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Details of uncontracted braille (grade 1) versions are included where appropriate. Prices are the same for both grades.
Braille - Adult fiction
Betrayal. 2007. 9v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 22310003. Science fiction.
Star Wars. Legacy of the Force; book 1. Luke Skywalker, the Jedi Master, has unified the order into a cohesive group of powerful Jedi Knights. However, planetary interests threaten to disrupt this time of relative peace and Luke is plagued by visions of an approaching darkness.
Dead is the new black. 2010. 5v. Price: £3.99. Order No: 22464302. Romance.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 6v. Order No: 22464304.
Mills and Boon super nocturne series. Since Tashya's grandfather revealed that Tashya and her triplet sisters were born of a vampire slayer - Tashya's life has been a series of surprises. But none of that prepared her for the possibility of turning vamp herself. Or for the idea that the most gorgeous man she's ever laid eyes on is over two hundred years old.
A daughter's journey. 2009. 6v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 22206203. Family stories.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 7v. Order No: 22206205.
Angela O'Rourke is six when her parents hand her over to an aunt and uncle in a distant village. In the early 1960s she moves to Liverpool, to become a successful fashion designer. The pain of a disastrous love affair sends her home to Ireland just after the death of her aunt: and there, among old papers, Angela makes an astonishing discovery.
And thereby hangs a tale. 2010. 5v. Price: £16.99. Order No: 22490002. Short stories.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 6v. Order No: 22490003.
Xeelee: an omnibus: raft, timelike infinity, flux, ring. 2010. 25v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 22431602. Science fiction.
Beginning with the rise and fall of sub-quantum civilisations in the first nano-seconds after the Big Bang and ending with the heat death of the universe billions of years from now the series charts the story of mankind's epic war against the ancient and unknowable alien race the Xeelee.
The final reckoning. 2008. 7v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21923902. Thriller.
Tom Byrne will work for anyone, as long as the money's right. So when the United Nations call him in to do their dirty work, he accepts the job without hesitation. A suspected suicide bomber shot by UN security staff has turned out to be a harmless old man: or is he?
Bradford, Barbara Taylor
Breaking the rules. 2009. 8v. Price: £14.99. Order No: 22362403. Romance.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 10v. Order No: 22362404.
Following a terrifying encounter in the quiet English countryside, a dark beauty flees to New York in search of a new life. Adopting the initial M as her name, she embarks on a journey that will lead her to the catwalks of Paris. With a successful career and a perfect marriage, M believes she has truly put the demons of her past to bed.
The king's mistress. 2009. 10v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 22240503. Historical fiction.
From childhood Alice Salisbury has learnt obedience in all things and at fourteen, dutifully marries the man her father has chosen for her. But merchant Janyn Perrers is a good and loving husband and Alice soon learns to enjoy her marriage. Until a messenger brings news of his disappearance and she discovers that her husband had many secrets.
Remarkable creatures. 2009. 5v. Price: £15.99. Order No: 22206603. Historical fiction.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 6v. Order No: 22206605.
From the moment she's struck by lightning as a baby, it is clear Mary Anning is marked for greatness. When she uncovers unknown dinosaur fossils in the cliffs near her home, she sets the scientific world alight. In an arena dominated by men, however, Mary is soon facing prejudice from the academic community.
61 hours. 2010. 7v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 22431202. Thriller.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 9v. Order No: 22431203.
Jack Reacher series; book 14. Winter in South Dakota. A bus skids and crashes and is stranded in a gathering storm. There's a small town twenty miles away, where a vulnerable witness is guarded around the clock. There's a ruthless man who controls everything from the warmth of Mexico. Jack Reacher doesn't want to put the world to rights. He just doesn't like people who put it to wrongs.
Caught. 2010. 6v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 22464202. Thriller.
The story of a missing girl, the community stunned by her loss, the predator who may have taken her, and the reporter who suddenly realises she can't trust her own instincts about this case, or the motives of the people around her.
Hard girls. 2009. 7v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 22451702. Crime fiction.
D I Kate Burrows series; book 3. The murdered body of a prostitute is discovered, grotesquely mutilated and sexually assaulted. The condition of the body is a shock even to DCI Annie Carr. Kate Burrows now retired and acting as consultant takes on the task of helping to catch the sadistic killer.
The accidental family. 2009. 8v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 22064002. Chick lit.
Six months ago, city girl Sophie Mills gave up everything to move to Cornwall. All to be with the man she thinks she loves, and his two daughters who she knows she loves. But adjusting to life as a semi-permanent mother in the countryside isn't quite as easy as Sophie imagined it would be.
Chasing the dime. 2002. 6v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 22481802. Thriller.
Henry Price has a new life, apartment and telephone number, but when he checks his messages, he discovers that someone had the number before. The messages are for a woman named Lilly, and she is in trouble. Price is drawn into her world of escort services, websites, sex and secret identities.
Sword song. 2007. 6v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 22420902. Historical fiction.
The Saxon chronicles; book 4. The year is 885, and England is at peace, divided between the Danish kingdom to the north and Alfred's kingdom of Wessex in the south but the Vikings have arrived to occupy London. It is a dangerous time and it falls to Uhtred, half Saxon, half Dane, a man feared and respected the length and breadth of Britain, to expel the Viking raiders and take control of London for Alfred.
Pirate latitudes. 2009. 5v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 22501902. Adventure.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 6v. Order No: 22501903.
Jamaica, in 1665 a lone outpost of British power amid Spanish waters in the sun-baked Caribbean. The last place imaginable from which to launch an unthinkable attack on a nearby Spanish stronghold. Yet that is exactly what renowned privateer Captain Charles Hunter plans to do.
Roadside crosses. 2009. 8v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 22454202. Thriller.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 10v. Order No: 22454203.
Kathryn Dance series; book 2. A highway patrol trooper notices a homemade cross, fashioned as a memorial on the side of the road. Except the date being 'remembered' is the following day - the day the police find a kidnapped teenage girl in the trunk of a car, left for dead.
Heading home. 2010. 6v. Price: £9.99. Order No: 22441602. Family stories.
Claudia Muldoon and her younger sister, Jenny, live with their parents and their Gran in her house in Blodwen Street. Then Grandpa Muldoon has a seizure and begs his son to return to Ireland and the family croft. The Muldoons leave and Gran has to take in lodgers to make ends meet, for the Depression is beginning to bite.
