Case Histories by Kate Atkinson

I have been a huge Kate Atkinson fan since "Life after Life", and so it was that I picked up this older title full of expectation.  I wasn't disappointed!!  Case Histories is exactly that: the history of 3 cases of retired police inspector turned private investigator Jackson Brodie.  Thirty years after incident of the first... Continue Reading →

Alice or Alyss?

With the new Alice in Wonderland movie's massive popularity, I started thinking about the Alice take-offs that have come out recently.  Before this new version we all enjoyed the Disney's Alice in Wonderland, but beyond that I'm not sure anyone gave Alice much thought.  However, whether you prefer books or film, here are two rather... Continue Reading →

Maisie Dobbs

I have to confess I've been naughty, we've had this blog up for months and I've yet to post.  Since day one I've known which book I most want to promote and still haven't done it.  Maisie Dobbs is the first book in a series by Jacqueline Winspear, which has become one of my go... Continue Reading →

Poldark, A Great Saga

Imagine standing on the Cornish coast, the wind whipping through your hair, the salt spray of the sea filling your lungs, the world around you, full of mystery, danger, love and deceit. Welcome to Poldark country. Winston Graham began his series of novels in 1945 about the life of Ross Poldark, recently returned to England,... Continue Reading →

What’s a backlist?

Backlist books are all those books that aren't newly published.  Most of our favourite books come from publisher's backlists and in time it's where all the new books go too.  Here we've collected (and are continuing to collect) some of our favourite backlist titles available at your library.

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