25 April 2017

Wonderful feels like this

http://ils.stdc.govt.nz/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=165569The Elegance of the Hedgehog meets The Perks of Being a Wallflower in this novel celebrating being a little bit odd, finding your people, and the power of music to connect us...

For Steffi, going to school everyday is an exercise in survival. She's never fit in with any of the groups at school, and she's viciously teased by the other girls in her class. The only way she escapes is through her music - especially jazz music...When Steffi hears her favorite jazz song playing through an open window of a retirement home on her walk home from school, she decides to go in and introduce herself. 

The old man playing her favorite song is Alvar. When Alvar was a teenager in World War II Sweden, he dreamed of being in a real jazz band. Then and now, Alvar's escape is music - especially jazz music...Through their unconventional friendship, Steffi comes to realise that she won't always feel alone. 


She can go to music school in Stockholm. She can be a real musician. She can be a jitterbug, just like Alvar...But how can Steffi convince her parents to let her go to Stockholm to audition? And how it that Steffi's school, the retirement home, the music, and even Steffi's worst bully are somehow all connected to Alvar? Can it be that the people least like us are the ones we need to help us tell our own stories?..

24 April 2017

The songbird sisters

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Finally back together after more than a decade apart, the country-singing sisters The Darling Songbirds are back in harmony, and finding love, in this sparkling rural rom-com. When their world-famous country band The Darling Songbirds split up acrimoniously, sisters Adele, Molly and Lana went their separate ways. 

A decade on, Adele and Molly have finally reconciled. However Lana has remained stubbornly estranged - until now . . . Lana Darling has got royalties pouring into her bank account, thanks to the song she sold to another singer, but she's never made it as a solo artist. 

Perhaps now it's time to give up the music industry for good . Yet when she heads home to Darling Bay, she has hunky country music star Taft Hill hot on her heels. He's not prepared to let her call it quits - especially when he needs new songs for his album . . . 


Lana and Taft have a history - and both have secrets to hide. But when events take an unexpected turn, will Lana choose her career? Or Taft? Or the long-awaited chance to get back in harmony with her songbird sisters?

21 April 2017

On second thought...

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Ainsley O'Leary is so ready to get married--she's even found the engagement ring her boyfriend has stashed away. What she doesn't anticipate is for Eric to blindside her with a tactless break-up he chronicles in a blog...which (of course) goes viral. Devastated and humiliated, Ainsley turns to her half-sister, Kate, who's already struggling after the sudden loss of her new husband.

Kate has always been so poised, so self-assured, but Nathan's death shatters everything she thought she knew--including her husband--and that sometimes the people who step up aren't the ones you expect. With seven years and a murky blended family dynamic between them, Ainsley and Kate have never been overly close, but their shared sorrow dovetails their faltering worlds into one.

Despite the lifetime of history between them, the sisters must learn to put their differences aside, open their hearts to the inevitable imperfection of family--and the possibility of one day finding love again.

20 April 2017

Maria reviews..

http://ils.stdc.govt.nz/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=158518
Dark, atmospheric and spooky with a twist! I am very picky about books that are told in alternating chapters between characters and was delighted to find that Claire Douglas does this beautifully.

A good time was had by me trying to pick which character had 'dunnit' and the two sharp twists at the end took me totally by surprise as a good suspense book should.  

If you are a fan of S J (Sharon) Bolton, Claire Mackintosh, Sabine Durrant, C.L. Taylor, Val McDermid, Lisa Jewell or Catherine Ryan Howard - I suspect you will enjoy Claire Douglas. It is a very gripping 'don't put it down' read.







The blurb:

Twenty years ago
21-year-old Sophie Collier vanishes one night.
She leaves nothing behind but a trainer on the old pier -
and a hole in the heart of her best friend Francesca.

Now
A body's been found.
And Francesca's drawn back to the seaside town she's tried to forget.
Perhaps the truth of what happened to Sophie will finally come out.
Yet Francesca is beginning to wish she hadn't returned.
Everywhere she turns are ghosts from her past.
The same old faces and familiar haunts of her youth.
But if someone knows what really happened to Sophie that night then now's the time to find out - isn't it?
Except sometimes discovering the truth can cost you everything you hold dear - your family, your sanity and even your life . . .

