Bog Child – Siobhan Dowd

February 26, 2009

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Siobhan Dowd’s new novel, Bog Child, is a twisting tale that takes us from Drumleash, in 1981, right back to 80 AD. In this inspiring story about first love, politics and family bonds, we follow the lives of 18-year-old Fergus, and Mel, the child he discovers hidden in a bog. Mel troubles Fergus’ dreams, and […]

The Bailey Game – Celia Rees

December 12, 2008

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This is another of the books that has been recommended to me by my school librarian that is a contender for a book awards taking place in my city. The Bailey Game tells the story of Alex, a girl who is still haunted by the terrible events that happened due to “The Bailey Game”, a […]

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We’re British, Innit: An Irreverent A to Z of All Things British – Ian Aitch

December 12, 2008

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I spotted this in one of my local bookshops and was intrigued by the amazing definition of the word “Innit” that was located on the book cover. This book takes some of the most famous aspects of Britishness, including tea, crumpets and Queen Elizabeth II and describes them in a hilarious yet strangely informative way. […]

Life On The Refrigerator Door – Alice Kuipers

November 23, 2008

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I read this book after it was recommended to me by my school librarian. It tells the story of Claire and her mother who have very few opportunities to see each other due to her mum’s busy job. To compensate, they leave notes for each other, as the title suggests, on the refrigerator door. To […]

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The Colour Of Magic – Terry Pratchett

November 11, 2008

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This exciting novel is the first journey we take into Terry Pratchett’s bizarre Discworld series. With over 20 books in the series, each one is as thrilling, witty and laugh-out-loud as the next. The book follows the odd travels of the even odder companions Rincewind and Twoflower. Rincewind is the wizard who just couldn’t who […]

Eclipse – Stephenie Meyer

October 3, 2008

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The third book in the hugely popular Twilight series continues to probe into Bella Swan’s dangerous love for vampire Edward Cullen and signifies a major difference in Bella’s feelings towards her werewolf friend, Jacob Black. Seattle is plagued by a string of unsolved murders that are suspected by the Cullens to be the work of […]

No Time For Goodbye – Linwood Barclay

October 3, 2008

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This book by acclaimed mystery writer Linwood Barclay is a stunning journey into the realms of the human mind and shows the true horror of life without a family. Cynthia is a bit of a tearaway and after an argument with her parents, she finds that they have all disappeared without a trace. Twenty five […]