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New books

Issue 50

March 2016

Your regular update of new titles available for loan and sale from RNIB.

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Adult fiction

Adult non-fiction

Art and design





Natural history



Self help


Warfare and defence

Children and young adult fiction


Braille music

Giant Print

Adult fiction

Adult non-fiction

Art and design

Autobiography and biography



Children and young adult fiction

Children and young adult non-fiction

Talking Books

Adult fiction

Adult non-fiction

Autobiography and biography






True crime

Warfare and defence

Children and young adult fiction

Rearchived titles newly arrived in DAISY format

Adult non-fiction

Autobiography and biography

Children and young adult fiction

Books narrated by volunteers

Adult fiction

Adult non-fiction

Autobiography and biography

Hobbies and games




Self help

Warfare and defence

Children and young adult fiction

Children and young adult non-fiction

DAISY Made to Order


Adult fiction

Ahern, Cecelia. The year I met you. 2014. Chick lit.

Jasmine knows two things: one, she loves her vulnerable sister unconditionally. Two, she's only ever been good at one thing - her job helping business start-ups. So when she's sacked, Jasmine realises that she has nothing else to fill her life. She finds herself watching the antics of her neighbour, shock jock Matt. Jasmine has every reason to dislike Matt but not everything is as it seems, and soon Jasmine and Matt are forced to think again.

UEB. 5v. Price: £16.99. Order No: 25168903

Alleyn, Fredrica. Dark obsession. 2009. Erotic fiction.

Ambitious young interior designer Annabel Moss is delighted when a new assignment takes her to Leyton hall - home of the very wealthy Lord and Lady Corbett-Wynne. But the grandeur of the house is a façade for some shockingly salacious practices. Annabel is drawn into a world of decadence where anything is allowed as long as a respectable appearance prevails.

Contains strong language and scenes of a sexual nature.

UEB. 3v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 25369705

Barclay, Linwood. Bad move. 2005. Crime.

Zack Walker: book 1. Zack wouldn't blame you for thinking he's safety-obsessed. True, he masterminded a plot to trade his family's exciting city lifestyle for one of suburban tranquillity. When Zack realizes their two -faced developer sent a petty thief to fix their leaky shower, he starts fighting hard to ignore the fact that Oakwood isn't the crime-free paradise he was hoping for. But his brief state of denial comes to an abrupt end when, during a walk by the creek, he stumbles across a dead body.

UEB. 6v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 25159003

Barclay, Linwood. Bad guys. 2006. Crime.

Zack Walker: book 2. Zack Walker is back, and much to his family's relief, the work-at-home science-fiction writer has left the house to take a job as a features writer for the city paper. While researching his first feature article, Zack stumbles upon a real-life crime scene, but what seems like an ordinary hit-and-run may actually be a homicide linked to a gang that's been burglarizing Crandall's high-end shops.

UEB. 6v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 25159103

Barclay, Linwood. Stone rain. 2007. Crime.

Zack Walker: book 4. Metropolitan newspaper writer Zack Walker has a knack for stumbling onto deadly stories. But it's one that his good friend Trixie Snelling doesn't want told that's about to unleash a storm of trouble. Now Zack is implicated in a murder, Trixie is missing, and everything he thought he knew about his friend, his town, even his own marriage, reveals a darker side.

UEB. 6v. Price: £2.80. Order No: 25233503

Berne, Suzanne. The dogs of Littlefield. 2013. General fiction.

Full of psychologists and college professors, Littlefield, Massachusetts is proud of its fine schools and quaint village centre. In fact, a sociologist from the University of Chicago, Dr. Clarice Watkins, has moved to Littlefield for a year to study the elements of 'good quality of life'. Yet, no sooner has she arrived than someone begins poisoning the town dogs. Are the poisonings in protest to an off-leash proposal for Baldwin Park or the sign of a deeper disorder?

UEB. 5v. Price: £14.99. Order No: 25418703

Bhutto, Fatima. The shadow of the crescent moon. 2013. General fiction.

Fatima Bhutto's debut novel begins and ends one rain swept Friday morning in Mir Ali, a small town in Pakistan's Tribal Areas close to the Afghan border. Three brothers meet for breakfast. Soon after, the eldest, recently returned from America, hails a taxi to the local mosque. The second, a doctor, goes to check in at his hospital. And the youngest, the idealist, leaves for town on a motorbike. Three hours later their day will end in devastating circumstances.

UEB. 3v. Price: £14.99. Order No: 25418803

Bourne, Sam. Pantheon. 2012. Thriller.

Europe is ablaze. America is undecided about joining the fight against Nazism . James Zennor, a young Oxford don, returns one morning from rowing to discover that his wife has disappeared with their young son, leaving only a note declaring her continuing love. A frantic search through wartime England leads James across the Atlantic and to one of America’s greatest universities. And in his hunt for his family, James unearths one of the darkest and deadliest secrets of a world at war.

UEB. 7v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 25168603

Cameron, Claire. The bear. 2014. Adventure.

Anna is five. Her little brother, Stick, is three. They are camping with their parents in Algonquin Park, in three thousand square miles of wilderness. Something big is moving in the shadows. Their father is terrified. Their mother is screaming. Then, suddenly, silence. Alone in the woods, it is Anna who has to look after Stick, battling hunger and the elements to stay alive.

UEB. 3v. Price: £9.99. Order No: 25418403

Carter, Miranda. The strangler vine. 2014. Historical fiction.