18 April 2017

From Hannibal to Heidi and beyond

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For centuries the Alps have seen the march of armies, the flow of pilgrims and Crusaders, the feats of mountaineers, and the dreams of engineers'and some 14 million people live among their peaks today. In The Alps, Stephen O'Shea takes readers up and down these majestic mountains, battling his own fear of heights to journey through a 500-mile arc across France, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria, and Slovenia. 

O'Shea, whose style has been hailed for its "engaging combination of candid first-person travel writing and absorbing historical narrative" (Chicago Sun-Times), whisks readers along more than 2,000 years of Alpine history. As he travels pass-by-pass through the mountains, he tells great stories of those (real and imagined) who have passed before him, from Hannibal to Hitler, Frankenstein's monster to Sherlock Holmes, Napoleon to Nietzsche, William Tell to James Bond.  


He explores the circumstances behind Hannibal and his elephants' famous crossing in 218 BCE; he reveals how the Alps have profoundly influenced culture from Heidi to The Sound of Music; and he visits iconic sites, including the Reichenbach Falls, where Arthur Conan Doyle staged Sherlock Holmes's death scene with Professor Moriarty; Caporetto, the bloody site of the Italians' retreat in World War I; and the Eagle's Nest, Hitler's aerie of a vacation home.

O'Shea delves into Alpine myths and legends, such as the lopsided legs of the dahu, the fictitious goatlike creature of the mountains, and reveals why the beloved St. Bernard dog is so often depicted with a cask hanging below its neck. Throughout, he immerses himself in the communities he visits, engagingly recounting his adventures with contemporary road trippers, watchmakers, salt miners, cable-car operators, and yodelers.

17 April 2017

Sexting. Cyberbullying. Narcissism.

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Social media has become the dominant force in young people's lives, and each day seems to bring another shocking tale of private pictures getting into the wrong hands, or a lament that young people feel compelled to share their each and every thought withthe entire world. 

Have smartphones and social media created a generation of self-obsessed egomaniacs? Absolutely not, Donna Freitas argues in this provocative book. And, she says, these alarmist fears are drawing attention away from the real issues that young adults are facing. 

Drawing on a large-scale survey and interviews with students on thirteen college campuses, Freitas finds that what young people are overwhelmingly concerned with - what they really want to talk about - is happiness. They face enormous pressure to look perfect online - not just happy, but blissful,ecstatic, and fabulously successful. 



Unable to achieve this impossible standard, they are anxious about letting the less-than-perfect parts of themselves become public. Far from wanting to share everything, they are brutally selective when it comes to curating their personal profiles, and worry obsessively that they might unwittingly post something that could come back to haunt them later in life. Through candid conversations with young people from diverse backgrounds, Freitas reveals how even the most well-adjusted individuals can be stricken by self-doubt when they compare their experiences with the vast collective utopia that they see online. And sometimes, as on anonymous platforms like Yik Yak, what they see instead is a depressing cesspool of racism and misogyny. 

Yet young people are also extremely attached to their smartphones and apps, which sometimes bring them great pleasure. It is very much a love-hate relationship.While much of the public's attention has been focused on headline-grabbing stories, the everyday struggles and joys of young people have remained under the radar. Freitas brings their feelings to the fore, in the words of young people themselves. 

The Happiness Effect is an eye-opening window into their first-hand experiences of social media and its impact on them.

14 April 2017

Reporting War

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Luminary journalists Ed Murrow, Martha Gellhorn, Walter Cronkite, and Clare Hollingworth were among the young reporters who chronicled World War II's daily horrors and triumphs for Western readers. In this fascinating book, Ray Moseley, himself a former foreign correspondent who encountered a number of these journalists in the course of his long career, mines the correspondents' writings to relate, in an exhilarating parallel narrative, the events across every theater--Europe, Pearl Harbor, North Africa, and Japan--as well as the lives of the courageous journalists who doggedly followed the action and the story, often while embedded in the Allied armies.

Moseley's broad and intimate history draws on newly unearthed material to offer a comprehensive account both of the war and the abundance of individual stories and overlooked experiences, including those of women and African-American journalists, which capture the drama as it was lived by reporters on the front lines of history.

13 April 2017

Three for the teens!

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17-year-old Bob Sunday has stolen his brother's identity to enlist in WW1. Keith was killed at Gallipoli, so doesn`t need it any more, anyway. 

