Elegance
by Kathleen Tessaro
Life isn't turning out how she expected, so when 30-something Louise discovers a fascinating treatise on fashion in a second-hand bookshop, she decides to put the principles into action.
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Between Shades of Gray
by Ruta Sepetys
A moving and haunting fictionalised account of a young girl deported with her family from Lithuania to Siberia during the Second World War.
Date recommended: 26 November 2011
S.W.I.T.C.H.
by Ali Sparkes
The adventures of twins Josh and Danny who, thanks to an experimental serum, turn into insects!
Date recommended: 27 September 2011
The Language of Flowers
by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
A young woman discovers she can help others through the flowers she chooses for them.
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Lighthousekeeping
by Jeanette Winterson
A modern fable telling the tale of Silver, an orphaned girl who is taken in by blind Mr Pew, the mysterious lighthouse keeper.
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Theodore Boone
by John Grisham
Best-selling American author, John Grisham has written his first book for children with this tale of Theodore Boone, a 13-year-old who can't wait until he can become a lawyer.
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Life: An Exploded Diagram
by Mal Peet
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The Memory of Love
by Aminatta Forna
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Gravenhunger
by Harriet Goodwin
A ghost story for children set in a house inspired by Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, Suffolk.
Date recommended: 26 April 2011
22 Britannia Road
by Amanda Hodgkinson
Set in Ipswich, this is the story of a Polish couple and their young son who are trying to make a life together after the War.
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