Isa and May. 2010. 5v. Price: £17.99. Order No: 22372202. General fiction.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 7v. Order No: 22372203.
Isamay, almost thirty, has never wanted children, but suddenly considers the possibility. Her live-in lover, Ian (always mysterious about his own family history) is sure that he does not want a child. Set in the present but with hooks into the past, this is an unusual story about grandmothers and their potentially powerful role in family life.
The importance of being a Bachelor. 2010. 4v. Price: £19.99. Order No: 22490502. Humorous fiction.
Despite the example of their own parents' enduring marriage, the three Bachelor brothers show no signs of settling down. Then their father announces he has been thrown out of the family home and this forces all three brothers to examine their own priorities.
Querelle of Brest; translated by Gregory Steatham. 2000. 6v. Price: £4.99. Order No: 22464602. General fiction.
Set in the port of Brest, this book is the story of a young sailor and the evil and mysterious people whom he attracts.
The white queen. 2009. 7v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 22207003. Historical fiction.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 9v. Order No: 22207005.
The cousins' war series; book 1. Set amid the tumult and intrigue of The War of the Roses. The White Queen tells the story of a common woman who ascends to royalty and fights tenaciously for the success of her family. A woman whose two sons become the central figures in the mystery of the Princes in the Tower.
Taken for revenge, bedded for pleasure. 2009. 3v. Price: £2.99. Order No: 21988602. Romance.
Modern romance series. Dangerously handsome Olivier Moreau has everything. But there is one thing Olivier is still hungry for: revenge on the Lawrence family. What better vengeance than to seduce innocent Bella Lawrence and cast her aside when he's had his fill? But when cold, calculating revenge turns to red-hot passion, Olivier has no intention of letting her go.
A room swept white. 2010. 8v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 22441802. Thriller.
TV producer Fliss Benson receives an anonymous card at work. The card has sixteen numbers on it, arranged in four rows of four - numbers that mean nothing to her. On the same day, Fliss finds out she's going to be working on a documentary about miscarriages of justice involving three cot-death mothers wrongly accused of murder. Then one is found dead at her home, and in her pocket is a card with sixteen numbers on it, arranged in four rows of four.
Blueeyedboy. 2010. 7v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 22431402. Thriller.
A dark and intricately plotted tale of a poisonously dysfunctional family, a blind child prodigy, and a serial murderer who is not who he seems. Told through posts on a web journal called bad guys rock.
Corner house girls. 2000. 7v. Price: £16.99. Order No: 22490402. General fiction.
Corner House girls; book 1. When cousins Jo and Phyl decide to become Lyons Corner House waitresses they have no idea how their lives are about to change. There are boyfriends, lovers and fiancés, friendship and romance, but as the Second World War becomes increasingly imminent, the future of these men and women seems more and more uncertain.
The wilderness. 2009. 6v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 22144904. Psychological fiction.
It's Jake's birthday and he is in his early sixties. He has lost his wife, his son is in prison, and he is about to lose his past. Jake has Alzheimer's. As the disease takes hold of him, Jake struggles to hold on to his personal story, to his memories and identity, which become increasingly elusive and unreliable.
A coffin for Santa Rosa. 2009. 3v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 22374402. Western.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 3v. Order No: 22374403.
Black horse western. Dying of typhoid fever, Ingrid Bjorkman asks Gabriel Moonlight to bury her beside her late husband in Santa Rosa. Knowing he's an outlaw with a rope awaiting him in New Mexico, she makes him promise to hire a Pinkerton to escort the coffin. But Gabriel loves her too much to let anyone else handle the burial. Faced with betrayal, can he escape with his life?
The final curtain. 2008. 4v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 22474802. Crime fiction.
Ronnie Simmons was always falling in love. Surprisingly Ronnie's sister, Susan, begs his boyhood friend, TV soap actor Nick Carter, to talk her brother out of his latest relationship. Nick sets out for the rural backwater where Ronnie is appearing, but behind the idyllic pastoral facade lies a disturbing mystery.
Glittering images. 2009. 9v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 22465002. Religious fiction.
Church of England series; book 1. When Charles Ashworth visits Dr Alex Jardine, the Bishop of Starbridge, on a spying mission for the Archbishop of Canterbury, life at the Episcopal palace appears to be propriety itself. But beneath the surface, there is more than a breath of scandal.
Wolf of the plains. 2007. 7v. Price: £14.99. Order No: 22430502. Historical fiction.
The conqueror series; book 1. Temujin, the second son of the khan of the Wolves tribe, was only eleven when his father died in an ambush. His family were thrown out of the tribe and left alone, to starve on the harsh Mongolian plains. But he gathered other outsiders to him, creating a new tribal identity. He will become the khan of the sea of grass, Genghis.
Lords of the bow. 2008. 7v. Price: £14.99. Order No: 22451502. Historical fiction.
The conqueror series; book 2. Genghis Khan must unite the most warlike tribes on earth in order to forge a new nation from the wilds of Mongolia. To achieve this, he must break the ancient enemy who has kept his people divided, while at the same time coping with his restless generals, ambitious brothers and growing sons.
The rapture. 2009. 7v. Price: £16.99. Order No: 22465102. Thriller.
Psychotherapist Gabrielle Fox meets Bethany in a psychiatric hospital for troubled teenagers. A 16 year old who has murdered her own mother and who also seems able to predict natural disasters. Gabrielle has the task of discovering if Bethany really can tell the future or whether she is a very talented manipulator.
The truth about Melody Browne. 2010. 5v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 22379502. General fiction.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 6v. Order No: 22379503.
When she was nine years old, Melody Browne's house burned down and it took with it all her memories. Melody Browne can remember nothing before her ninth birthday. Now in her early thirties, whilst attending a hypnotist show she faints - and when she comes round she starts to remember. Slowly, day by day, she begins to piece together the real story of her childhood.
The immigrant. 2009. 6v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 21988602. General fiction.
Nina is a thirty-year-old English lecturer in New Delhi, living with her widowed mother and struggling to make ends meet. Ananda has recently emigrated to Halifax, Canada and searches for something to complete his new life. When Ananda's sister proposes an arranged marriage between the two, Nina is uncertain: can she really give up her home and her country to build a new life with a husband she barely knows?
