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A good girl's guide to murder
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Jackson, Holly

A good girl's guide to murder / Holly Jackson

London : Electric monkey, 2019

Abstract: As her senior capstone project, Pippa Fitz-Amobi is determined to find the real killer in a closed, local murder case, but not everyone wants her meddling in the past.

The librarian
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Vickers, Salley - Vickers, Salley

The librarian / Salley Vickers

London : Penguin Books, 2018

Abstract: In 1958, Sylvia Blackwell, fresh from one of the new post-war Library Schools, takes up a job as children's librarian in a run down library in the market town of East Mole. Her mission is to fire the enthusiasm of the children of East Mole for reading. But her love affair with the local married GP, and her befriending of his precious daughter, her neighbour's son and her landlady's neglected grandchild, ignite the prejudices of the town, threatening her job and the very existence of the library with dramatic consequences for them all. The Librarian is a moving testament to the joy of reading and the power of books to change and inspire us all.

Lethal white
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Rowling, J. K. - Rowling, J. K.

Lethal white / Robert Galbraith

London : Sphere, 2018

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Mosse, Kate - Mosse, Kate

The burning chambers / Kate Mosse

London : Mantle, 2018

Abstract: Bringing sixteenth-century Languedoc vividly to life, Kate Mosse's The Burning Chambers is a gripping story of love and betrayal, mysteries and secrets; of war and adventure, conspiracies and divided loyalties . . . Carcassonne 1562: Nineteen-year-old Minou Joubert receives an anonymous letter at her father’s bookshop. Sealed with a distinctive family crest, it contains just five words: SHE KNOWS THAT YOU LIVE. But before Minou can decipher the mysterious message, a chance encounter with a young Huguenot convert, Piet Reydon, changes her destiny forever. For Piet has a dangerous mission of his own, and he will need Minou’s help if he is to get out of La Cité alive. Toulouse: As the religious divide deepens in the Midi, and old friends become enemies, Minou and Piet both find themselves trapped in Toulouse, facing new dangers as sectarian tensions ignite across the city, the battle-lines are drawn in blood and the conspiracy darkens further. Meanwhile, as a long-hidden document threatens to resurface, the mistress of Puivert is obsessed with uncovering its secret and strengthening her power . . .

Harry Potter & the chamber of secrets
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Rowling, J. K.

Harry Potter & the chamber of secrets / J. K. Rowling

London : Bloomsbury, 2018

Brave new world
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Huxley, Aldous

Brave new world / Aldous Huxley

London : Vintage, 2018

Abstract: Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone in feeling discontent, harbouring an ill-defined longing to break free. A visit to one of the few remaining Savage Reservations, where the old, imperfect life still continues, may be the cure for his distress... Huxley's ingenious fantasy of the future sheds a blazing light on the present and is considered to be his most enduring masterpiece.

New Boy
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Chevalier, Tracy - Chevalier, Tracy

New Boy : Othello retold / Tracy Chevalier

London : Hogarth, 2017

Manhattan beach
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Egan, Jennifer

Manhattan beach / Jennifer Egan

London : Corsair, 2017

Mrs Osmond
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Banville, John

Mrs Osmond / Banville, John

London . Viking, 2017

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Drabble, Margaret

The dark flood rises / Margaret Drabble

Edinburgh : Canongate, 2017

Abstract: Fran may be old but she's not going without a fight. So she dyes her hair, enjoys every glass of red wine, drives restlessly around the country and lives in an insalubrious tower block that her loved ones disapprove of. And as each of them - her pampered ex Claude, old friend Jo, flamboyant son Christopher and earnest daughter Poppet - seeks happiness in their own way, what will the last reckoning be? Will they be waving or drowning when the end comes? By turns joyous and profound, darkly sardonic and moving, The Dark Flood Rises questions what makes a good life, and a good death.

