Dearest Boys…

Dearest Boys

It is with great excitement that I am writing to tell you that the library has managed to avail itself of a new series of books. Knowing how much you all race and clamber through the library doors  in a bid to be the first to read the latest release in your favourite series, I went shopping for some more books.

Whilst standing amongst the towering shelves of the latest releases, I spied from the corner of my eye, a series by an author that I am not acquainted with. So without pausing to think, I pounced upon the titles, surveyed the blurb on the back of the book and hastily made my way to the cashier.

So gentlemen, you will find, on the table of ‘New Books’ three novels by a Peter. F Hamilton, writer of science-fiction. This British author has sold over two million books worldwide. This will be due to the fact that he uses the classic mixture of teenagers, love, politics, religion, and armed conflict. Mr Hamilton also uses an abundance of fantasy, combined with astronomy and physics, including many elements from classic horror writing.  So as he has obviously ticked all the correct boxes, he should be a hit with the majority of you.

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The extremelyScreen Shot 2015-05-26 at 6.01.16 pm good news is that this is not the only series that he has written. There are at least five more! I had best go back to the shops…

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Yours faithfully,

Mrs Trundley-Banks

eBook Extravaganza

The library eBook collection has just expanded by a whooping 50 books! I didn’t go mad and start randomly purchasing – Pan McMillan, a major publisher of YA novels decided to sign up with the company who run our eBook platform.
EBooks are a funny business! Many people assume that because I have ‘purchased’ a book online, that I can then loan it to several people. However, it is just like the real thing, and can only be loaned to one person at a time. Added to this is the fact that publishers are very sensitive over who can buy their eBooks and sadly Amazon seems to be controlling the market.
Luckily for us Pan Mcmillan have some brilliant titles. So sitting waiting for you on our carefully dusted virtual shelves are:
Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 1.30.09 pm There are 6 books in the Young Sherlock Holmes series. Death Cloud is the first in  the series in which the iconic detective  is reimagined as a brilliant, troubled and engaging teenager – these unputdownable detective adventures  remain true  to  the spirit of the original books.



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There are 7 books in the Tomorrow When the War Began Series. The series follows a group of Australian teenagers who ‘go  bush’ for the holidays. They return from the wild, to discover that their whole town has been rounded up and are being held hostage by an enemy invasion.

These fast paced novels will appeal to the most reluctant of readers.

Screen Shot 2015-05-21 at 8.59.37 am  THE DISCOVERY OF A LIFETIME! This book is set at a remote ice station in Antarctica and a team of US scientists have found something buried deep within a 100-million-year-old layer of ice. Something made of metal! A LEADER OF MENA and his  team of marines are sent to the station to secure the discovery. They are a tight unit, tough and fearless, their call sigh is:  SCARECROW. They would follow their leader into hell.  In fact they just did…

 There are four books in this series – they will appeal to young and old alike.


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Douglas Adams is a bit of a comic genius. If you have not read his trilogy of 5 books – then get reading The Hitchhiker’s  Guide to the Galaxy.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. It’s an ordinary Thursday lunchtime for Arthur Dent until his house gets demolished. The Earth follows shortly afterwards to make way for a new hyperspace bypass and his best friend has just announced that he’s an alien. At this moment, they’re hurtling through space with nothing but their towels and an innocuous-looking book inscribed with the big, friendly words: DON’T PANIC. The weekend has only just begun…


If the above series are not enough to wet your appetite, then we also have a few more ‘serious’ reads:

The Road and No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

Into Thin Air and Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

The Book Thief  by Marcus Zusak

Pillars of The Earth by Ken Follet

And the historical trilogy that starts with,  Here be Dragons by Sharon Penman

We now have 432 eBooks for you to choose from.

Anytime, anyplace – available for you 24/7

Lisa Trundley-Banks