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The Bones of You

The Bones of You

When eighteen-year-old Rosie Anderson disappears, the idyllic village where she lived will never be the same again. Who could possibly want to harm her? And why?

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Summer Secrets

Summer Secrets

'A page-turner about trust, betrayal and things never being quite what they seem.' Red

Jane Green talks about home and what it means to her and her characters
You grew up with her, now read her again

You grew up with her, now read her again

A beautifully drawn, deeply moving, unforgettable novel from Judy Blume – one of the world's most beloved and bestselling authors.

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The new Roy Grace novel

The new Roy Grace novel

The last words Jamie Ball hears from his fiancée, Logan Somerville, are in a terrified mobile phone call. She has just driven into the underground car park beneath the block of flats where they live in Brighton. Then she screams and the phone goes dead... 

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News and events

29.07.2015
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara and The Year of the Runaways have been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015.
06.08.2015
Meet your favourite characters from What the Ladybird Heard, Zog, A Squash and a Squeeze and Jack and the Flumflum Tree, in this brand new interactive show. Julia and a cast of five, including her guitar-playing husband Malcolm, will bring to life your favourite stories.
Location:  George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LD
Date: 06.08.2015
Price:  £11
17.07.2015
M.J. McGrath, Mari Hannah, Mark Lawson, Hakan Nesser, Ann Cleeves and Clare Donoghue will be in attendance at Harrogate this year. 

Strange Lands

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isa Garner in conversation with Ann Cleeves

Author Dinner: Murder in the lemon groves


Location:  The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1
Date: 17.07.2015
Price:  £10

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Adults' books

Crime and thriller
Historical
Lifestyle
Sci-fi and Fantasy
Oslo, 1969. When a wealthy man collapses and dies during a dinner party, Norwegian Police Inspector Kolbjørn Kristiansen, known as K2, is left shaken. For the victim, Magdalon Schelderup, a multimillionaire businessman and former resistance fighter, had contacted him only the day before, fearing for his life. It soon becomes clear that every one of Schelderup's ten dinner guests is a suspect in the case. But which of the guests had the greatest motive for murder?
Ani FaNelli is the woman who has it all: the glamorous job, the designer wardrobe, the handsome and rich fiancé. But behind her sharp edges and meticulously crafted facade lies the darkest of pasts ... And as her immaculate veneer starts to crack, she is forced to question: will breaking her silence destroy all that she has worked for – or, will it at long last, set Ani free?
On 7 August 1985, Nevill and June Bamber, their daughter Sheila and her two young sons Nicholas and Daniel were discovered shot to death at White House Farm in Essex. All the windows and doors of the farmhouse were secure. It seemed a straightforward case of murder-suicide, but a dramatic turn of events was to disprove the police's theory and Jeremy Bamber was convicted of killing his entire family...
The Sanctum is a luxurious, self-sustaining survival condominium situated underground. It's a plush bolt-hole for the rich and paranoid - a place where they can wait out the apocalypse in style. When a devastating super-flu virus hits, several families race to reach The Sanctum. But when the door locks and someone dies, they realize the greatest threat to their survival may not be above ground - it may already be inside...
A woman arrives in the village of Winsford on Exmoor. She has travelled a long way and chosen her secluded cottage carefully. As Maria settles into her lonely new life, it becomes clear that Winsford isn't quite the sanctuary she thought it would be and strange things begin to happen around her. But what terrible secrets is Maria guarding? And who is trying to find her?
From Cuba to Haiti, from Dominica to Martinique, from Jamaica to Trinidad, the story of the Caribbean is not simply the story of slaves and masters - but of fortune-seekers and pirates, scientists and servants, travellers and tourists. It is not only a story of imperial expansion - European and American - but of global connections, and also of life as it is lived in the islands, both in the past and today.
At the age of sixteen, Catherine Tylney Long became the wealthiest heiress in England. Ignoring the warnings of her closest confidantes, Catherine married for love - the charming but feckless dandy William Wellesley Pole. But their happiness was short-lived; just a decade later William had frittered away Catherine's inheritance and the couple were forced to flee into exile.