The girl who loved Tom Gordon. 2007. 3v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 21915302. Psychological fiction.
A girl gets lost in the Northeast woods and begins to lose hope of ever getting out alive. She listens to Red Sox baseball games on her walkman, creating an imaginary friendship with her hero Tom Gordon. As she struggles to survive she realises that something in the woods is watching her.
Raven: blood eye. 2010. 6v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 22361704. Fantasy.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 8v. Order No: 22361702.
Raven series; book 1. For two years Osric has lived a simple life, though he is feared and shunned for his mysterious past and blood-red eye. When raiders from across the sea ransack his village, Osric finds himself taken prisoner by their chief, Sigurd the Lucky. Immersed in the Norsemen's world and driven by their lust for adventure, Osric proves a natural warrior and forges a deep bond with Sigurd, who renames him Raven.
Le Fanu, Sheridan
The house by the churchyard. 2007. 11v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 22205602. Ghost stories.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 16v. Order No: 22205603.
Set in the village of Chapelizod, near Dublin, in the 1760s the story opens with the accidental disinterment of an old skull in the churchyard, and an eerie late-night funeral. This discovery relates to murders, whose repercussions disrupt the complacent pace of village affairs and characters forever.
Martha's journey. 2010. 5v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 22491402. Family stories.
Liverpool 1915. Martha Rossi lives in a tenement with her husband and their five children. The family don't have much to get by on. Martha's fourteen-year-old son, Joe, proudly enlists to fight for his country just to earn his mother an extra shilling and is dispatched to France within weeks. Unbeknownst to them all, Joe's act of selfless heroism will have huge implications for Martha and all the family.
The long song. 2010. 5v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 22440502. Historical fiction.
This tale is set in Jamaica during the last turbulent years of slavery and the early years of freedom that followed. It follows the life of July, a slave girl who lives on a sugar plantation named Amity.
Lost innocence. 2010. 9v. Price: £11.99. Order No: 22501102. Family stories.
When Alicia Carlyle returns to the home of her childhood after the tragic death of her husband, she is hoping to put the past behind her. But first she must come face to face with the woman who nearly destroyed her marriage and tore her family in two - her sister-in-law, Sabrina.
Solar. 2010. 6v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 22444402.General fiction.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 8v. Order No: 22444403.
Michael Beard is a Nobel prize-winning physicist whose best work is behind him. A compulsive womaniser, Beard finds his fifth marriage floundering. But this time it is different: she is having the affair, and he is still in love with her. When Beard's professional and personal worlds collide in a freak accident, it provides an opportunity to extricate himself from his marital mess, reinvigorate his career and save the world from environmental disaster.
Tall, dark and disreputable. 2010. 4v. Price: £3.79. Order No: 22373102. Romance.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 5v. Order No: 22373103.
Mills and Boon historical romance. Portia Tofton always yearned for brooding Mateo Cardea. His dark good-looks filled her girlish dreams – dreams that were shattered when Mateo rejected her hand in marriage. Now Portia's home has been gambled away, and Mateo is the only man she can turn to.
Arkansas Smith. 2010. 2v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 22460502. Western.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 3v. Order No: 22460503.
Black horse western. Arkansas Smith arrives in Red Rock looking for those who shot and left his friend for dead. He vows to leave no stone unturned in his quest to bring the gunmen to justice and soon, those who go against him must face the legendary fast draw that helped tame the West.
Kraken: an anatomy. 2010. 9v. Price: £17.99. Order No: 22490702. Fantasy.
Deep in the research wing of the Natural History Museum is a prize specimen, something that comes along much less often than once in a lifetime: a perfect, and perfectly preserved giant squid. But what does it mean when the creature suddenly and impossibly disappears?
Mills, K E
The accidental sorcerer. 2009. 8v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 22230003. Fantasy.
Rogue agent series; book 1. Gerald Dunwoody is a wizard. He's blown up a factory, lost his job, and there's a chance that he's not really a Third Grade wizard after all. Luckily, an influential friend manages to get him a job as the new Court Wizard for King Lional. Unfortunately, King Lional isn't the vain, self-centred young man he appeared to be. Gerald soon suspects he might be out of his depth.
Nevill, Adam L G
Apartment 16. 2010. 6v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 22451902. Horror.
A young American woman, Apryl, arrives at Barrington House, the apartment left to her by her mysterious Great Aunt Lillian who died in strange circumstances. Determined to learn something of this eccentric woman, Apryl begins to unravel the hidden story of Barrington House.
World Cup wishes; translated from the Hebrew by Sondra Silverston. 2010. 6v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 22459502. General fiction.
Four friends get together to watch the 1998 World Cup final. One of them has an idea: let's write down our wishes for the next few years, put them away, and during the next final - four years from now - we'll get them out and see how many we've achieved.
8th confession. 2009. 4v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 22497702. Crime fiction.
The Women's Murder Club; book 8. When a rock star, a fashion designer, a software tycoon and a millionaire heiress are all murdered in mysterious circumstances, Detective Lindsay Boxer is quickly assigned to the high-profile investigation.
9th Judgement. 2010. 4v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 22474602. Crime fiction.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 5v. Order No: 22474603.
The Women's Murder Club series; book 9. A young mother and her infant child are ruthlessly gunned down. The same night, the wife of an A-list actor walks in on a burglar who is about to steal millions of dollars worth of precious jewels. Before Lindsay and her friends can piece together either case, one of the killers forces Lindsay to put her own life on the line - but is it enough to save the city?
House rules. 2010. 10v. Price: £16.99. Order No: 22440602. General fiction.
Jacob has Asperger's. When his tutor is found dead, all the hallmark behaviours of Jacob's syndrome - not looking someone in the eye, odd movements, inappropriate actions - start looking a lot like guilt to the police. And Jacob's mother must ask herself the hardest question in the world: is her child capable of murder?
The good man Jesus and the scoundrel Christ. 2010. 2v. Price: £14.99. Order No: 22452002. Religious fiction.
Charged with mystery, compassion and enormous power, this throws fresh light on who Jesus was and asks the reader questions that will continue to resonate long after the final page is turned.
