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Animal Farm

• <b>Author:</b> George Orwell<p>'It is the history of a revolution that went wrong-and of the excellent excuses that were forthcoming at every step for the perversion of the original doctrine,' wrote George Orwell for the first edition of ANIMAL FARM in 1945. His simple and tragicfable, telling of what …

The Longest Holiday

• <b>Author:</b> Paige Toon<p><b>THE</b> <i>SUNDAY TIMES</i> <b>BESTSELLING AUTHOR</b><p><b>‘Don’t wait for the storm to pass; learn to dance in the rain…’</b><b><br>If you feel like everything is falling apart, sometimes the only thing to do is escape to the summer.</b><p><b>Laura</b> has been married to the man of her dreams for seven months. But, she now …

The Woman In Black

• <b>Author:</b> Susan Hill<p><b>The Classic English Ghost Story</b><p>Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor, is summoned to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, the sole inhabitant of Eel Marsh House. The house stands at the end of a causeway, wreathed in fog and mystery, but it is not until he glimpses a wasted young …

The Last Runaway

• <b>Author:</b> Tracy Chevalier<p>The stunning novel from the bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring.<p>Honor Bright is a sheltered Quaker who has rarely ventured out of 1850s Dorset when she impulsively emigrates to America. Opposed to the slavery that defines and divides the country, she finds her …

Of Mice and Men

• <b>Author:</b> John Steinbeck<p>Streetwise George and his big, childlike friend Lennie are drifters, searching for work in the fields and valleys of California. They have nothing except the clothes on their back, and a hope that one day they'll find a place of their own and live the American dream. But …

The Help

• <b>Author:</b> Kathryn Stockett<p><b>The Help is the phenomenal international bestseller (that inspired the Oscar nominated film) by Kathryn Stockett where, amidst the turbulence of the Civil Rights movement, three Mississippi women quietly start their own revolution with a book, some toilets and a chocolate</b> …

One Day

• <b>Author:</b> David Nicholls<p><b>'ONE DAY is destined to be a modern classic' - Daily Mirror</b><p><b>Twenty years, two people, ONE DAY. The multi-million copy bestseller that captures the experiences of a generation.</b><p>'I can imagine you at forty,' she said, a hint of malice in her voice. 'I can picture it right now.'<p>He …

Life Of Pi

• <b>Author:</b> Yann Martel<p>One boy, one boat, one tiger . . . After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen year-old boy named Pi, a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a female orang-utan -- and a …

The Casual Vacancy

• <b>Author:</b> J.K. Rowling<p>When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock.<p>Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war.<p>Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with …

The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry

• <b>Author:</b> Rachel Joyce<p><b>THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p>When Harold Fry nips out one morning to post a letter, leaving his wife hoovering upstairs, he has no idea that he is about to walk from one end of the country to the other. He has no hiking boots or map, let alone a compass, waterproof or mobile …