Sunday, 30 August 2015

'Triple Moon: Summer on East End' by Melissa de La Cruz


Release date:10th November 2015 
Published by:G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
ISBN No:978 0399173554


From the New York Times bestselling author of Blue Bloods and Witches of East End After they cause a terrible accident at their old high school, twin witches Mardi and Molly Overbrook are sent to live with their “Aunt” Ingrid Beauchamp in North Hampton, on Long Island’s mist-shrouded East End. Unable to control their powers, their father begs Ingrid to tame them over the summer, before the White Council exiles the girls to Limbo.Trouble continues to bubble and boil when the girls meet the younger Gardiner boys, who are just as handsome and sexy as their older kin. But all is not as it seems. As Ingrid helps the girls learn to control their magical impulses, Mardi and Molly have just this summer to figure out how to grow up, how to love, and how to be a family.



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'Shopaholic to the Rescue' by Sophie Kinsella


Release date:22nd October 2015 
Published by: Bantam Press
ISBN No:978 0593074626


Becky’s biggest ever challenge takes her to Las Vegas and beyond in a fast-paced, fun-filled, road-trip adventure. Becky’s gone too far in the past - but now she's putting things right. She’s determined to track down her missing dad, help her best friend Suze, bond with her worst enemy Alicia Bitch Long-legs (maybe...) and work out how to play blackjack.

As she discovers quite how much her friends and family need help, she comes up with a brilliant plan. Becky is going to rescue everyone. But can she rescue herself?


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'The Night in Question' by Laurie Graham


Release date:1st October 2015
Published by: Quercus
ISBN No:978 1782069744


Dot Allbones was the youngest of her large Midlands family. With no beauty, and few prospects, she was lucky to discover a lucrative talent - she can make people laugh. Now the queen of London's music hall stage, Dot feels she's not done badly. She has her audience, her independence, and enough money for champagne: a good life.
Pretty, popular orphan Kate Eddowes was an unlikely childhood friend for Dot. The older girl's beauty was bound to take her places, and sure enough Kate soon left, lured away by love and the prospect of adventure.
A chance encounter on a London street years later makes it clear that Kate's life has not gone according to plan. Though poor and alone, she retains her indomitable spirit. But this is Whitechapel in 1888, and the shadowy streets are no place for a desperate woman to wander...
With her inimitable sharpness and wry wit, Laurie Graham brings to life the bustling pleasures and not-so-hidden dangers of life in a crowded city with its extremes of poverty and wealth. And all the while, in the shadows, lurks the lacerating threat of the Ripper.



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'The Edge of the Fall' by Kate Williams


Release date:19th November 2015
Published by:Orion
ISBN No:978 1409139911


In the aftermath of the Great War, the de Witt family are struggling to piece together the shattered fragments of their lives.
Rudolf and his wife Verena, still reeling from the loss of their second son, don't know how to function in the post-war world. Stoneythorpe Hall has become an empty shell with no servants to ensure its upkeep.
Celia, the de Witt's youngest daughter, is still desperate to spread her wings and see more of the world. To escape Stoneythorpe and the painful secrets that lie there, she moves to London and embraces life and love in the Roaring Twenties.



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'Landmark: A History of Britain in 50 Buildings' by Anna Keay and Caroline Stanford


Release date:3rd September 2015 
Published by:Frances Lincoln
ISBN No:978 0711236455


This engaging and sumptuously illustrated book celebrates the Landmark Trust’s achievement in the protection of British heritage since the Trust was established 50 years ago. From a medieval hall house to the winner of the 2013 Stirling Prize for Architecture, 50 buildings rescued by Landmark from threatened oblivion are presented here that vividly illustrate the history of Britain from 1250 to the present day.
Presented in the order in which they were built, the selected buildings include the unusual, the fantastic, the spectacular, the utilitarian and the enchanting, each one offering a fascinating glimpse into the past of the British people. In telling the stories of how the buildings came to be, how they were used and how they were adapted by subsequent generations, this book brings history to life through the evidence in the buildings our ancestors have left behind. Examples include a 15th-century inn in Suffolk, an Elizabethan hospital in Yorkshire, a lighthouse on Lundy and an Italianate railway station. The Landmark Trust’s often heroic rescue of each of these buildings is also placed in the context of the Trust’s own evolution to date and the history of British conservation practice.
For everyone interested in British history or architecture, this enthralling book will bring fresh insights into both; for everyone interested in buildings conservation, the book will provide an insight into the unique national treasure that is the Landmark Trust.



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'Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Portfolio 25' by Rosamund Kidman Cox


Release date:13th October 2015 
Published by:The Natural History Museum
ISBN No:978 0565093778


For more than 50 years, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition has championed honest and ethical wildlife photography, while pushing the boundaries of artistic freedom, technical skill and narrative excellence. These exceptional images represent the work of professional and amateur photographers who have been recognized in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 competition. The collection displays the different styles and techniques involved in photographing the wonders of the natural world and tells the often memorable stories behind the pictures. The photographs were chosen by an international jury for their artistic merit and originality, mindful of the high ethical standards that the competition champions. The final 100, representing 22 nationalities, were selected from more than 42,000 entries from 96 countries. They include images of unforgettable behaviour, wild and dramatic landscapes and thought-provoking reportage. This memorable book serves as a reminder of the truly glorious nature of life on Earth.


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