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Most popular books 31 October- 7 November 2011

Lovereading.co.uk Top 10

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The Book of Lies The Book of Lies
Mary Horlock
One of our Debuts of the Year 2011. 

October 2011 MEGA Debut of the Month.
Longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award 2011.
A well-written insight into the twisted mind of an unashamed murderer, as she admits in the second paragraph of this …
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The Sealed Letter The Sealed Letter
Emma Donoghue
From the bestselling author of Room comes a delicious tale of secrets, betrayal and forbidden love. Based on blow-by-blow newspaper reports of the 1864 Codrington Divorce, The Sealed Letter,
full of sparkling characters and wicked dialogue, is a
thought-provoking mystery …
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A Discovery of Witches A Discovery of Witches
Deborah E. Harkness
October 2011 eBook of the Month.
One of our Great Reads you may have missed in 2011.
The first in the All Souls trilogy, it’s 640 pages of pure pleasure. Involving, intriguing and compelling, this book may look long but, trust …
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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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Snowdrops Snowdrops
A.D. Miller
One of our Great Reads you may have missed in 2011.
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2011. 

Shortlisted for the Galaxy New Writer of the Year Award 2011.

January 2011 Debut of the Month.

Shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger 2011.
A chilling, intensely …
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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 mystery novels as much as history buffs. The perpetrators of a violent murder of a young girl must be …
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Dark Matter Dark Matter
Michelle Paver
October 2011 Book of the Month.
One of our Great Reads you may have missed in 2011.
A classic, good old fashioned ghost story set in the Arctic in 1937.  Evocative, chilling and superbly unsettling, it tells of a meteorological expedition that …
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Spiral Spiral
Paul McEuen
One of our Debuts of the Year 2011.
November 2011 Debut of the Month.
The chilling and mesmerising debut novel from the new Michael Crichton, Paul McEuen. …
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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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The Impossible Dead The Impossible Dead
Ian Rankin
Shortlisted for the Galaxy Crime  & Thriller of the Year Award 2011.
Rankin is synonymous with crime and Edinburgh and having decided to end it with his long-time protagonist – Rebus – he has successfully created a new one in the …
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Lovereading4kids.co.uk Top 10

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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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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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Write Stuff Creative Writing for Girls Write Stuff Creative Writing for Girls
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 girls and the sister book for boys (click here) …
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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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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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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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The Big Snuggle-up The Big Snuggle-up
Brian Patten
On a cold winter’s night one animal after another invites himself into a house and by the time it’s bedtime there’s all manner of animals and scarecrow tucked up by the fire. Some delightful close-up and colourful illustrations show the …
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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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Dark Lord : The Teenage Years Dark Lord : The Teenage Years
Jamie Thomson, Dirk Lloyd
This is wonderfully original, completely mad but according to a 10 year old boy we gave it to is one of the funniest books he’s read all year.  Bring together the thought that there is a 13 year old school …
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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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