Chelsea Reach. 1982. 7v. Price: £11.95. Order No: 22514901. Family stories.
The Performers series; book 9. This novel focuses on the turbulent lives of Abel and Lileth in the first years of the new 20th century. Dramatically, but with real poignancy, the dedicated surgeon and beautiful actress play out their lives against a deftly drawn and fascinating background.
Heliopolis. 2009. 5v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 22156802. General fiction.
Born in a Sao Paulo shantytown, Ludo undergoes a remarkable transformation. Now 27, he works for a vacuous 'communications company', marketing unwanted, unaffordable products aimed at the very underclass into which he was born. He has developed an obsessive, adulterous love for his adoptive sister, whose husband is his only friend.
So much for that. 2010. 9v. Price: £15.00. Order No: 22441002. General fiction.
Shepherd Knacker sold his successful handy-man business for a million dollars and bought a one way ticket to a small island off the coast of Africa. His wife Glynis laughs off the idea as preposterous. When Glynis is diagnosed with an extremely rare and aggressive form of cancer, Shepherd's dreams of an exotic adventure are firmly put on hold.
Genesis. 2009. 9v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 22500402. Thriller.
Georgia series; book 1. Three and a half years ago former Grant County medical examiner Sara Linton moved to Atlanta hoping to leave her tragic past behind her. But when a severely wounded young woman is brought in to the Atlantas Grady Hospital emergency room, where she is now working as a doctor, she finds herself drawn back into a world of violence and terror.
Private life. 2010. 6v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 22502002. General fiction.
Margaret Mayfield is nearly an old maid at 27 when she marries Captain Andrew Jackson Jefferson Early. He's the most famous man their Missouri town has ever produced: a naval officer and an astronomer. She soon realises that his devotion to science leaves little room for anything, or anyone, else. She stands by him but as World War II approaches, Andrew's obsessions take a darker turn, forcing Margaret to reconsider the life she'd so carefully constructed.
The last song. 2010. 6v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 22451602. Family stories.
Seventeen-year-old Veronica 'Ronnie' Miller's life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alienated from her parents, especially her father. Until her mother decides it would be in everyone's best interest if she spent the summer in Wilmington with him.
The gift. 1994. 4v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 22459802. Romance.
A young woman steps off a Chicago bound bus into a small Midwestern town. She doesn't intend to stay, yet she becomes part of an extraordinary set of events.
The help. 2010. 9v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 22500802. General fiction.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 11v. Order No: 22500803.
Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Where black maids raise white children, but aren't trusted not to steal the silver. There's Aibileen, raising her seventeenth white child and nursing the hurt caused by her own son's tragic death; Minny, whose cooking is nearly as sassy as her tongue; and white Miss Skeeter, home from College, who wants to know why her beloved maid has disappeared. No one would believe they'd be friends; fewer still would tolerate it. But as each woman finds the courage to cross boundaries, they come to depend and rely upon one another.
A dark matter: a novel. 2010. 8v. Price: £14.99. Order No: 22441302. Horror.
The charismatic and cunning Spenser Mallon is a campus guru in the 1960s, attracting the devotion and demanding sexual favours of his young acolytes. After he invites his most fervent followers to attend a secret ritual in a local meadow, the only thing that remains is a gruesomely dismembered body and the shattered souls of all who were present. Years later, one man attempts to understand what happened to his wife and to his friends by writing a book about this horrible night.
Saplings. 1945. 6v. Price: £4.99. Order No: 22465302. Classic fiction.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 7v. Order No: 22465303.
The Wiltshires are an idyllic middle class family living in the comforts of Regent's Park in pre-Second World War London. However, with the breakdown of society under German attack, the family, like so many others in Britain and elsewhere in Europe, begins to undergo its own rapid disintegration.
The chalk circle man. 2009. 4v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 22378502. Crime fiction.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 5v. Order No: 22378503.
Adamsberg series; book 1. When strange blue chalk circles start appearing overnight on the pavements of Paris, Adamsberg is alone in thinking this is not a game and far from amusing. Soon a circle containing the body of a woman with her throat savagely cut is discovered.
Cutting for stone: a novel. 2009. 12v. Price: £17.99. Order No: 22441502. General fiction.
Marion and Shiva Stone, born in a mission hospital in Ethiopia in the 1950s, are twin sons of an illicit union between an Indian nun and British doctor. Bound by birth but with widely different temperaments they grow up together, in a country on the brink of revolution, until a betrayal splits them apart.
The best of times. 2009. 15v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 22440902. General fiction.
A hot summer's day, a crowded motorway, a split second that changed people's lives forever.
The captive queen: a novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine. 2010. 10v. Price: £14.99. Order No: 22440802. Biographical fiction.
This novel tells of the making of nations, and of passionate conflicts: between Henry II and Thomas Becket, between Eleanor and Henry's formidable mother Matilda; between father and sons, as Henry's children take up arms against him; and, finally between Henry and Eleanor herself.
Braille - Adult non-fiction
Animals and nature
Shetland diaries: otters, orcas, puffins and wonderful people. 2010. 4v. Price: £20.00. Order No: 22430602.
Long before he set foot on the islands, Simon King fell in love with Shetland. With his wife and young daughter, Simon experienced Shetland through the changing seasons and discovered the wildlife.
Autobiography and biography
All our yesterdays: childhood memories from across the ages; compiled and edited by Gervase Phinn. 2008. 2v. Price: £9.99. Order No: 22201802.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 3v. Order No: 22201803.
Phinn has described compiling this book as a labour of love. It includes extracts from his own writings, but also reminiscences from a host of others from ordinary people to famous names on the themes of growing up, first friends, first loves, family, schooldays and holidays.
Alison, Laurence J
Killer in the shadows: the monstrous crimes of Robert Napper. 2009. 5v. Price: £9.99. Order No: 22259202.
In December 2008, Robert Clive Napper was finally brought to book for the most horrifying unsolved crime of recent times: the July 1992 murder of Rachel Nickell. Yet in the mid-1990s Napper had been committed to Broadmoor mental hospital as a grave and immediate risk to the public. So why was this predatory psychopath not apprehended earlier for the Wimbledon Common killing?
