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Weekly Book News

Tuesday, 25 July 2017


New and Forthcoming Titles



 
H(A)PPY by Nicola Barker (ISBN: 9781785151149

From the internationally acclaimed, Man Booker-shortlisted Nicola Barker comes a new novel, a post-post apocalyptic story that overflows with pure creative talent. Imagine a perfect world where everything is known, where everything is open, where there can be no doubt, no hatred, no poverty, no greed. Imagine a System which both nurtures and protects. A Community which nourishes and sustains. An infinite world. A world without sickness, without death. A world without God. A world without fear. Could you...might you be happy there?H(A)PPY is a post-post apocalyptic Alice in Wonderland, a story which tells itself and then consumes itself. It's a place where language glows, where words buzz and sparkle and finally implode. It's a novel which twists and writhes with all the terrifying precision of a tiny fish in an Escher lithograph - a book where the mere telling of a story is the end of certainty.

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Court of Lions by Jane Johnson ISBN: 9781786694348
Court of Lions bridges time, interweaving the stories of a woman who must confront her unimaginable past and a man who must face an unthinkable future, bringing one of history's great turning points to life in an epic saga of romance and redemption.
Sometimes surrender is more courageous than resistance. Kate Fordham arrived in the sunlit city of Granada a year ago. In the shadow of the Alhambra, one of the most beautiful places on Earth, she works as a waitress serving tourists in a busy bar. She pretends she's happy with her new life - but how could she be? Kate's alone, afraid and hiding under a false name. And fate is about to bring her face-to-face with he greatest fear. Five centuries ago, a message, in a hand few could read, was inscribed in blood on a stolen scrap of paper. The paper was folded and pressed into one of the Alhambra's walls. There it has lain, undisturbed by the tides of history - the Fall of Granada, the expulsion of its last Sultan - until Kate discovers it. Born of love, in a time of danger and desperation, the fragment will be the catalyst that changes Kate's life forever.

 
Sunday Morning Coming Down by Nicci French ISBN: 9780718179670

"Nicci French's sophisticated, compassionate and gripping crime novels stand head and shoulders above the competition' Sophie Hannah It's always darkest before the light comes. In the chilling seventh instalment of the bestselling, critically acclaimed Frieda Klein series, evil looms but this time it's far too close to home . .
There's a body in Saffron Mews . .Psychotherapist Frieda Klein's home is her refuge until she returns to find it has become a disturbingly bloody crime scene. Beneath the floorboards the police have found the body of a man she had hired to help protect her. The killer's message is all too clear: you're mine.When those closest to Frieda begin to be targeted, the picture becomes more skewed: the patterns unclear. Unless Frieda can find and stop whoever is threatening her friends and family, her love and loyalty could come at a truly fatal cost .


In The Media

A life in A Day by Hunter Davies 

ISBN 9781471161292

  • The Dave Fanning Show 2FM Sat 15th July


Why Can’t Everything Just Stay the Same? by Stefanie Preissner

ISBN: 9781473662414 

  • ·        Feature in Sunday Independent LIFE magazine

 

Lagom by Linnea Dunne  

ISBN: 9781856753746

  • ·        Feature in Irish Independent Weekend magazine

 

Together, Closer by Giovanni Frazzetto  

ISBN: 9780349410753   

  • ·        Extract in Irish Times as part of summer fiction series

 

A History of Running Away by Paula McGrath

ISBN: 9781473641761    

  • Interview in Irish Mail on Sunday

   