India. 1837. William Avery, a fresh young officer in the East India Company, arrives in Calcutta expecting to be seduced by its ancient traditions. A few months earlier the infamous and disgraced poet Xavier Mountstuart leaves Calcutta in order to track down the last of the remaining Thugs, a sinister secret fraternity notorious for strangling thousands of travellers. But after reaching the kingdom of Jubbulpore, Mountstuart mysteriously disappears.

UEB. 7v. Price: £14.99. Order No: 25286703

Celestin, Ray. The Axeman's jazz. 2014. Crime.

New Orleans, 1919. As a dark serial killer the Axeman stalks the city, three individuals set out to unmask him. Though every citizen of the Big Easy thinks they know who could be behind the terrifying murders, Detective Lieutenant Michael Talbot, heading up the official investigation, is struggling to find leads. But Michael has a grave secret and if he doesn't find himself on the right track fast it could be exposed.

UEB. 7v. Price: £16.99. Order No: 25168703

Clegg, Bill. Did you ever have a family?. 2015. General fiction.

On the morning of her daughter's wedding, June Reid's house goes up in flames, destroying her entire family - her present, her past and her future. Fleeing from the carnage, stricken and alone, she finds herself in a motel room by the ocean, held captive by memories and the mistakes she has made with her only child, Lolly, and her partner, Luke. In the turbulence of grief and gossip left in her wake we slowly make sense of the unimaginable.

UEB. 4v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 25309103

Cussler, Clive. The eye of heaven. 2015. Thriller.

A Fargo adventure: book 6. Baffin Island: husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are on a climate -control expedition in the Arctic, when to their astonishment they discover a Viking ship in the ice. How can that be? As they plunge into their research, tantalizing clues about a link between the Vikings and the legendary Toltec feathered serpent god Quetzalcoatl - and a fabled object known as the Eye of Heaven - begin to emerge. But so do many dangerous people...

UEB. 5v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 25154803

Dickinson, Miranda. When I fall in love. 2012. Romance.

What happens when your happy ever after is suddenly and painfully taken away from you? Elsie Maynard has a whole new life she never expected to have. Can Elsie take the final step and lay her past to rest? Join Elsie as she battles to start again, with the help of a disastrous, newly-formed singing group and her father and sister armed with dating hopefuls.

UEB. 7v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 25169503

Ellroy, James. Perfidia. 2014. Crime.

It is December 6 1941. Los Angeles has been a haven for loyal Japanese –Americans, but now, war fever and race hate grip the city and the Japanese internment begins. The hellish murder of a Japanese family summons three men and one woman. The investigation throws them together and rips them apart. The crime becomes a political storm centre that brilliantly illuminates these four driven souls – comrades, rivals, lovers, history’s pawns.

SEB. 12v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 25126703

Enright, Anne. The green road. 2015. Literary fiction.

The children of Rosaleen Madigan leave the west of Ireland for lives they never could have imagined in Dublin, New York and various third-world towns. In her early old age their difficult, wonderful mother announces that she's decided to sell the house and divide the proceeds. Her adult children come back for a last Christmas, with the feeling that their childhoods are being erased, their personal history bought and sold.

UEB. 5v. Price: £16.99. Order No: 25310003

Faber, Michel. The book of strange new things. 2014. Science fiction.

Peter Leigh is a missionary called to go on the journey of a lifetime. Leaving behind his beloved wife, Bea, he boards a flight for a remote and unfamiliar land, a place where the locals are hungry for the teachings of the Bible - his 'book of strange new things'. It is a quest that will challenge Peter's beliefs, his understanding of the limits of the human body and, most of all, his love for Bea.

UEB. 10v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 25238503

FitzGerald, Helen. The cry. 2013. Thriller.

He's gone, and telling the truth won't bring him back. When a baby goes missing on a lonely roadside in Australia, it sets off a police investigation that will become a media sensation and dinner-table talk across the world. Lies, rumours and guilt snowball, causing the parents, Joanna and Alistair, to slowly turn against each other. Finally Joanna starts thinking the unthinkable: could the truth be even more terrible than she suspected?

UEB. 4v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 25167103

Franklin, Tom. The tilted world. 2014. General fiction.

April 1927. After months of rain, the Mississippi River has reached dangerous levels and the little town of Hobnob, is at threat. Residents fear the levee will either explode under the pressure of the water or be blown by saboteurs from New Orleans, who wish to save their own city. Now Ingersoll, a blues -playing prohibition agent, and his partner Ham, must travel to Hobnob to investigate the strange disappearance of their predecessors. They can little imagine how events are about to change them and the great South forever.

UEB. 6v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 25159703

Green, Jane. Saving Grace. 2014. Chick lit.

Grace Chapman has the perfect life, living comfortably with her husband, bestselling author Ted, in a picture -perfect farmhouse on the Hudson River in New York State. Then Ted advertises for a new assistant, and Beth walks into their lives. But Grace soon begins to feel sidelined in her home - and her marriage - by this ambitious younger woman. Is Grace just paranoid, as her husband tells her, or is there more to Beth than first thought?

UEB. 5v. Price: £14.99. Order No: 25154903

Grisham, John. Gray mountain. 2014. Thriller.

One week ago, Samantha Kofer was a third-year associate at New York City's largest law firm. Now she is an unpaid intern in a legal aid clinic deep in small-town Appalachia. When Lehman Brothers collapsed, she lost her job, her security, her future. As she confronts real clients with real problems, she finds herself a world away from her past life of corporate fat cats and fatter bonuses. Meth country. The law is different here. And standing up for the truth means putting your life on the line.

