New Arrivals

The Scarlet Nightingale

Author: 
Alan Titchmarsh
ISBN: 
9781473658325
Added: 
2nd January

It is the late 1930s when seventeen-year-old Rosamund Hanbury leaves behind the endless summers of her coastal Devonshire home for the fast pace of high society London.
Under the expert guidance of her formidable aunt, the country mouse learns how to act like a lady, hosting dinner parties and rubbing shoulders with Britain's most influential. And when the enigmatic Harry Napier sweeps her off her feet at London's famous Café de Paris she could almost forget that Britain has declared war.

Master of His Fate

Author: 
Barbara Taylor Bradford
ISBN: 
9780008242404
Added: 
2nd January

London 1884: Queen Victoria is Empress of India and Britain is at its peak of worldwide power.

James Falconer works as a barrow boy in a flourishing London market owned by Henry Malvern. But James hungers for more. Turning away from family tradition, he dreams of building an empire of stores like Fortnum and Mason’s and believes that Henry, along with his daughter and heir Alexis, could offer him a way to climb beyond his beginnings.
But tragedy and betrayal threaten the dreams of both James and Alexis – and jeopardise everything they hold dear...

The Clockmaker's Daughter

Author: 
Kate Morton
ISBN: 
9780230759282
Added: 
2nd January

In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor on the banks of the Upper Thames. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffe’s life is in ruins.

The Paris Seamstress

Author: 
Natasha Lester
ISBN: 
9780751573077
Added: 
2nd January

1940: Parisian seamstress Estella Bissette is forced to flee France as the Germans advance. She is bound for Manhattan with a few francs, one suitcase, her sewing machine and a dream: to have her own atelier.

2015: Australian curator Fabienne Bissette journeys to the annual Met Gala for an exhibition of her beloved grandmother's work - one of the world's leading designers of ready-to-wear. But as Fabienne learns more about her grandmother's past, she uncovers a story of tragedy, heartbreak and secrets - and the sacrifices made for love.

Melmoth

Author: 
Sarah Perry
ISBN: 
9781788160650
Added: 
2nd January

Twenty years ago Helen Franklin did something she cannot forgive herself for, and she has spent every day since barricading herself against its memory. But her sheltered life is about to change.

Agatha Raisin and the Dead Ringer

Author: 
M.C. Beaton
ISBN: 
9781472126962
Added: 
2nd January

The team of bells at St. Ethelred church is the pride and glory of the idyllic Cotswolds village of Thirk Magna, together with the most dedicated bell ringers in the whole of England: the twins Mavis and Millicent Dupin.
As the village gets ready for the Bishop's visit, the twins get overly-excited at the prospect of ringing the special peal of bells created for the occasion and start bullying the other bell ringers, forcing them to rehearse and rehearse . . . so much so that Joseph Kennell, a retired lawyer, yells at the sisters that he 'felt like killing them'!

Emily Mouse's Christmas

Author: 
Vivian French
ISBN: 
9781510101777
Added: 
6th December

Emily Mouse is having her friends over for Christmas dinner, but she's left her shopping until the last minute. When she gets to the shops on Christmas Eve, everything is gone! It will take some Christmas kindness for Emily's dinner to go to plan, but is there any to be found?

Join Emily Mouse in some festive fun with this charming blue Early Reader from bestselling author, Vivian French and illustrated by Mark Marshall.

Father Christmas and Me

Author: 
Matt Haig
ISBN: 
9781786890726
Added: 
6th December

Let the battle for Christmas begin...

Amelia lives in the magical town of Elfhelm, newly adopted by Father Christmas and Mary Christmas. When the very jealous Easter Bunny launches an attack to ruin Christmas, it's up to Amelia, her family and the elves to fight off the forces of evil.

But can they keep Christmas alive?

Audience: 7-9 years
 

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Christmas with Princess Mirror-Belle

Author: 
Julia Donaldson
ISBN: 
9781509838929
Added: 
6th December

From Julia Donaldson, the bestselling author of The Gruffalo, comes Christmas with Princess Mirror-Belle, the exciting adventures of a princess with a difference.

Beautifully illustrated by Lydia Monks, Christmas with Princess Mirror-Belle features two festive stories from Julia Donaldson, as well as some festive things to make and do. This is the perfect book for fans of this bestselling picture book team and who are beginning to read on their own.

A Christmas Carol

Author: 
Charles Dickens
ISBN: 
9780141324524
Added: 
6th December

A Christmas Carol is one of Charles Dickens' most loved books - a true classic and a Christmas must-read.

Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean, miserable, bitter old man with no friends. One cold Christmas Eve, three ghosts take him on a scary journey to show him the error of his nasty ways. By visiting his past, present and future, Scrooge learns to love Christmas and the people all around him.

With a light-hearted introduction by bestselling author Anthony Horowitz, creator of the highly successful Alex Rider novels.

Audience: 10 - 12 years
 

Hetty Feather's Christmas

Author: 
Jacqueline Wilson
ISBN: 
9780552576703
Added: 
6th December

Are you longing for Christmas? Can’t wait to warm yourself by the fireplace, drinking hot cocoa and toasting marshmallows? 
Hetty Feather’s festive story is bound to get you in the Christmassy mood!

An unexpected gift leads to trouble for Hetty on Christmas Day at the Foundling Hospital, and the dreaded Matron Bottomly is delighted to have an excuse to exclude Hetty from the festive celebrations.

Ada Twist's Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists

Author: 
Andrea Beaty
ISBN: 
9781419730245
Added: 
7th November

For curious young minds who ask why? how? what? when? and then why? again and again, the bestselling team behind Ada Twist, Scientist has developed a STEM project book based on the beloved character. Ada herself will take readers through the scientific method and introduce them to some of her favorite sciences, including chemistry, botany, astronomy, and environmental science. Budding scientists will solve everyday mysteries and come to think more critically about the world around them.

Humanology : A Scientist's Guide to our Amazing Existence

Author: 
Luke O'Neill
ISBN: 
9780717180158
Added: 
7th November

Taking us on an incredible journey across centuries and galaxies, accompanied by his characteristic wit, Professor Luke O’Neill explains how it all began, how it all will end and everything in between. Readers will benefit from Luke’s insatiable curiosity for life when they dive into this ultimate journey through life and death.

Cracking Neuroscience

Author: 
Jon Turney
ISBN: 
9781844039524
Added: 
7th November

For so long, the brain was the great unknown of human biology; an evolved complex of cells, chemicals and electricity, which eluded even the understanding of its own grey matter. Now, in this comprehensive guide, the most complicated concepts from across the field of neuroscience - such as memory, addiction and mind mapping - are broken down into easily understandable bite-sized pieces, to give everyone the chance to understand their own brain.

Dawn of the New Everything: A Journey Through Virtual Reality

Author: 
Jaron Lanier
ISBN: 
9781784701536
Added: 
7th November

Virtual Reality has long been one of the dominant clichés of science fiction. Now Virtual Reality is a reality: those big headsets that make people look ridiculous, even while radiating startled delight; the place where war veterans overcome PTSD, surgeries are trialled, aircraft and cities are designed. But VR is far more interesting than any single technology, however spectacular. It is, in fact, the most effective device ever invented for researching what a human being actually is – and how we think and feel.