Just Jill: the autobiography of Jill Allen-King MBE. 2010. 3v. Price: £9.99. Order No: 22447401.
Jill charts her journey from partially sighted child to totally blind adult and beyond, culminating in her being awarded the MBE for her many achievements.
Northern roots. 2007. 3v. Price: £17.95. Order No: 22444802.
Born in Lancashire in 1937, Rod Broome was the treasured only child in a close extended family. He was to remain the centre of attention until his sister Maureen was born seven years later. In this text, he talks about his family, his growing interest in nature and photography and his time at grammar school.
Tracks of my years. 2009. 4v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 22491702.
Starting work for Radio Scotland in 1977, Ken Bruce was soon interviewing legends like Sean Connery, Billy Connolly and Peter Ustinov, and in the eighties was lured to Radio 2 to take over Terry Wogan's spot. Ken writes with insight into the world of radio and delivers anecdotes from his interviews with celebrities as diverse as Rod Stewart, Keane and Burt Bacharach.
Unbroken: a story of survival. 2010. 5v. Price: £16.99. Order No: 22464102.
Beverley Callard has been loved by millions of viewers for the last twenty years in her role as feisty Rovers Return landlady Liz McDonald on Coronation Street. She has suffered from crippling depression, been divorced three times, and has had to start from scratch following infidelity and bankruptcy.
Nurse on call: tales of a Blackcountry district nurse. 1986. 4v. Price: £9.95. Order No: 22451802.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 6v. Order No: 22451804.
Training in a hospital in the 1930s, Edith Cotterill's long hours on the wards included encouraging leeches to attach to patients and the disposal of amputated limbs in the furnace. During the Second World War, that she met an injured sailor who became her husband. Edith returned to work in the 1950s as a district nurse.
It's not what you think. 2009. 6v. Price: £20.00. Order No: 22490602.
Chris Evans' autobiography is a story of how a boy from a Warrington council estate who started work at 13 and held down 20 different jobs by the time he left school; became an acclaimed broadcaster of his generation.
Must you go? my life with Harold Pinter. 2010. 6v. Price: £20.00. Order No: 22380302.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 7v. Order No: 22380303.
Harold Pinter and Antonia Fraser lived together from August 1975 until his death thirty-three years later on Christmas Eve 2008. Antonia Fraser's and his friends' recollections and memories.
Constable in love: love, landscape, money and the making of a great painter. 2009. 6v. Price: £20.00. Order No: 22261002.
When John Constable fell in love with Maria Bicknell, granddaughter of a Suffolk country neighbour, he was a painter without sufficient funds and it would be seven long, difficult years before they could marry. But in that time he would become one of the greatest painters of the nineteenth century.
Jade: how it all began: my first book. 2009. 5v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 22464802.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 6v. Order No: 22464804.
Packed with incredible highs and tearful lows, Jade tells the story of her successes, her failures and her life with beloved sons Bobby and Freddy.
Clara's war: a young girl's true story of miraculous survival under the Nazis. 2008. 6v. Price: £16.99. Order No: 22379602.
Also available in uncontracted Braille. 7v. Order No: 22379603.
In the small town of Zolkiew 15-year-old Clara Kramer and her family hid perilously in a hand-dug cellar. Living above and protecting them were the Becks. Life with Mr Beck was far from predictable. Sixty years later, Clara Kramer has created a compelling memoir.
Smile though your heart is breaking. 2010. 5v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 22464902.
Pauline is not your typical politician's wife. She is immensely proud of her role as a housewife and over the near-forty years she has been in the public eye she has remained discreet, dignified and deeply loyal. Warm, moving and at times painfully sad, this is an honest account of a fascinating life.
Early days. 2007. 2v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 22461302.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 3v. Order No: 22461303.
Accounts of Miss Read's childhood.
Signed, sealed, and delivered: the soulful journey of Stevie Wonder. 2010. 9v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 22464401.
An in-depth look at Stevie Wonder's life and his evolution from kid-soul pop star into a mature artist whose music helped lay the groundwork for the evolution of hip hop and rap.
My Bonnie: how dementia stole the love of my life. 2010. 6v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 22465502.
Earlier this year John Suchet revealed that his beautiful 67-year-old wife Bonnie, the love of his life, is suffering from Dementia. During the past three years he has gone from lover to carer and has found it exceptionally tough.
Tears at bedtime. 2007. 4v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 21916102.
At just six years old, Tom Wilson fell prey to a predator of the worst sort. David Murphy was supposed to be his carer, instead he lifted his victims from their beds in the dead of night, and Tom was powerless to stop it. Tom endured years of horrific abuse which led to years of silence and self-torture.
All's well that ends well; edited by G.K. Hunter. 2006. 6v. Price: £9.99. Order No: 21806501.
The Arden Shakespeare. second series. This book provides an authoritative text; detailed notes and commentary; an introduction to the play's historical, cultural and performance contexts; a full index to the introduction and notes and a select bibliography of references and further reading.
Who runs Britain? 2008. 7v. Price: £8.99. Order No: 22239502.
This book is about the widening gap between the super-rich and the rest of us. It explores and explodes the myth that the financial creativity of those who are amassing these vast fortunes is good for the wider economy and for all of us.
Health and fitness
Tired but wired: how to overcome sleep problems: the essential toolkit. 2010. 4v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 22473002.
Overturning the myth that you need 8 hours of sleep every night, Dr Nerina Ramlakhan says that you really need fewer hours of quality restorative sleep and she leads the reader, through practical and accessible steps, towards changing their lifestyle to find better quality sleep.
A guide to looking and feeling fabulous over forty. 2008. 3v. Price: £20.00. Order No: 21992301.
A practical guide to help women over 40 re-think their look and get tips on clothes, hair, make-up, diet and keeping fit.
Chronic pain management for physical therapists. 2002. 16v. Price: £32.99. Order No: 21808001.
This resource provides practitioners and students with practical information for treating patients with chronic pain.
Thames: sacred river. 2008. 10v. Price: £14.99. Order No: 21984901.
Exploring the Thames' history from prehistoric times to the present day, learning about the fish that swam in the river and the boats that plied its surface; about floods and tides; hauntings and suicides; miasmas and malaria; locks, weirs and embankments; bridges, docks and palaces.