UEB. 7v. Price: £20.00. Order No: 25157503

Hannigan, Emma. The summer guest. 2014. Family stories.

Lexie and her husband Sam have spent years lovingly restoring No. 3 Cashel Square to its former glory. So imagine Lexie's delight when a stranger knocks on the door, asking to see the house she was born in over sixty years ago. Kathleen is visiting from America, longing to see her childhood home. As Lexie and Sam battle over whether or not to have a baby, the two women realise their unexpected friendship will touch them in ways neither could have imagined.

UEB. 7v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 25155303

Hawkins, Paula. The girl on the train. 2015. Thriller.

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. 'Jess and Jason', she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she's only watched from afar.

UEB. 6v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 25226803

Hayes, Samantha. Until you're mine. 2014. Thriller.

Claudia seems to have the perfect life. She's pregnant, has a loving husband and a beautiful home. And then Zoe steps into her life. Zoe has come to help Claudia with her baby. But there's something about Zoe that Claudia doesn't like. And when she finds Zoe in her bedroom going through her possesions, Claudia's anxiety turns to fear.

UEB. 6v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 25154503

Healey, Emma. Elizabeth is missing. 2015. General fiction.

Maud is forgetful. She makes a cup of tea and doesn't remember to drink it. She goes to the shops and forgets why she went. Sometimes her home is unrecognizable - or her daughter Helen seems a total stranger. But there's one thing Maud is sure of: her friend Elizabeth is missing. The note in her pocket tells her so and somewhere in Maud's damaged mind lies the answer to an unsolved seventy-year -old mystery. One everyone has forgotten about. Everyone, except Maud.

UEB. 6v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 25154203

Hickson, Joanna. The Agincourt bride. 2013. Historical fiction.

Catherine de Valois: book 1. This is the epic story of the queen who founded the Tudor dynasty, told through the eyes of her loyal nursemaid. When her own first child is tragically still-born, the young Mette is pressed into service as a wet-nurse at the court of the mad king, Charles VI of France. Her young charge is the princess, Catherine de Valois. Can Mette protect Catherine from forces at court who seek to harm her or will her loyalty to Catherine place her in even greater danger?

UEB. 8v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 25156203

Holt, Anne. 1222. 2010. Crime.

1222 metres above sea level, train 601 from Oslo to Bergen careens off iced rails as the worst snowstorm in Norwegian history gathers force around it. Marooned in the high mountains its 269 passengers are forced to abandon their snowbound train and decamp to a centuries-old mountain hotel. As dawn breaks one of them will be found dead, murdered. With the storm showing no sign of abating, retired police inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen is asked to investigate.

SEB. 6v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 22701102

Iggulden, Conn. Stormbird. 2013. Historical fiction.

Wars of the roses: book 1. King Henry V - the great Lion of England - is long dead. In 1437, after years of regency, the pious and gentle Henry VI, the Lamb, comes of age and accedes to the English throne. His poor health and frailty of mind render him a weakling king and as storm clouds gather over England, King Henry and his supporters find themselves besieged abroad and at home.

UEB. 8v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 24681305

Joyce, Rachel. The love song of Miss Queenie Hennessy. 2014. General fiction.

Harold Fry: book 2. When Queenie Hennessy discovers that Harold Fry is walking the length of England to save her, and all she has to do is wait, she is shocked. Her note to him had explained she was dying from cancer. How can she wait? A new volunteer at the hospice suggests that Queenie should write again; only this time she must tell Harold the truth. Told in simple, emotionally-honest prose this is a novel about the journey we all must take to learn who we are; it is about loving and letting go.

UEB. 5v. Price: £14.99. Order No: 25238603

Kane, Ben. Hannibal - fields of blood. 2013. Historical fiction.

Hannibal: book 2. Hannibal's campaign to defeat Rome continues. With him is a young solider, Hanno. Like his general, Hanno burns to vanquish Rome. Facing Hanno is his former friend, Quintus, whom Hanno met while in Roman captivity. A bitter quarrel with his father leads Quintus to join the Roman infantry under an assumed name. Among his legionaries, he finds that his enemies are not just the Carthaginians, but men of his own side.

UEB. 8v. Price: £14.99. Order No: 24627505

Kellerman, Jonathan. Killer. 2014. Thriller.

Alex Delaware: book 29. Well-used to elevated emotions, psychologist Alex Delaware shrugs off a joking death threat from beautiful Beverly Hills physician Constance Sykes, whose attempt to secure legal custody of her baby niece is thwarted by Alex's forthright report to the court. When her sister Cherie and the baby disappear, apparently on the run, Alex's search for answers leads him to aged rockers, charming homeboys and even Machiavellian judges.

UEB. 5v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 25164903

Kidd, Sue Monk. The invention of wings. 2014. Historical fiction.

Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women. On Sarah’s eleventh birthday she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. Sarah will experience crushed hopes, betrayal, unrequited love, and ostracism before leaving Charleston to find her place alongside her fearless younger sister, Angelina, as one of the early pioneers in the abolition and women’s rights movements.

UEB. 7v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 25164703

Lackberg, Camilla. Buried angels. 2014. Crime.

Patrik Hedstrom: book 8. A family vanishes without a trace from the island of Valo outside of Fjallbacka. Are they victims of a crime or have they voluntarily disappeared? Years later Ebba returns to the island. She and her husband have recently lost their young son, and in an attempt to overcome their grief they have decided to renovate the house and open a B&B. The couple have barely settled in before they are subjected to an arson attempt.

