Dates & Books Wednesday & Friday

Wednesday Evening -

7.00pm - 20th November 2019

The Disappeared - Amy Lord

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Winner of a Northern Writers' Award Longlisted for The Bath Novel Award

What if reading the wrong book could get you arrested? In a decaying city controlled by the First General and his army, expressing the wrong opinion can have terrible consequences. Clara Winter knows this better than anyone. When she was a child, her father was taken by the Authorisation Bureau for the crime of teaching banned books to his students.

She is still haunted by his disappearance. Now Clara teaches at the same university, determined to rebel against the regime that cost her family so much - and her weapons are the banned books her father left behind. But she has started something dangerous, something that brings her to the attention of the Authorisation Bureau and its most feared interrogator, Major Jackson.

The Disappeared is an unflinching tale of resistance in dark political times. Set in a near-future Britain where books are banned, this is a thought-provoking dystopian debut.

We will also be discussing this book in our on-line book group here :

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/364079261155991/?source_id=981206131954141

If you want to join in the fun you can buy the book here.

 

Friday Lunchtime -

1.00pm - 6th December 2019

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 In 1964, Maggie wakes to find herself in a mental asylum, with no idea who she is or how she got there. Remnants of memories swirl in her mind - a familiar song, a storm, a moment of violence.
Slowly, she begins to piece together the past and the events which brought her to this point. In the present day, Jonathan is grieving after the loss of his father. A cold, distant man, he was not easy to love, but at least while he lived there was hope for reconciliation.

Then a detective turns up on Jonathan's doorstep to question him about crimes he believes Jonathan's father may have committed long ago... As the two stories interweave, the devastating truth long kept hidden must emerge, and both Maggie and Jonathan are forced to come to terms with the consequences of the shocking and tragic events of over forty years ago.

Dates & Books Teen & Bookworms

Teen Readers - 

Saturday December 7th 2019 - TIME TO BE CONFIRMED

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 My name's Griz.


I've never been to school, I've never had friends, in my whole life I've not met enough people to play a game of football. My parents told me how crowded the world used to be, before all the people went away, but we were never lonely on our remote island. We had each other, and our dogs.
Then the thief came. He told stories of the deserted towns and cities beyond our horizons. I liked him - until I woke to find he had stolen my dog.

So I chased him out into the ruins of the world. I just want to get my dog back, but I found more than I ever imagined was possible. More about how the world ended. 

 

High Rise Readers (our new mid grade book group)                                                                   

Saturday December 7th 2019 TIME TO BE CONFIRMED  

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During the Second World War, the Netherlands is still under Nazi control and any acts of resistance are punishable by death. But when sixteen-year-old Michiel is asked to take care of a wounded British Spitfire pilot he doesn't think twice. He joins the secret struggle against the Nazis, working every day to end the occupation and protect those in danger from it, knowing all the time that spies are everywhere and one loose word could cost him his life...


Winter in Wartime is a thrilling, powerful and inspiring adventure story, based on the author's own experiences as a child in Nazi-occupied Holland.

 

Young Bookworms

Saturday December 7th 2019 TIME TO BE CONFIRMED because GREG & CHRIS will be in the Shop!!!!!!!!!!

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Not all heroes have superpowers. Don't believe us? Well Murph Cooper is living proof. Since becoming Kid Normal, he and the Super Zeroes have been catching baddies all over the place.

But being a hero is about to get a whole lot harder ... Far away in a top-secret prison, the world's most feared supervillain has broken a thirty year silence. His first words? 'Bring Kid Normal to me!' 

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