But Bob is keen to join the Royal Flying Corps, and soon finds himself flying patrols over the front line in France, up against the likes of the Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen. 

A boy`s dreams of adventure are soon shattered amid the horrors of war; culminating in his witnessing the destruction at Passchendaele.









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It's the early 1990s and all Gemma can think about is looking perfect for her first school formal.  Gemma's brother Billy, New York's up and coming hair and make-up artist, has made her the ultimate promise: he's returning home especially to 'create magic' on her and two friends for their end of year formal. 

Gemma's best friend, Andrea, is convinced it'll be their moment to shine; Gemma hopes it's the night Ralph will finally notice her. But when Billy arrives home from New York, Gemma's life becomes complicated. 

Her family's been keeping secrets; friendships are forged and broken; and suddenly the length of her formal dress is the least of her worries...






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A rollicking fantasy-adventure by the master of children's speculative fiction.

Princess Anya needs to see a wizard about a frog. It's not her frog, it's her sister's. And it's not a frog, it's actually a prince. A prince who was once in love with Anya's sister, but has now been turned into a frog by their evil stepstepfather. 

And Anya has made a 'sister promise' that she will find a way to return Prince Denholm to human form...

12 April 2017

A novel that makes your heart race...

http://ils.stdc.govt.nz/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=165632
State Department Crisis Manager Judd Ryker is suddenly thrown into a quickly developing emergency in Zimbabwe,where a long-time strongman is being challenged for the presidency. 

Rumours are flying furiously: armed gangs, military crackdowns, shady outside money pouring in and, most disturbing for the US, reports of uranium leaking into the market. 

And that's all before Ryker even lands in the country. If he can't take control, shape his Minute Zero, a lot of people are going to die.

11 April 2017

The world's worst nightmare...

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Relentless South African private investigator Jade de Jong tracks a saboteur in a race to prevent a nuclear disaster in Jassy Mackenzie's new, pulse-pounding thriller. Despite her checkered history with law enforcement, Johannesburg private investigator Jade de Jong is attempting to operate on the right side of the law, confining herself to low-profile cases. But her remarkably attractive new employer, Ryan Gillespie, has tasked her with finding a missing security official after a break-in at his nuclear energy plant. 

The target of her search is Carlos Botha, a skilled operative and a threat to national security. Jade traces Botha to a run-down suburb, but discovers she's not the only one looking for him. Someone has put a hit out on Botha, and Jade forms an unlikely alliance with her mark in order to learn more. But how long can she keep up the of friendship before he realizes she's been hired to track him?

10 April 2017

The undesirables

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When it comes to asylum-seekers on Nauru, we learn only what the government wants us to know. In the wake of The Nauru Files, see first-hand is happening inside the Nauru detention centre through Mark Isaacs' eyewitness account. Mark Isaacs worked for the Salvation Army inside the Nauru Detention Centre soon after it re-opened in 2012. He provided humanitarian aid to the men interned in the camp.
What he saw there moved him to speak out.

The Undesirables chronicles his time on Nauru, detailing daily life and the stories of the men held there; the self-harm, suicide attempts, and riots; the rare moments of joy; the moments of deep despair. He takes us behind the gates of Nauru and humanises a political debate usually ruled by misleading rhetoric.





This revised edition of The Undesirables features an updated foreword from Julian Burnside and a new chapter by Mark that interrogates how little has changed inside the detention centre, despite documented human rights abuses, and why we need to close offshore detention centres.

05 April 2017

Four reviews for you by Cath!



http://ils.stdc.govt.nz/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=147751Calligraphy for greeting cards and scrapbooking by Peter Taylor

Whether you want more elegant writing for letters, to make your own cards or design scrapbook pages, this beautifully illustrated book will step you through writing fonts from decorative to elegant. 

It has diagrams annotated alphabets and photos of finished works and the stages in their creation.







 

http://ils.stdc.govt.nz/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=72448&query_desc=kw%2Cwrdl%3A%20Yoga%20for%20real%20lifeYoga for real life by Maya Fiennes.

Let’s have a moment of total honesty – I had a car accident in 2012 and am disabled as a result. So I’m looking for gentle exercise that I can do at home without risking injury. 