In Incomplete & Utter History of Classical Music, Stephen Fry presents a potted and brilliantly rambling 700-year history of classical music and the world as we know it. It's all here - Ambrose and early English plainsong, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy, Wagner, right up to the present day. Entertaining and brilliantly written, this is a pretty reckless romp of a history through classical music and much much more.
In Civil War, Peter Ackroyd continues his dazzling account of England's history, beginning with the progress south of the Scottish king, James VI, who on the death of Elizabeth I became the first Stuart king of England, and ends with the deposition and flight into exile of his grandson, James II.
In May 1945, with victory in Europe established, the war was all but over. But on the other side of the world, the Allies were still engaged in a bitter struggle to control the Pacific. And it was then that the Japanese unleashed a terrible new form of warfare: the suicide pilots, or Kamikaze.
For one long hot summer in Devon, three families are sharing one very big house in the country. By the pool, new friendships blossom; at the Aga door, resentments begin to simmer. Secret crushes are formed and secret cigarettes cadged by the teens, as the adults loosen their inhibitions with litres of white wine and start to get perhaps a little too honest...
In Disrupt Yourself, innovator and digital media expert Jay Samit reveals how to achieve your goals and permanently alter the status quo through the art of self-disruption.  Incorporating stories from his own experience and anecdotes from other innovators and disruptive businesses - including Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, YouTube and many more - Samit shows how personal transformation can reap entrepreneurial and professional rewards. 
Cassie loves Henry. Henry loves Cassie. With a Tiffany ring on her finger, all that Cassie has left to do is plan the wedding. It should be so simple but when Henry pushes for a date, Cassie pulls back. Cassie decamps to Cornwall, hoping to find the peace of mind she needs to move forwards. But in the dunes and coves of the northern Cornish coast, she soon discovers the past isn't finished with her yet.
A masterclass in how to be more creative, from one of the world's true advertising greats. Combining Dave Trott's disctinctive, almost Zen-like storytelling, humour and practical advice, its collection of provocative anecdotes and thought experiments are designed to light a fire under your own creative ambitions.
When Sophie Henshall answers an advertisement in the The Ladyto be the live-in nanny for a New York family, she could never have known just how much her world was about to change. Transported to the Big Apple and thrown into a glamorous world of palatial homes, designer clothes and fast cars, Sophie feels out of her depth and yet excited at what the future holds. But all is not as it seems, and the mysterious Parkers have secrets to share.
In these stories, glistening icebergs float above urban horizons; a burning stag runs wild through the city; the ruins of industry emerge unsteadily from the sea; and the abandoned generations in a decayed space-elevator look not up at the stars but down at the Earth. 
The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden. The planet is not waiting for them, pristine and unoccupied... New masters have turned it from a refuge into mankind's worst nightmare.
The Banished Lands are engulfed in war and chaos. The cunning Queen Rhin has conquered the west and High King Nathair has the cauldron, most powerful of the seven treasures. At his back stands the scheming Calidus and a warband of the Kadoshim, dread demons of the Otherworld. They plan to bring Asroth and his host of the Fallen into the world of flesh, but to do so they need the seven treasures...
Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep the powers of the corrupted Wood at bay. But the Dragon demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.
In the nine centuries since the creation of the world, the Church of God Awaiting has grown all-powerful as the keeper of men's souls. It rules the planet of Safehold with the imprimatur of God Himself... and with an iron fist. Lately, the island kingdom of Charis has rejected the Church's authority and repelled the Church's first attack. To prevail, King Cayleb of Charis has one ally with resources not even he can imagine: the mysterious warrior monk called Merlin, who holds the secret knowledge Charis may need to survive. 
A Cenobite Hell Priest known as Pinhead is killing off the last of Earth's magicians, gorging on their knowledge to enhance his own magical powers as part of a quest to take over Hell. But while investigating one such case, Harry inadvertently opens up a portal between Hell and Earth...