UEB. 8v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 25159803

Lawrence, Kelly. Wicked games. 2013. Erotic fiction.

‘I think I knew I was in trouble the first time I met him. The road he took me down was at once both more liberating than I could have dreamed of, and yet more intense than I could cope with'. This is the memoir of an intense, exciting and at times unsettling relationship. Alex is no billionaire playboy, and Kelly is no blushing virgin, rather an overworked teacher who has no time for games, certainly not the wicked games he leads her into - games that she ends up craving like a drug.

UEB. 3v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 25346703

McGrath, M. J. The bone seeker. 2014. Crime.

Edie Kiglatuk Arctic Crime Series: book 3. When young Inuit Martha Salliaq goes missing from her settlement Edie Kiglatuk enlists her police friend Derek Palliser to help search for the girl. But once a body is discovered floating in a polluted lake Edie’s worst fears are realised. The Inuit community are convinced the culprits lie within the encampment of soldiers stationed nearby. Before long Sergeant Palliser finds evidence linking two of the men with the dead girl. But Edie and local lawyer Sonia Gutierrez remain unconvinced.

SEB. 6v. Price: £14.88. Order No: 25126003

McGrath, M. J. White heat. 2012. Crime.

Edie Kiglatuk Arctic Crime Series: book 1. On Craig Island, a vast landscape of ice north of the Arctic Circle, three travellers are hunting duck. Among them is Inuit hunter and guide, Edie Kiglatuk, a woman born of this harsh, beautiful terrain. The two men are tourists, but when one of them is shot dead, the local Council of Elders is keen to dismiss it as an accident.

SEB. 7v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 25120803

Patterson, James. Burn. 2014. Thriller.

Michael Bennett: book 7. Bennett takes over a chaotic Outreach Squad in Harlem, where he receives an unusual call: a man claims to have seen a group of well-dressed men holding a bizarre party in a condemned building. With no clear crime or evidence, Bennett dismisses the report. But when a charred body is found in that very same building, he is forced to take the caller seriously.

SEB. 5v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 25124703

Quindlen, Anna. Still life with bread crumbs. 2014. General fiction.

'Still Life with Bread Crumbs' begins with an imagined gunshot and ends with a new tin roof. Between the two is a wry and knowing portrait of Rebecca Winter, a photographer whose work made her an unlikely heroine for many women. Her career is now descendent and she has fled the city for the middle of nowhere. There she discovers that what she sees through a camera lens is not all there is to life.

UEB. 3v. Price: £16.99. Order No: 25418503

Reichs, Kathy. Bones never lie. 2014. Crime.

Temperance Brennan: book 17. For a decade, Temperance Brennan has been haunted by the one who got away. The killer of young women. The monster. And the one who has now come back. Feeding on fear, grief and rage. Killing again. Killing girls. Getting closer. Coming for Tempe.

SEB. 5v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 25126603

Robinson, Marilynne. Lila. 2014. General fiction.

Gilead: book 3. Lila, homeless and alone steps inside a small-town Iowa church and ignites a romance and a debate that will reshape her life. She becomes the wife of a minister, John Ames, and begins a new existence while trying to make sense of the days of suffering that preceded her newfound security. Neglected as a toddler, when Lila arrives in Gilead, she struggles to harmonize the life of her makeshift family and their days of hardship with the gentle worldview of her husband which paradoxically judges those she loves.

UEB. 5v. Price: £16.99. Order No: 25313603

Roy, Anuradha. Sleeping on Jupiter. 2015. General fiction.

The train stops at a railway station and young woman jumps off. The sudden violence of what happens next leaves the other passengers gasping. The train terminates at Jarmuli, a temple town by the sea. Here, among pilgrims, priests and ashrams, three old women disembark only to encounter the girl once again. The full force of the evil and violence beneath the serene surface of the town becomes evident when their lives overlap and collide.

UEB. 4v. Price: £16.99. Order No: 25309503

See, Lisa. Dreams of Joy. 2012. Family stories.

Nineteen-year-old Joy Louie has run away from her home in 1950s America to start a new life in China, after having learned that her mother Pearl is really her aunt and that her real father is a famous artist who has been living in China all these years. Joy arrives in Green Dragon Village, where families live in crowded, windowless huts and eke out a meagre existence from the red soil. Meanwhile, Pearl returns to China to bring her daughter home - if she can.

UEB. 8v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 25347403

Seymour, Gerald. A line in the sand. 2014. Thriller.

In a village on the Suffolk coast, Frank Perry waits for his past to arrive. A decade before he spied for the Government on the Iranian chemical and biological weapon installations. Now, Iran will have its revenge and has despatched their most deadly assassin to fulfil the task. Codenamed the Anvil, he will move with stealth towards his chosen objective unless Perry's protectors can reach him first.

UEB. 8v. Price: £8.99. Order No: 25157203

Seymour, Gerald. In honour bound. 2014. Thriller.

Barney Crispin, a Captain in the SAS, is as tough as they come. He is sent on an urgent mission to the Afghanistan border: to destroy one of the Soviet Mi-24 helicopters, a highly sophisticated and virtually invulnerable piece of military equipment, and retrieve the hardware. In order to do so, he needs the help of the Mujahidin resistance and must first train them in the ways of stealth and sabotage.

UEB. 6v. Price: £8.99. Order No: 25157303

Seymour, Gerald. Rat run. 2014. Thriller.