This book has step by step photos for basic yoga and combines poses, breathing, chanting and meditation for a full mind-body workout. I admit I have no interest in chanting and meditation, but the exercises are excellent; if I can do them, trust me, you can too!







http://ils.stdc.govt.nz/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=98019
Playing with image transfers: exploring creative imagery for use in art, mixed media, and design by Courtney Cerruti

This book is total magic for anyone wanting to play with photos in a new way. Most of the projects are simple enough to do and the skills learned can be applied in all kinds of projects. The techniques covered include packing tape transfers, blender pen, acetone, gel skin medium and acrylic transfers. 

Personally I couldn’t get the acetone to work well, but suspect each person will find one or two techniques that work well for them. 





http://ils.stdc.govt.nz/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=133386 Paint mojo: a mixed media workshop – creative layering techniques for personal expression by Tracy Verdugo.
 
This is such a fun book! Tracy helps you find your own mark making style (which she calls sacred marks), and includes 19 step by step exercises using popular mixed media materials such as pastels, acrylics and inks. 

If you want to free up your painting style and have fun playing with materials, this is the book for you. Enjoy…

04 April 2017

A one line review from Sarah @ Waverley LibraryPlus

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This was an amazing read. Totally gripping and a great series. 

The blurb: Being on the murder squad is nothing like Detective Antoinette Conway dreamed it would be. Her partner, Stephen Moran, is the only person who seems glad she's there. The rest of her working life is a stream of thankless cases, vicious pranks, and harassment. Antoinette is savagely tough, but she's getting close to the breaking point. Their new case looks like yet another by-the-numbers lovers' quarrel gone bad. Aislinn Murray is blond, pretty, groomed to a shine, and dead in her catalogue-perfect living room, next to a table set for a romantic dinner. There's nothing unusual about her - except that Antoinette's seen her somewhere before. And that her death won't stay in its neat by-numbers box. Other detectives are trying to push Antoinette and Steve into arresting Aislinn's boyfriend fast. Antoinette knows the harassment has turned her paranoid, but she can't tell just how far gone she is. Is this case another step in the campaign to force her off the squad, or are there darker currents flowing beneath its polished surface?

More cosplay for comic day!


03 April 2017

A fix of six fiction.

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Early this century Enrico, a young intellectual, leaves the city of Gorizia with its abundant population and culture, to spend several years living on the Patagonian pampas, alone with his ancient Greek texts, his flocks and, every now and then, a woman. 
He has been taught by his closest friend, Carlo, a philosopher/poet who commits suicide in his early twenties, to search for an authentic life, free of social falsehoods. But in his search for this unattainable goal, Enrico destroys every chance he has of a normal existence. 
This is portrait of a world in ferment, a decaying empire shaken by war and revolution, and a life-long search for meaning.



http://ils.stdc.govt.nz/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=160855
What do brothers and sisters know of each other? What do husbands and wives know of each other? As East Germany collapses, a family finds itself falling apart. Ann and Richard Hoffman are no longer sheltered from reality in Dresden's middle-class Tower district. Their son Christian, a conscript in the National People's Army, discovers that one misstep prompts unalterable consequences. His uncle Meno, a member of the intellectual elite, must learn the meaning of justice in a world where freedom of thought has been denied for so long.

Through these entangled, everyday lives, Uwe Tellkamp masterfully relates the story of the end of a world, as people battled for individuality, retreated to nostalgia, chose to conform, or toed the perilous line between East and West. Poetic, heartfelt and dramatic, The Tower vividly resurrects the sights and sensations of life in the GDR as it hurtled towards 9th November 1989.



http://ils.stdc.govt.nz/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=159712
At the start of the 137-kilometre Tour de Mont Aigoual, Tim Krabb #65533; glances up from his bike to assess the crowd of spectators. 'Non-racers,' he writes. 'The emptiness of those lives shocks me.' 

Immediate and gripping from the first page, we race with the author as he struggles up the hills and clings on during descents in the unforgiving French mountains. 

The Rider is a modern-day classic that is recognised as one of the best books ever written about the sport. Brilliantly conceived and best read at a break-neck pace, it is a loving, imaginative and passionate tribute to the art of cycle racing.






http://ils.stdc.govt.nz/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=160106
Barricade introduced artificial lifeform, Kenstibec. Steeple saw him reduced to the level of humanity. Now Kenstibec must fight his way to the home of the man who created him and the other Ficials. The man who tipped the world into war and sealed humanity's fate. Can Kenstibec win a future back for man?