Children's books

Alice In Wonderland
Picture Books
7 - 9 year olds
Teenagers
With a new foreword from Phillip Pullman, this stunning anniversary hardback book reproduces every word of Carroll's masterpiece and its famous sequel, Through the Looking-Glass. Beautifully reproduced colour versions of Sir John Tenniel's originals, and coloured by Harry Theaker.
Tumble down the rabbit hole and discover Alice's world of wonder, then complete the Wonderland scenes, magical beyond your wildest dreams! Use over three hundred stickers to set the table for the Mad Hatter's tea party and join in the Queen of Hearts' croquet match.
Gloriously illustrated with the original line drawings by John Tenniel, plates coloured by John Macfarlane, a ribbon marker and a foreword by Hilary McKay, this beautiful hardback edition of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, which was first published by Macmillan in 1865.
First published by Macmillan in 1907, this charming miniature edition of Carroll's classic tale is specially abridged for younger readers. It features 32 brightly coloured illustrations by Sir John Tenniel, uniquely featuring Alice in a red dress. 
A glorious introduction to Alice's magical universe for young readers from bestselling illustrator Eric Puybaret. Puybaret's jewel-like illustrations perfectly capture the wit and whimsy of Wonderland. Fresh, modern and gloriously colourful.
The Nursery Alice, originally published by Macmillan & Co. in 1890, was the very first colour edition of Alice. It was intended, wrote Carroll, "to be read by Children aged from Nought to Five. To be read? Nay, not so! Say rather to be thumbed, to be cooed over, to be dogs'-eared, to be rumpled, to be kissed . . ."
Alice's second adventure takes her through the looking-glass to a place even curiouser than Wonderland. She finds herself caught up in the great looking-glass chess game and sets off to become a queen. It isn't as easy as she expects: at every step she is hindered by nonsense characters who crop up and insist on reciting poems. 
I have a dog called Henry. I love him a lot . . . But Henry isn't always a well-behaved dog, and in this story he makes all sorts of mischief: chasing the cat, knocking over the plants and even making a little puddle on the carpet!
What if a book could come alive? Rabbit borrows a book about wolves from the library. He can't put it down! But soon a sinister figure with sharp claws and a bushy tail starts to creep right off the pages. You won't believe your eyes – but if you're a rabbit, you probably should.
Zippo doesn't want to be an ordinary hippo. He wants to be super! Being good at swimming and splashing in mud aren't really superpowers, though. Perhaps he can fly like his friend Roxi. But who's ever heard of a flying hippopotamus? Especially one with such a big bottom...
Jack's Granny is sick with a bad case of the moozles! The only cure is the fruit of the fantastic flumflum tree which grows on the faraway Isle of Blowyernose. It's a perilous journey, but Jack bravely sets sail, with a motley crew of only three – and a large patchwork sack that Granny has filled with an odd assortment of items from chewing-gum to tent pegs.
Laura loves to practise. She's been a kangaroo, a parrot and a crocodile - but nothing beats being a LION! It's fun to leap, run and roar really loudly, isn't it? Laura's patient parents aren't so sure. So when Laura takes a lion-sized leap too far, she gets a small telling off. But like all good lions, Laura soon bounces back and it isn't very long before her Mum, Dad and baby brother are joining in the game.
Here begins a tale of Eliza, who wants to become a swashbuckling hero, and Lavender, who dreams of being a fairy-tale princess. When Lavender casts a spell to make herself tiny, becoming a giant's birthday present was never part of her plan. Unfortunately, this giant loves dolls' houses and isn't letting her new toys out of her sight. Can Eliza and Lavender come up with a cunning plan to escape?
Bored with her little brother Pog's childish games, Dindy decides that she's finally grown-up enough for a real adventure. While her mother is sleeping and the servants are busy, she takes Pog deep into the tea gardens, a place they are never supposed to go alone...
At a medieval re-enactment event, some-fin very weird starts going on. One of the knights is acting very suspiciously... and Tom is sure he's seen his evil big brother's vampire kitten lurking around. Can Pradeep and Tom work out what Mark is up to without revealing Frankie's secret zombie skills?
Ellen gets a big shock when her double appears out of the bathroom mirror. But Mirror-Belle is a double with a difference! She is a princess, and a very mischievous one at that. Join magically mischievous Mirror-Belle as she comes popping out of Ellen's mirror to sweep her into a variety of hilarious escapades. You can always guarantee that wherever Mirror-Belle goes, trouble will follow.
Andy and Terry's amazing treehouse has thirteen new levels! They've added a chocolate waterfall you can swim in, a volcano for toasting marshmallows, a bulldozer-battling level, a baby-dinosaur-petting zoo, a not-very-merry merry-go-round, a boxing elephant called the Trunkinator, an X-ray room, a disco with light-up dance floor, the world's scariest roller coaster and a top-secret thirty-ninth level which hasn't even been finished yet!
Princess Mia is engaged to be married, but since when in Mia's life did anything go to plan?! Mia has a scandal of majestic proportions to contend with: Her grandmother's leaked "fake" wedding plans to the press that could cause even normally calm Michael to become a runaway groom. Worse, a scheming politico is trying to force Mia's father from the throne, all because of a royal secret that could leave Genovia without a monarch.
After their fierce battle with the zoids, York and Belle must journey down to the next level of the Biosphere, where all the plants and animals for the journey from Earth were kept. Since the zoid uprising this level has become a deadly mix of enormous carnivorous plants, mutated insects and animals that have evolved in terrifying ways...
Rebekah has lived on the island her whole life, and it's only now that she's starting to wonder what she might experience outside her strict religious community. Alex has been sent to the island to escape her dark past, and through her eyes it's a dark and sinister place. Thrown together by chance, Rebekah and Alex strike up an unlikely friendship and it's together that they attempt to break free of their worlds and make a world of their own.
One moment Travis is trapped in an armed face-off in the offices of Delaney & Co, private investigators. The next terrorists have stormed the building and he's been abducted. Kept captive alongside Winston, the rogue security officer who Travis believes is responsible for his parents' death, Travis is quickly plagued by more questions than answers.
Tuesday Cooper is happy being normal - doing her A-levels and indulging in her twin obsessions: buying weird vintage clothes in charity shops and writing her beloved music blog. Her love for music started when she was thirteen and had a massive crush on teen rock god Jackson Griffith. So it can't be him that's messaging her on her blog, can it?