softback

This Norton Critical Edition includes: * The 1952 novel along with-for comparative reading-Patricia Highsmith's two Afterwords (1984 and 1990). * Editorial matter by Terry Castle. * Background materials on The Price of Salt's textual history and genesis (1948-52). * An unusually rich Criticism section, thematically arranged to promote classroom discussion. Letters to Patricia Highsmith (1952-65)-never before published-allow today's readers to understand something of this novel's deeply personal power, while reviews of the 1952, 1984, and 1991 editions trace the novel's critical reception in a changing world. Other topics include lesbian pulp fiction, a brief history of lesbianism in the 1950s and Carol, the 2014 film adaptation of The Price of Salt. * A Selected Bibliography.

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Only this beautiful moment

Nazemian, Abdi

Paperback

GUARDIAN YA BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2023WINNER OF THE 2024 STONEWALL YOUNG ADULT AWARDFrom a Stonewall Honor–winning author comes a sweeping story of three generations of boys in the same Iranian family. Perfect for fans of Last Night at the Telegraph Club, As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow and If You Still Recognise Me. 2019 – Moud is an out gay teen living in Los Angeles with his distant father, Saeed. When Moud gets the news that his grandfather in Iran is dying, he accompanies his dad to Tehran, where the revelation of family secrets will force Moud into a new understanding of his history, his culture, and himself. 1978 – Saeed is an engineering student with a promising future ahead of him in Tehran. But when his parents discover his involvement in the country’s burgeoning revolution, they send him to safety in America, a country Saeed despises. And even worse – he’s forced to live with the American grandmother he never knew existed. 1939 – Bobby, the son of a calculating Hollywood stage mother, lands a coveted MGM studio contract. But the fairy-tale world of glamour he’s thrust into has a dark side…Set against the backdrop of Tehran and Los Angeles, this tale of intergenerational trauma and love is an ode to the fragile bonds of family, the hidden secrets of history and all the beautiful moments that make us who we are today.

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The golden mole and other vanishing treasure

Rundell, Katherine

Paperback

The world is more astonishing, more miraculous and more wonderful than our wildest imaginings. 'Rare and magical book.' Bill Bryson'A witty, intoxicating paean to Earth's most wondrous creatures.' Observer'Exquisite and timely.' Maggie O'Farrell** Shortlisted for the Waterstones and Foyles Book of the Year **** Shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing **In The Golden Mole, Katherine Rundell, the award-winning author of Super-Infinite and Impossible Creatures, takes us on a globe-spanning tour of the world's strangest and most awe-inspiring animals, including pangolins, wombats, lemurs and seahorses. But each of these animals is endangered. And so, this most passionately persuasive and sharply funny book is also an urgent, inspiring clarion call: to treasure and act - to save nature's vanishing wonders, before it is too late. 'Deeply affecting, intimate and wildly funny . . . I loved it.' Edmund de Waal'A wondrous ode to nature's astonishing beauty - and an elegy for all the life we are in the midst ofdestroying.' Amia Srinivasan'An exuberant celebration of everything from bats, crows and hedgehogs to narwhals and wombats . . . Rundell is incapable of writing a dull sentence.' Observer'There is a constant joy in the book . . . A sense throughout of delight and wonder, and a reminder thatthese emotions also matter - may even save us. This is the point.' New Statesman

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Curious Tides : your new dark academia obsession . . .

Lacelle, Pascale

Paperback / softback

Emory might be a student at the prestigious Aldryn College for Lunar Magics, but her healing abilities have always been mediocre at best—until a treacherous night in the Dovermere sea caves leaves a group of her classmates dead and her as the only survivor. Now Emory is plagued by strange, impossible powers that no healer should possess. Powers that would ruin her life if the wrong person were to discover them. To gain control of these new abilities, Emory enlists the help of the school’s most reclusive student, Baz—a boy already well-versed in the deadly nature of darker magic, whose sister happened to be one of the drowned students and Emory’s best friend. Determined to find the truth behind the drownings and the cult-like secret society she’s convinced her classmates were involved in, Emory is faced with even more questions when the supposedly drowned students start washing ashore —alive—only for them each immediately to die horrible, magical deaths. And Emory is not the only one seeking answers. When her new magic captures the society’s attention, she finds herself drawn into their world of privilege and power, all while wondering if the truth she’s searching for might lead her right back to Dovermere…to face the fate she was never meant to escape.  