When Malachy Kitchen, an intelligence officer in Iraq, is accused of running away in the face of enemy fire, his career is left in tatters. Kicked out of the army, Malachy sinks into despair. He becomes an isolated recluse in a drug-infested London estate. But the mugging of an elderly widow by addicts draws him into a fight to regain his lost pride.

UEB. 9v. Price: £8.99. Order No: 25157103

Smaill, Anna. The chimes. 2015. Science fiction.

'The Chimes' is set in a reimagined London, in a world where people cannot form new memories, and the written word has been forbidden and destroyed. In the absence of both memory and writing is music. In a world where the past is a mystery, each new day feels the same as the last, and before is blasphony, all appears lost. But Simon Wythern, a young man who arrives in London seeking the truth about what really happened to his parents, discovers he has a gift that could change all of this forever.

UEB. 5v. Price: £14.99. Order No: 25309703

Strout, Elizabeth. The Burgess boys. 2013. Family stories.

Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their hometown for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a sleek, successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a legal aid attorney who idolises Jim, has always taken it in his stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan - the sibling who stayed behind - urgently calls them home.

UEB. 5v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 25418603

Toon, Paige. Lucy in the sky. 2013. Chick lit.

Settling down for a 24-hour flight to Australia, Lucy finds a text message on her phone, not from her boyfriend James, as she fondly hopes, but from a woman claiming to have slept with him four times in the past month. Trapped on the plane, she questions everything about her relationship with James.

SEB. 6v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 25382202

Unsworth, Cathi. Weirdo. 2013. Crime.

20 years ago, a 15-year-old schoolgirl named Corrine Woodrow was convicted of murdering one of her classmates. But now new forensic evidence indicates that Corrine didn't act alone, and Sean Ward - a private investigator - travels to the seaside town of Ernemouth to try to discover what really happened all those years ago.

SEB. 6v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 25125403

Walls, Jeannette. Half broke horses. 2010. General fiction.

This biographical novel is the story of Lily Casey Smith, Jeannette Walls’s no -nonsense, resourceful, and spectacularly compelling grandmother. By age six, Lily was helping her father break horses. At fifteen, she left home to teach in a frontier town—riding five hundred miles on her pony, alone, to get to her job. She learned to drive a car and fly a plane . And, with her husband, Jim, she ran a vast ranch in Arizona. Lily survived tornadoes, droughts, floods, the Great Depression, and the most heartbreaking personal tragedy.

UEB. 4v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 25226703

Williams, Tad. Happy hour in hell. 2014. Fantasy.

Bobby Dollar: book 2. Bobby Dollar has a problem or four of epic proportions. Problem one: his best friend Sam has given him an angel's feather that also happens to be evidence of an unholy pact between Bobby's employers and those who dwell in the infernal depths. Problem two: Eligor, Grand Duke of Hell, wants to get his claws on the feather at all costs. Problem three: Bobby has fallen in love with Casimira, Countess of Cold Hands, who just happens to be Eligor's girlfriend. Problem four: Eligor, aware of Problem three, has whisked Casimira off to the Bottomless Pit itself, telling Bobby he will never see her again unless he hands over the feather.

SEB. 9v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 25121803

Wilson, Laura. The riot. 2014. Crime.

DI Ted Stratton: book 5. 1958: Notting Hill is sweltering in a heatwave. It's DI Stratton's new manor and a powder keg of racial tension. A rent collector is stabbed and a series of street fights between teddy boys and Caribbean immigrants sparks further unrest. Young runaway Irene, on the verge of prostitution finds her loyalties lie on both sides of the fight. Stratton must tread a path through the violence and prejudice to find the killer and save Irene before Notting Hill explodes.

UEB. 9v. Price: £8.99. Order No: 24898507

Adult non-fiction

Art and design

Perry, Grayson. Playing to the gallery: helping contemporary art in its struggle to be understood. 2014.

How does the stuff we see in art galleries or the middle of roundabouts come to be made and valued? Drawing on his life as an artist, Grayson Perry sets off to explore the boundaries and tensions at the heart of modern art. 'Playing to the Gallery' hopes to give everyone the essential tools with which to understand and appreciate art.

UEB. 2v. Price: £14.99. Order No: 25165403


Begley, Andrea. I didn't see that coming. 2013.

Andrea Begley stunned the nation with her unique voice and was the brilliant winner of series two of The Voice UK. This is the exclusive story of her journey to the top. From her childhood in Ireland, coming to terms with the loss of 90% of her vision, to her university days and her passion for politics and above all, music.

SEB. 3v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 24660003

Also available in uncontracted braille. 4v. Order No: 24660005

Cleese, John. So, anyway .... 2014.

This is the story of how a tall, shy youth from Weston-super-Mare went on to become a self-confessed legend. En route, John Cleese describes his nerve -racking first public appearance, at St Peter’s Preparatory School; his first experiences in the world of work as a teacher; and his first encounter with the man who would be his writing partner for over two decades, Graham Chapman. And so on to his dizzying ascent via scriptwriting for Peter Sellers, David Frost, Marty Feldman and others to the heights of Monty Python.

SEB. 8v. Price: £20.00. Order No: 25122503

Johnson, Alan. Please, Mister Postman. 2014.

Born in condemned housing in West London in 1950, with no heating, no electricity and no running water, Alan Johnson did not have the easiest start in life. But by the age of 18, he was married, a father and working as a postman in Slough. This sequel to Alan's bestselling memoir 'This Boy', describes the next period in Alan's life with every bit as much honesty, humour and emotional impact as his bestselling debut.