Singled out: how two million women survived without men after the First World War. 2007. 7v. Price: £20.00. Order No: 22391901.
The First World War deprived Britain of three-quarters of a million soldiers, with as many more incapacitated. Tracing their fates, Virginia Nicholson shows how the single woman of the inter-war decades had to stop depending on men for her income, her identity and her happiness.
Tudor England. 2010. 1v. Price: £8.99. Order No: 22445301.
Insight into Tudor England up to the accession of Elizabeth I, revealing what it was really like to live in this period of great growth, and the differences between life in city and country, for both rich and poor.
The pet psychic. 2009. 4v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 22430302.
For the last ten years Joanne has used the animal spirit world to help owners across the country understand troubled pets, find missing ones and, most amazingly, contact those we've lost to the other side.
The water table. 2009. 1v. Price: £8.95. Order No: 22421701.
A powerful and ambiguous body of water lies at the heart of these poems, with shoals and channels that change with the forty-foot tide.
Rolls, G W P
Women can't park, men can't pack: the psychology of stereotypes. 2009. 4v. Price: £9.99. Order No: 22193802.
This text takes psychology to the battle of the sexes and beyond by examining the truths and misconceptions behind the stereotypes that we often take for granted.
At home: a short history of private life. 2010. 13v. Price: £20.00. Order No: 22470602.
Bill Bryson considers what most of history really consists of: centuries upon centuries of people quietly going about their daily business.
Get her off the pitch! how sport took over my life. 2009. 6v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 22462902.
Lynne Truss spent four years as an unlikely sports writer for The Times. It was a job that took her around the world and introduced her to some of the greatest living sportsmen.
Channel Islands. 2009. 2v. Price: £4.99. Order No: 22396301.
Berlitz pocket travel guide.
Warfare and defence
Johnson, J E
Wing leader: top-scoring Allied fighter pilot of World War Two; Air Vice-Marshal 'Johnnie Johnson'. 2000. 6v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 22239702.
From the moment the author joins his first operational Spitfire squadron in August 1940, the reader is taken through the great aerial fighter actions of the war, including the Battle of Britain, sweeps across the Channel and over France, Dieppe and Normandy; and finally into Germany itself.
Phillips, C L Lucas
Cockleshell heroes. 1956. Uncontracted braille. 7v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 22448002.
Ten Royal Marines launched a daring attack by canoe of enemy shipping at Bordeaux in December 1942.
Braille - Basic skills readers
Graded for readability using the FOG Index and average sentence length as a basis. The books are broadly classified as adult beginner readers and are graded as very easy (level 1), easy (level 2), standard (level 3) or beginner readers or post-beginner readers (level 4).
Working lives [level 4] 1997. Capitals, 2v. Price: £7.00. Order No: 22324401. Society.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 1v. Order No: 22324402.
Ordinary people's experiences at work make fascinating reading. Some of the stories are amusing anecdotes, while others are more serious accounts covering issues such as immigration.
Fresh pickings [level 3]. 2004. Capitals, 1v. Price: £4.00. Order No: 22323801. History.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 1v. Order No: 22323802.
Food for thought series. Fresh Pickings is an endearing tale about life in a bygone age when children's pleasure came from being outside, picking fresh fruit, making a pie and being with neighbours.
Hinde, B L
Mudlake [level 4]. 2007. Capitals, 1v. Price: £6.95. Order No: 22324301. Crime fiction.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 1v. Order No: 22324302.
Mudlake is a ghostly story of mystery and intrigue. Was it an accident or was it murder? You decide.
Weeding cane [level 4]. 2001. Capitals, 1v. Price: £4.00. Order No: 22323301. Language and literature.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 1v. Order No: 22323302.
Weeding Cane is a story that really does work on many levels. Everything is a metaphor for something and it is presented with the kind of intelligent, earthy domestic poetry that very few writers manage.
Secrets [level 1]. 2007. Capitals, 1v. Price: £6.95. Order No: 22324001. Autobiography.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 1v. Order No: 22324002.
Sue was a dinner lady when, at the age of 38, she finally admitted that she couldn't read or write. Secrets is an autobiographical account of the difficulties she faced in a life without literacy.
Secrets [level 4]. 2007. Capitals, 1v. Price: £6.95. Order No: 22324201. Autobiography.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 2v. Order No: 22324202.
Sue was a dinner lady when, at the age of 38, she finally admitted that she couldn't read or write. Secrets is an autobiographical account of the difficulties she faced in a life without literacy.
Car mechanic [level 4]. 2009. Capitals, 1v. Price: £4.95. Order No: 22323101. Society. For sale only.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 1v. Order No: 22323102.
On the Job series. Features James, a successful young car mechanic who is a great role model for aspiring young engineers. The On The Job series of readers and tutor resources is designed to help learners aged 14+ into work, into training and in their personal development. It provides engaging and relevant material with embedded literacy and numeracy activities linked to the vocational interests and the functional skills needs of the student.
Braille - Quick reads
For readers wanting a short, fast read and for those who want to rediscover the reading habit.
Hello mum. 2010. Single-sided. Double line spacing, 2v. Price: £1.99. Order No: 22500503. General fiction.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 3v. Order No: 22500502.
Tension is in the air. A gang of youths on bikes gather outside a chip shop. A teenage boy is stabbed and left bleeding on the street. The boy's mother wonders how this could have happened to her son. She is full of questions, but when the answers lie so close to home, are they really what she wants to hear?
Last night another soldier. 2010. Single-sided. Double line spacing, 3v. Price: £1.99. Order No: 22461203. War stories.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 3v. Order No: 22461202.
The story of four of the young men in a Rifle section, partly told from the point of view of eighteen-year-old squaddie, David 'Briggsy' Briggs.
Braille - Children and young adult fiction
Suggested age range 7+
The adventures of the wishing-chair. 2000. 2v. Price: £4.99. Order No: 22071101. Adventure.
Also available in uncontracted braille. Capitals. Interline. Double line spacing, 7v. Order No: 22071103.
Mollie and Peter have a thrilling secret. The chair in their playroom is a magic wishing chair. When they sit in it and wish, it grows wings and takes them on lots of exciting adventures.
Utterly me, Clarice Bean. 2002. 1v. Price: £8.99. Order No: 22518601. General fiction.
