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The Night the Rich Men Burned

The Night the Rich Men Burned

There's nothing so terrifying as money...

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Harbour Street

Harbour Street

In Newcastle, Detective Joe Ashworth and his daughter Jessie travel home on the busy Metro. The train is stopped unexpectedly, and Jessie sees that one woman doesn't leave with the other passengers...

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The Edge of Normal

The Edge of Normal

Reeve St Claire was abducted and held in captivity for four years. Now, in her twenties, she has started to build a life of independence. But she will never shake off the terror and memory of the monster she believes is behind bars.

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The Skeleton Cupboard

The Skeleton Cupboard

'There's no clear line between sanity and insanity; there's a spectrum and we all go up and down.'

Tanya Byron takes us behind the doors of clinical psychology.

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The Target by David Baldacci

The Target by David Baldacci

Will Robie returns in his toughest mission to date.

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19.08.2014
C. J. Sansom's second Shardlake novel on the radio
It is 1540 and the hottest summer of the sixteenth century.
14.09.2014
M.R. Hall will discuss crime, trials and his latest book The Burning. He will be joined by Nick Stone and Peter Guttridge.

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Location:  London Jewish Cultural Centre, Ivy House, 94-96 North End Road, London, NW11 7SX
Date: 14.09.2014
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15.09.2014
Tanya Byron will discuss her new book The Skeleton Cupboard as part of the Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival. Tanya Byron shares powerful stories inspired by her years of training as a clinical psychologist.

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Location:  London Jewish Cultural Centre, Ivy House, 94-96 North End Road, London, NW11 7SX
Date: 15.09.2014
Time:  08:30 pm
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Taking Hollywood

In 1993, three young film makers accept their Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Davie Johnston, Zander Leith and Mirren McLean, childhood friends from a rough housing estate in Glasgow, have taken Hollywood by storm.

Twenty years later, Davie, Zander and Mirren are incredibly successful, but they haven't spoken to each other in two decades. Their relationships devasted by one horrific secret...

"A glam, edgy thriller. Just the way I like them." - Martina Cole

Tanya Byron on the journey from chaos to clarity

The author of The Skeleton Cupboard talks about how she came to write the book and explains that 'there's no clear line between sanity and insanity; there's a spectrum and we all go up and down'.

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Adults' books

Crime and thriller
Historical
Lifestyle
Science fiction and fantasy
The fourth spellbinding book in the epic Clifton Chronicles series. Be Careful What You Wish For opens with Harry Clifton and his wife Emma rushing to hospital to learn the fate of their son Sebastian, who has been involved in a fatal car accident. But who died, Sebastian or his best friend Bruno?
Two seemingly unrelated deaths, one a murder, the other apparently of natural causes. But as Kinsey digs deeper into the mystery of the John Doe, some very strange links begin to emerge. And before long at least one aspect is solved as Kinsey finds the key to his identity . . .
When Amy MacKenzie agrees to attend a meeting at a local spiritualist church, the last person she expects to hear calling to her from beyond the grave is her son. The son whom she'd only spoken to an hour before. 
April 1927. After months of rain, the Mississippi River has reached dangerous levels and the little town of Hobnob is at threat. But when an orphaned baby is found the lives of Ingersoll and Dixie Clay They can little imagine how events are about to change them - and the great South - forever.
The Suffolk countryside isn't as idyllic as it seems.
The Second World War has ended, leaving a bruised and fragile peace. But this tranquility is threatened when a shocking murder takes place in the Sussex countryside. Before long, police experts discover a link to another, earlier, killing hundreds of miles away...
Liddell Hart's History of the First World War first appeared in 1930 and is widely regarded as one of the greatest, most cogent accounts of the conflict ever published. A leading military strategist and historian who fought on the Western Front, Liddell Hart combines astute tactical analysis with compassion for those who lost their lives on the battlefield.
This book hurls you into a London torn apart by the First World War and the life of Hannah, a dutiful young wife faced with the most dangerous of temptations.
On the Indonesian island of Java, eight-year-old Lise enjoys a happy childhood, thousands of miles away from the war raging in Europe. Then, one day in 1942, her friends and neighbours start to disappear. For two years, Lise and her family were imprisoned in POW camps, surviving starvation, illness and brutal treatment at the hands of their Japanese captors - but they never gave up hope.
In the First World War, Ronald Skirth was an ordinary tommy. His experiences were like those of many others, save in one thing. When Skirth went out into No Man's Land after Passchendaele and saw the dead body of a teenaged German soldier, he resolved that he would never again help to take a human life.
A.A. Milne is one of the most successful English writers ever. His heart-warming creations—Winnie-the-Pooh, Christopher Robin, Eeyore, Tigger and Piglet—have become some of the best-loved children’s characters of all time. Yet the man himself has remained an enigma...
The Future for Curious People follows the entwined lives of a group of new adults, set in motion by the premise of a look into the future. Meet Evelyn and Godfrey. Evelyn is breaking up with her boyfriend, Adrian, as she's seen their dismal future together at Dr Chin's office. Meanwhile, Godfrey is proposing to his girlfriend, Madge - who's not quite willing to take that leap. Then, one day, Evelyn and Godfrey meet...
Twenty years ago, a terrible tragedy shattered the tranquillity of the small town of Reflection. After the incident, Rachel left the town and cut off all ties, but when Rachel receives the news that her estranged grandmother, Helen, is ill and needs her care, she returns to Reflection...
Stalked tells of a young woman's harrowing account of being stalked by the man she once loved. Alison Hewitt was in the midst of training to be a family doctor when she met Al Amin Dhalla through an exclusive dating agency. Six months after they first met Al Amin's web of lies started to unravel...
Marie Dunwoody doesn't want for much in life. She has a lovely husband, three wonderful children, and a business of her own. Except, her cupcakes are crap. Marie can't ignore the disappointed looks any more, or continue to be shamed by neighbour and nemesis, Lucy Gray. She vows to follow - to the letter - recipes from the Queen of Baking and at all times ask 'What would Mary Berry do?'
M. E. Thomas is a high-functioning non-criminal sociopath. She is charismatic, ambitious and successful. You would be charmed by her if you met her. You would not realise that she is studying your flaws, that she is ruthlessly manipulative, has no empathy and does not feel guilt or remorse...
A gorgeously escapist summer read from bestselling author Karen Swan.
Fifteen thousand years after the War of the Gods and their corpses now lie scattered across the world, slowly dying as men and women awake with strange powers that are derived from their bodies. While some see these powers as a gift - most call them a curse.
Sun Chamber Officer Lucan Drakenfeld is recalled home to the ancient city of Tryum and rapidly embroiled in a mystifying case. The King's sister has been found brutally murdered - her beaten and bloody body discovered in a locked temple. 
The second novel from Jay Kristoff. The threat of civil war looms over the Shima Imperium. The Lotus Guild conspires to renew the nation's broken dynasty and crush the growing rebellion by endorsing a new Shogun who desires nothing more than to see Yukiko dead.
The Temple of the Last Days. The brutal cult with a history of murder, sex and occult dealings destroyed itself during one night of ritualistic violence decades ago. Or so they thought...

