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cruising September 27

Cruising and cruise ships 2014

Cruising & cruise ships 2014 by Douglas Ward (Berlitz cruise guide series) This attractive book is a valuable tool for the fast increasing numbers of people who are enjoying cruising during their holidays. It is a great guide for both experienced long-time cruisers, and those planning their first venture on the seas. You will get […]

The man who fell in love with the moon

The man who fell in love with the moon by Tom Spanbauer.  Post by David from Southport Branch Library. I love books that transport you to another time and place. And although I’m only halfway through this book, I’m savouring the journey. Set at the turn of the 20th century in a tiny town called […]

silkworm August 28

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (J. K. Rowling!)

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith. I enjoyed The Cuckoo’s Calling, which is the first murder mystery by J. K. Rowling (writing under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith) and I looked forward to the next installment. This series features the private detective Cormoran Strike and his P.A. Robin Ellacott, who look like becoming another crime fighting literary duo. Cormoran Strike is […]

Room2 August 26

Room

Room by Emma Donoghue. Post by Kate from Southport Branch Library. Room is the story of Jack, a 5 year old boy who lives in a single room with his mother and has never been outside. Room is eleven feet by eleven feet, has a skylight and a locked door. Jack loves watching TV, and […]

Heyer2 August 25

The Regency World

Georgette Heyer’s Regency World  by Jennifer Kloester. Georgette Heyer is an author much loved by readers all over the world for her novels set in the Regency period, which have intricately plotted story lines and memorable characters who are enjoyed for their wit and humour. Heyer wrote her first novel at the age of 17  for her brother […]

Honey & Oats August 25

Honey and Oats – want to stay healthy while indulging?

Honey & Oats : everyday favorites baked with whole grains and natural sweeteners by Jennifer Katzinger. This is a beautiful new cookbook which aims to help you enjoy healthier versions of your favourite baked goods using whole grains and natural sweeteners. If you are wanting to achieve a healthier lifestyle but just can’t give up […]

top secret2 August 06

Top secret twenty-one – a Stephanie Plum novel

Top secret twenty-one  by Janet Evanovich.  Post by Julie from Southport Branch Library. I love the Stephanie Plum novels. I love them because they are easy to read, fast paced and humorous. I love them because they are so American and the characters are often one-dimensional small time crims. I can rip through one of these […]

tiffany's2 August 05

Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote.  Post by Julie from Southport Branch Library. Who hasn’t seen the image of Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly standing outside Tiffanys? Hepburn dressed in a simple black evening sheath with her hair in an elegant upsweep complete with a small diamonte tiara, is an iconic twentieth century image.  Holly […]

princess bride August 03

The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride  by Rob Reiner.  Post by Kyla from the Local Studies library. Yes, the movie was popular but I’d managed to avoid any knowledge of it beyond guessing that a princess and a bride very likely featured. When the novel found it’s way into my shopping pile at a local book store, I […]

stardust2 August 02

StarDust

StarDust by Neil Gaiman. Post by Kyla from the Local Studies library. If you loved the movie, you may be slightly taken aback by the original novel. It’s a great story in print and film, but you may enjoy the movie just a little bit more. Gaiman’s original novel is undeniably magic, but there is a […]

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