Jon Wallace has written a series of short, high-action yet thoughtful SF thrillers. Controversial yet full of dark humour these are rewarding SF thrillers that echo the pleasures of noir and bring a sharp new perspective to British SF.








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The nineteenth-century philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche said that whatever does not kill us makes us stronger. Nietzsche was obviously never forced to down an entire jar of stilton by a six-foot, fifteen-stone rugby player. Ellie Taber's final year at university is hurtling to a close at alarming speed. 

Defeated by her philosophy dissertation and uncertain as to why she can't quite commit to her faultlessly supportive boyfriend, she is disenchanted with university life. Charlie, on the other hand, is determined to use his final year to become the man he was always meant to be. 

He plans to play the field, do just enough work to secure his degree, finally develop his brilliant business idea and basically have an awesome time. They are both in for a surprise.




http://ils.stdc.govt.nz/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=158139
Written on the body is a secret code only visible in certain lights: the accumulation of a lifetime gather there.

In places the palimpsest is so heavily worked that the letters feel like braille.

I like to keep my body rolled away from prying eyes, never unfold too much, tell the whole story.

I didn't know that Louise would have reading hands. She has translated me into her own book.





31 March 2017

A little swag of suspense

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Like No Country for Old Men and Snow Falling on Cedars, a haunting, suspenseful, and dazzlingly written novel of secrets, corruption, tragedy, and vengeance from the author of Crazy Heart--the basis of the 2009 Academy Award-winning film--an electrifying crime drama and psychological thriller in which a young cop becomes the focal point for a community's grief and rage in the aftermath of a tragic accident. Out on a rural highway on a cold, icy night, Patrolman Ronny Forbert sits in his cruiser trying to keep warm and make time pass until his shift ends. Then a familiar beater Jeep Cherokee comes speeding over a hill, forcing the rookie cop to chase after it. The driver is his old friend turned nemesis, Matt Laferiere, the rogue son of a man as beaten down as the town itself.
Within minutes, what begins as a clear-cut arrest for drunk driving spirals out of control into a heated argument between two young men with a troubled past and ends in a fatal hit and run on an icy stretch of blacktop. 


http://ils.stdc.govt.nz/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=159411Everyone knows the legend of the Jersey Devil. Some believe it is an abomination of nature, a hybrid winged beast from hell that stalks the Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey searching for prey. Others believe it is a hoax, a campfire story designed to scare children. But one man knows the truth.Sixty years ago, Boompa Willet came face to face with the Devil&#x;and lived to tell the tale. Now, the creature's stomping grounds are alive once again with strange sightings, disappearances, and worse. After all these years, Boompa must return to the Barrens, not to prove the legend is real but to wipe it off the face of the earth.It`ll take more than just courage to defeat the Devil. It will take four generations of the Willet clan, a lifetime of survivalist training, and all the firepower they can carry. But timing is critical. A summer music festival has attracted crowds of teenagers. The woods are filled with tender young prey. But this time, the Devil is not alone. The evil has grown into an unholy horde of mutant monstrosities. And hell has come home to New Jersey...

http://ils.stdc.govt.nz/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=158602
Derace Kingsley's wife ran away to Mexico to get a quickie divorce and marry a Casanova-wannabe named Chris Lavery. Or so the note she left her husband insisted. Trouble is, when Philip Marlowe asks Lavery about it he denies everything and sends the private investigator packing with a flea lodged firmly in his ear. 

But when Marlowe next encounters Lavery, he's denying nothing - on account of the two bullet holes in his heart. Now Marlowe's on the trail of a killer, who leads him out of smoggy LA all the way to a murky mountain lake . ..








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After discovering her mystical heritage-and being adopted by furry feline familiar Alistair-artist Annabelle Britton has decided to make picturesque Portsmouth, New Hampshire, her new home. Now, she can take the time to figure out her new abilities and welcome her grandmother, who is visiting Portsmouth, and her old coven, for the first time in thirty years. But being a witch doesn't magically put money in the bank. When she's hired to paint the murals for a new coffee house, it seems like a wish come true. 