Nutshell
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McEwan, Ian

Nutshell / Ian McEwan

London: Vintage, 2017

The crime writer
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Dawson, Jill

The crime writer / Jill Dawson

London : Sceptre, 2017

Abstract: In 1964, the eccentric American novelist Patricia Highsmith is hiding out in a cottage in Suffolk, to concentrate on her writing and escape her fans. She has another motive too - a secret romance with a married lover based in London. Unfortunately it soon becomes clear that all her demons have come with her. Prowlers, sexual obsessives, frauds, imposters, suicides and murderers: the tropes of her fictions clamour for her attention, rudely intruding on her peaceful Suffolk retreat. After the arrival of Ginny, an enigmatic young journalist bent on interviewing her, events take a catastrophic turn. Except, as always in Highsmith's troubled life, matters are not quite as they first appear . . . Masterfully recreating Highsmith's much exercised fantasies of murder and madness, Jill Dawson probes the darkest reaches of the imagination in this novel - at once a brilliant portrait of a writer and an atmospheric, emotionally charged, riveting tale.

The tale of Kitty in boots
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Potter, Beatrix

The tale of Kitty in boots / written by Beatrix Potter ; illustrated by Quentin Blake

London : Penguin, 2017

The spy who came in from the cold
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Le Carré, John

The spy who came in from the cold / John Le Carré ; introduction by the author ; illustrations by Matt Taylor

London : The Folio Society, 2017

Secrets of winter
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Brown, Carron

Secrets of winter : a shine-a-light book / Carron Brown ; illustrated by Georgina Tee

Brighton : Ivy Kids, 2017

Shine-a-light

Abstract: Meet some amazing animals and learn how they adapt to winter with this cleverly designed 'Shine-a-Light' picture book! From the bears in their lairs and the foxes in their dens, to the squirrels and birds in the treetops, discover nature's secrets about the animals and plants that live in and around a snow-covered forest. Then hold each page up to a bright light to reveal a hidden image! A wonderful first introduction to nature in winter with a unique design that adds a whole new dimension of enjoyment for children. A fun and innovative non-fiction title for your child's bookshelf.

Origin
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Brown, Dan - Brown, Dan

Origin / Dan Brown

Bantam press, 2017

Abstract: Robert Langdon, professore di simbologia e iconologia religiosa a Harvard, è stato invitato all'avveniristico museo Guggenheim di Bilbao per assistere a un evento unico: la rivelazione che cambierà per sempre la storia dell'umanità e rimetterà in discussione dogmi e principi dati ormai come acquisiti, aprendo la via a un futuro tanto imminente quanto inimmaginabile. Protagonista della serata è Edmond Kirsch, quarantenne miliardario e futurologo, famoso in tutto il mondo per le sbalorditive invenzioni high-tech, le audaci previsioni e l'ateismo corrosivo. Kirsch, che è stato uno dei primi studenti di Langdon e ha con lui un'amicizia ormai ventennale, sta per svelare una stupefacente scoperta che risponderà alle due fondamentali domande: da dove veniamo? E, soprattutto, dove andiamo? Mentre Langdon e centinaia di altri ospiti sono ipnotizzati dall'eclatante e spregiudicata presentazione del futurologo, all'improvviso la serata sfocia nel caos. La preziosa scoperta di Kirsch, prima ancora di essere rivelata, rischia di andare perduta per sempre. Scosso e incalzato da una minaccia incombente, Langdon è costretto a un disperato tentativo di fuga da Bilbao con Ambra Vidal, l'affascinante direttrice del museo che ha collaborato con Kirsch alla preparazione del provocatorio evento. In gioco non ci sono solo le loro vite, ma anche l'inestimabile patrimonio di conoscenza a cui il futurologo ha dedicato tutte le sue energie, ora sull'orlo di un oblio irreversibile. Percorrendo i corridoi più oscuri della storia e della religione, tra forze occulte, crimini mai sepolti e fanatismi incontrollabili, Langdon e Vidal devono sfuggire a un nemico letale il cui onnisciente potere pare emanare dal Palazzo reale di Spagna, e che non si fermerà davanti a nulla pur di ridurre al silenzio Edmond Kirsch.