UEB. 5v. Price: £16.99. Order No: 25165503

Pietersen, Kevin. KP: the autobiography. 2014.

The life story of professional cricketer Kevin Pietersen, MBE, from his childhood in South Africa to his recent experiences as one of the leading lights in the world of international cricket. This autobiography tells the stories behind the many highs and lows of his incredible career.

UEB. 5v. Price: £20.00. Order No: 25238403


Dickinson, Matt. Bobby Moore: the man in full. 2014.

We all know that Bobby Moore was an extraordinary captain and defender, but alongside his legendary feats on the pitch he also knew scandal. He divorced after a long affair, was rumoured to have friends in the East End underworld, and he loved a drink. Tracing his journey from the East End to a pedestal outside Wembley Stadium, this biography looks at Moore's life from all sides.

SEB. 7v. Price: £20.00. Order No: 25136603

Palin, Michael. Travelling to work: diaries 1988-1998. 2014.

This is the third volume of Michael Palin's widely acclaimed diaries. After the Python years and a decade of filming, writing and acting, Palin's career takes an unexpected direction into travel, which will shape his working life for the next 25 years. The book opens in September 1988 with Michael travelling down the Adriatic on the first leg of a modern-day AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS.

SEB. 13v. Price: £25.00. Order No: 25138103


Corrigan, Gordon. A great and glorious adventure: a military history of the Hundred Years War. 2014.

The Hundred Years War was fought between 1337 and 1453 over English claims to both the throne of France by right of inheritance and large parts of the country that had been at one time Norman or, later, English. The real and abiding significance of the war lies in the fact that, at its end, the English had become English, as opposed to Anglo-French, and France too had set out on the road to nationhood.

SEB. 7v. Price: £14.99. Order No: 25137903

Hay, Denys. Annalists and historians: western historiography from the eighth to the eighteenth centuries. 1977.

A book which attempts, for the first time, to present an accurate and acceptable account of the history of history. This book also draws together histories in the vernacular and those in Latin and Greek. Chapters include the Bible, the humanist historian in fifteenth-century Italy and the birth of the medieval chronicle.

SEB. 5v. Price: £5.49. Order No: 25104303

Tombs, Robert. The English and their history. 2014.

The English have acquired ancestors by legend, conquest and migration. Here, in a single volume, is a fresh, completely up-to-date account of the long history of an island and its peoples; of its conquerors, kings and queens; of the social, the political and the cultural; of the mythological and the legendary, and of the extraordinarily true. This is the history of the English, and of how the stories they have told about themselves have shaped them.

SEB. 26v. Price: £30.00. Order No: 25122203


Golden treasury of songs and lyrics: Fifth book. Nineteenth century. 1933.

The original Golden Treasury, first published in 1861, was designed to contain all the best songs and lyrics in our language up to the year 1850. This book focuses on songs and lyrics from the nineteenth century.

SEB. 4v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 25137103

Natural history

Macdonald, Helen. H is for hawk. 2014.

In real life, goshawks resemble sparrowhawks the way leopards resemble housecats. Bigger, yes. But bulkier, bloodier, deadlier, scarier and much, much harder to see. As a child Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer. She learned the arcane terminology and read all the classic books, including T.H. White's tortured masterpiece, 'The Goshawk'. When her father dies and she is knocked sideways by grief, she becomes obsessed with the idea of training her own goshawk.

UEB. 6v. Price: £14.99. Order No: 25226403


Berry, Liz. Black Country. 2014.

Liz Berry takes us home: to Wrens Nest, Gosty Hill, Bilston; to the summer where she first learned to talk; to the woods where the secrets are hidden. But her poems also transport us into other, different worlds of the poet's imagination: the memories and magic of childhood to the dawning of adulthood and the dark, sweet mysteries of love and sexuality.

UEB. 1v. Price: £10.00. Order No: 25362303


Sardar, Ziauddin. Mecca: the sacred city. 2014.

Ziauddin Sardar unravels the significance of Mecca, the heart of Islam. Tracing its history, from its origins as a 'barren valley' in the desert to its evolution as a trading town and sudden emergence as the religious centre of a world empire, Sardar examines the religious struggles and rebellions in Mecca that have powerfully shaped Muslim culture.

SEB. 8v. Price: £25.00. Order No: 25095303

Self help

Johnson, Spencer. The present: the secret to enjoying your work and life, now!. 2006.

This is a story of a young man's journey to adulthood, and his search for The Present, a mysterious and elusive gift he first hears about from a great old an. The Present will help you focus on what will make you happy and successful in your work and in your personal life. Like the young man, you may find that it is the best gift you can ever give yourself.

SEB. 1v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 25376102


Redknapp, Harry. A man walks on to a pitch: stories from a life in football. 2014.

Harry's tales and insight into the game he's lived and breathed for 50 years. Whether he likes it or not Harry's been so long in the game, his bestselling autobiography 'Always Managing' could only get to grips with the most basic dramas of his 50-odd years in football. So here is the story of the decades Harry has spent watching, playing and managing in football, of those he's met and what he has seen come and go in that time.

SEB. 6v. Price: £20.00. Order No: 25123003

Warfare and defence

Overy, R. J. The bombing war: Europe 1939-1945. 2013.

