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1
Angels in the Snow Angels in the Snow
Sarah Morgan

November 2010 Book of the Month.

A wonderfully feel-good novel with a Christmas storyline and one that’s full of romance and sparkle particularly when snowflakes are falling, Christmas carols are ringing out and the hills of the Lake District are shimmering …
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2
Room Room
Emma Donoghue

Shortlisted for the Galaxy International Author of the Year 2010.

August 2010 Book of the Month.

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2010.

This is probably the most extraordinary book you will read for a long time.  Although the premise has been done …
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Twelve Days of Christmas Twelve Days of Christmas
Trisha Ashley

November 2010 Book of the Month.

Holly, a widow is looking for a quiet Christmas away from festivities and so is Jude whose brother has run off with his fiancee.  They both end up in the same village, which soon after …
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4
The Family The Family
Martina Cole
Devastatingly powerful and utterly unforgettable, Martina Cole’s The Family will hook you in from the very first page, and keep you there through to the very last. As ever it is a truly nail-biting plot with characters that are very …
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5
Call the Ambulance! Call the Ambulance!
Les Pringle

November 2010 Book of the Month.

A touching and heart-warming memoir of an ambulance driver in ‘70s Britain, his first Blue Lights and Long Nights was also a terrific read and like this a fascinating insight into the ‘70s. Coping with …
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The Finkler Question The Finkler Question
Howard Jacobson

Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2010.

The Finkler Question is a scorching
story of friendship and loss, exclusion and belonging, and of the
wisdom and humanity of maturity. Funny, furious, unflinching, this
extraordinary novel shows one of our finest writers at his brilliant
best.

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Taken by Midnight Taken by Midnight
Lara Adrian

November 2010 Book of the Month.

An adrenalin fuelled and darkly intense paranormal romance that’s full of danger and unexpected twists.  Fans of the Midnight Breed series will devour it in an instant whilst new readers can read it as a …
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Three Seconds Three Seconds
Anders Roslund, Borge Hellstrom

November 2010 Book of the Month.

A “Piece of Passion” from the Publisher…
“Roslund and Hellstrom’s Three Seconds offers readers as tense and gripping, edge of seat experience as any novel I can remember reading. And a last twist that defies expectations …
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Sick of Shadows Sick of Shadows
M.C. Beaton

November 2010 Book of the Month.

A lovely series that see’s Lady Rose Summer fighting crime in Edwardian England. Just the right balance of crime, romance and fun. A brilliant escape.

Edwardian Murder Mystery Series: 1. Snobbery with Violence 2. Hasty Death …
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The Secret Shopper Unwrapped The Secret Shopper Unwrapped
Kate Harrison

November 2010 Book of the Month.

Do you know what a secret shopper is?  It’s someone who plays customer to spy on staff, to see how pleasant they are, that they are doing their job correctly etc.  This is the second …
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KIDS SITE TOP 10

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Bink & Gollie Bink & Gollie
Kate DiCamillo, Alison McGhee
With deliciously spare text and delightful cartoons, the way friends Bink and Gollie, two very different girls both with very strong views(!), manage to be supportive of each other and also to give each other space to do their own …
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2
Billionaire Boy Billionaire Boy
David Walliams
Hugely entertaining, this captivating story is also thought provoking about the perils of having way too much money. Joe Spud is the richest twelve-year-old in the world; he has everything his heart desires – except happiness. As one disaster follows …
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A Boy Called M.O.U.S.E. A Boy Called M.O.U.S.E.
Penny Dolan
An evocative and thrilling tale, set in a richly colourful Dickensian world, featuring a small boy, Mouse, whose parents are lost at sea, and whose life is threatened by the claims of his money-grabbing and debt-ridden Uncle and he is …
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4
Goodnight Tiptoe Goodnight Tiptoe
Polly Dunbar
As with all Walker Books titles this doesn’t just have a fabulous story to it but it’s beautifully printed and bound in paperback on quality paper – it really makes a wonderfully affordable gift for babies and toddlers. Goodnight Tiptoe …
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Shadow Shadow
Michael Morpurgo
Galaxy Children’s Book Award shortlist 2010. As the best-selling War Horse demonstrates, award winning Michael Morpurgo writes about both animals and war with exceptional flair. In this passionate and touching story, the interlinked fortunes of an Afghan boy and the …
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Mr Stink Mr Stink
David Walliams
Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010. Galaxy Children’s Book Award shortlist 2010. The second original, touching, twisted, and most of all hilarious novel for children by David Walliams and beautifully illustrated by Quentin Blake. “Mr Stink stank. He …
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7
Ballydog: The Lost Dogs Ballydog: The Lost Dogs
Garrett Carr
Ballydog may well be a weird, weird town (in Ireland as it happens) with weird  characters, and monsters giving it that supernatural touch but this is a great read.  The author is a terrific storyteller and has clearly had a …
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8
Jumping Mouse Jumping Mouse
Brian Patten
Brian Patten is one of Britain’s best-loved poets. This is his retelling of the touching story of Jumping Mouse, a remarkable Native American fol tale and teaching story that has captivated people of all ages for many years.  Brian first …
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9
The Iron Man The Iron Man
Ted Hughes
A stunning new version of a much-loved children’s classic with stunning and unusual illustations from Laura Carlin. Part modern fairy tale, part science fiction myth, The Iron Man describes the unexpected arrival in England of a mysterious giant “metal man” …
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Quentin Blake's Magical Tales Quentin Blake’s Magical Tales
John Yeoman, Quentin Blake
Beautifully told, the fourteen folk stories in this collection are taken from around the world giving a slice of different kinds of magic from different times. In all there are elements of enchantment, transformation and trickery as the kind and …
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