A column of fire
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Follett, Ken

A column of fire / Ken Follett

Macmillan, 2017

Abstract: Gennaio 1558, Kingsbridge. Quando il giovane Ned Willard fa ritorno a casa si rende conto che il suo mondo sta per cambiare radicalmente. Solo la vecchia cattedrale sopravvive immutata, testimone di una città lacerata dal conflitto religioso. Tutti i principi di lealtà, amicizia e amore verranno sovvertiti. Figlio di un ricco mercante protestante, Ned vorrebbe sposare Margery Fitzgerald, figlia del sindaco cattolico della città, ma il loro amore non basta a superare le barriere degli opposti schieramenti religiosi. Costretto a lasciare Kingsbridge, Ned viene ingaggiato da Sir William Cecil, il consigliere di Elisabetta Tudor, futura regina di Inghilterra. Dopo la sua incoronazione, la giovane e determinata Elisabetta I vede tutta l'Europa cattolica rivoltarsi contro di lei, prima tra tutti Maria Stuarda, regina di Scozia. Decide per questo di creare una rete di spionaggio per proteggersi dai numerosi attacchi dei nemici decisi a eliminarla e contrastare i tentativi di ribellione e invasione del suo regno. Il giovane Ned diventa così uno degli uomini chiave del primo servizio segreto britannico della storia. Per quasi mezzo secolo il suo amore per Margery sembra condannato, mentre gli estremisti religiosi seminano violenza ovunque. In gioco, allora come oggi, non sono certo le diverse convinzioni religiose, ma gli interessi dei tiranni che vogliono imporre a qualunque costo il loro potere su tutti coloro che credono invece nella tolleranza e nel compromesso.

Women in science
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Ignotofsky, Rachel

Women in science : 50 fearless pioneers who changed the world / written and illustrated by Rachel Ignotofsky

Wren & Rook, 2017

Abstract: A gloriously illustrated celebration of trailblazing women. Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, from both the ancient and modern worlds. The book also contains fascinating infographics and an illustrated scientific glossary. The extraordinary women profiled include well-known figures like the physicist and chemist Marie Curie, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Women in Science celebrates the achievements of the intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, physicists and beyond ...

The Wizard of Oz
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Mackinnon, Mairi

The Wizard of Oz / retold by Mairi Mackinnon ; illustrated by Davide Ortu ; english language consultant: Peter Viney

[S.l.] : Usborne, 2017

Usborne english readers. Level 3

Abstract: The scarecrow would like brains, the tin man wants a heart and the lion wants to be brave, while Dorothy just wants to go home. Who can help them? The wonderful Wizard of Oz, of course! The Usborne English Readers series is a new range of graded readers in simplified English for younger learners. They include activities, glossaries and a full audio recording of the text in both British English and American English.

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Nesbø, Jo - Nesbø, Jo

The Thirst / Jo Nesbo ; translated from the norwegian by Neil Smith

London : Harvill Secker, 2017

Abstract: HARRY HOLE IS BACK! The blistering new SUNDAY TIMES number one bestseller! THERE'S A NEW KILLER ON THE STREETS... A woman is found murdered after an internet date. The marks left on her body show the police that they are dealing with a particularly vicious killer. HE'S IN YOUR HOUSE... HE'S IN YOUR ROOM Under pressure from the media to find the murderer, the force know there's only one man for the job. But Harry Hole is reluctant to return to the place that almost took everything from him. Until he starts to suspect a connection between this killing and his one failed case. HE'S OUT FOR BLOOD When another victim is found, Harry realises he will need to put everything on the line if he's to finally catch the one who got away. 'An expertly plotted, compelling and gripping white-knuckle ride... Nesbo deserves to be crowned the king of all crime thriller writers' Sunday Express on THE SON 'Nesbo deploys all the key ingredients of a cracking good thriller with expertise and verve. The ticking clock, the tension expertly ratcheted ever upwards, the changing scenery, the constantly shifting goalposts and the effortless, triumphant outpacing of the reader's ability to guess what's going to happen will keep you gripped to the last page' Guardian on THE LEOPARD 'The undisputed king of Scandinavian crime fiction' The Times 'Scandinavian crime thrillers don't come much darker or more tense than the best-selling Harry Hole series, and this tenth outing for the Norwegian detective is the best yet' Sunday Mirror on POLICE