A history of the Blitz and bombing in the Second World War, from Wolfson Prize-winning historian and author Richard Overy. The Bombing War is the first book to examine seriously not just the most well-known parts of the campaign, but the significance of bombing on many other fronts – the German use of bombers on the Eastern Front for example (as well as much newly discovered material on the more familiar 'Blitz' on Britain), or the Allied campaigns against Italian cities.

SEB. 23v. Price: £30.00. Order No: 24929803

Children and young adult non-fiction

07+ suggested reading age

Barker, Geoff. The Shang dynasty of ancient China. 2014.

History detective investigates: Discover the answers to fascinating questions in these new titles from the 'History Detective Investigates' series. Follow Sherlock Bones on the detective trail and find out more about the past and start a history project of your own.

UEB double line spacing. 1v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 25134009

Also available in uncontracted braille. 1v. Order No: 25134011

Davis, Kelly. Ancient Sumer. 2014.

Sumer is the earliest known civilisation located in the area that is now Southern Iraq, from Baghdad to the Persian Gulf. The Sumerians date back to 5000 BC settling in a land between two rivers: the Tigris and the Euphrates. Discover how the Sumerians invented the wheel, the sailboat and built the first cities.

UEB double line spacing. 1v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 25093307

Also available in uncontracted braille. 1v. Order No: 25093309

Harman, Alice. Benin 900-1897 CE. 2014.

The history detective investigates: The Benin Empire, one of the Yoruba Kingdoms, was at its height between 1300 and 1700. It was a highly organized society with a strict social hierarchy. Benin was an area located near modern southern Nigeria, which was founded by the Edo speaking people.

UEB double line spacing. 1v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 25152511

Also available in uncontracted braille. 1v. Order No: 25152509

Hibbert, Clare. Mayan civilization. 2014.

The history detective investigates: The early Mayans date back to 1800 BC however the golden age of Mayan civilization was around AD 250. The Maya excelled at agriculture, pottery, hieroglyph writing, calendar -making and mathematics, and left behind an astonishing amount of impressive architecture and symbolic artwork.

UEB double line spacing. 1v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 25152215

Also available in uncontracted braille. 1v. Order No: 25152213

Hibbert, Clare. The Vikings. 2014.

The history detective investigates: The Vikings came from Scandinavia, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. They invaded and settled in Northern Scotland and the East of England looking for farmland. The Viking age in Europe ran from around AD 700 to 1100. This title is ideally suited for readers age 8+ or teachers who are looking for books to support the new curriculum for 2014.

UEB. 1v. Price: £12.99. Order No: BR25152307

Also available in uncontracted braille. 1v. Order No: 25152305

Martin, Claudia. Early Islamic civilization. 2014.

Between 632 and around 1250, the Islamic Empire was one of the world's most advanced civilizations. The home of Islam was the Arabian Peninsula, but it grew to encompass Syria, North Africa and Spain. It was Muhammad who unified the various Arab tribes to create the Islamic Civilization. The beliefs of Muhammed grew into the Qur'an which summoned all Arabs to submit to God's will.

UEB double line spacing. 1v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 25151109

Also available in uncontracted braille. 1v. Order No: 25151111

Nesbø, Jo. Doctor Proctor's fart powder. 2015.

Doctor Proctor's fart powder: book 1. Doctor Proctor has finally created something to help him fulfil his dream of becoming a famous inventor – a super-strength fart powder that can propel people into outer space! But ruthless twins Truls and Trym are determined to get hold of the powder for themselves. Their plot to spoil the Doctor's plans sparks a fart-filled adventure involving a firework extravaganza, a trip to prison and an escaped anaconda.

UEB double line spacing. 3v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 25323803

09+ suggested reading age

Bennett, Sophia. The castle. 2014.

Peta Jones is an ordinary girl struggling with the loss of her father, an ex-army hero who died in mysterious circumstances. When she receives clues that he may still be alive, she embarks on a dangerous rescue across the Mediterranean to a clifftop castle, home to an exiled billionaire. Soon she discovers that what some people will do for money, Peta will do for love.

UEB. 7v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 25021403

Mayo, Simon. Itchcraft. 2014.

Itch: book 3. Itchingham Lofte, teenage element hunter and unlikely hero, has had enough excitement to last him a lifetime. Stumbling across an unknown radioactive element and trying to keep it out of the hands of those who want to use it for their own ends was hard enough. But when a school trip to Spain ends in exploding currency and rioting locals, he knows that he has to continue to look for answers.

UEB. 8v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 25136803

Montgomery, Ross. The Tornado Chasers. 2014.

When Owen Underwood's family move to Barrow, it's because there's nowhere safer in the Valleys. Especially when the threat of tornadoes and giant bears is constant. But in Barrow, safety is taken to extremes. Children have to wear bright yellow at all times and are never allowed outside except to go to school. In secret, Owen and his friends form the Tornado Chasers. Their mission: to get as close to a Grade 5 tornado as possible. It's time for them to face their fears!

UEB. 4v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 25323703

Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban. 2014.

Harry Potter: book 3. When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it's the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run - and they say he is coming after Harry. But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss.

UEB. 9v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 25320503

11+ suggested reading age

Duncan, Lois. Stranger with my face. 2011.

Laurie Stratton finally has everything a sixteen-year-old could ever want. But just as her perfect summer comes to a close, things start to unravel when her boyfriend insists he saw her out with another guy. More mysterious sightings convince Laurie someone very real is out there, watching her. The truth reveals a long-lost sister who has spent the years growing bitter and dangerous. She has learned how to haunt Laurie, but the visits soon become perilous.