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Enola Holmes and the mark of the mongoose

Springer, Nancy

Paperback

Follow London's newest detective, Enola Holmes, in her dramatic final adventure - from the series that inspired the films, starring Millie Bobby Brown. Read them all before the next film lands!May, 1890. Wolcott Balestier, the representative of an American book publisher, has arrived in London on a singular mission - to contract English authors for their latest works. When Balestier disappears on the streets of London one day, his great friend - Rudyard Kipling - bursts into Enola's office looking for help in finding him. Brash and unwilling to hire a young woman, instead he turns to Sherlock Holmes. Convinced that evil has befallen Balestier, at the hands of rival American publishers who pirate the works of English authors, he sets the elder Holmes on the trail. But Enola is determined to learn the truth behind the disappearance of the young American. Can book publishing truly be so deadly?'A story of a young girl who is empowered, capable, and smart . . . the Enola Holmes book series conveys an impactful message to kids and teenagers all over the world that you can do anything if you set your mind to it, and it does so in an exciting and adventurous way.' - MILLIE BOBBY BROWN

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Bookshops & bonedust

Baldree, Travis

Hardback

'Glorious' - Ben Aaronovitch, author of the Rivers of London seriesSet in the world of BookTok sensation Legends & Lattes, Travis Baldree's Bookshops & Bonedust is a cosy fantasy about the power of good bookshops, great friends and the unexpected choices along the way. First loves. Second-hand books. Epic adventures. Viv’s career with the renowned mercenary company Rackam’s Ravens isn’t going as planned. Wounded during the hunt for a powerful necromancer, she’s packed off against her will to recuperate in the sleepy beach town of Murk – so far from the action that she worries she’ll never be able to return to it. What’s a thwarted soldier of fortune to do?Spending her hours at a struggling bookshop in the company of its foul-mouthed proprietor is the last thing Viv would have predicted. Even though it may be exactly what she needs. Still, adventure isn’t far away. A suspicious traveller in grey, a gnome with a chip on her shoulder, a summer fling and an improbable number of skeletons prove Murk to be more eventful than Viv could have ever expected. Sometimes, right things happen at the wrong time. Sometimes, what we need isn’t what we seek. And sometimes, we find ourselves in the stories we experience together . . . 'A perfectly executed prequel . . . the stakes are higher and the scones are hotter still!' - Nicholas Eames

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What it takes : my playbook on life and leadership

Wiegman, Sarina

Hardback

Winning strategies of one of football’s most successful coaches As FIFA's most decorated female football manager and a former player, Sarina Wiegman has led both the Netherlands and England women's national teams to historic victories. She stands out as a true pioneer in the game, and her coaching philosophy has earned her a reputation as one of the most successful coaches in football history. This personal account of Sarina's life journey begins with her early passion for football, and covers her key moments on the pitch as well as her ascension to the top of the coaching world. Join Sarina as she talks us through her rollercoaster ride of victories and challenges, the tough decisions she had to make both on and off the pitch, and the relentless pursuit of excellence that saw her rise to become an indomitable figure in the world of sports. And, it’s not just about the game. In a world where football has become more competitive than ever, Sarina's revolutionary approach to leadership, mentorship, and performance management has garnered global attention. In What It Takes we gain invaluable insight into Sarina’s unique philosophy, as she shares how she fostered an environment that values determination, teamwork, and mutual respect. A strong advocate for women in the sport, she outlines a transformative and inclusive future for football where everyone has an equal chance to shine, irrespective of gender.

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Freedom bird : a tale of hope and courage

Nolen, Jerdine

Laminated

“Powerful storytelling and immersive art.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Vibrant writing and magical realism lift this story to one of triumph.” —Publishers Weekly “Nolen's lively prose style recalls the richness of the oral tradition in this tale of triumphant courage and abiding hope.” —The Horn Book “A moving choice for children’s collections.” —Booklist A Parents’ Choice Silver Award Recipient In this inspiring story in the tradition of American black folktales, an enslaved brother and sister are inspired by a majestic and mysterious bird to escape to freedom in this dramatic and unforgettable picture book. There was nothing civil about that war. They should have called it what it was: a big, bad war. Brother and sister Millicent and John are slaves on Simon Plenty’s plantation and have suffered one hurt and heartbreak after another. Their parents had told them old tales of how their ancestors had flown away to freedom just as free and easy as a bird. Millicent and John hold these stories in their hearts long after their parents are gone. “Maybe such a time will come for you,” their parents said. Then one day a mysterious bird appears in their lives. The bird transforms them and gives them the courage to set their plan into motion and escape to freedom.

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Hello winter

Lindley, Jo

Paperback

Meet four magical friends who control the seasons in this irresistible new series from author-illustrator Jo Lindley. Finally it’s Winter turn to share her special season, and she’s SO excited. But her friends don’t like her chilly games. Instead of passing the weather crown to Winter, Autumn gives it to Spring. As Winter stomps off to play snow games on her own, it isn’t long before her friends start feeling bad. Can they find their way through the ice and snow to tell their friend how much she means to them? Perfect for little readers learning about empathy and taking turns. Each title centres on a different seasonal character and gently explores key social and emotional themes, such as anxiety, self-belief and resilience. Set in an enchanting natural world that readers will love to return to again and again! With a sparkling foil finish! Collect the series and discover more magical seasonal adventures:Hello SpringHello AutumnHello Summer

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