New Titles



Fiction          

9781447226369    You Will Know Me    Abbot  Megan

9781786694348    Court of Lions    Johnson  Jane

9781473667693    Gonzo Girl    Pietra  Cheryl Della

9781785151149    H(A)PPY    Barker  Nicola

9780340978191    Harmony    Parkhurst  Carolyn

9781509843763    Safe    Gattis  Ryan

9781472241719    Gather the Daughters    Melamed  Jennie

9781509812837    Lord of the Darkwood    Hearn  Lian

9781780897752    Minecraft: The Island    Brooks  Max

9781408865064    Thirst    Warner  Benjamin

9781473666948    It Fim Tie In    King  Stephen

9781473655218    After She Vanished    Dunphy  S. A.

9781444789973    In the Month of the Midnight Sun    Ekback  Cecilia

9781786693198    Paradise Valley    Box  C. J.

9781472213433    Playing with Death    Scarrow  Simon

9781444786927    Sleeping in the Ground    Robinson  Peter

9780718179670    Sunday Morning Coming Down    French  Nicci

9781444791099    Whistler  The    Grisham  John


Non Fiction          

9781509824755    Olive Tree  The    Riley  Lucinda

9781781257661    Perennial Seller: Making and Market    Holiday  Ryan

9781783521159    Letters to a Beekeeper    Fowler  Alys

9780062428301    Legendary Authors and the Clothes T    Newman  Terry

9781784881399    Pocket Coco Chanel Wisdom    

9780995513099    Driver Theory CD Car June 2017    Driver Theory

9781472946935    You Can't Win Anything with Kids: T    Newsham  Gavin

9781786850386    How to Write Like a Bestselling Aut    Rossiter  Tony

9781786850577    Inspiration for Writers    Darcy  Emily

9781848094871    Cigars: A Guide    Foulkes  Nicholas

9781910669907    Lost and Found    Casey  Anne

9781473638907    Woman Looking at Men Looking ..    Hustvedt  Siri

9781786064516    Your Life in My Hands Junior Doctor    Clarke  Rachel

9780715652183    First Nazi  The: Erich Ludendorff t    

9780857525130    Caesar's Last Breath    Kean  Sam

9781848665859    Search for Earth's Twin  The    Clark  Stuart

9781570673481    Norman Walker's Colon Health    Walker  Norman

9781785370892    Dublin's Civil War    Dorney  John

 

9781846826320    St Brigid of Kildare Life Legend    Kissane  Noel


  

Bestsellers


1    9781784741471    I Found My Tribe    Fitzmaurice  Ruth

2    9781444791099    Whistler  The    Grisham  John

3    9780330519021    Room    Donoghue Emma

4    9780008150778    Good Daughter  The    Slaughter  Karin

5    9781848893207    Doctor's Sword  A: How an Irish Doc    Jackson  Bob

6    9780718179670    Sunday Morning Coming Down: A Fried    French  Nicci

7    9780008195939    Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine    Honeyman  Gail

8    9780241303986    Ministry of Utmost Happiness  The    Roy  Arundhati

9    9781444779776    Before the Fall    Hawley  Noah

10    9781473666948    It Fim Tie In    King  Stephen

11    9789460582028    500 Hidden Secrets of Dublin  The    O'Reilly  Shane

12    9781473655218    After She Vanished    Dunphy  S. A.

13    9781444786927    Sleeping in the Ground    Robinson  Peter

14    9781781620083    Spinning Heart    Ryan Donal

15    9780349142111    Dry  The    Harper  Jane

16    9781509824755    Olive Tree  The    Riley  Lucinda

17    9780571334247    Conversations with Friends    Rooney  Sally

18    9780571313358    Rule of the Land  The: Walking Irel    Carr  Garrett

19    9781471135934    Last Secret of the Deverills  The    Montefiore  Santa

20    9781409147534    Late Show    Connelly  Michael

21    9781847924469    Adults in the Room: My Battle with    Varoufakis  Yanis

22    9781444791983    Holding    Norton  Graham

23    9781405921060    Woman in the Wood  The    Pearse  Lesley

24    9780995582507    Open Gardens of Ireland    Lanigan  Shirley

25    9781784873189    Handmaid's Tale  The    Atwood  Margaret

26    9780241283950    Dear Friend  from My Life I Write t    Li  Yiyun

27    9780857524430    Into the Water    Hawkins  Paula

28    9781784160425    My Not So Perfect Life: A Novel    Kinsella  Sophie

29    9780008220563    Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Fami    Vance  J. D.

30    9780141986005    Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls    Favilli  Elena

31    9781844097111    Pilgrim's Guide to the Camino de Sa    Brierley  John

32    9780008217907    Woman at 72 Derry Lane  The    Harrington  Carmel

33    9781471140266    Killers of the Flower Moon: Oil  Mo    Grann  David

34    9780751557312    Blame    Abbott  Jeff

35    9781784701994    When Breath Becomes Air    Kalanithi  Paul

36    9781784704223    Horse Walks Into a Bar    Grossman  David

37    9781786492036    Love in Row 27    Shortall Eithne

38    9780099590088    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humanki    Harari  Yuval Noah

39    9780717153992    Atlas of Irish History    Duffy Sean

40    9781780897752    Minecraft: The Island    Brooks  Max


Children’s New and Forthcoming Titles


The Ones That Disappeared by Zana Fraillon ISBN: 9781510101586

"Beautiful, magical and moving, this is a SKELLIG for a new generation, from the author of THE BONE SPARROW, shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2017 and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2016."