Clarice's extraordinarily ordinary family is under pressure. Dad keeps muttering about how "there might be a reshuffle going on at work", while mum spends her life "gribbling about pants on the floor and shoes on the sofa". Meanwhile, Mrs Wilburton, the school teacher insists that Clarice sets a book project "which sounds utterly dreary", until, that is, Miss Bean realises there is a prize.
How to train your dragon. 2010. Capitals. Interline. Double line spacing, 6v. Price: £5.99. Order No: 22467703. Fantasy.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 8v. Order No: 22467702.
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, in the beginning, was the most put-upon Viking you'd ever seen. This is the story of his rise to fame through the dragon-training exploits that gave him the name 'the Dragon Whisperer'.
The great hamster massacre. 2010. Capitals. Interline. Double line spacing, 4v. Price: £5.99. Order No: 22467803. General fiction.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 4v. Order No: 22467802.
Life's events from the perspective of a young girl - from her suspicions about her neighbours, to her rocky friendship with the girl next door; from the sudden death of her beloved granny to her relentless quest for a pet hamster, only to then find it mysteriously slaughtered - which kickstarts a local investigation of 'suspects'.
Judy Moody. 2006. Capitals. Interline. Double line spacing, 3v. Price: £4.99. Order No: 22480809. General fiction.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 3v. Order No: 22480810.
Judy Moody series; book 1. Third grader Judy Moody is in a first day of school bad mood until she gets an assignment to create a collage all about herself and begins creating her masterpiece, the Me collage.
Not bad for a bad lad. 2010. Capitals. Interline. Double line spacing, 2v. Price: £12.99. Order No: 22483803. Animal stories.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 2v. Order No: 22483802.
Everyone thinks this lad is bad, even him. So it's no surprise when he's sent to Hollesley Bay Borstal. But then he starts to work in the prison stable, gaining the trust of the horses and the respect of Mr Alfie, and some things begin to change.
Horrid Henry gets rich quick. 1998. Capitals. Interline. Double line spacing, 2v. Price: £4.99. Order No: 22491803. Humorous fiction.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 2v. Order No: 22491802.
Horrid Henry runs away - Horrid Henry's sports day - Horrid Henry gets rich quick - Horrid Henry's Christmas
Suggested age range 9+
The Penderwicks: a summer tale of four sisters, two rabbits and a very interesting boy. 2006. Capitals, 5v. Price: £10.99. Order No: 22475002. Adventure.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 6v. Order No: 22475003.
The Penderwicks are four sisters, as different as chalk from cheese, yet as close as can be. The four girls and their absent-minded father head off for their summer holidays, but instead of the cosy tumbledown cottage they expect, they find themselves on a huge estate called Arundel. Chaotic adventures ensue, and it soon becomes a summer the sisters will never forget.
First term at Malory Towers. 1946. 3v. Price: £4.99. Order No: 22041801. School stories.
Also available in uncontracted braille. Capitals, 4v. Order No: 22041803.
Malory Towers series; book 1. Scared and excited, Darrell Rivers has just arrived at Malory Towers. It's fantastic - but huge! How is she going to remember everyone's names, let alone find her way round? And will she ever have a special friend of her own?
Coming home. 2009. Capitals, 3v. Price: £4.99. Order No: 22421502. Animal stories.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 3v. Order No: 22421503.
Heartland series; book 1. Amy has inherited her mother's ability to listen to horses and understand what they need. But when a tragic accident changes everything, Amy must hold on to everything her mother taught her - and truly believe that Heartland is a special place.
Takeshita demons. 2010. Capitals, 2v. Price: £5.99. Order No: 22495204. Horror.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 3v. Order No: 22495202.
Miku Takeshita and her family have moved from Japan to live in the UK, but unfortunately the family's enemy demons have followed them! Miku knows she's in trouble when her new supply teacher turns out to be a Nukekubi - a bloodthirsty demon who can turn into a flying head and whose favourite snack is children.
Warning! Aliens are invading the school! 2010. Capitals, 4v. Price: £5.99. Order No: 22494404. Humorous fiction.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 5v. Order No: 22494402.
Jordan, Ryan and Boy Dave always get blamed for everything. And OK, most of the time it is their fault - but this is one time it definitely wasn't! How could they have known that trying to save the world and being accidental reality TV stars would end in disaster?
Angel cake. 2009. Capitals, 4v. Price: £10.99. Order No: 22467202. General fiction.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 4v. Order No: 22467203.
As Anya sits in a school where nobody understands her, she dreams of Polish summer skies and the place where she once belonged. Then Anya meets bad boy Dan. And when things begin to fall apart, Anya realises she's not alone - how can Dan be such bad news when being with him feels like heaven?
The girl who could fly. 2010. Capitals. 6v. Price: £5.99. Order No: 22467102. Fantasy.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 8v. Order No: 22467103.
Piper McCloud can fly. Problem is, the good folk of Lowland County are afraid of Piper. So she leaves her parents' farm to attend a top-secret, maximum-security school for kids with exceptional abilities. But Piper is special, even among the special. And there are consequences too dire to talk about.
The dying photo. 2010. Capitals. Interline. Double line spacing, 1v. Price: £5.99. Order No: 22503303. Ghost stories.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 2v. Order No: 22503302.
A strange man takes a photo of Jimmy's family. As the camera flashes, Jimmy's parents vanish. Nobody believes him. Is he going mad? Or can Jimmy find the man who took his parents from him and get them back?
Mondays are murder. 2009. Capitals, 2v. Price: £4.99. Order No: 22481502. Crime fiction.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 2v. Order No: 22481501.
Poppy Fields series; book 1. When eleven-year-old Poppy Fields goes on an activity holiday to a remote Scottish island, she is looking forward to a week of climbing, hill-walking and horse riding. But things take a bad turn when their instructor has what appears to be a fatal abseiling accident. Poppy investigates.
Dear Olly. 2000. Capitals, 1v. Price: £9.99. Order No: 22491902. Adventure.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 1v. Order No: 22491903.
Matt wouldn't look at her as he spoke. "I'm going to be a clown, Olly. I'm going where my swallows go. I'm going to Africa." And when Matt sees the children in the African orphanage sick, injured and lonely he knows he's made the right decisions, but he never could have dreamt of what was going to happen to him there.
