Saturday, March 12, 2016

What's new?

We have new books arriving all the time in our libraries, here's a selection of what's new right now. Click on the link to access our catalogue, and while you're there why not browse through all our latest titles? Don't forget, you can login to reserve titles and access your online account.

Ghost: 100 Stories to read with the lights on compiled by Lousie Welsh.

Haunted houses, mysterious Counts, weeping widows and restless souls, here is the definitive anthology of all that goes bump in the night. Hand-picked by award-winning author Louise Welsh, this beautiful collection of 100 ghost stories will delight, unnerve, and entertain any fiction lover brave enough...
Here are gothic classics, modern masters, Booker Prize-winners, ancient folk tales and stylish noirs, proving that every writer has a skeleton or two in their closet.
The all-star cast of authors inlude:
Hilary Mantel, William Faulkner, Kate Atkinson, Henry James, Kazuo Ishiguro, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Franz Kafka, Ruth Rendell, Edgar Allan Poe, William Trevor, Helen Simpson, Haruki Murakami, Dylan Thomas, Bram Stoker, H.P Lovecraft, Lydia Davis, Sir Walter Scott, Annie Proulx, Bram Stoker, Angela Carter and Stephen King.

Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray

In this sequel to A Thousand Pieces of You by New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray, Marguerite races through various dimensions to save the boy she loves.Ever since she used the Firebird, her parents' invention, to cross through to alternate dimensions, Marguerite has caught the attention of enemies who will do anything to force her into helping them dominate the multiverse even hurt the people she loves. She resists until her boyfriend, Paul, is attacked, and his consciousness is scattered across multiple dimensions.The hunt for each splinter of Paul's soul sends Marguerite racing through a war-torn San Francisco, the criminal underworld of New York City, and a glittering Paris where another Marguerite hides a shocking secret. Each dimension brings Marguerite one step closer to rescuing Paul. But with every trial she faces, she begins to question the one constant she's found between the worlds: their love for each other."

That's not funny, Bunny! by Bethany Hines

Bunny just wanted to be different. He was always dressing up in silly clothes, trying to impress his friends.'Written and illustrated by a new talent in children's picture books, 'That's not funny, Bunny!' is a warm and beautiful story about learning to be happy with who you are.Distinctive illustration style makes 'That's not funny, Bunny!' stand out from the crowd.

Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured by Kathryn Harrison

The story of Joan of Arc, the young peasant girl who rallied French rulers against British invaders in 1428, has fascinated artists as diverse as Shakespeare, Voltaire and Mark Twain. Was she a divinely inspired saint or a demonically possessed heretic? Kathryn Harrison's insightful work deftly weaves historical fact, myth, folklore and centuries of scholarly interpretation into a compelling narrative.

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