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Lovereading.co.uk’s most popular books 6 – 13 November 2011

Lovereading.co.uk Top 10

1
The Thread The Thread
Victoria Hislop
November 2011 Book of the Month.
This is the enthralling new novel from the million-copy bestselling author of The Island and The Return. Victoria Hislop is brilliant at setting the scene so you, the reader, really believe you’re right there amongst …
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A Season to Remember A Season to Remember
Sheila O’Flanagan
November 2011 Book of the Month.
An enchanting collection of warm, poignant and Christmas-themed stories from the Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author. If you need a kick to get you into the festive spirit then look no further as you …
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3
The House of Silk : The New Sherlock Holmes Novel The House of Silk : The New Sherlock Holmes Novel
Anthony Horowitz
November 2011 Book of the Month.
Shortlisted for the Galaxy UK Author of the Year Award 2011.
The first official new Sherlock Holmes mystery, written by global bestseller Anthony Horowitz. With devilish plotting and excellent characterisation, Anthony Horowitz delivers a first-rate Sherlock …
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4
Marriage and Other Games Marriage and Other Games
Veronica Henry
November 2011 Book of the Month.
Sarah Broadhurst is a big fan of Veronica’s books – she likens them to those of a young Jilly Cooper. Funny yet bittersweet, exploring modern relationships with very well observed characters and situations  that readers …
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5
The Unseen The Unseen
Katherine Webb
Book of the Month.
One of our Great Reads you may have missed in 2011.
A mix of the occult, murder and love – dual time; 1911 and 2010. It is sparked off by the discovery of the body of a …
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6
The Killing Way The Killing Way
Tony Hays
November 2011 Book of the Month.
A grim and gritty novel, set in 5th century Arthurian Britain, that will appeal to fans of mystery novels as much as history buffs. The perpetrators of a violent murder of a young girl must …
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7
Jerusalem Jerusalem
Simon Sebag Montefiore
November 2011 MEGA Non-Fiction Book of the Month.
One of our Great Reads you may have missed in 2011. 

Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 10 February 2011.
A triumphant history, a compelling narrative that flows seamlessly throughout. Montefiore marshals …
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Highland Storms Highland Storms
Christina Courtenay
November 2011 Book of the Month.
Although following on from the excellent Trade Winds which was shortlisted for the Romantic
Novelists’ Association’s Pure Passion Award for Best Historical Fiction
2011 this is a romantic and historical novel that can equally be …
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9
The Sense of an Ending The Sense of an Ending
Julian Barnes
Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2011. 

Shortlisted for the Galaxy UK Author of the Year Award 2011.
Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading …
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10
The Magic of Christmas The Magic of Christmas
Trisha Ashley
November 2011 Book of the Month.
Another deliciously seasonal and heart-warming tale from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Twelve Days of Christmas and Chocolate Wishes. Previously published as Sweet Nothings, Trisha has extensively reworked the original novel …
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Lovereading4kids.co.uk Top 10

1
The Salt-stained Book The Salt-stained Book
Julia Jones
In a nutshell this is Swallows and Amazons for the 21st century but with a modern twist.  It really is a very special book that will be enjoyed by the whole family, particularly all those who have any experience of …
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2
Mister Misery Mister Misery
Gerald Killingworth
This, despite ‘misery’ in its title is a thoroughly entertaining, witty read and one which school children aged 10+ will really hook in to.  Mister Misery is a well drawn character, who you will both like and despise in turn, …
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3
The Wrong Pong The Wrong Pong
Steven Butler
Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2011.
A Lovereading4kids ‘Great Read’ you may have missed 2011 selection.
A Lovereading4Kids ‘Debut of the Year 2011′ selection.
5+. Delight in the disgusting in this hilarious story of what happens when Neville gets yanked down …
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4
Write Stuff : Creative Writing for Boys Write Stuff : Creative Writing for Boys
Holly Brook-Piper
Write Stuff! is a new and exciting creative writing journal for kids that want to write and to encourage more reluctant writers to pick up a pen.  Both this edition for boys and the sister book for girls (click here) …
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5
The Sleeping Army The Sleeping Army
Francesca Simon
Best-selling author Francesca Simon tells a witty adventure set in a world still ruled by the Norse gods. Freya has problems familiar to many: she is dealing with splitting her life between her parents as they squabble and bicker. One …
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6
The Highway Rat The Highway Rat
Julia Donaldson
Shortlisted for the Galaxy Children’s Book of the Year Award 2011
Best-selling author/ illustrator combination Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have teamed up for another great adventure. Many of the creatures that appear in The Gruffalo feature in this rollicking adventure …
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7
The Snow Queen The Snow Queen
Sarah Lowes
This powerful and chilling Hans Christian Andersen story is retold in a clear style and with a carefully chosen accelerated vocabulary to make it suitable for newly confident readers. Set out in a beautifully produced book, it has been divided …
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My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece
Annabel Pitcher
A Lovereading4Kids ‘Debut of the Year 2011′ selection.
One of the 8 titles longlisted for the Guardian Children’s Book Prize 2011.
Shortlisted for the Galaxy Children’s Book of the Year Award 2011.
11+. Heartbreaking and funny in equal measure, 10-year-old Jamie’s direct and …
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9
The Pied Piper of Hamelin The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Michael Morpurgo
Award-winning former Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo is an excellent storyteller and here he is at his best. Seen through the eyes of two children, he captures the greed of the wealthy, the abject poverty of the poor and the terrible …
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How to Cook Children How to Cook Children
Martin Howard
A witch’s cookbook, this is not surprisingly full of gruesome humour for those with strong stomachs. Esmelia Sniff is a world renowned witch and she knows a thing or two about the very best ways of cooking children. Follow her …
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