But then a series of spooky sounds and strange happenings convince the owners that their new shop is haunted. They want Anna and her coven to evict the restless spirit before the grand opening. Annabelle is certain the haunted happenings at the shop are just hocus pocus. But when her search reveals hidden smugglers' tunnels beneath the shop-and a dead body-Annabelle, Alastair, and the coven suddenly find themselves in a cat and mouse game with a killer . . .



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'We have to stop seeing each other . . . It isn't safe. For us.' He turns toward her, and even in the darkened car she sees his fear. 

The affair is over. Moments later, Joe's car skids off an icy road. Desperate to keep her life intact, Dorrie runs from the wreckage - but now someone is calling her from his phone.

On her own in the wake of his death, Joe's wife Karen can't shake the feeling that someone is watching her.

As the fates of these women become more tightly entwined, they're brought closer to a terrifying truth.







http://ils.stdc.govt.nz/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=157899&query_desc=kw%2Cwrdl%3A%20The%20maids
In a luxurious bedroom, two maids fantasize about killing their employer, playing out dangerous and sadistic scenarios as they plan her violent death.

An intense psychological thriller, The Maids offers a vicious analysis of the class system and a provocative exploration of sexuality.
http://ils.stdc.govt.nz/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=157702
Emily and husband Colin have come to the French Riviera for what should be a joyous occasion - the engagement party of her lifelong friend Jeremy, Duke of Bainbridge, and Amity Wells, an American heiress. 

But the merrymaking is cut short with the shocking death of one of the party in an apparent suicide. Not convinced by the coroner's verdict, Emily must employ all of her investigative skills to discover the truth and avert another tragedy.










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Jacques (Camus's alter ego), recalls the last years of his life. Famous for his opposition to any form of violence whatsoever, his ideas met the disapproval of the intelligentsia of the time, and he was threatened to death. 

This would trigger in him a recurring nightmare: They Were Coming For Him—to kill him.

30 March 2017

Cosplay!

Comic book day is coming soon! Watch this space for details in the near future.

29 March 2017

When is a secret not a secret?

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Frankie is used to being a politician's daughter, but with her mum now running for Premier, life's a whole lot crazier than usual. All Frankie wants is to lose herself in her music. 

So when her best friend, Kessie, invites a student journo to interview the band, Frankie is less than thrilled. But Jake's easy to talk to, and he seems to really like Frankie. 

That doesn't stop her from wondering if he's just after the ultimate scoop, especially when photos surface of Frankie's mum having a secret rendezvous with a younger man. 

With her family falling apart around her, Frankie is determined to find out the truth - even if it means losing Jake. - teen fiction.

28 March 2017

Findout!

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DKfindout! Sharks teaches kids everything they would want to know about the world of sharks. With beautiful photography, lively illustrations and key curriculum information, the DKfindout! series will satisfy any child who is eager to learn and acquire facts - and keep them coming back for more! 

For any kid that can't get enough of shark facts, DKfindout! Sharks is packed with up-to-date information, fun quizzes and incredible images of all their favourite sharks including bullhead, carpet and angel sharks. Discover sharks from prehistoric times to matching sharks eggs to their parents
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DKfindout! Ancient Egypt takes kids back in time to discover what life was like in Ancient Egypt. With beautiful photography, lively illustrations and key curriculum information, the DKfindout! series will satisfy any child who is eager to learn and acquire facts - and keep them coming back for more! For any kid that can't get enough Egyptian facts, 

DKfindout!  Ancient Egypt is packed with information, quizzes, fun facts and incredible images of every aspect of Egyptian life. Discover how the Egyptians built the pyramids, how to decode Egyptian hieroglyphs and take a look inside a mummy sarcophagus.

http://ils.stdc.govt.nz/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=165715
DKfindout! Pirates takes kids back in time to discover the truth behind the myth. With beautiful photography, lively illustrations and key curriculum information, the DKfindout! series will satisfy any child who is eager to learn and acquire facts - and keep them coming back for more! 

For any kid that can't get enough of pirate facts, DKfindout! Pirates is packed with information, quizzes, fun facts and incredible images of every aspect of pirate life. Discover what pirates ate, what life was like onboard a ship and the rules by which they led by. Immerse yourself in pirates with DKfindout!