• Big Book,  YA

    Poisoned

    Jennifer Donelly Once upon a time, a girl named Sophie rode into the forest with the queen’s huntsman. Her lips were the color of ripe cherries, her skin as soft as new-fallen snow, her hair as dark as midnight. When they stopped to rest, the huntsman took out his knife . . . and took Sophie’s heart. It shouldn’t have come as a surprise. Sophie had heard the rumors, the whispers. They said she was too kind and foolish to rule — a waste of a princess. A disaster of a future queen. And Sophie believed them. She believed everything…

  • Adult,  Big Book

    Digital Monsters

    Vivian Asimos Horror storytelling online has a rich history as detailed and long as the internet itself. Digital Monsters explores many of these narratives and reads them to see what these stories tell us about the internet, about digital communities,…

  • Adult,  Big Book

    Bent Coppers

    Norman Pilcher London, England, 1967. An explosion of recreational drugs has resulted in the emergence of an anti-establiment hippy culture, worsening crime rates and an increasingly paranoid tabloid press. A young and ambitious police officer joins the Metropolitan Police Drug…

  • Adult,  Big Book

    The Wit and Wisdom of Hilda Ffinch

    Juliet Warrington England, 1940. With Adolf Hitler and his henchmen goose-stepping about the place and ranting for the Fatherland on the far side of the English Channel, the villagers of Little Hope in deepest, darkest Yorkshire, are doing their very…

  • Adult,  Big Book

    Unwritten Letters to Spring Street

    Jacquelyn Frith December 1941. Jack Frith left his family and his life to go to war like so many others, uncertain whether he would come home. Whilst in a convoy bound for the Middle East the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour,…

  • Little Book,  Middle grade

    The Great Revolt

    Paul Dowswell It’s 1381 and the king, Richard II, has imposed a new tax on the people. In the village of Aylesford, Tilda and her ploughman father were already struggling to make ends meet. As serfs they have no rights…

  • Adult,  Big Book

    Hidden Intentions

    Dave Flint Toby could… and Toby would. ‘Enjoy yourself as you rot, old man. And you’re not my dad – you never were.’ Southern England, September 1957. When thirteen-year-old Toby Mitcher’s mum collapses, never to wake up, Toby’s alcoholic stepfather…

  • Little Book,  Picture books

    Hello Dark

    John Coxhead Welcoming and becoming comfortable with the dark is such an important thing for children to learn. Simply by saying ‘Hello Dark’ has proven – in the author’s experience – to be a fun, engaging way of overcoming the…

  • Adult,  Big Book

    Fix: Sex, Lies and Banking

    Lily Temperley What’s love got to do with it? Patrick Harrington is handsome, wealthy and successful. He is also a high-functioning addict that craves his next fix. His vices of choice are money and women: taking risks at work and…

  • Adult,  Big Book

    A Cellist Soldier

    Robert J Fanshawe A British Battalion moves up ready for the World War One 1917 battle of Arras. A much loved Regimental Sergeant Major is blown up, the man taking his place intensely disliked. A patrol is sent into No…