Dates & Books Wednesday & Friday

Wednesday Evening -

7.00pm - 16th October 2019

FOE - Iain Reid

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Long-married couple Junior and Henrietta live a quiet, solitary life on their farm, where they work at the local feed mill and raise chickens. Their lives are simple, straightforward, uncomplicated.

Until everything you think you know collapses. Until the day a stranger arrives at their door with alarming news: Junior has been chosen to take an extraordinary journey, a journey across both time and distance, while Hen remains at home. Junior will be gone for years.

But Hen won't be left alone. Who can you trust if you can't even trust yourself? As the time for his departure draws nearer, Junior finds himself questioning everything about his life - even whether it's really his life at all. An eerily entrancing page-turner, Foe churns with unease and suspense from the first words to its shocking finale.

 

Our Facebook virtual bookgroup will host an on-line discussion on this book from 17th October - why not join in? https://www.facebook.com/groups/364079261155991/?source_id=981206131954141

you can order a copy of this month's book here

Friday Lunchtime -

1.00pm - 11th October 2019

THE BOYS IN THE BOAT - Daniel James Brown

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Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year, this is the bestselling story about a rowing team's quest for Olympic gold in Nazi Germany. Cast aside by his family at an early age, abandoned and left to fend for himself in the woods of Washington State, young Joe Rantz turns to rowing as a way of escaping his past. What follows is an extraordinary journey, as Joe and eight other working-class boys exchange the sweat and dust of life in 1930s America for the promise of glory at the heart of Hitler's Berlin..

 

Dates & Books Teen & Bookworms

Teen Readers - 

3.30pm Saturday October 12th 2019

HEY SHERLOCK! - Simon Mason

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Amy Roecastle is beautiful. Selfish. And missing.

Vanished without a trace in the middle of the night, she's taken her ferocious dog - and something else, too. Something deadly. Amy's best friend is lying to Inspector Singh, who has no leads and no idea.

Cue Garvie Smith. Teenage slacker. Undeniable crime-solving genius.

Garvie's one step ahead of the investigation. But there's nothing simple where Amy is involved. And this time Garvie's about to find himself in way over his head

 

High Rise Readers (our new mid grade book group)                                                                   

2.45pm Saturday October 12th 2019 

A Pocketful of Stars - Aisha Bushby

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A magical middle grade book about family, friendship and finding out who you are, full of emotion and a secret fantasy world to discover. Perfect for 10 year olds and fans of Jacqueline Wilson, Ross Welford, Kiran Millwood-Hargrave and The House with Chicken Legs. From a rising star of children's books.

This place is magic . . .but it's not the sort of magic that comes from wands and spells . . .

Can piecing together the past help you change the present? Safiya and her mum have never seen eye to eye. Her mum doesn't understand Safiya's love of gaming and Safiya doesn't think they have anything in common. As Safiya struggles to fit in at school she wonders if her mum wishes she was more like her confident best friend Elle, but then Safiya finds herself in a strange and magical world that looks a bit like one of her games. And there's a rebellious teenage girl, with a secret, who looks suspiciously familiar . .

 

Young Bookworms

2.00pm - Saturday October 12th 2019

 CHARLIE TURNS INTO A T REX - Sam Copeland

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What happens when you feel stressed? Maybe you start sweating, or your heart beats faster. When Charlie McGuffin gets stressed, something a little bit different happens: he turns into an animal! Unfortunately, things are getting quite stressful for Charlie:- His dad's business is in real trouble - He might have to move in with his Aunt Brenda and her seventeen cats (and wooden leg) - And it's getting harder and harder to control his powers. Luckily, Charlie's best friends Flora, Wogan and Mohsen are on hand to help. If they can break into the fortress-like offices of Van Der Gruyne Industries and recover the McGuffins' stolen gold, maybe Charlie won't have to move away after all.

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