Friday, 16 August 2013

Great new Large Print books for August

Large Print Books

New books for August - available now!

This month's highlights include a fantastic new novel, And the Mountains Echoed, from the author of the phenomenally successful Thousand Splendid Suns and The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini. We also see a wonderful collection of short stories from Victoria Hislop and the 2012 Times Book of the Year, Six Years, by Harlen Coben. Other highlights include the release in paperback of two very successful books, A Week in Winter, by Maeve Binchy and Bring up the Bodies, by Hilary Mantel. All these and many more are available from the Large Print Bookshop.

New in hardback:

And the Mountains Echoed - Khaled Hosseini

Afghanistan, 1952. Abdullah and his sister Pari live with their father, Saboor, and stepmother in the village of Shadbagh. To Abdullah, Pari is everything. One day the siblings journey across the desert to Kabul with their father, having no sense of the fate that awaits them there, for the event which unfolds will tear their lives apart.

Hardback £19.99

The Last Dance - Victoria Hislop

Takes us through the streets of Athens and into the tree-lined squares of Greek villages. As the author evokes their distinct atmosphere, she brings vividly to life a host of unforgettable characters, from a lonesome priest to battling brothers, and from an unwanted stranger to a groom troubled by music and memory.

Hardback £19.99

Six Years - Harlan Coben

Times Book of the Year 2012.
Six years have passed since Jake Fisher watched Natalie marry another man. He vows to leave Natalie alone, but he has tortured dreams of her life with her new husband, Todd. When Jake comes across Todd's obituary, he can't keep away from the funeral. There he gets the glimpse of Todd's wife he's hoping for... but she is not Natalie.

Hardback £19.99             Other books by Harlan Coben

Now available in paperback:

A Nurse Abroad - Anne Watts

In the early 1960s, the author, a newly qualified nurse, set sail for Canada to work in the frozen north of the country, among the indigenous Inuit people. Anne later headed for Alice Springs in the Australian outback. In this title, she tells what it was like to be a nurse and midwife among a tough cattle-ranching community.

Paperback £13.49             Other books by Anne Watts

A Week in Winter - Maeve Binchy

Henry and Nicola are burdened with a terrible secret, while cheerful nurse Winnie finds herself on holiday from hell. John has arrived on an impulse after he missed a flight at Shannon; eccentric Freda claims to be a psychic and a part-time hairdresser. Then there's Nora, a silent watchful older woman who seems ready to disapprove at any moment...

Paperback £13.49             Other books by Maeve Binchy

Bring up the Bodies - Hilary Mantel

Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2012
By 1535 Thomas Cromwell is far from his humble origins. Chief Minister to Henry VIII, his fortunes have risen with those of Anne Boleyn, for whose sake Henry has broken with Rome. But Henry's actions have forced England into dangerous isolation, and Anne has failed to bear a son to secure the Tudor line.

Paperback £13.49             Other books by Hilary Mantel

Younger Readers:


Wonder - R. J. Palacio

Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. But ordinary kids don't make other kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life. Now he's being sent to a real school, and he's dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted.
‘The breakout publishing sensation of 2012’ – The Times

Paperback £12.99


When ordering for the quickest delivery, always look out for those titles on our website which are marked as either 'currently in stock’ or 'In Stock (usually dispatched in 1-2 working days)'.

Other titles are normally available for dispatch within about 7 - 10 days as we have more stock arriving all the time.

Monday, 5 August 2013

New Books for July!

Large Print Books

New books for July - available now!

This month's highlights include a fascinating look at life between the two World Wars from the perspective of a child living in the King's Cross area of London. In fiction we also have the Times Book of the Year from 2012, The Yellow Birds which gives an unforgettable depiction of the psychological impact of war. We welcome into paperback the fantastic Shada, the Doctor Who novel by Douglas Adams and a great new paperback only book from Michael Dobbs looking at the last Six Months of the second World War and how it lead to the Cold War. All these and many more are available from the Large Print Bookshop.

New in hardback:

King's Cross Kid: A London Childhood Between Wars - Victor Gregg

Ninety-three-year-old Victor Gregg has had a rich and fascinating life. This title follows his London childhood from the age of five, when he was taken to the Shaftesbury Home for Destitute Children. After the years of street gangs and run-ins with the law, Vic left school at fourteen and his real adventures started.

Hardback £19.99

The Hired Man - Aminatta Forna

Gost is surrounded by mountains and fields of wild flowers. The Croatian winter brings freezing winds. Beyond the boundaries of the town an old house which has lain empty for years is showing signs of life. Laura and her teenage children have arrived. A short distance away lies the hut of Duro Kolak who lives alone with his two hunting dogs.

Hardback £19.99

The Yellow Birds - Kevin Powers

Times Book of the Year 2012.
In Al Tafar, Iraq, Privates Bartle and Murphy cling to life as their platoon launches a bloody battle for the city. In the endless days that follow, the two do everything they can to protect each other. This title offers a fresh depiction of the psychological impact of war, by a young Iraqi veteran and poet.

Hardback £19.99

Now available in paperback:

Doctor Who: Shada - Douglas Adams, Gareth Roberts

The Doctor's old friend and fellow Time Lord Professor Chronotis has retired to Cambridge University, where nobody will notice if he lives for centuries. But now he needs help from the Doctor, Romana and K-9. When he left Gallifrey he took with him a few little souvenirs, most of them are harmless. But one of them is extremely dangerous.

Paperback £13.49             Other books featuring Doctor Who

The Fishing Fleet - Anne De Courcy

From the late 19th century, when the Raj was at its height, many of Britain's best and brightest young men went out to work in India. Young women, suffering at the lack of eligible men in Britain, followed in their wake. They were known as the Fishing Fleet. This book tells their story.

Paperback £13.49

Six Months in 1945: FDR, Stalin, Churchill, and Truman - from World War to Cold War - Michael Dobbs

From the bestselling author of "One Minute to Midnight", this is the riveting story of the last six months of World War II, when the hopeful Allied situation inspired by the Yalta Conference descended into the open conflict that would lead to the Cold War...

Paperback £19.50

Younger Readers:


Fizzlebert Stump: The Boy Who Ran Away from the Circus (and Joined the Library) - A. F. Harrold

Fizzlebert Stump lives in a travelling circus. He hangs around with acrobats, plays the fool with clowns, and puts his head in a lion's mouth every night. But it can be a bit lonely being the only kid in the circus. So one day, Fizz decides to join a library. And that's when it all goes terribly wrong...

Paperback £12.99

Large Print News

A Life of Reading May Help Dementia - Frequently reading throughout life may help protect against dementia say scientists after a recent study in the US. Read more on this fascinating research on the NHS Inform website by clicking here.


When ordering for the quickest delivery, always look out for those titles on our website which are marked as either 'currently in stock’ or 'In Stock (available for immediate dispatch)'.

Other titles are normally available for dispatch within about 7 - 10 days as we have more stock arriving all the time.