Lost thing. 2008. Capitals, 1v. Price: £5.99. Order No: 22495304. Science fiction.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 1v. Order No: 22495302.
The story of a boy who found the lost thing and what he ended up doing with it.
The Crowfield curse. 2010. Capitals, 5v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 22494604. Fantasy.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 7v. Order No: 22494602.
It's 1347 and fifteen-year-old Will, an orphan boy, lives at Crowfield Abbey. Sent into the forest to gather wood, he rescues instead, a creature from a trap - a hob, who shares with Will a terrible secret. Will is drawn into a world of dangerous Old Magic.
Suggested age range 11+
Z. Rex. 2009. Capitals, 4v. Price: £10.99. Order No: 22497104. Thriller.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 6v. Order No: 22497102.
Z Rex is a living, breathing, man-eating dinosaur who has been brought to life by Adam's dad. He can talk, think - and kill. And, he has no idea why he's here. Zed wants answers, and Adam's dad has them but he's missing. Boy and dinosaur set out to find Mr Adlar.
Harris, M G
Invisible city. 2010. Capitals, 6v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 22494804. Adventure.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 8v. Order No: 22494802.
The Joshua files; book 1. When his archaeologist father goes missing after an air crash in Mexico, UFO-obsessed Josh suspects alien abduction. But after he discovers his dad was murdered, Josh is caught up in a race to find the legendary Ix Codex - a lost book of the ancient Maya containing a prophecy about the end of the world.
Crocodile tears. 2009. Capitals, 8v. Price: £14.99. Order No: 22475102. Spy stories.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 10v. Order No: 22475103.
Alex Rider series; book 8. Targeted by a hitman and under threat of his past being exposed by the media, Alex reluctantly turns to MI6. But their help doesn't come cheap: they need Alex to spy on the activities at a GM crop plant. There he spots Desmond McCain, a high profile charity organiser. Alex learns the full horror of McCain's plot: to create an epic disaster that will kill millions.
LaFleur, Suzanne M
Love, Aubrey. 2009. Capitals, 4v. Price: £9.99. Order No: 22497002. General fiction.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 6v. Order No: 22497003.
Something terrible has happened. Eleven-year-old Aubrey is on Her own. She's determined to hide away and take care of herself, because facing the truth is too much to bear. But with the love of her grandmother and the letters she writes, can Aubrey begin to see that even though she's lost everything, all is not lost?
Uncle Montague's tales of terror. 2007. Capitals, 4v. Price: £10.99. Order No: 22494704. Horror.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 5v. Order No: 22494702.
Uncle Montague lives alone in a big house and his regular visits from his nephew give him the opportunity to relive some of the most frightening stories he knows.
Suggested age range 13+
Solace of the road. 2009. Capitals, 5v. Price: £10.99. Order No: 22481902. General fiction.
Memories of Mum are the only things that make Holly Hogan happy. She hates her foster family with their too-nice ways and their false sympathy. Then she finds the wig, and everything changes. Wearing the long, flowing blonde locks she feels transformed. So begins a journey as Solace swaggers and Holly tiptoes across England discovering her true self, and unlocking the secrets of her past.
Sovay. 2008. Capitals, 8v. Price: £10.99. Order No: 21866603. Adventure.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 10v. Order No: 21866602.
Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution and its impact on British politics, wild and beautiful, spoilt and wilful Sovay finds that her cosseted life in rural England has not prepared her for life as a highway robber, for defending the honour of her family or for trying to save herself from corruption and evil.
Ruiz Zafon, Carlos
The Prince of Mist; translated from the Spanish by Lucia Graves. 2010. Capitals, 4v. Price: £9.99. Order No: 22481402. Adventure.
In 1943, in a seaside town where their family has gone to be safe from war, thirteen-year-old Max Carver and sister, fifteen-year-old Alicia, with new friend Roland, face off against an evil magician who is striving to complete a bargain made before he died.
Storm thief. 2006. Capitals, 6v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 22206003. Fantasy.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 9v. Order No: 22206005.
Set on the island city of Orokos, an isolated civilization, anyone who's ever dared explore the waters beyond a certain limit gets torn apart by artificially intelligent drones patrolling just beneath the surface. The titular Storm Thief isn't a character, but is rather the anthropomorphic personification given to the probability storms that literally change the reality of the landscape.
Suggested age range 15+
The Hunger Games. 2009. Capitals, 6v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 22483202. Science fiction.
Hunger Games trilogy; book 1. In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.
St. Crow, Lili
Strange angels. 2009. Capitals, 5v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 22465602. Fantasy.
Strange angels series; book 1. Dru Anderson can sense evil, which helps when she and her Dad are tracking down ghosts, suckers, wulfen, and the occasional reanimated corpse. Then Dru's dad turns up dead and she suddenly finds herself in the middle of a deadly game where every move she makes could be her last.
Braille - Children and young adult non-fiction
Suggested age range 7+
Foul Football: Wicked World Cup 2010. Capitals. Interline. Double line spacing, 6v. Price: £5.99. Order No: 22456202. Sport.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 8v. Order No: 22456201.
This international guide gives footie fans the coolest commentary on the brilliant Brazilians, the awesome Argentineans, the invincible Italians and the fantastic French. PLUS discover the secret of wicked wonders Pelé, Beckham, and the English heroes of 1966.
Suggested age range 9+
The Kingfisher children's Bible: stories from the Old and New Testaments. 1998. Capitals, 3v. Price: £14.99. Order No: 22478401. Religion.
A children's bible with almost one hundred stories from the Old and New Testaments, as well as extracts from the Psalms and Proverbs, of the Prophets and of the Epistles and Revelation.
How to avoid a wombat's bum: and other fascinating facts! 2007. Capitals, 4v. Price: £4.99. Order No: 22495504. General reference.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 4v. Order No: 22495502.
This book contains a collection of fascinating facts and figures such as the first ready-to-eat breakfast cereal was Shredded Wheat in 1893.
Suggested age range 11+
Michael Rosen's A to Z: the best children's poetry from Agard to Zephaniah. 2009. Capitals, 3v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 22495403. Poetry.
Also available in uncontracted braille. 3v. Order No: 22495402.
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