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All the Bright Places
Paperback / softback || Niven, Jennifer || Penguin Books UK
A compelling and beautiful story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who wants to die.Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister's recent death.When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it's un...
The Burning Kingdoms (The Smoke Thieves Book 3)
The Smoke Thieves Book 3
Paperback || Sally Green || Penguin Books UK
The final book in the acclaimed Smoke Thieves trilogy by bestselling author Sally Green.
As war spreads like wildfire, the Smoke Thieves face their greatest challenges yet.
With her father tightening his grip on the Northern Plateau, Catherine sends her loyal bodyguard Ambrose into the dragon's den on a desperate mission to disrupt the supply of smoke. In Calidor, Edyon and March face a future divided while, trapped in the demon world, Tash wrestles with the price of her past.
But as the batt...
Walking with Destiny
Paperback / softback || Roberts, Andrew || Penguin Books UK
A magnificently fresh and unexpected biography of Churchill, by one of Britain's most acclaimed historians
Winston Churchill towers over every other figure in twentieth-century British history. By the time of his death at the age of 90 in 1965, many thought him to be the greatest man in the world.
There have been over a thousand previous biographies of Churchill. Andrew Roberts now draws on over forty new sources, including the private diaries of King George VI, used in no previous Churchill bi...
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Paperback / softback || Albertalli, Becky || Penguin Books UK
The beloved, award-winning novel will soon be a major motion picture starring 13 Reasons Why's Katherine Langford and Everything, Everything's Nick Robinson.'Worthy of Fault in Our Stars-level obsession.' Entertainment Weekly'I love you, SIMON. I LOVE YOU! And I love this fresh, funny, live-out-loud book." Jennifer Niven, bestselling author of All the Bright PlacesStraight people should have to come out too. And the more awkward it is, the better.Simon Spier is sixteen and trying to work out ...
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Paperback / softback || Hornby, Nick || Penguin Books UK
'Hornby is the poet of the everyday' Observer
The person you are with is just like you: same background, same age, same interests. The perfect match. And it is a disaster.
Then, when and where you least expect it, you meet someone new. You seem to have nothing in common and yet, somehow, it feels totally right.
Nick Hornby's brilliantly observed, tender but also brutally funny new novel gets to the heart of what it means to fall surprisingly and headlong in love with the best possible person ...
10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World
Paperback / softback || Elif Shafak || Penguin Books UK
'In the first minute following her death, Tequila Leila's consciousness began to ebb, slowly and steadily, like a tide receding from the shore...'
For Leila, each minute after her death recalls a sensuous memory: spiced goat stew, sacrificed by her father to celebrate the birth of a yearned-for son; bubbling vats of lemon and sugar to wax women's legs while men are at prayer; the cardamom coffee she shares with a handsome student in the brothel where she works. Each fading memory brings back ...
Girl, Woman, Other
Paperback || Bernardine Evaristo || Penguin Books UK
Winner of the 2019 Booker Prize.
This is Britain as you've never read it.
This is Britain as it has never been told.
From Newcastle to Cornwall, from the birth of the twentieth century to the teens of the twenty-first, Girl Woman Other follows a cast of twelve characters on their personal journeys through this country and the last hundred years. They're each looking for something - a shared past, an unexpected future, a place to call home, somewhere to fit in, a lover, a missed mother, a lost...
Nine Perfect Strangers
Paperback / softback || Moriarty, Liane || Penguin Books UK
FROM THE WORLDWIDE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR BEHIND EMMY- AND GOLDEN GLOBE-WINNING HBO SERIES BIG LITTLE LIES AND SMASH-HIT NOVEL THE HUSBAND'S SECRET
The retreat at health-and-wellness resort Tranquillum House promises total transformation.
Nine stressed city dwellers are keen to drop their literal and mental baggage, and absorb the meditative ambience while enjoying their hot stone massages.
Miles from anywhere, without cars or phones, they have no way to reach the outside world. Just time to t...
Paperback || Fry, Stephen || Penguin Books UK
he Greek myths are the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney.They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. In Stephen Fry's hands the stories of the titans and gods become a brilliantly entertaining account of ribaldry and revelry, warfare and worship, debauchery, love affairs and life lessons, slayings and suicides, triumphs and tragedies...
The Rosie Result
Paperback / softback || Graeme Simsion || Penguin Books UK
Don Tillman - scientist, husband, father, and world's greatest problem-solver - met his wife Rosie by inventing The Wife Project. But ten years on from marrying 'the world's most incompatible woman', Don is facing a set of human dilemmas tougher than the trickiest of equations.
Don and Rosie's son, Hudson, is smart, but he's not fitting in at school. His teachers want an autism assessment.
Fortunately, Don's had a lifetime's experience of not fitting in. And he's going to share his solutions wi...