Reviews of books recently added to our stock. The reviews are kindly supplied by Joan Stephens.
Twisters Series, by Su Swallow and Simona Dimitri.
This is a series for early readers and is about a bird watching expedition by Ben and his dad. The text is very simple, a maximum of five words per page, with attractive illustrations which include a variety of birds to be […]
by Caryl Hart with illustrations by Ali Pye. Scholastic Books
Indeed girls can – and should and do. The book is a slim volume, but large in format, and the illustrations are lively, clear and interesting. The age range given is 3 – 6, which seems very young. Parents and rather […]
In many ways this is an unromantic romance. Set in Vienna early in the 20th century, it is a recently discovered text by Vogel, a leading poet and author whose work was compared with Kafka and Thomas Mann, among others. His only published novel before this one was Married […]
A Masterchef competitor Dean Edwards offers 90 recipes for simple, stress-free meals cooked either in a slow cooker or a conventional oven. The emphasis on cheaper cuts of meat which slow cooking can transform into gourmet feasts. There are veggie dishes and soups and even a few desserts
This is the 14th book in the series featuring world famous archaeologist Nina Wilde, her husband, Eddie Chase, doting dad of seven-year-old Macy. Here the trio are on a huge luxury liner, the Atlantia, owned by the Emir of a wealthy Arab state. Nina is due to lecture on […]
BRITISH RETAIL AND THE MEN WHO SHAPED IT, by STEPHEN BUTT, Pen & Sword Books, £19.99.
Back in 1917, it was a novel idea for customers could walk through a grocery store – or a grocereteria, as some were known – with a basket and select items from the shelves. […]