Some stories need to be told... A moving, beautifully-written and poignant novel about child trafficking and the search for freedom.Kept by a ruthless gang, three children manage to escape from slavery. But freedom isn't just waiting on the outside.Separated, scared and looking after a small child, Esra will do whatever she can to reunite with her friend Miran, who was captured by the police - the police who she mustn't trust.Hiding in the shadows of the forest, Esra is found by a local boy, a boy with his own story. Together they will create a man out of mud. A man who will come to life and lead them through a dark labyrinth of tunnels until they finally have the courage the step above ground.

Until they finally have the courage to speak their story. Until they finally have the courage to be free.


Black Light Express by Philip Reeve ISBN: 9780192744791

Full of extraordinary beings and utterly real, complex characters, of thrills and thoughtful moments, this is a stunning step beyond the universe which will appeal to both sci-fi fans and foes alike.

There was nothing, and then there was a train. A train with two passengers: a petty thief from a dead-end town, and an android girl who could be more human than the rest of us. Join Zen and Nova as they find out what really lies beyond the end of the universe ...Take a ride in Philip Reeve's incredible imagination as he returns with this stellar follow-up to Railhead.


Creeper Files: Terror from the Taps by Hacker Murphy ISBN: 9780192747327

Fun, accessible funny fiction, ideal for readers who want action-packed excitement full of B-movie scares and tongue-in-cheek humour.

Drip ...Drip ...DOOM. Does the water taste a bit funny to you? A creature is on the loose, a half-man-half-plant hell-bent on taking over the world and putting vegetation back in charge. He's in people's homes, tampering with the taps, and things are starting to get mossy.

Maybe reading the Creeper Files will keep you safe. Maybe it'll keep you alive. Maybe - just maybe - the story that follows will help ensure you won't become a victim of the monster known only as ...the Creeper.

 

New Titles

 

