Thursday, 11 March 2010
By Katherine Howell
Cold Justice reveals a murder, which eighteen years later is still unsolved. Political pressure put on by the victim’s cousin, reopens the case.
Ella, who goes through some troubles in her hometown, ends up being reassessed as a paramedic, and finds her old school friend, Freya, is her assessor.
Ella’s confusion increases when Freya hardly talks to her, and Georgie Riley, who found the victim, is reluctant to help with the investigation into the murder, as is Tim’s mother.
The more Ella digs in the past, many buried secrets and lies appear.
Excellent Crime Fiction novel. It captures you from the very first chapter. Erica
From the author of the famous Assassins series, Robin Hobb will once again capture audiences with Dragon Haven. The Rain Wilders continue their journey towards the ancient city of Kelsingra while they are getting used to controlling their dragons without realising they are slowly changing for good.
The Tuscan Rose is a tale of sacrifice, rewards, beauty, horror and redemption. The only family Rosa has known is the nuns who raised her. Rosa faces unimaginable hardship when she becomes the governess of an aristocrat’s daughter, and the fascists invade Italy. Rosa’s only weapons are her intelligence, determination and her capacity to love.
Excellent read. Margie.
The Last Song is about the love between parents and their children, ‘first love’, and problems within families. Miley Cyrus is to play the leading role of Veronica Miller in the movie due out in cinemas.
Stormlord Rising follows on from the popular The Last Stormlord. The characters in these stories face treachery, heartbreak, horror, control and power. Each have their own story to tell. Whether being controlled by a grandfather, gain and suffer the loss of a husband, or being forced to help a power-lusting rainlord.
Everyone knows the story of the men and women who fought on the Western Front in WWI, but the story that is not told as often is the one of the miners, 30 meters below the Front. The miners’ mission was to dig a tunnel beneath ‘no man’s land’ to attack the Germans from below, but Germany had the same idea. Over 4585 Australian miners faced claustrophobic conditions and fought underground.
Although illegally taken, Henrietta Lacks’ cells have saved millions of lives. Through research on these cells, scientists have discovered the secrets of cancer and viruses, the effects of the atomic bomb, helped develop the polio vaccine, and have started to help with gene mapping and cloning. Henrietta Lacks though, did not know her cells were taken for farming. She was a poor tobacco farmer, and died of cancer in 1951.
From the author of Chisel Beach and Atonement comes a new satirical, humorous novel. Ranging from the Arctic Circle to deserts of the world, Solar is a novel about human frailty struggling with complex problems of our current world. A story of a man’s greed, and selfishness as a famous scientist tries to save the world from disaster.
Jack is determined to assimilate himself into English culture, but his wife Sadie is not so keen, and wants to remember where they came from. So Jack makes a list to help lose that part of himself.
Ben & Bruce Whatley
Making friends can be difficult, as Zebo discovers. She lives in Junk Jungle where anything can be made into everything. Zebo likes having friends, and decides she wants more, but where can she find them?
Children’s HB Picture Book
The bestselling author of Saving Francesca and Looking for Alibrandi, Melina Marchetta follows the story of Saving Francesca five years on, in Thomas Mackee’s life. He wanted to forget his parents, friends, one-night stands, and losing uncles to terrible circumstances. However, he ends up back living with his father and having his friends help him piece his life back together.
Melina at her best! Margie.
Teenage Fiction 15+
Illustrated by Heath McKenzie
This new take on the alphabet is great for young kids learning their ABCs. It is fun and interactive with bright, colourful and funny pictures. The rhythmic text will have children singing and letting it catch to their friends who will all have a wonderful time learning their alphabet and learning to love to read.
Children’s HB Picture Book
Henderson’s boys are part of a network of intelligence agents that go undercover to gather information and sabotage operations of the enemy. They parachute into unknown territory, travel cross-country and outsmart adults to fight for their lives.
Teenage Fiction 11+
The famous Jackie French continues this humorous series, with Boojum Bark going into a dangerous universe to try and rescue his mother. The friends he takes with him start acting strangely, and why doesn’t his mother want to be rescued from her slavery?
Younger Fiction 8+
From a great and wide range of Usborne’s Touchy-Feely books, comes That’s Not My Bunny. It contains many different pictures of bunny rabbits, and different parts of them are fluffy, rough or woolly. Great for young children, learning all the different textures the world can offer.
The Floods take on Wall Street and try to solve the global financial crisis by setting up a summer school in New York. Millions of people lose more money, but things may work out fine in the end, after all, witches and wizards are not a charity.
Younger Fiction 7+
Margaret Wild & Bridget Strevens-Marzo
Baby hippo is so keen to go and play one day that he forgets to kiss his mother good-bye. All through the day he hears the words ‘kiss kiss’ until he remembers what he forgot to do that morning.
Children’s HB Picture Book 3+
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