UEB. 6v. Price: £5.27. Order No: 25226503

Miller, Sarah Elizabeth. Miss Spitfire: reaching Helen Keller. 2010.

Filled with the tension, animosity, and determination that Annie Sullivan felt upon meeting Helen Keller, this novel portrays that most important month in their relationship, March 1887. Her anger at Helen for her contrary ways is matched only by her disgust at the Kellers for allowing the girl to control everyone in the family and have her way. In spite of her own temper, the fierce love Annie feels, almost immediately, for Helen, is evident throughout.

UEB. 4v. Price: £5.30. Order No: 25226603

13+ suggested reading age

Almond, David. A song for Ella Grey. 2014.

Claire is Ella Grey's best friend. She's there when the whirlwind arrives on the scene: catapulted into a North East landscape of gutted shipyards; of high arched bridges and ancient collapsed mines. She witnesses a love so dramatic it is as if her best friend has been captured and taken from her. But the loss of her friend to the arms of Orpheus is nothing compared to the loss she feels when Ella is taken from the world.

UEB. 3v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 25156703

Cole, Stephen. Shoot to kill. 2014.

Young Bond: book 6. Expelled from Eton and determined never to trust again, James Bond's plans for a solitary summer are dashed by the discovery of a gruesome film reel – a reel someone is willing to kill for. His friends are in danger and his life is on the line; James must find a way out.

UEB. 6v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 25166603

Condie, Allyson Braithwaite. Atlantia: a novel. 2014.

Set within a civilization that lives deep beneath the sea, twin sisters, Rio and Bay, are about to make the most important decision of their lives. For as long as she can remember, Rio has dreamed of the sand and sky Above—of life beyond her underwater city of Atlantia. But in a single moment, all Rio’s hopes for the future are shattered when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected choice, stranding Rio Below. Her life and her city depend on Rio to listen to the voices of the past and to speak long-hidden truths.

UEB. 6v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 25154703

Higson, Charles. The hunted. 2014.

Enemy: book 6. The sickness struck everyone over 14. First it twisted their minds. Next it ravaged their bodies. Now they roam the streets - crazed and hungry. Now Ella's all -alone except for her silent rescuer, Scarface - and she's not even sure if he's a kid or a grown-up. Back in London, Ed's determined to find her. But getting out of town's never been more dangerous.

UEB. 8v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 25165103

Shakespeare, William. Much ado about nothing. 2005.

Cambridge school Shakespeare: 'Much Ado About Nothing' includes new and revised activities throughout, and a larger glossary providing extra support with the language of Shakespeare. Numerous revivals, in the theatre and on screen, have displayed the lively variety and interpretative openness of this comedy.

UEB. 5v. Price: £4.95. Order No: 25132305

Stratton, Allan. The dogs. 2015.

Cameron and his mom have been on the run for five years. His father is hunting them. At least, that's what Cameron's been told. When they settle in an isolated farmhouse, Cameron starts to see and hear things that aren't possible. Soon he's questioning everything he thought he knew and even his sanity.

UEB. 4v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 25240003

15+ suggested reading age

Clare, Cassandra. City of ashes. 2008.

The mortal instruments: book 2. With her mother in a coma and her father hell-bent on destroying the world, Clary is dragged deeper into New York’s terrifying underworld of werewolves, demons and the mysterious Shadowhunters. As the battle begins, Clary must face her darkest fears – and come to terms with her feelings for a boy she wishes wasn’t her brother.

UEB. 7v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 25158703

Clare, Cassandra. City of glass. 2009.

The mortal instruments: book 3. With two of the Mortal Instruments now in Valentine's hands, the world of the Shadowhunters teeters on the brink of civil war. Jace and the Lightwoods are recalled to Idris, the Shadowhunters' remote and hidden home country, where a search has begun for the last of the Instruments, the Mortal Glass. Meanwhile, Jace and Clary have their own decision to make: should they pursue the love they know is forbidden?

UEB. 9v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 25158403

Clare, Cassandra. City of lost souls. 2012.

The mortal instruments: book 5. Jace is now a servant of evil, bound for all eternity to Sebastian. Only a small band of Shadowhunters believe he can be saved. To do this they must defy the Clave. And they must act without Clary. For Clary is playing a dangerous game utterly alone. The price of losing is not just her own life, but Jace's soul. Clary is willing to do anything for Jace, but can she trust him? What price is too high to pay, even for love?

UEB. 8v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 25158503

Clare, Cassandra. City of heavenly fire. 2014.

The mortal instruments: book 6. Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary's own brother. Who will survive the explosive sixth and final instalment of the 'Mortal Instruments' series?

UEB. 10v. Price: £11.99. Order No: 25158903

Coben, Harlan. Found. 2014.

Micky Bolitar: book 3. It's been eight months since Mickey Bolitar witnessed the tragic death of his father. Eight months of lies, dark secrets and unanswered questions. While he desperately wants answers, Mickey's sophomore year of high school brings on a whole new set of troubles. All the while, Mickey and his friends are pulled deeper into the mysteries surrounding the Abeona Shelter, risking their lives to find the answers - until the shocking climax, where Mickey finally comes face-to-face with the truth about his father.

UEB. 4v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 25125303

Doctorow, Cory. For the win. 2011.

In the twenty-first century, it's not just capital that's globalized: labour is too. Workers in special economic zones are trapped in lives of poverty with no trade unions to represent their rights. But a group of teenagers from across the world are set to fight this injustice using the most surprising of tools - their online video games.

UEB. 9v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 25158205

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