Children's          

9781444935813    Baby Funshine Bear: Book 1: Shaped    Care Bears

9781444936797    Baby Grumpy Bear: Book 2: Shaped Bo    Care Bears

9780746089125    50 Secret Codes    Bone  Emily

9781526380265    Building Site: A Board Book Filled    Pat-a-Cake

9781526380203    Down on the Farm: With Scenes  Acti    Pat-a-Cake

9781526380272    Farm: A Board Book Filled with Flap    Pat-a-Cake

9781408349816    Get Colouring with Katie: A Nationa    Mayhew  James

9781408352267    Official Pokemon Sticker Scenes    Pokemon

9781408347065    Powerpuff Girls: Creative Colouring    

9781408350270    Super Sticker Scenes: 1001 Stickers    My Little Pony

9781444939873    Charlie the Choo-Choo: From the Wor    Evans  Beryl

9781444903683    Claude All at Sea: A Picture Book    Smith  Alex T.

9781408351543    I am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go t    Child  Lauren

9781408351550    I am Too Absolutely Small for Schoo    Child  Lauren

9781509845279    Tyrannosaurus Drip 10th Anniversary    Donaldson  Julia

9781510101296    Where's Horrid Henry?    Simon  Francesca

9781444931259    Wibbly Pig's Silly Big Bear    Inkpen  Mick

9780192758941    Winnie and Wilbur: Up  Up and Away    Thomas  Valerie

9781785301087    Dare to Fall    Maskame  Estelle

9781408343531    Attack of the Bat Army: Book 2    Blade  Adam

9781408343517    Battle for the Shadow Sword: Book 1    Blade  Adam

9781408343982    Brilliant Bake-Off: Book 10    Banks  Rosie

9781408345757    Catherine the Fashion Princess Fair    Meadows  Daisy

9781510102194    Chase    Barclay  Linwood

9781781125885    Dread Cat    Rosen  Michael

9781444940176    Famous Five Collection 5  The: Book    Blyton  Enid

9781408343920    Fashion Fun    Banks  Rosie

9781405288101    Flat Stanley    Brown  Jeff

9781405283984    Future Ratboy and the Quest for the    Smith  Jim

9781408343944    Gymnastics Glory: Book 11    Banks  Rosie

9781444927184    Indigo Donut    Lawrence  Patrice

9781405288057    Invisible Stanley    Brown  Jeff

9780192749291    Kalle Blomkvist Mystery: Living Dan    Lindgren  Astrid

9781781127209    Mystery of Me  The    McCombie  Karen

9781510201583    Once Upon a Twist: Rosabella and th    Mattel

9781408343975    Picture Perfect: Book 12    Banks  Rosie

9781408347355    Powerpuff Girls: Home Super Home      Cartoon Network

9781408343555    Reptile Reawakened: Book 3    Blade  Adam

9781509839599    School for Skylarks    Angus  Sam

9781408343579    Skeleton Warrior  The: Book 4    Blade  Adam

9781405288064    Stanley and the Magic Lamp    Brown  Jeff

9781510201132    Summer Holiday Showdown    Lampard  Frank

9781405287562    Disney Frozen Annual 2018    Egmont UK Ltd

9781405287616    Disney/Pixar Cars Annual 2018    Egmont UK Ltd

9781405287555    Thomas & Friends: Annual 2018    Egmont UK Ltd

9781409532392    Animal Quiz    Tudhope  Simon

9781526360175    Boys Guide to Growing Up    Wilkinson  Phil

9781526360182    Girls Guide to Growing Up    Naik  Anita

9780746098516    How Things Work: See Inside    

9781409347927    Science A Children's Encyclopedia    Dorling  Kindersley

9781526360267    Story of the Car    Chapman  Giles

9781786960283    Bear Grylls Survival Skills: Signal    Grylls  Bear

9781409524243    Maths Puzzles    Khan  Sarah

9781503723016    Disney Princess Clock Book    Kids  PI

        

Young Adult Fiction     

9780192744791    Black Light Express    Reeve  Philip

9780192747327    Creeper Files: Terror from the Taps    Murphy  Hacker

9781510101586    Ones That Disappeared  The    Fraillon  Zana
 

 

Bestsellers

 

 

1    9781510101296    Where's Horrid Henry?    Simon  Francesca

2    9781510102194    Chase    Barclay  Linwood

3    9781408884539    Kid Normal    James  Greg

4    9781405283984    Future Rat Boy    Smith Jim

5    9781408884515    No Filter    Collins  Orlagh

6    9780008197049    World's Worst Children  The TPB    Walliams  David

7    9781847177384    Moon Spun Round  The: W. B. Yeats f    Yeats  W. B.

8    9781911274834    Pointless Book 3    Deyes  Alfie

9    9781408352267    Official Pokemon Sticker Scenes    Pokemon

10    9781471406263    Nearest Faraway Place  The    Long  Hayley

11    9781405283038    Mr Men Adventure with Dinosaurs    

12    9781408877128    Bad Mermaids    Pounder  Sibeal

13    9780857535177    Wave Me Goodbye    Wilson  Jacqueline

14    9781783445202    Bolds on Holiday  The    Clary  Julian

15    9781785301087    Dare to Fall    Maskame  Estelle

16    9781447201748    Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse    Riddell  Chris

17    9781510201347    Land of Stories Book 6    Colfer  Chris

18    9780008219567    Resurrection    Landy  Derek

19    9780552576482    Everything Everything    Yoon  Nicola

20    9781743678053    Animals Baby's First Padded Board B    

21    9781409562474    That's Not My Meerkat    Watt  Fiona

22    9780141354224    Diary of A Wimpy Kid 9 Long Haul    Kinney  Jeff

23    9780141365466    Matilda    Dahl  Roald

24    9781781173572    Fionn MacCumhail's Tales From Irela    Lenihan  Eddie

25    9781910411575    Keepsake    Leyden  Paula

26    9781408855690    Harry Potter and the Order of the P    Rowling  J. K.

27    9780141357911    Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop    Balding  Clare

28    9781408855676    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Az    Rowling  J. K.

29    9781405285551    Mr Men at the Zoo    Hargreaves  Adam

30    9781787410176    Alison Jay's First Words    Jay  Alison

31    9780857639561    My Evil Twin is a Supervillain    Solomons David

32    9781786960290    Bear Grylls Survival Skills: Weather    Grylls Bear

33    9781408883082    Quidditch Through the Ages    Rowling  J. K.

34    9781406376456    Princess in Black    Hale Shannon

35    9781509840472    Welcome to Nowhere    Elizabeth Laird

36    9781408884027    What George Forgot    Wolff Kathy

37    9780857638618    Blocks    Dickson Irene

38    9780141368825    This is Not a Fairy Tale    Mabbitt Will

39    9781408855669    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Sec    Rowling  J. K.

40    9781408855683    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire    Rowling  J. K.