Last Days is perfect for fans of Stephen King.
Take a trip in a stranger's head. Travel rain-shot streets with a gang of hip malcontents, hooked on the most powerful drug you can imagine. Vurt feathers are not for the weak.
Alan Saul is now part human and part machine, and our solar system isn't big enough to hold him.

Children's books

Picture books
Baby and toddler
7 - 9 year olds
Teenagers
Digby Dog is the best delivery dog in town. From a missing T.Rex bone for the Dinosaur Museum to a replacement bow for the violinist in the orchestra, Digby's parcels always reach the right place at the right time. But Digby needs your help!
Read the amazing story of a true hero of our times and discover how a little boy whose father called him "troublemaker" grew up to fight apartheid, become South Africa's first black president and campaign for freedom and justice throughout the world.
Bellies come in all shapes and sizes: baby bellies, grown-up bellies, animal bellies. Some bellies are soft. Some bellies are firm. Round or flat, all bellies deserve a happy pat!
When everyone has left the house in the morning, the bath toys spring into action and head off on exciting adventures in their magical flying bath!
Bear and Hare are off on a fishing trip, with nets and rods at the ready. Bear loves fishing! Hare seems more interested in his picnic. But after a long wait, the two adventurers catch more than they expect.
Go outside with the Gruffalo! Learn all about nature with this colourful spotter's guide, packed with fun outdoor activities and hundreds of stickers - a brilliant book for all the family.
The school bell's rung, let's start the day! With something to push, pull or slide on every spread, this is the perfect book for little children who are about to start school or nursery. 
It’s bath time for a naughty duck who loves to leave his friends soaking wet! His friends elephant, croc and frog have their own stories too.
Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer's fine prize cow. But the tiniest, quietest creature on the farm has a plan of her own - and now YOU can help her save the day! Play along as you read the story.
Two sisters, Eliza and Lavender, battle dragons and fairy-tale villains in this very funny quest adventure in the spirit of How to Train Your Dragon and Mr Gum.
Frankie was a completely normal pet goldfish . . . until Tom's evil-scientist big brother, Mark, tried to murder him with toxic gunge! Luckily Tom and his best friend Pradeep shocked Frankie back to life with a battery, and he's been their zombified fishy friend ever since.
A fantastic collection of school poems from Brian Moses that will delight pupils, teachers and parents alike. Find out what goes on behind the staffroom door, join in at playtime, see what is in the mysterious lost-property box...
Packed with doodles and information about all sorts of incredible things, from scabs, cells and broken bones to brainpower, bacteria and deadly diseases.
Hi! I’m Oliver Tibbs (some people call me 'Oliver Fibbs') and sometimes I 'get creative' with the truth at Show and Tell.
Gorgeous, dangerous Rhode changed Lenah into a vampire. Five centuries later, Rhode made Lenah human - and happy - again. The price was high: eternal separation of the two soulmates, with only Lenah remembering the intensity of their shared love.

The heart-racing sequel to Infinite Days and Stolen Night.
Cath has always buried herself in the romantic fan fiction she writes, but at university she finds there's more to learn about love than in her books...

Special collector's edition with limited edition Emergency Dance Party print, coloured edges and ribbon marker.
One minute sixteen-year-old Ruby Morris is having her first proper snog with Caspar McCloud, and the next she’s being bundled inside the house, dripping wet in her underwear.  That was two weeks ago, and now Ruby is totally alone. People weren’t prepared for the rain and didn’t realize that you couldn’t drink water from the taps either. Even a drop of rain would infect your blood, and eat you from the inside out. . .
The year is 1868, and Sherlock Holmes is fourteen. His life is that of a perfectly ordinary army officer’s son: boarding school, good manners, a classical education – the backbone of the British Empire. But all that is about to change.