Friday, 17 May 2013

May Newsletter of new books

Large Print Books

New books for May - available now!

Highlights this month include The Silver Spitfire which tells the true story of Tom Neil and his Spitfire which he stripped down to the bare metal and turned into his personal aircraft. Keeping on the wartime theme Beryl Matthew's A New Day follows Hanna whose life seems to be turning around after a traumatic past only for War to loom on the horizon. In paperback this month we welcome Martina Cole's The Faithless and J. K. Rowling's A Casual Vacancy both of which quickly went out of print in hardback.
All these and many more are available from the Large Print Bookshop.

New in hardback:

The Silver Spitfire: The Legendary WWII RAF Fighter Pilot in His Own Words - Tom Neil

During the build up to the Allied invasion of Northern Europe, Battle of Britain hero Tom 'Ginger' Neil was assigned as an RAF liaison officer to an American fighter squadron, and commandeered an abandoned Spitfire. Faced with too many questions about the mysterious rogue fighter, he left the Spitfire at Worthy Down, never to be seen again.

Hardback £19.99

A New Day - Beryl Matthews

London, 1938. Hanna and Jack were sent to an orphanage when their parents were killed in a train crash. Jack is worked like a slave and, in desperation, runs away to join the merchant navy. Hanna takes a job looking after two children. She enjoys her work and finds new love. But war is looming and threatens to take away everything she holds dear.

Hardback £19.99             Other books by Beryl Matthews

Heartbreak Hotel - Deborah Moggach

The irrepressible Russell 'Buffy' Buffery has moved to a decrepit B & B in rural Wales. He needs to fill the beds, and what better way than with 'Courses for Divorces', his new money-making wheeze. Those checking in include Harold, whose wife has run off with a younger woman; Amy, who's been dumped by her boyfriend, and Andy, the postman.

Hardback £19.99

Now available in paperback:

The Faithless - Martina Cole

Cynthia Tailor has a devoted husband, a lovely home and two gorgeous children. But she has always craved the best things in life, and will let nothing stand in her way, even if it means devastation and tragedy for those nearest to her.

Paperback £13.49

State of Wonder - Ann Patchett

Shortlisted for the Orange Prize For Fiction 2012. Dr Annick Swenson is working on a drug which will alter the lives of women forever. Refusing to report on progress her investors send Anders Eckman to investigate: a curt letter reporting his death is all that returns. Now Anders' colleague, a former student of Dr Swenson, must retrace her friend's perilous steps. Little does she know that she will face challenges beyond her wildest imagination.

Paperback £13.49             Other books by Ann Patchett

The Casual Vacancy - J. K. Rowling

When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early 40s, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. The empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has ever seen.

Paperback £13.49             Other books by J. K. Rowling

Younger Readers:


Opal Moonbaby - Maudie Smith

Martha's decided friends are stupid. She never wants another one. Ever. So when Opal Moonbaby comes along, with her mad hair and huge violet eyes, claiming to be an alien and wanting to be friends, Martha is definitely NOT interested. But Opal isn't the kind of alien who takes no for an answer...

Paperback £9.99

Large Print News

The Great Gatsby - The long awaited film starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby is finally released this week. The classic novel on which the film is based is available in Large Print by clicking here.

The Quick Reads Accessibility Guide - The six Quick Read's titles released for this years World Book day are now available in Large Print. For more details click here.

Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize - Howard Jacobson has been named the winner of this year's Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for his novel, Zoo Time. It is the second occasion he has triumphed, having won the prize in 2000, the first year of the award. To view the Large Print editionclick here.


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